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Mega Millions jackpot climbs to $586 million

Mega Millions jackpot climbs to $586 million

December 16th, 2013 7:05 pm by BARBARA RODRIGUEZ, Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa — The Mega Millions jackpot inched toward a U.S. lottery record Monday as it soared to $586 million amid a frenzy of ticket purchases.

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Relationship strained between Republican leaders, hard-right groups

Relationship strained between Republican leaders, hard-right groups

December 16th, 2013 6:56 pm by DONNA CASSATA, Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Republican leaders and several hard-right groups are displaying the classic signs of a political divorce, including bitter name-calling and reprisals against one another.

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AD Hart more confident than ever in Jones

AD Hart more confident than ever in Jones

December 16th, 2013 6:22 pm by STEVE MEGARGEE, AP Sports Writer

Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart has even more confidence in Butch Jones now than when he hired the Volunteers’ football coach a year ago. Not even a losing record in Jones’ debut season has changed that.

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HCSO says two home burglaries and thefts totaling nearly $50,000 not related

HCSO says two home burglaries and thefts totaling nearly $50,000 not related

December 16th, 2013 4:23 pm by Jeff Bobo

The Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office is investigating separate burglary complaints reported last week which total nearly $50,000 in lost property.

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Teens charged with stealing $15,000 in weapons, ammo, cash

Teens charged with stealing $15,000 in weapons, ammo, cash

December 16th, 2013 3:43 pm by John Thompson, NET News Service

ELIZABETHTON — Carter County Sheriff Chris Mathes said the Dec. 1 burglary of the Blue Springs Gun Shop was committed by two teenagers.

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NSA phone record collection ruled unconstitutional

NSA phone record collection ruled unconstitutional

December 16th, 2013 3:12 pm by FREDERIC J. FROMMER, Associated Press

A federal judge ruled Monday that the NSA's bulk collection of phone records violates the Constitution's ban on unreasonable searches, but put his decision on hold pending a near-certain government appeal.

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Man shoots neighbor while firing at raccoon

Man shoots neighbor while firing at raccoon

December 16th, 2013 2:37 pm by Rain Smith

When the victim confronted the man "with a few choice words" he replied, "What can I say, I was just shooting a coon."

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Neighbor of slain Ohio girl, 9, held on $1M bond

Neighbor of slain Ohio girl, 9, held on $1M bond

December 16th, 2013 1:10 pm by JOHN COYNE, Associated Press

The girl was last seen Saturday night playing outdoors at the park. Her body was found about five hours after she was reported missing, dumped in a trash bin.

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Armed robbery reported at Weber City gas station

Armed robbery reported at Weber City gas station

December 16th, 2013 12:34 pm by Wes Bunch

A clerk on duty at the time of the alleged robbery told authorities that a white male wearing a hooded sweatshirt entered the store brandishing what she described as a "long knife."

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FDA seeks tougher rules on antibacterial soaps

FDA seeks tougher rules on antibacterial soaps

December 16th, 2013 12:17 pm by MATTHEW PERRONE, AP Health Writer

The Food and Drug Administration says there is no evidence that antibacterial chemicals used in liquid soaps and washes help prevent the spread of germs, and there is some evidence they may pose health risks.

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