The United Kingdom remained intact Friday after 55.3 percent of Scottish voters rejected independence in a record-breaking national referendum, NBC News reported. The final tally had 'No' with 2,001,926 votes (55.3 percent) while 'Yes' garnered 1,616,989 votes (44.7 percent). More than 84 percent of registered voters turned out. Meanwhile, Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron vowed early Friday to draft laws as soon as January giving Scotland's regional parliament more say over tax, spending and welfare. He also promised to grant a "new and fair settlement" for the other three nations in the U.K. Scottish independence leader Alex Salmond announced his resignation as first minister after the defeat, The Associated Press reported.
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Responding to increasing criticism that the league has not acted quickly or emphatically enough concerning domestic abuse cases involving players, the NFL is partnering with a domestic violence hotline and a sexual violence resource center.
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Police are executing two search warrants in Albemarle County, Virginia in connection with a person of interest in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student.
Eighteen-year-old Hannah Graham has been missing for nearly a week. Charlottesville police say at least one tip in the case led officers to the report of a suspicious vehicle parked at a Hessian Hills Way apartment, about 10 minutes from the University of Virginia campus.
Police said they received information on the vehicle as a result of releasing information on a person of interest in the case.
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A Florida man who spent time in prison a decade ago for the shooting death of his young son killed six of his grandchildren, including an infant, his adult daughter and himself, The Associated Press reported. Don Spirit, 51, killed his adult daughter and her six children before committing suicide, a county sheriff said at a news conference. The children were between the ages of 3 months and 10 years old. According to an online story in 2003 by the Orlando Sentinel, Spirit had served time over the fatal shooting of his 8-year-old son, Kyle, in a 2001 hunting accident.
Police are looking for the operators of two drones that flew dangerously close to planes preparing to land at LaGuardia Airport in July, according to a published report.
Pilots spotted the drones above downtown Brooklyn, about 12 miles from the airport, on the evenings of July 27 and July 29, the New York Post reports.
A three-day curfew has begun in Sierra Leone on Friday to enable volunteers to search house-to-house for Ebola victims in an unprecedented effort to combat the deadly disease, NBC News reported. UNICEF said the measure provides an opportunity to tell people how to protect themselves, but some experts have warned that such a strategy could backfire, especially if there are not enough beds at treatment centers. Meanwhile, six people have been arrested in the killings of eight people in Guinea who had been trying to educate locals on the risks of Ebola, a government spokesman said.
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A 46-year-old plumber was arrested on homicide charges after police say he picked up a steel gym bar at a Bally's Total Fitness, attacking another club member by striking him on the head "several times," before dropping the piece of equipment and leaving the scene.
South San Francisco Sgt. Tom Neary told NBC Bay Area that Kenneth Osako got angry at 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the gym at 180 El Camino Real then picked up a steel bar, "like a lat pull-down bar," and struck the other gym member.
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A huge turnout is expected for a march through Manhattan Sunday aimed at drawing attention to climate change ahead of a United Nations summit on the issue.
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Shares of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba opened at $92.70 a share on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, in the biggest initial public offering in history. The company raised almost $22 billion in an initial public offering that will make it one of the most valuable companies in the world. More than 100 million shares were traded within the first 10 minutes of Alibaba's market debut.
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A 79-year-old ice cream shop owner was crushed to death when a security gate fell on him as he went to open his Bronx store Friday morning, police say.
Alfred Thiebaud, of Yonkers, was opening his Delicioso Coco Helado on St. Anns Avenue in Melrose when the gate fell. He was found lying near the gate shortly before 6 a.m. and pronounced dead.
France carried out its first airstrikes in Iraq on Friday, bombing a logistics depot controlled by ISIS, Iraqi and French officials said, The Associated Press reported. President Francois Hollande said that more "operations will follow in the coming days with the same goal—to weaken this terrorist organization and come to the aid of the Iraqi authorities." After more than 170 airstrikes by the U.S., the first French bombings have added significance: France was among the most vocal critics of U.S. President George W. Bush's military action in 2003.
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Pabst Brewing Company, North America’s largest privately held brewing company, is the latest beer firm to be sold to an international buyer.
No boys allowed. A school board in Lehigh County confirmed a committee's decision to ban boys from its field hockey team after concerns they caused injuries to girl players.
The Allentown School Board ruled 8-1 that boys would be prohibited from playing on school-sponsored teams that are usually all-female in the United States. The vote upheld a decision made by a school committee in the Pennsylvania county Sept. 4.
"We had an injury where there was an incidental collision between a boy and a girl," Russell Mayo, Allentown School Board president, told NBC10 earlier this month. "Upon legal counsel, we decided that we would err on the side of safety."