Scots held the fate of the United Kingdom in their hands Thursday as they voted in a referendum on becoming an independent state, deciding whether to unravel a marriage with England that built an empire but has increasingly been felt by many Scots as stifling and one-sided.
With a child on the way, Christine and Gifford Watkins decided to make some improvements to their home. It was while ripping up the floors of their Yarmouth, N.S., house that the two uncovered an unexpected blast from the past.
Police on Thursday said they thwarted a plot to carry out beheadings in Australia by supporters of the radical Islamic State group. They detained 15 people and raided more than a dozen properties across Sydney, though nine of those brought in were freed before the day was over.