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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)
Asian stocks mostly down after Fed meetingAsian stock markets mostly lower after Fed raises 2015 rate forecast
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Australian Federal Police Acting Commissioner Andrew Colvin, left, and New South Wales Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione, right, describe how 800 federal and state police officers raided more than two dozen properties as part of the operation in Sydney, 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 leader warns of planned random attackAustralian leader says intelligence of random attack led to Sydney police raids
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A piper plays at the end of a No campaign event where former British Prime Minister and No campaigner for the Scottish independence referendum Gordon Brown, left middle row gesturing, and other people and politicians made speeches in Glasgow, Scotland, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014.  Will the ayes have it, or will Scotland say naw thanks?  No one is certain. Excitement and anxiety mounted across the country Wednesday, the final day of campaigning before Thursday's referendum on independence.  With opinion polls suggesting the result is too close to call and turnout expected to reach record levels, supporters of separation feel they are within touching distance of victory — but wonder whether their surge in the polls will be enough.  (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Scotland's independence vote puts UK union on edgeShould we stay or should we go? Scottish voters make the ultimate decision in referendum on UK
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hand with visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. Jinping and Modi will hold talks aimed at boosting trade and Chinese investment even as their troops face-off along their disputed border in the Himalayas.  (AP Photo /Manish Swarup)
India, China leaders to discuss trade, investmentModi, Xi to focus on trade and investment, as tensions flare up along their disputed border
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FILE - This file photo released Friday, April 19, 2013 by the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Lawyers for Tsarnaev are scheduled to be in federal court in Boston for a status hearing Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. U.S. District Judge George O’Toole Jr. is expected to discuss pending motions, which include requests from the defense to move the trial outside Massachusetts and to delay the start of the trial by at least 10 months. Tsarnaev, 21, has pleaded not guilty in the 2013 attack that killed three people and injured more than 260. He could face the death penalty.  (AP Photo/Federal Bureau of Investigation, File)
Lawyers due in court in marathon bombing caseProsecutors, defense lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect due in court for hearing
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Seattle Mariners starting pitcher James Paxton throws to the plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Wednesday Sept. 17, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Angels top M's 5-0, reach brink of AL West titleC.J. Wilson pitches Angels past Mariners 5-0 and onto brink of AL West title
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FILE - In this April 11, 2014 file photo, former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland, right, arrives with attorney Reid Weingarten at federal court in New Haven, Conn. A judge has set closing arguments for Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in the federal trial of former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland.  (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
Closing arguments set in Rowland trialJury in conspiracy trial to begin deliberating fate of former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland
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Gayle Peterson stacks sandbags to protect her home, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 in Mesa, Ariz. Phoenix area residents are filling sandbags in anticipation of the remnants of Category 3 Hurricane Odille which decimated Mexico's Baja California. Odille's remnants are expected to hit Arizona in the coming days. P  (AP Photo/Matt York)
Rain from tropical storm begins falling on ArizonaRain from tropical storm begins falling on Arizona, sandbags become hot commodity
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FILE - U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske poses for photos after ringing the New York Stock Exchange closing bell, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014 file photo. Kerlikowske scheduled a news conference Thursday Sept. 18, 2014 in Washington to discuss what his office said were “developments toward CBP’s commitment to increase transparency and accountability.” (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
APNewsBreak: Border Patrol to test body camerasAPNewsBreak: Border Patrol to test body cameras amid questions about agents' use of force
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  • SC law officers honor tops among them inlcuduing Aiken chief

    Law enforcement officers in Aiken and Beaufort County, as well as state and federal agents, have received top honors in South Carolina. U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles says law officers from around the state gathered Friday at the Fort Jackson Officers' Club for the 2013 Strom Thurmond Awards for Excellence in Law Enforcement. WRDW-TV Augusta, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 04:25 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Beaufort County chief magistrate withheld complaint letter

    Beaufort County officials initially said no documents were found in response to an open-records request, but they now acknowledge a complaint letter existed. At the center of the county's refusal to turn over the letter is a judge's interpretation of the word "received." Bluffton Today, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 01:23 AM
  • Judge denies Ronica Miller's request for reduced bail

    Daily News file photo Ronica Miller; her husband, Rodney Miller Sr.; and attorney Charles Grant leaving Superior Court on St. Thomas in 2008. ST. THOMAS - Ronica Miller, wife of the former Schneider Hospital CEO, asked for reduced bail Monday morning in V.I. Superior Court. Virgin Islands Daily News, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 07:00 AM
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