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At Highland Games, revelers split on Scottish vote

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

The head of the St. Andrew's Society of New Hampshire said his heart wanted to see Scottish voters choose independence Thursday, but his head knew remaining in the United Kingdom was the wiser choice.

Police: Man impersonated retired cop for 2 decades

|Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

A funeral home worker was arrested in Washington state after police said he pretended to be a retired officer for two decades and recently intervened in a fight.

John F. Kennedy's WWII letters sell at auction

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

A collection of letters John F. Kennedy sent to the family of a lost PT-109 crewmate sold for $200,000 at an auction.

US chief justice worried about partisanship

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts expressed concern Friday about growing partisanship in the judicial confirmation process and a public perception that politics factor into the court's rulings.

Police appeal to public in search for Va. student

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

Police investigating the disappearance of a University of Virginia student say they searched an apartment of a man they believe was with her the night she went missing but did not have enough information to arrest or detain him.

Jurors to see Iowa prison's graphic films at trial

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

An Iowa prison's practice of showing male inmates sexually graphic movies is the focus of a trial beginning next week in which a female officer will argue the images encouraged them to harass and threaten her.

Coroner: No crime in fetus found in freezer case

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

No crime was committed by a woman who told authorities she kept the remains of her miscarried pregnancy in a jar in the freezer for nearly a year, the coroner in Las Vegas said Friday.

Connecticut ex-governor convicted of new crimes

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

Former Gov. John G. Rowland, who resigned from office a decade ago in a corruption scandal, was convicted Friday of federal charges that he conspired to hide payment for work on two congressional campaigns.

DA dismisses most remaining protest arrests in NC

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

The top prosecutor in North Carolina's capital is dropping criminal charges against hundreds of people arrested at mass protests at the state legislature last year.

UC campus chancellors granted hefty pay raises

|Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

The University of California Board of Regents is boosting the six-figure salaries of chancellors in the system by as much as 20 percent, part of an effort regents say is aimed at bringing the salaries in line with their counterparts.