Turnout in Scotland's historic referendum Thursday is expected to be high and the atmosphere at the polls is electric, with Scots beginning to line up hours before balloting locations opened to have their say on whether to stay in the U.K.
Photographer John Cantlie, kidnapped in Syria nearly two years ago, is shown in a video apparently released Thursday by the Islamic militant group
CEO Tim Cook discussed efforts to keep consumers’ information safe and sought to distinguish how it uses personal data from its competitors
Petro Poroshenko asked a joint session of Congress on Thursday for military weapons in the fight against battalions of pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine, admitting they were "urgently needed" and that "one cannot win the war with blankets"
About 7.3 million Americans have completed enrollment through the health care reform law's insurance exchanges, a top Obama Administration official said Thursday, and that number is subject to change slightly as consumers move in and out of coverage
The longest-serving cast member in Saturday Night Live history is returning to be the voice of the show, creator and executive producer Lorne Michaels said, replacing announcer Don Pardo, who hosted 39 seasons and died in August
Starbucks is on a list of companies grappling with the reality that workers and customers are increasingly tattooed, pierced and at home in casual clothes. PetSmart began letting theirs show tattoos and Wal-Mart will soon let its staffers wear black pants rather than just khakis
The four members of the Irish band tell TIME about another new album in the works—and its secret Apple project that might just save the music industry. The point isn't just to help U2, but lesser-known artists and others who can't make money from live performance
Despite writer and star Channing Tatum's earlier claims to the contrary, Magic Mike XXL director Greg Jacobs revealed in a new interview that Matthew McConaughey will not be returning for the sequel to the 2012 surprise hit
Running back Jonathan Dwyer was deactivated by Arizona after he was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of aggravated assault. The Cardinals' immediate move marked a stark contrast to how other teams have operated in the wake of domestic-abuse charges
Security officials said they thwarted an alleged plot by Islamist extremists to snatch a random member of the Australian public and behead them on camera; more than 800 security personnel took part in raids of 25 addresses in two cities
Citizens in of the three West African nations hit worst by the epidemic will reportedly be banned from leaving their homes as health workers try to identify cases and the streets are kept clear; some experts fear the measures will spread mistrust, doing more harm than good