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  • World holds its breath, mostly hoping Scots vote 'No'

    World holds its breath, mostly hoping Scots vote 'No'
    The world is holding its breath but mostly hoping Scotland will vote "No" to independence from Britain in Thursday's referendum. For reasons of self-interest and geopolitics, major powers from Beijing to Washington and Moscow to New Delhi are quietly...
  • Washington fears vote for Scottish independence could damage 'special relationship'

    Ahead of Thursday's referendum on Scottish independence, U.S. policy makers are speaking out albeit tentatively in support of a united United Kingdom. "Our 'special relationship' with the United Kingdom is unparalleled," House Foreign Affairs...
  • Iraq considers national guards to do what its army can't

    BAGHDAD It will take months, if not years, for the United States, Iraq and their allies to defeat the Islamic State extremists who have conquered more than a third of Iraq and as much of Syria, but even if they do, a long-term security vacuum will...
  • Video purportedly shows beheading of South Florida journalist Steven Sotloff

    Video purportedly shows beheading of South Florida journalist Steven Sotloff
    The Islamic State militant group released a video today purporting to show the beheading of U.S. hostage Steven J. Sotloff. A masked figure in the video also issued a threat against a British hostage, a man the group named as David Haines, and warned...
  • Suburban poverty grows beyond Ferguson

    The fires of Ferguson, Mo., run counter to the narrative about suburbia, the story Americans tell themselves about strip malls and rolling lawns, about McMansions and upward mobility. Instead, the unrest in the St. Louis suburb after the shooting of an...
  • Drop in U.S. workforce due to aging, not weak economy: Fed paper

    (Reuters) - The drop in U.S. workforce participation since the financial crisis is largely due to the aging of the American population and will not reverse even if labor markets improve, a paper to be presented at a Brookings Institution conference on...
  • Microsoft Orlando event aims at tech education gap

    Microsoft Orlando event aims at tech education gap
    The Orlando area has a large “education gap” for tech and science skills, according to data unveiled by Microsoft and the Brookings Institution Tuesday. Microsoft sponsored the event through its YouthSpark program, which provides resources...
  • Microsoft education event will tackle technology skills gap

    Microsoft education event will tackle technology skills gap
    Microsoft’s YouthSpark program is hosting an event Tuesday morning where Orlando area civic leaders will gather to take a look at tech, science and math teaching in local schools – and how that matches up with the local job market. The...
  • A drop-off in start-ups: Where are all the entrepreneurs?

    A drop-off in start-ups: Where are all the entrepreneurs?
    For years, Christina Marshall was convinced she would start her own company. She studied entrepreneurship at USC's business school with the hope of launching a clothing company for full-figured women. But after graduating two years ago, the 31-year-...
  • Chicago looks to Israel for tech startup lessons

    Chicago looks to Israel for tech startup lessons
    The rooftop deck atop Nir Zohar's Israeli startup firm provides a bird's-eye view of this metro area's evolution into a high-tech powerhouse. His website set-up company, Wix, is tucked into a once-derelict port district, now the seaside home to a bevy...
  • UCLA tops USC in college rankings, with Caltech in the top 10

    UCLA tops USC in college rankings, with Caltech in the top 10
    UCLA edged out USC in U.S. News & World Report's annual list of university rankings, and another local campus, Caltech, once again cracked the top 10 in the widely anticipated survey. In the list released Tuesday, UCLA placed 23rd, tied with the...