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Next title: Elizabeth, Queen of Scots?

In this Saturday June 30, 2007 file photo, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II sits with Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond during the ceremonial opening of the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh. Queen Elizabeth II can keep her magnificent Scottish estate at Balmoral should Scots vote for independence _ and chances are she will be able to keep her role as well. Should the Yes campaign succeed on Thursday Sept. 18, 2014, the signs are that the queen would remain the head of state of an independent Scotland _ much in the same way she is the monarch of 15 countries from Jamaica to Canada to the Solomon Islands, regions known as “Commonwealth Realms.” (AP Photo/Andrew Milligan, Pool, File)

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II can keep her magnificent Scottish castle at Balmoral should Scots vote for independence — and chances are she will be able to keep her role as well.

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Atletico Madrid tops AP soccer poll

Atletico de Madrid’s Arda Turan, top, celebrates his a goal with teammates during a Spanish La Liga soccer match against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Gabriel Pecot)

LONDON (AP) — Spanish champion Atletico Madrid replaced Chelsea at the top of the AP Global Football 10 on Tuesday after beating Real Madrid 2-1 over the weekend at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.

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Bayern, Man City meet again in Champions League

Bayern Munich's Franck Ribery celebrates a goal during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Bayern Munich and VfB Stuttgart in Munich, Saturday Sept. 13, 2014.  (AP Photo/dpa,Andreas Gebert)

MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich has reached at least the semifinals in each of its last three Champions League appearances. With the 2014-15 final taking place in Berlin, the German powerhouse has added incentive to go for its second title in three years.

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Gamers use police hoax to lash out at opponents

In this April 22, 2014, file phot, Nassau County police officers enter a home in Long Beach, N.Y., in search of an armed killer, based on a phone call that turned out to be a hoax. Authorities say the dangerous and costly prank known as “swatting", is becoming increasingly popular among people who play combat games over live video feeds while thousands of people watch. Authorities estimated they spent $100,000 to send more than 60 officers to the Long Beach, Long Island swatting hoax.  (AP Photo/Newsday, Jim Staubitser, File)

DENVER (AP) — The calls to 911 raised an instant alarm: One caller said he shot his co-workers at a Colorado video game company and had hostages. Another in Florida said her father was drunk, wielding a machine gun and threatening their family.

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Wentworth Golf Club sold to Chinese investors

VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — Wentworth Golf Club, one of Britain’s most famous courses and the headquarters of the European Tour, has been sold to Chinese firm Reignwood Investments for 135 million pounds ($220 million).

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