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Scotland's voters make their choice in independence referendum

GLASGOW, Scotland (CNN) -- Scotland's voters are heading to the polls Thursday to cast their ballots in a landmark referendum on independence from the United Kingdom. There, they will face a straightforward yes/no question: Should Scotland be an

Skeletons found 'holding hands' after 700 years

Even death couldn't part two skeletons excavated from a lost chapel in an English county, found with their fingers entwined.

Top 20 colleges with most billionaire alumni

In perhaps the most prestigious college ranking, a new report lists colleges and universities with most global billionaire graduates.

Trooper shooting suspect might try to target more officers, police say

He's a survivalist with an extensive shooting background and a grudge against law enforcement, officials say.

VA develops “Concussion Coach” to help support treatment for veterans who suffer from concussions

To better meet the needs of Veterans and others who have suffered mild to moderate concussion associated with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has developed "Concussion Coach," a mobile application

Feds: Store owner plotted to send jihadists to Syria, kill U.S. troops himself

A man who owns an upstate New York food store funded ISIS, tried to send jihadists to Syria to fight with the terrorist group and plotted to do some killing himself -- by gunning down U.S.

Source: Joan Rivers' doctor took selfie, began biopsy before her cardiac arrest

The cardiac arrest leading to Joan Rivers' death happened as the comedian's personal doctor began performing a biopsy on her vocal cords, a source close to the death investigation told CNN.

Witness talks about seeing a severed head in man's trash

A Memphis man who went to police after he saw a severed head in man's backyard says it's an image he can't forget.

Funeral home offers drive-thru visitation

Most people these days lead very busy lives. That's one reason owners of a local funeral home decided to make saying your final goodbyes a little more convenient.

Wildfires threaten thousands in Northern California

Wildfires raced across Northern California overnight, charring at least 9,000 acres and forcing thousands from their homes, fire officials said.