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A view of cupcakes decorated with the Union and Scottish Saltire flags, and question marks, along with the results of sales, at Cuckoo's bakery, in Edinburgh, Scotland, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. The bakery has been monitoring the sales of its Union and Saltire flag and undecided cupcakes for 200 days to try and predict the outcome of the referendum. 43.5 percent of sales were Yes cakes, 47.7 percent No, and 8.8 percent undecided.  (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)
Emotions mount on final day of Scottish campaignExcitement, anxiety mount a day before Scotland votes on independence
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In this Friday, May 16, 2014 photo, a Maersk Line vessel is guided by a tugboat as it heads into the Port of Miami off of Miami Beach, Fla.  The Commerce Department reports on the U.S. current account trade deficit for the April-June quarter on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
US current account deficit dips to $98.5 billionUS current account trade deficit narrows to $98.5 billion in second quarter, down 3.5 percent
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Finland: 4 charged with funding Somali militantsProsecutors charge 4 with financing Somali militants in Finland's 1st terror case
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Health workers in protective gear move the  body of a person that they suspect dyed form the Ebola virus in Monrovia, Liberia, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. The number of Ebola cases in West Africa could start doubling every three weeks and it could end up costing nearly $1 billion to contain the crisis, the World Health Organization warned Tuesday.  (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)
Germany to provide logistical help in Ebola crisisChancellor Merkel says Germany will provide logistical help to tackle Ebola crisis in Liberia
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FILE - This is a Wednesday, May 12, 1999  file photo of two unidentified Scottish Nationalists stand at the entrance gate of the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh, Scotland, wearing  traditional dress and holding a Saltire flag and a broadsword. The 129-member Scottish Parliament convened with the Labour Party leading the government, and Scottish nationalists the opposition. On Thursday Sept. 18, 2014 Scottish voters will decide whether to keep Great Britain intact or end their union with England, Wales and Northern Ireland. (AP Photo/Louisa Buller, File)
Milestones of Scots' journey to independence voteUnion and rebellion: Milestones of Scotland's journey from British union to independence vote
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Syria: 15 children die after getting vaccinationsAt least 15 children die after receiving vaccinations in rebel-held parts of Syria
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Exile Tibetan students hold on to each other as Indian policemen detain them during a protest outside the Chinese Embassy coinciding with the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. The protest was held against alleged human rights abuses of Tibetans by the Chinese government. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)
Trade, investment hopes as China's Xi visits IndiaTrade deficit, old infrastructure likely to top agenda as Chinese leader visits India
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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2014, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks about the farm bill at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich. Cuts to the nation's food stamp program enacted earlier this year are only affecting four states, far from the sweeping reform that Republicans had pushed, according to an Associated Press review. As a result, it's unclear if the law will realize the estimated $8.6 billion in savings over 10 years that the GOP had touted.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
Cuts to food stamps will only hit 4 statesINSIDE WASHINGTON: Plan to cut food stamps thwarted by states, only 4 states to see reductions
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New IS video warns US over Iraq deploymentSlick new video by militant Islamic State group warns US against Iraq deployment
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  • Wife of CPD officer killed in crash suing Calumet Park over chase

    The family of a Chicago Police officer killed in March when his vehicle was struck by a van being pursued by Calumet Park police has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the village. David L. Harris, a 10-year Chicago Police veteran, had just ended his shift and was on his way home the night of March 14 when the van struck his car in the 8700 block of South Lafayette Avenue just off the Dan Ryan Expressway. The Southtown Star, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 06:11 PM
  • Building owner, manager named in two more suits after deadly Roseland fire

    The mother of four children who died in a Roseland apartment fire earlier this month and her boyfriend have filed separate lawsuits against the apartment building's owner and real estate management company. Shamaya Coleman and her boyfriend, Nathaniel Johnson, separately filed negligence lawsuits Tuesday in Cook County Circuit Court. My FOX Chicago, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 09:20 PM
  • CeaseFire worker charged in diamond theft

    A 47-year-old woman accused of stealing a diamond from a Rosemont jeweler is the latest employee of a prominent Chicago-based anti-violence program to get locked up in recent years. Stacie L. Winston, an employee of CeaseFire - an arm of Cure Violence - was charged last month with stealing a diamond worth more than $10,000 from Helzberg Diamonds on Dec. 2, according to court records. Chicago Sun-Times, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 08:53 PM
  • New Subpoena Issued in NRI Probe

    The 2010 Neighborhood Recovery Initiative, the subject of a scathing state auditor general's report for mismanagement and misspending, already has been under scrutiny by federal prosecutors in Springfield, the Cook County state's attorney and a legislative commission. The subpoena, dated Aug. 27, was delivered to the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, the state agency that took over NRI, according to agency spokeswoman Cristin Evans. WYMG-FM Springfield, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 05:24 PM
  • Nurse had 'unsolicited' sex with man waiting ...

    While a man was lying in his bed at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, medicated and waiting for a heart transplant, a nurse entered his room and "initiated unsolicited sexual relations, including intercourse," according to a lawsuit filed Monday. The patient and his wife filed the lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court, alleging that Advocate Christ Medical Center was negligent in employing the nurse, who "had a propensity to initiate unauthorized physical contact with patients," the lawsuit stated. The Southtown Star, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 09:27 PM
  • Nurse Had Sex with Cardiac Patient Prepping for Transplant: Lawsuit

    As a man awaited heart transplant surgery at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, a nurse came into his room and "initiated unsolicited sexual relations, including intercourse" with him, according to a lawsuit against the hospital and the nurse. The husband and wife filed the suit Monday in Cook County, claiming the sexual episode took place on Oct. 12, 2012, while the man was a patient in the cardiac care unit. Patch.com, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 02:21 PM
  • Chicago man charged in sex assault, officer injury

    A Chicago man accused of sexually assaulting his ex-girlfriend and injuring a university police officer who tried to help her has been ordered held on $800,000 bond. A Cook County judge charged Diego Rodriguez, 20, on Monday with felony counts including aggravated criminal sexual assault, aggravated battery to a police officer and aggravated domestic battery or strangulation. Daily Herald, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 10:23 AM
  • Wilmette Police Blotter: Skokie woman charged with theft from Carson Pirie Scott

    The following arrests were listed among the official reports of the Wilmette and Kenilworth Police Departments. Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt. 301 Moved Permanently, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 01:12 PM
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