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Polls open in Scotland: How we got here and why

Polls open in Scotland: How we got here and why

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- As the citizens of Scotland prepare to decide whether or not to remain a part of the United Kingdom, UPI looks back at the events that led to the historic vote.
Matt Bradwell
Australia disrupts possible public beheading terror plot; 15 arrested

Australia disrupts possible public beheading terror plot; 15 arrested

MELBOURNE, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Australian authorities have arrested 15 people suspected of planning a public beheading at the direction of a senior member of the Islamic State terror group.
JC Finley
Jonathan Dwyer of the Cardinals arrested on assault charges

Jonathan Dwyer of the Cardinals arrested on assault charges

TEMPE, Ariz., Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault; denies violence.
Danielle Haynes
Doctors say Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has cancer

Doctors say Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has cancer

TORONTO, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Doctors treating Toronto Mayor Rob Ford said he has rare form of cancer; will start chemotherapy in 48 hours.
Heather Records
Peshmerga forces kill senior Islamic State commander

Peshmerga forces kill senior Islamic State commander

ERBIL, Iraq, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Kurdish Peshmerga forces killed senior Islamic State commander Yasin Ali Suleiman Shlash on Tuesday.
JC Finley
EBRD: Sanctions hurting Russia

EBRD: Sanctions hurting Russia

LONDON, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Sanctions imposed in response to the situation in eastern Ukraine have resulted in a loss of business confidence in Russia, a European bank said Thursday.
Daniel J. Graeber
Father of five children thought they would kill him, feed him to dogs

Father of five children thought they would kill him, feed him to dogs

LEXINGTON, S.C., Sept. 17 (UPI) -- New details have been released in case against Tim Jones, Jr., the man detectives believe killed his five children before dumping their bodies.
Heather Records
Study reveals details of Richard III's death in battle

Study reveals details of Richard III's death in battle

LEICESTER, England, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Researchers have learned how Richard III died, revealing through forensic analysis that he suffered 11 wounds around the time of his death.
Gabrielle Levy
Obama: I will not commit to another ground war in Iraq

Obama: I will not commit to another ground war in Iraq

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 17 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama said Wednesday he would not commit America to another ground war in Iraq.
JC Finley
Intoxicated man rolls car, wakes up in field of donkeys

Intoxicated man rolls car, wakes up in field of donkeys

ROSWELL, N.M., Sept. 17 (UPI) -- An intoxicated man who rolled his car on a highway near Roswell woke up hours later and called police to tell them he was lost in a field of donkeys.
Aileen Graef
House expected to approve arming Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State

House expected to approve arming Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- The House of Representatives is expected to vote to arm Syrian rebels to help combat Islamic State militants.
Gabrielle Levy
Biden apologizes for using expression 'Shylocks'

Biden apologizes for using expression 'Shylocks'

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Vice President Joseph Biden said he made a "poor choice" when he used the term "Shylocks" to refer to lenders who took advantage of returning veterans.
Frances Burns
Al-Qaida attack on Pakistani frigate foiled

Al-Qaida attack on Pakistani frigate foiled

KARACHI , Pakistan, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Al-Qaida attempted to hijack a Pakistani naval vessel and use it to attack U.S. Navy vessels, Pakistani security officials said.
Ed Adamczyk
New Islamic State video threatens U.S. with 'Flames of War'

New Islamic State video threatens U.S. with 'Flames of War'

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- The Islamic State (IS) released a video threatening U.S. President Barack Obama and the U.S. with impending war.
Aileen Graef
Martian meteorite proof that Mars could host life

Martian meteorite proof that Mars could host life

MANCHESTER, England, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Scientists say a cavity inside a Martian meteorite once held water, further evidence the Mars has all the ingredients for life.
Brooks Hays
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