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A television screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the decision of the Federal Reserve, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. The Federal Reserve is signaling that it plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low for a considerable period because a broad range of U.S. economic measures remain subpar. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Asian stocks mostly down after Fed meetingAsian stock markets mostly lower after Fed raises 2015 rate forecast
The Associated Press24 minutes ago
Australian Federal Police Acting Commissioner Andrew Colvin, left, and New South Wales Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione, right, describe how 800 federal and state police officers raided more than two dozen properties as part of the operation in Sydney, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. Australian police detained 15 people earlier on Thursday in a major counterterrorism operation, saying intelligence indicated a random, violent attack was being planned on Australian soil. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
Australian leader warns of planned random attackAustralian leader says intelligence of random attack led to Sydney police raids
The Associated Press25 minutes ago
A piper plays at the end of a No campaign event where former British Prime Minister and No campaigner for the Scottish independence referendum Gordon Brown, left middle row gesturing, and other people and politicians made speeches in Glasgow, Scotland, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014.  Will the ayes have it, or will Scotland say naw thanks?  No one is certain. Excitement and anxiety mounted across the country Wednesday, the final day of campaigning before Thursday's referendum on independence.  With opinion polls suggesting the result is too close to call and turnout expected to reach record levels, supporters of separation feel they are within touching distance of victory — but wonder whether their surge in the polls will be enough.  (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Scotland's independence vote puts UK union on edgeShould we stay or should we go? Scottish voters make the ultimate decision in referendum on UK
The Associated Press25 minutes ago
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hand with visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. Jinping and Modi will hold talks aimed at boosting trade and Chinese investment even as their troops face-off along their disputed border in the Himalayas.  (AP Photo /Manish Swarup)
India, China leaders to discuss trade, investmentModi, Xi to focus on trade and investment, as tensions flare up along their disputed border
The Associated Press26 minutes ago
FILE - This file photo released Friday, April 19, 2013 by the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Lawyers for Tsarnaev are scheduled to be in federal court in Boston for a status hearing Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. U.S. District Judge George O’Toole Jr. is expected to discuss pending motions, which include requests from the defense to move the trial outside Massachusetts and to delay the start of the trial by at least 10 months. Tsarnaev, 21, has pleaded not guilty in the 2013 attack that killed three people and injured more than 260. He could face the death penalty.  (AP Photo/Federal Bureau of Investigation, File)
Lawyers due in court in marathon bombing caseProsecutors, defense lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect due in court for hearing
The Associated Press30 minutes ago

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FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 file photo, Paris Barclay attends the LA Premiere Screening of "Sons Of Anarchy" at at TCL Chinese Theatre, in Los Angeles. A new guild study says that women and minorities were largely shut out of the ranks of TV directors again last season. In a Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 statement, Directors Guild President Barclay said it can be "shockingly difficult" to persuade those who control industry hiring to make even small improvements. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP, file)
Directors Guild finds TV diversity hiring stalledGuild study: Women, minority directors largely shut out of TV series work in unchanged pattern
The Associated Press1 hour ago
This Sept. 16, 2014 photo provided by the Cottonwwood, Ariz., Police Department shows Cecilio Cruz, left, and Cottonwood, Ariz., police Sgt. Tod Moore at a funeral home and cemetery in Tucson, Ariz., on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Cruz was arrested without incident on charges of second-degree murder and manslaughter in the 1997 death of his ex-girlfriend and her unborn child in Cottonwood, Ariz. A television show that featured the nearly two-decade-old killing of an Arizona teenager and her unborn baby helped lead to the arrest of Cruz, her ex-boyfriend, police said Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Cruz was taken into custody early Tuesday in Tucson on charges of second-degree murder and manslaughter. Police in the city of Cottonwood, about 100 miles north of Phoenix, said Cruz fatally shot 17-year-old Marisol Gonzalez in the face on March 25, 1997. (AP Photo/Cottonwwood Police Department)
TV show helps spur arrest in 1997 Arizona killingTelevision show helps lead to arrest in 1997 killing of Arizona teenager, her unborn baby
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Loretta Lynn performs during the Americana Music Honors and Awards show Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
Jason Isbell cleans up at Americana AwardsJason Isbell cleans up at Americana Awards, with the help of his wife Amanda Shires
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Daredevil Nik Wallenda poses for a portrait on the roof of the Leo Burnett Building in downtown Chicago, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Wallenda said his next tightrope walk will be more than 50 stories high from one high-rise building to another over the Chicago River. Wallenda, 35, will attempt the feat on Nov. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Wallenda: Spectacle, legacy inspire Chicago walkSpectacle, legacy, showmanship propelling Wallenda high-wire walk between Chicago skyscrapers
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Jane Smiley on longlist for National Book AwardsJane Smiley, Marilynne Robinson among 10 nominees on fiction longlist for National Book Awards
The Associated Press5 hours ago

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