Ukraine lawmakers ratify landmark deal with Europe

Residents of Donetsk line up in front of a bank in the town of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. The city council in Donetsk says three people have been killed and five wounded in shelling overnight in the city in eastern Ukraine. The casualties come as Ukraine's parliament plans to review a bill that would give greater autonomy to the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk, where fighting between separatists and Kiev's forces has claimed at least 3,000 civilian lives. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine moved to resolve months of crisis Tuesday by strengthening ties to Europe and loosening some controls over the country’s rebellious eastern regions where it has been fighting Russian-backed separatists.

Separatists in Quebec, Scotland share lessons

A Yes sign is displayed on a fisherman's shack in St Abbs, Scotland, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. The two sides in Scotland's independence debate are scrambling to convert undecided voters, with just two days to go until a referendum on separation. Anti-independence campaigners are pushing home their message that a "No" vote doesn't mean the status quo. The three main British political parties are promising Scotland greater powers, including tax-raising authority, if it remains part of the United Kingdom. The Yes campaign says the promises are vague and reveal the No side's desperation, with polls suggesting the outcome will be close. Scottish Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said "the only way to guarantee the real powers we need in Scotland is to vote Yes." (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

MONTREAL (AP) — Quebec’s separatists are watching closely this week to see if the Scottish independence movement has learned from their failed attempts to break away from Canada. And it could be rejuvenated if Scotland breaks away from the United Kingdom.

Report: More needed to improve oil train safety

A long line of rail cars containing oil sit on tracks south of Seattle, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. In a report to the Seattle City Council, city emergency planners say more must be done to lower the risk of a possible oil train accident and improve the city's ability to respond. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

SEATTLE (AP) — With increasing numbers of volatile crude oil trains moving through Seattle’s “antiquated” downtown rail tunnel, city emergency planners say more must be done to lower the risk of an oil train accident and improve the city’s ability to respond.

Rivalry night times two

Skyline’s brings the ball down in front of Idaho Falls’ Cobi Brower during Tuesday night’s game at Ravsten Stadium. The teams played to a 1-1 tie. Monte LaOrange / mlaorange@postregister.com

There were few surprises in the annual Emotion Cup soccer matches between rivals Idaho Falls and Skyline on Tuesday night at Ravsten Stadium.

Grand jury to weigh case of NASCAR’s Tony Stewart

FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2014, file photo, NASCAR driver Tony Stewart (14) looks out from his garage during a practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill. A grand jury will decide whether Stewart will be charged in the August death of fellow driver Kevin Ward at a sprint car race in upstate New York, Ontario County District Attorney Michael Tantillo announced Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Ward, 20, died after being struck by Stewart's car. Ward had climbed out of his car and walked onto the dirt track to confront Stewart after he spun out while the two raced side by side. (AP Photo/Paul J. Bergstrom, File)

The decision whether to charge three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart in the August death of a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York will be up to a grand jury.

Union appeals Rice’s suspension by NFL

FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2014, file photo, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice sits on the sideline in the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Baltimore. The NFL players' union has appealed the league's indefinite suspension of Ray Rice, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.(AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

BALTIMORE (AP) — The NFL players’ union appealed Ray Rice’s indefinite suspension Tuesday night.

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