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After many months of campaigning the people of Scotland today head to the polls to decide the fate of their country. The referendum is too close to call but a Yes vote would see the break-up of the United Kingdom and Scotland would stand as an independent country for the first time since the formation of the Union.  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

New Yorkers Watch Closely As Scots Vote To Remain In U.K.

Voters in Scotland on Thursday decided against a proposal to become a separate nation, choosing to remain in the United Kingdom.

09/18/2014

FILE - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Chris Christie Slams Legislative Panel Investigating Bridgegate

Christie accused committee members of being more interested in getting their names in the newspapers and on television, and he urged them to finish up their work.

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NJ Lawmakers Push Bill To Improve Transparency, Accountability At Port Authority

New Jersey lawmakers advanced a bill designed to improve transparency and accountability at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

09/18/2014

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Mother Pleads Guilty To 2012 Murder Of 4-Year-Old Son

A New York woman accused of suffocating her 4-year-old son has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.

09/18/2014

A sketch of the second suspect still on the loose after allegedly sexually assaulting one woman within a period of an hour in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. (Credit: NYPD)

Police Release Sketch Of 1 Of 2 Suspects Who Allegedly Sexually Assaulted Woman Within An Hour

Police on Thursday released a sketch of one of two suspects who allegedly sexually assaulted the same victim within a period of an hour in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn.

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Parents Of Ramarley Graham, Teen Shot By Cops In 2012, Meet With Federal Prosecutor

The parents of a black 18-year-old man shot to death by a white New York City police officer in 2012 have met with a federal prosecutor.

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NY Lawyer, Timothy Griffin, Charged With Stealing $1M From Clients

Griffiin, of Ridgefield, Connecticut, faces up to 25 years in prison if convicted.

09/18/2014

FILE - A view of the entrance to Rikers Island penitentiary complex. (Photo credit EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Man Convicted In Brooklyn Home Invasion Now Accused Of Trying To Have Witness Killed

A Brooklyn man convicted in a 2012 home invasion has now been indicted on charges of enlisting a fellow inmate at Rikers Island to “take care of a witness.”

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Pathologist Who Examined Michael Brown To Review Eric Garner Autopsy

The expert forensic pathologist who conducted an autopsy on Michael Brown in Missouri will also review the final autopsy report for Eric Garner – the Staten Island man who died after being put in a police chokehold, the attorney for Garner’s family said Thursday.

09/18/2014

FILE -- A Home Depot store (credit: Getty Images)

Home Depot: Data Breach Affected 56 Million Credit, Debit Cards

A total of 56 million credit and debit cards are believed to have been affected by a data breach this year at Home Depot.

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Search For Suspect In Attempted Sexual Assault Of Teen In Greenwich Village

The NYPD is searching for the suspect in a sexual assault in Greenwich Village.

09/18/2014

A fighter from a moderate Syrian opposition faction affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood at odds with the radical Islamic State jihadists checks a World War II Soviet-era sniper rifle. (credit: Getty Images)

U.S. Senate Passes Vote To Arm Syrian Rebels In ISIS Fight

Earlier in the day, video surfaced of a British journalist and ISIS hostage making a plea for the West to back down from its fight against the group.

09/18/2014

Former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland in 2004 (credit: Getty Images)

Deliberations Begin In John Rowland Conspiracy Trial

Rowland, who served 10 months in federal prison a decade ago for taking illegal gifts while in office, faces seven counts this time, including obstruction of justice, conspiracy to violate election law and falsifying records.

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New Brunswick Couple Charged With Running Brothels Around N.J.

Authorities say that a New Brunswick couple has been charged with running a prostitution ring with women in the country illegally in at least eight brothels across the state.

09/18/2014

Carnegie Hall (Credit: Peter Kramer/Getty Images)

NYC Municipal ID Cards To Offer Free Incentives

To prevent the card from being viewed as something only used by immigrants, the city is adding incentives so all New Yorkers will want one — including free membership at 33 of the city’s signature cultural institutions.

09/18/2014