Britons voted on Thursday in a knife-edge general election that could put their country's membership of the European Union in question and raise the likelihood of independence for Scotland. Polls opened at 7:00 am (0600GMT) with voters deciding between Prime Minister David Cameron's centre-right Conservatives and Ed Miliband's centre-left Labour in the closest vote in decades. While the leaders of both main parties insist they can win a clear majority in the 650-seat House of Commons, they will almost certainly have to work with smaller parties to form a government. The last three polls released on Wednesday showed a dead heat between the two main parties, tied at 34 percent, 35 percent and 31.4 percent.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says his executive actions shielding millions living in the U.S. illegally from deportation extend as far as the law allows. But Hillary Rodham Clinton says that if she becomes president, she would go even further.