AP Interview: Iraq premier nixes US ground troops
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's new prime minister ruled out stationing U.S. ground troops in his country, chiding the international community Wednesday for inaction in Syria and lamenting the "puzzling" exclusion of neighboring Iran from the coalition being assembled to fight the Islamic State group....
Desperate Gazans flee to Europe in risky sea trips
ABASSAN, Gaza Strip (AP) -- The university student was desperate to flee Gaza after suffering through years of border closures and three wars....
Emotions mount on final day of Scottish campaign
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) -- For Scots, Wednesday was a day of excitement, apprehension, and a flood of final appeals before a big decision. In a matter of hours, they will determine whether Scotland leaves the United Kingdom and becomes an independent state....
Muted expectations for Obama, Rouhani meeting
WASHINGTON (AP) -- One year ago, President Barack Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani came close to ending the decades-long freeze on face-to-face meetings between their countries' leaders....
Fed signals plan to keep key rate at record low
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that it plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low because a broad range of U.S. economic measures remain subpar....
House grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebels
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Republican-controlled House voted grudgingly to give the U.S. military authority to train and arm Syrian rebels on Wednesday as President Barack Obama emphasized anew that American forces "do not and will not have a combat mission" in the struggle against Islamic state militants....
Polish fears of Russia run high on war anniversary
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- It was an unexpected question from a woman hoping to sell me her Warsaw apartment: "Are you sure you want to buy now, when war could be coming?"...
Scots' inventions are fuel for independence debate
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) -- What has Scotland ever done for us? Plenty, it turns out....
Liberia president praises US for Ebola help pledge
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- People critically ill with Ebola languishing in an ambulance for hours as paramedics seek a place for them. Treatment centers filling up as soon as they are opened. The situation is so dire in Liberia that its president welcomed a U.S. pledge to send troops and treatment centers, but said much more needs to be done....
15 Syrian children die after getting vaccinations
BEIRUT (AP) -- At least 15 children died after receiving vaccinations in rebel-held parts of northwestern Syria, while the death toll from two days of government airstrikes on a central city climbed to nearly 50, a heavy toll even by the vicious standards of the country's civil war, activists said....
21-year old Leon Ford Junior of East Liberty was found not guilty of assaulting police officers during a November 2012 traffic stop in Highland Park. The jury deadlocked on 5 misdemeanor charges including reckless endangerment, and escape. The Allegheny County District Attorney's office must decide whether or not to refile those misdemeanor charges and re-try Ford. He was shot 5 times by police during the traffic stop and is now paralyzed.
From what you've heard and read about this issue, do you think Scotland should become an independent nation?