The Brief

A woman with a 'Vote No' sign and a bag bearing a British flag, at an anti-Scottish independence Better Together rally at Community Central Hall, Glasgow, Sept. 17, 2014.

Scotland Polls Close

Vote counting is underway in Scotland's historic referendum on whether to end the country's 307-year-old union with England

JetBlue CEO Is Taking Off

David Barger is stepping down as CEO of JetBlue when his current contract expires in February 2015 and will also leave the company’s board of directors

Democrat Chad Taylor listens to arguments before the Kansas Supreme Court in his petition to remove his name from the ballot after he withdrew from the U.S. Senate race on Sept. 16, 2014, in Topeka,, Kansas.

Kansas Court: Remove Democrat From Senate Ballot

The Kansas Supreme Court has ordered the state to remove U.S. Senate Democratic nominee Chad Taylor's name from the ballot, in a ruling that could influence the national fight for control of the Senate

Baltimore Ravens v Dallas Cowboys

America Shrugs Off NFL Scandals, Poll Finds

So much for all that outrage. Nearly 90% of Americans say the recent outcry about domestic violence in the NFL hasn’t changed how much professional football they watch—and less than a third of the nation believes NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell should resign

Slumping

Bad Posture Makes You Sad and Afraid, Study Finds

Science has a long history of proving that how we arrange our muscles affects how we feel about ourselves. Even the Botox we inject comes with the happy side effect of less depression, one study found

Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall looks on from the sidelines during a game against the Buffalo Bills in Chicago on Sept. 7, 2014.

Brandon Marshall Defends Against Assault Allegations

The Chicago Bears star defended himself Thursday against allegations that the NFL had mishandled the pro footballer's alleged 2007 assault of his ex-girlfriend: "We have to gather all the facts before we play judge and jury"

The Old Course St Andrews

Scottish Golf Club Votes to Allow Female Members

The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, considered one of the most prestigious in the world, voted to allow women to join 260 years after its founding--on the same day Scotland voted on independence from the United Kingdom

sleep dream

Study Finds Dreams Get More Bizarre as the Night Goes On

Dreams also tend to become more emotional, according to the two-night study that outfitted 16 people with a sleep-monitoring eyelid sensor and head sensor and then proceeded to wake each person up at four different times in the night

13 Year Old Girl Murdered In Doncaster

Feds Seek to Mend Cop-Community Relations

The Justice Department is launching a $4.5 million program to improve relations between communities and the law enforcement officers that police them, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Thursday