Scots spurn independence

EDINBURGH - Scotland spurned independence in a historic referendum that threatened to rip the United Kingdom apart, sow financial turmoil and diminish Britain’s remaining global clout.  Full Article | Video 

Relief for Europe as Scotland stays put 4:44am EDT

LONDON - British markets rallied and the rest of Europe followed suit on Friday as Scotland's decision to stay in the United Kingdom eased investors past the latest in a recent run of global political obstacles.

Alibaba founder Jack Ma gives a thumbs-up as he arrives to speak to investors at an initial public offering roadshow in Singapore September 16, 2014. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Alibaba IPO raises $21.8 billion

Alibaba Group priced its initial public offering at $68 a share, the top end of the expected range, raising $21.8 billion, in the latest sign of strong investor appetite for the Chinese e-commerce juggernaut.  Full Article 

A Home Depot location is seen in Niles, Illinois, May 19, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young

Home Depot breach bigger than Target

BOSTON/CHICAGO - Home Depot Inc said some 56 million payment cards were likely compromised in a cyberattack at its stores, suggesting the hacking attack was larger than last year's unprecedented breach at Target Corp.  Full Article 

A member loyal to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) waves an ISIL flag in Raqqa June 29, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Islamic State shows U.K. journalist in new video

BEIRUT - Islamic State militants fighting in Iraq and Syria released a video that they said shows British journalist John Cantlie in captivity saying he will soon reveal "facts" about the group to counter its portrayal in Western media.  Video | Full Article 

Co-founder and Chief Executive of Oracle Corporation, Larry Ellison introduces the company's latest SPARC servers at Oracle Conference Center in Redwood Shores, California March 26, 2013. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Oracle's Larry Ellison steps down

SAN FRANCISCO/SEATTLE - Larry Ellison, co-founder and leader of Oracle Corp for 37 years, stepped aside as CEO, to be replaced by Safra Catz and Mark Hurd, raising questions about a job-sharing arrangement that has had a fraught record elsewhere.  Full Article 

Firefighter Michael Klain watches as the King Fire burns near Fresh Pond, California September 17, 2014. REUTERS/Noah Berger

Evacuations ordered in California wildfire

LOS ANGELES - Authorities issued new evacuation orders on Thursday for Northern California mountain communities after an out-of-control wildfire doubled in size overnight.  Full Article 

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Eight dead in Florida shooting

Two adults and six children are killed in a north Florida town in a shooting that media reports say may have been a murder-suicide. Sarah Toms reports