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People walk past an advertising billboard showing the mobile app of Alibaba’s Taobao consumer-to-consumer site at a subway station in Beijing Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. Alibaba Group's U.S. stock offering is a wakeup call about an emerging wave of technology giants in China's state-dominated economy. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
Alibaba surges in its debutAlibaba in heavy demand as it starts trading on NYSE
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People wave “estelada” flags, that symbolize Catalonia's independence, during a demonstration calling for the independence of Catalonia in Barcelona, Spain, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. A day after Scotland rejected breaking away from Britain, the regional parliament in Spain's Catalonia is expected to grant its leader the power to call a secession referendum that the central government in Madrid says would be illegal. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has vowed to prevent the Nov. 9 vote that separatist Catalans want to hold in the wealthy Mediterranean region of 7.5 million people. Spain's constitution doesn't allow referendums that do not include all Spaniards and experts say Spain's Constitutional Court would rule the vote illegal. The referendum in Catalonia wouldn't result in secession; it would ask Catalans whether they favor secession. If the answer is Yes, Catalan regional leader Artur Mas says that would give him a political mandate to negotiate a path toward independence. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
Scotland 'No' fails to stop Catalan secession pushSpain's Catalan separatists push for their own secession vote after Scots reject independence
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Elytte Barbour enters the Northumberland County courthouse for sentencing, on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 in Sunbury, Pa.  Elytte, 22, and his wife,  Miranda Barbour, 19, pleaded guilty last month to second-degree murder in a plea deal that took the death penalty off the table. The charge carries a mandatory sentence of life without parole. The newlywed couple lured a stranger to his death through a Craigslist ad last Nov.  (AP Photo/PennLive.com, Dan Gleiter  )
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Martin MacNeill enters the courtroom before his sentencing Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Provo, Utah. MacNeill, a Utah doctor convicted of killing his wife in a trial that became a national true-crime cable TV obsession has been sentenced to 17 years to life in prison. MacNeill was found guilty of giving his wife drugs prescribed after cosmetic surgery and leaving her to drown in the bathtub of their home in 2007 so he could begin a new life with his mistress. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Utah doctor gets up to life in wife's murderDoctor convicted of giving wife drugs, leaving her to die in bathtub gets 17 years to life
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Smoke rises after a parked a car bomb blast near a Shiite mosque in central Baghdad's Karradah neighborhood, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014.   Iraqi authorities say a car bomb blast near a Shiite mosque has killed several people in the capital, Baghdad. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)
Bomb attacks kill at least 31 people in IraqBaghdad targeted with bombings for second straight day as blasts kills 31 people in Iraq
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Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf pauses during a news conference  in Eden Prairie, Minn., Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Hours after reversing course and benching Adrian Peterson indefinitely, Wilf said that the team "made a mistake" in bringing back their superstar running back following his indictment on a felony child-abuse charge in Texas. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)
Goodell to break silence on domestic abuse and NFLGoodell to end silence and discuss NFL's conduct amid growing din over domestic violence
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Suspect in 1998 bombings pleads to lesser chargesSuspect in 1998 bombings pleads guilty to lesser counts but serious charges not dropped yet
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Gilchrist county sheriff Bobby Schultz talks with the medida following the shooting deaths of 8 members of a familhy in  Bell, Fla, Thursday, Sept., 18, 2014.  Schultz said a man killed six of his grandchildren, his adult daughter and himself. (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin)
Florida felon kills his 6 grandchildrenFelon kills 6 grandchildren, daughter, self in murder-suicide that shakes small Florida town
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Exxon to wind down Russian drilling projectExxon, siting sanctions, says it will wind down exploratory drilling in Kara Sea
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  • Man cleared in St. Helena shootings

    A St. Helena Island man has been cleared of murder and attempted murder charges stemming from a shootout outside a nightclub on the Beaufort County island two years ago. The Beaufort Gazette reports that a jury deliberated about seven hours Thursday before returning the not guilty verdicts in the case of 27-year-old Lucas Miles Morgan. WBTV, Fri, Sep 19 2014 @ 11:31 AM
  • 18 have pleaded guilty in Beaufort County drug probe

    Eighteen people have pleaded guilty to participating in a drug ring that distributed cocaine and prescription drugs on South Carolina's south coast. The Island Packet of Hilton Head reports that 32 people were named in a federal indictment two years ago that charged them with participating in the ring operating in Beaufort County. Post and Courier, Fri, Sep 19 2014 @ 11:01 AM
  • Unlicensed contractor accused of scamming elderly

    Grace Modugno's blood boils just looking at his mugshot. "The nerve," Modugno, 89, said. WPBF, Thu, Sep 18 2014 @ 05:19 PM
  • BCSO investigates after teen attacked in Bluffton

    According to a report obtained from the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office, the 17-years-old was jumped because of an argument he got into with the child of a maintenance worker at the Bluffton House Apartments Homes. WTOC-TV Savannah, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 08:00 AM
  • Man Steals Sunglasses from Beaufort County Sunglass Hut

    Authorities in Beaufort County are looking to identify a man who stole a pair of sunglasses from a local store. The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office says the theft took place Sunday afternoon at a Sunglass Hut store, located at 1252 Fording Island Road in Bluffton. WTMA-AM North Charleston, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 04:22 PM
  • Town of Bluffton announces promotions

    Bluffton town Manager Marc Orlando has appointed Frank Hodge deputy town manager and Shawn Leininger as director of growth management, the town announced this week. Hodge, the former director of growth management, is now deputy town manager with responsibilities of inter-governmental relations and special projects. Bluffton Today, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 11:28 AM
  • Clearing S.C. trees may affect Civil War site

    Plans to remove or trim trees around the Hilton Head Island Airport are raising concerns the project could harm the remnants of a Civil War fort. The Island Packet of Hilton Head reports that Beaufort County is condemning airspace above properties allowing trees that interfere with clear flight paths to be trimmed or removed. The Star, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 07:33 PM
  • Residents speak out against Bluffton Parkway realignment

    While Bluffton and Beaufort County continue attempts to secure funding for the realignment of a portion of Bluffton Parkway, some residents are staunchly opposed to the idea. Known as Bluffton Parkway Phase 5B, the realignment would straighten a 2.5-mile stretch of the road between Buck Island Road and Buckwalter Parkway. Bluffton Today, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 01:23 AM
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