Scottish 'don't knows' hold key to historic vote

By Alistair Smout and Angus MacSwan EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Scotland's independence campaign has stoked strong passions on both sides but with just two days until Thursday's historic referendum, it is the quiet waverers who may hold the balance of power.     Scotland decides on Sept 18. whether to sever centuries-old ties with the rest of the United Kingdom. Recent polls have narrowed dramatically and show the vote is too close to call.     The United Kingdom's fate may rest on a group of undecideds which could constitute as few as 500,000 people out of an electorate of more than four million. ...
Stocks move higher in afternoon as Fed meets

FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2007, file photo, the flags on the facade of the New York Stock Exchange provide a backdrop for a Wall Street street sign. Global stock markets were mostly lower Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, as jittery investors played it safe ahead of a potentially pivotal Federal Reserve meeting and the referendum on Scotland's independence on Thursday. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks moved higher in afternoon trading Tuesday with energy stocks leading the way. Investors kept an eye on a two-day Federal Reserve meeting that got underway.



FIBA: Players can wear religious head coverings

International basketball's governing body says players will be allowed to wear religious head coverings, such as hijabs or turbans, on a trial basis.
Default? What default? Argentina slams U.S. for using 'D' word

Construction workers work near posters that read "Enough vultures, Argentina united for a national cause" in Buenos AiresBy Hugh Bronstein BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina called in the United States' top diplomat in the country on Tuesday to express its "deep indignation" over a local newspaper interview in which he made reference the South American country's latest debt default. Argentina missed a coupon payment on its restructured sovereign bonds in July after a U.S. judge ordered that $539 million deposited by Buenos Aires with an intermediary bank and intended for bondholders not be paid out. Pointing to the fact that the government tried to make the payment, Argentina denies being in default. U.S. ...



UN: Nearly $1 billion needed now to stop Ebola

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)GENEVA (AP) — The number of Ebola cases could start doubling every three weeks in West Africa, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, warning that the outbreak will cost nearly $1 billion to contain so it does not turn into a "human catastrophe."





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