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WASHINGTON (AP) — A two-star Army general faulted for failing to properly investigate sexual assault and other accusations against a colonel on his staff will be retired at one-star rank, the Army announced Wednesday.
By Paul Sandle LONDON (Reuters) - More than 130 business leaders came out against Scottish independence on Wednesday, highlighting the economic risks of secession days after the campaign to end the union was boosted by a strong performance in a TV debate. The heads of giants BHP Billiton, temporary power provider Aggreko and HSBC bank joined forces with the bosses of smaller firms within Scotland's whisky and fishing industries to sign a letter calling for the United Kingdom to stay together. The letter opens a new front in the campaign in Scotland just three weeks before the vote. Independence campaigners argue Scotland could flourish on its own, with Edinburgh taking more direct control over economic development and social welfare and drawing greater benefits from North Sea oil.