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  • R&A set to allow women members after 260 years

    LONDON (Reuters) - It is a simple yes or no vote but Thursday's ballot could end two-and-half centuries of division in Scotland. So, will women be allowed to become members of the Royal and Ancient golf club? True, it is probably not as pressing an issue...
  • Ahead of independence vote, Britain pledges state funding to Scotland

    Ahead of independence vote, Britain pledges state funding to Scotland
    EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Britain promised to guarantee Scotland high levels of state funding, granting Scots greater control over healthcare spending in a last-ditch attempt to shore up support for the United Kingdom before Thursday's vote on independence....
  • Salmond a likely winner whichever way Scots vote on independence

    EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Alex Salmond wields no claymore sword and appears only sparingly in a kilt, and yet he has brought Scotland closer to independence than any Scottish warrior since union with England more than 300 years ago. Dressed typically in a...
  • Australia probes 'threats' against hospitals days after stepping up terror alert

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian police were investigating "threats" on Monday against four hospitals in the city of Sydney amid reports of at least one being partially evacuated over a bomb threat, just days after the country raised its terror alert level...
  • What the Brits won't miss about the Scots

    What the Brits won't miss about the Scots
    The referendum on Scottish independence is fast approaching, and England is getting nervous. The polls predict a close vote, and the possibility of Scotland leaving the United Kingdom has the British pound dropping and the financial markets jittery. But...
  • Friday TV Highlights: '48 Hours: Oscar Pistorius Verdict' on CBS

    Friday TV Highlights: '48 Hours: Oscar Pistorius Verdict' on CBS
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download (updated Sept. 9, 12:45 p.m.) TV listings for the week of Sept. 7 - 13, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES Kitchen...
  • New York Fashion Week: Proenza Schouler gets real

    New York Fashion Week: Proenza Schouler gets real
    Proenza Schouler designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez showed their spring collection Wednesday night on Wall Street, in the heart of Manhattan's financial district. The symbolism was apt, because this lineup, more than almost any other the...
  • Obama's Islamic State strategy relies on allies with own reputations for brutality

    WASHINGTON Whatever strategy President Barack Obama lays out Wednesday to combat the Islamic State is sure to rely heavily on buy-in from rival Muslim powerhouses Saudi Arabia and Iran one a Sunni Muslim kingdom with its own grim penchant for beheadings...
  • Britain's Prince William and wife Kate expecting second baby

    Britain's Prince William and wife Kate expecting second baby
    Britain's Prince William, grandson of Queen Elizabeth, and his wife Kate are expecting their second baby, Buckingham Palace said on Monday. The couple's first child, Prince George, was born in July last year amid a huge international media frenzy....
  • Saudi Arabia's clerics condemn IS but preach intolerance

    DUBAI (Reuters) - When Saudi Arabia's Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz Al al-Sheikh described Islamic State and al Qaeda as "kharijites" last month, he was casting them as the ultimate heretics of Muslim history, a sect that caused the faith's first and...
  • TV This Week Sept. 7 - 13: 'Boardwalk Empire' on HBO

    TV This Week Sept. 7 - 13: 'Boardwalk Empire' on HBO
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download (updated Sept. 9, 12:45 p.m.) TV listings for the week of Sept. 7 - 13, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies --------------------   SUNDAY Once upon...