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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)
World stocks higher after Fed as Scotland votesWorld stock markets modestly higher after Fed as Scotland votes on independence
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Police investigators find a notice in trunk of car near a residence at Guildford in suburban Sydney after 800 federal and state police officers raided more than two dozen properties as part of the operation in Sydney, Australia 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 police: Raids thwarted beheading plotAustralian leader says intelligence of beheading plot led to Sydney police raids
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Voters arrive at the polling station in the village hall in the remote Highland area of Lochcarron, Scotland, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. Polls opened across Scotland Thursday in a referendum that will decide whether the country leaves its 307-year-old union with England and becomes an independent state. (AP Photo/Lynne Cameron, PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT
Scots decide whether to declare independenceVoters in Scotland decide whether to break from UK and become independent
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Companies in Europe pledge 100K new youth jobsAlliance of 200 companies in Europe pledges to create 100,000 new jobs for young people
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Syrian air force attacks IS-held northern townSyrian helicopter gunship hits town held by Islamic State group, kills at least a dozen people
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This Sept. 17, 2014 photo, shows Korea Electric Power Corp's headquarters, center, in Seoul, South Korea. The consortium led by Hyundai Motor Co. offered 10.55 trillion won ($10.1 billion) for land in Seoul's tony Gangnam district where it will build a new headquarters, on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Han Jong-chan) KOREA OUT
Hyundai to pay $10B for land in Gangnam districtHyundai Motor offers $10 billion for land in Seoul's Gangnam district as site for new HQ
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Jury won't consider deaths in Ga. salmonella trialJury won't consider 9 deaths linked to salmonella in Geogia trial of peanut plant owner
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FILE - In this March 17, 2014 file photo, people walk past a company logo at the Alibaba Group headquarters in Hangzhou, in eastern China's Zhejiang province. Alibaba Group’s U.S. stock offering is a wakeup call about an emerging wave of technology giants in China’s state-dominated economy. Until now, Chinese companies that made a splash in global stock markets were state-owned banks and oil companies. But they are big by decree, not because they sell products customers want. By contrast, private sector tech champions such as Lenovo Group in personal computers and search engine Baidu Inc. survived bruising competition to rise to the top of their industries. (AP Photo/File)  CHINA OUT
Alibaba symbol of China's new tech giantsStock market newcomer Alibaba leads wave of emerging Chinese tech success stories
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Fiji's military ruler Voreqe Bainimarama arrives at a polling station to cast his vote in a national election in Suva, Fiji, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Thousands of Fijians got their first chance to vote in eight years in an election that promises to finally restore democracy to the South Pacific nation of 900,000. (AP Photo/Pita Ligaiula)
Int'l monitors endorse Fiji election as credibleInternational monitors endorse Fiji election, paving way for remaining sanctions to be dropped
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  • More Cycles Added to LRPD Bike Patrol

    Little Rock police said more bicycle patrols in neighborhoods will allow them to be more approachable and visible on the streets. LITTLE ROCK, AR- The Little Rock Police Department is working to make themselves more accessible by adding 20 bicycles to their existing bike patrol. FOX16, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 10:53 PM
  • Conway Woman Seeks to Return Lost Love Letter

    A Conway woman is seeking to return a love letter she discovered that was written more than 70 years ago. Paige Hess found the love note at the bottom of a sewing box, stuffed under needles, thread, and stamps. 5NEWSonline.com, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 09:54 AM
  • Backers ask court to dismiss alcohol-sales lawsuit

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Backers of a measure that would legalize alcohol sales in all 75 Arkansas counties are asking the state's highest court to dismiss a lawsuit seeking to remove the proposal from the November ballot. KAIT-TV Jonesboro, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 09:34 AM
  • State continues rail study, including high-speed passenger service

    Given the iffiness of continuing work on road projects on account of federal revenue issues, it's hard to imagine Arkansas ever having the federal backing to move forward with high-speed passenger rail service in the state. But we can dream, can't we? To that end, the Arkansas Highway and TRANSPORTATION Department will hold public meetings next week to talk about Arkansas rail service. Arkansas Times, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 07:11 AM
  • State narrows top teachers list to 4

    The four Arkansas Teacher of the Year finalists Lindsay Griffin of Greenbrier Middle School, Donna Dillahunty of Marion Intermediate School, Ouida Newton of Poyen High School, and Jayna Moffit of Lincoln Junior High School in Bentonville, celebrate after being selected from a group of teachers from around the state during a ceremony Tuesday at the state Capitol. The two English and two math teachers who were named finalists Tuesday for the 2015 Arkansas Teacher of the Year award have worked in the classroom between 13 and 36 years in districts that stretch from the eastern and western borders of the state. NWAonline, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 05:15 AM
  • Watch Victor Epkuk paint to 'Ode to Joy'

    The Arkansas Arts Center has provided this link to a video of 12th national Drawing Invitational artist Victor Ekpuk creating a work on the wall of the gallery while listening to Beethoven's masterpiece "Ode to Joy." Ekpuk started the work at a public event Aug. 21; like all the work in his public painting events, it will be destroyed after the show, "Outside the Lines," goes down Oct. 5. Were you there for the event? Read more about the work at this previous post . Arkansas Times, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 03:11 PM
  • AHTD Seeks Input On High-Speed Rail Plan At Fort Smith Meeting

    The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department is scheduled to hold a public meeting in Fort Smith to seek input on a new plan to extend high-speed passenger rail service across the state, according to a news release. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the River Parks Events Building at 121 Riverfront Dr., the release states. 5NEWSonline.com, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 02:38 PM
  • Jacksonville Votes on Starting New School District

    It's Election Day in Jacksonville as voters decide whether or not the city should have its own school district. The resolution of the 32-year old desegregation case between Little Rock, North Little Rock and the Pulaski County Schools is allowing Jacksonville the opportunity to break away. FOX16, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 01:21 PM
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