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Scots vote in record numbers, await independence verdict

EDINBURGH - Scots agonized over the fate of their country on Friday after record numbers voted in a divisive independence referendum that could break apart the United Kingdom. | Video

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U.S. Congress approves arming Syrian rebels, funding government

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Congress gave final approval on Thursday to President Barack Obama's plan for training and arming moderate Syrian rebels to battle Islamic State, a major part of his military campaign to "degrade and destroy" the militant group.

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Home Depot breach bigger than Target at 56 million cards

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

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Kurds issue call to arms as Islamic State gains in Syria

BEIRUT - Islamic State fighters besieged a Kurdish city in northern Syria on Thursday after seizing 21 villages in a major assault, prompting a call to arms from Kurds in neighboring Turkey who urged followers to go and help resist the group's advance.

World, Syria, Turkey 5:19pm EDT

Toyota recalling 20,000 late-model vehicles on potential fuel leak

DETROIT - Toyota Motor Corp said on Thursday it will recall about 20,000 vehicles worldwide for possible fuel leaks.

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New evacuations ordered as California wildfire doubles in size

LOS ANGELES - More residents of Northern California mountain communities were told to leave their homes on Thursday after an out-of-control wildfire doubled in size overnight, scorching more than 100 square miles of drought-parched timber and brush. | Video

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Australian PM cites 'chatter' of attacks on government, parliament

SYDNEY - Intelligence "chatter" has revealed that militants plan to attack Australian politicians and government buildings, the prime minister said on Friday, a day after hundreds of police carried out a sweeping counter-terrorism operation.