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A view of cupcakes decorated with the Union and Scottish Saltire flags, and question marks, along with the results of sales, at Cuckoo's bakery, in Edinburgh, Scotland, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. The bakery has been monitoring the sales of its Union and Saltire flag and undecided cupcakes for 200 days to try and predict the outcome of the referendum. 43.5 percent of sales were Yes cakes, 47.7 percent No, and 8.8 percent undecided.  (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)
Emotions mount on final day of Scottish campaignExcitement, anxiety mount a day before Scotland votes on independence
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In this Friday, May 16, 2014 photo, a Maersk Line vessel is guided by a tugboat as it heads into the Port of Miami off of Miami Beach, Fla.  The Commerce Department reports on the U.S. current account trade deficit for the April-June quarter on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
US current account deficit dips to $98.5 billionUS current account trade deficit narrows to $98.5 billion in second quarter, down 3.5 percent
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Finland: 4 charged with funding Somali militantsProsecutors charge 4 with financing Somali militants in Finland's 1st terror case
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Health workers in protective gear move the  body of a person that they suspect dyed form the Ebola virus in Monrovia, Liberia, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. The number of Ebola cases in West Africa could start doubling every three weeks and it could end up costing nearly $1 billion to contain the crisis, the World Health Organization warned Tuesday.  (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)
Germany to provide logistical help in Ebola crisisChancellor Merkel says Germany will provide logistical help to tackle Ebola crisis in Liberia
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FILE - This is a Wednesday, May 12, 1999  file photo of two unidentified Scottish Nationalists stand at the entrance gate of the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh, Scotland, wearing  traditional dress and holding a Saltire flag and a broadsword. The 129-member Scottish Parliament convened with the Labour Party leading the government, and Scottish nationalists the opposition. On Thursday Sept. 18, 2014 Scottish voters will decide whether to keep Great Britain intact or end their union with England, Wales and Northern Ireland. (AP Photo/Louisa Buller, File)
Milestones of Scots' journey to independence voteUnion and rebellion: Milestones of Scotland's journey from British union to independence vote
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Syria: 15 children die after getting vaccinationsAt least 15 children die after receiving vaccinations in rebel-held parts of Syria
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Exile Tibetan students hold on to each other as Indian policemen detain them during a protest outside the Chinese Embassy coinciding with the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. The protest was held against alleged human rights abuses of Tibetans by the Chinese government. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)
Trade, investment hopes as China's Xi visits IndiaTrade deficit, old infrastructure likely to top agenda as Chinese leader visits India
The Associated Press34 minutes ago
FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2014, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks about the farm bill at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich. Cuts to the nation's food stamp program enacted earlier this year are only affecting four states, far from the sweeping reform that Republicans had pushed, according to an Associated Press review. As a result, it's unclear if the law will realize the estimated $8.6 billion in savings over 10 years that the GOP had touted.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
Cuts to food stamps will only hit 4 statesINSIDE WASHINGTON: Plan to cut food stamps thwarted by states, only 4 states to see reductions
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New IS video warns US over Iraq deploymentSlick new video by militant Islamic State group warns US against Iraq deployment
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  • Crimestoppers seeking help to locate Waikiki robbery suspect

    Crimestoppers and Honolulu Police are asking for help to find an unknown suspect who robbed a man earlier this month in Waikiki. The incident took place on Kalia Road around 6 p.m. on Sept. The Honolulu Advertiser, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 08:26 PM
  • Corrections and Clarifications

    The Honolulu Star-Advertiser strives to make its news report fair and accurate. If you have a question or comment about news coverage, call Ed Lynch, managing editor/news, at 529-4758. The Honolulu Advertiser, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 04:32 AM
  • Mayor signs three sit-lie bills into law

    Mayor Kirk Caldwell signed a total of three bills into law making it a petty misdemeanor to sit or lie on a sidewalk and making it illegal to publicly urinate or defecate throughout all of Oahu. Waikiki's sidewalks are for walking... not sitting ...and as of today THAT'S THE LAW. KITV-TV, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 12:09 AM
  • 200 Hawaiian Telcom customers experience phone problems

    About 200 Hawaiian Telcom customers across the islands experienced problems with their "voice-over-IP" phone service for about three hours or more Tuesday. About 150 of the 200 phone customers were businesses that saw phone service disrupted from about 9:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., although some customers could have seen a further delay before service was restored, Hawaiian Telcom spokeswoman Ann Nishida Fry said. The Honolulu Advertiser, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 11:33 PM
  • Caldwell signs 3 bills despite homeless advocates objections

    Mayor Kirk Caldwell signed into law Tuesday bills that make it illegal to sit and lie on public sidewalks in Waikiki, and two separate laws prohibiting urinating and defecating in public in Waikiki and across Oahu. Mayor Kirk Caldwell signed into law Tuesday bills that make it illegal to sit and lie on public sidewalks in Waikiki, and two separate laws prohibiting urinating and defecating in public in Waikiki and across Oahu. The Honolulu Advertiser, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 07:12 PM
  • Poop power can alleviate poverty, Hawaii resident says

    Emily MacNintch of Honolulu is competing for a National Geographic Channel grant to install bio-toilets in economically deprived areas such as India and sub-Saharan Africa, to improve the quality of life in those regions. "We want to bring bio-toilets to areas in need to improve health, provide energy and compost, and foster local businesses," she said, in her entry. The Honolulu Advertiser, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 02:56 PM
  • Hawaii Kai luxury condo project to move forward as family rentals under new developer

    A residential project planned for a four-acre lot in Hawaii Kai will include two mid-rise buildings with 215 rental units. The original developer had planned a luxury condominium high-rise for the site, but those plans were scrapped. Business Journal, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 01:18 PM
  • Honolulu Man Killed After Crashing his Motorcycle

    A 46-year-old Honolulu man was killed in an early morning motorcycle crash in Aiea Sunday. He was traveling east on Kamehameha Highway near Arizona Street at 1:30 a.m. when he lost control of the bike, hit a metal guard rail and was thrown from the motorcycle. STAR 101.9, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 08:34 PM
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