News Headlines - 11 September 2014

How Obama's 9/11 message has changed over the years | Dallas Morning News

Six times, President Barack Obama has come before the American people to reckon with the legacy of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the anniversary of that awful day. Each time, he has tailored his message to the moment, at different points stressing themes of service, resilience, tolerance, reconciliation.
This year, with the threat of the Islamic State militant group looming, Obama's rhetoric of remembrance is circling back to earlier days and striking a less triumphant tone. Even so, he offered reasons for optimism Thursday in brief remarks at the Pentagon's 9/11 memorial.

Record 4.2 million people registered to vote in the Scottish independence referendum - Scotland Now

ALMOST 4.3 million people are registered to vote in next week's independence referendum, making it the largest electorate ever for a ballot in Scotland.
The 4,285,323 voters include 789,024 people who have applied for a postal vote, which is also the largest volume of registration for postal votes ever in Scotland.

John Lewis warns Scottish independence means higher prices - Telegraph

Sir Charlie Mayfield, chairman of the John Lewis Partnership, which also includes Waitrose, says it was “most probable” retailers would be forced to charge higher prices north of the Border.

BBC News - Oscar Pistorius trial: Why murder was ruled out

Judge Thokozile Masipa has ruled that Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius did not murder his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentines' Day 2013.
But she said she would deliver her verdict on a lesser charge, culpable homicide, on Friday.

Richard Kiel, Jaws actor from James Bond, dies aged 74 | theguardian.com

Kiel was one of the most memorable villains in two of Roger Moore’s best Bond films, The Spy Who Loved Me in 1977 and Moonraker in 1979. He was also cast as Mr Larson in Adam Sandler’s 1996 golf comedy Happy Gilmore, and voiced the villain Vlad in 2010’s animated princess tale Tangled.








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