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U.S. travel industry carefully eyeing Cuba tourism

U.S. travel industry carefully eyeing Cuba tourism

December 17th, 2014 1:04 pm by SCOTT MAYEROWITZ, AP Business Writer

President Barack Obama's announcement to re-establish diplomatic ties with the Caribbean nation does give hope to airlines, hotel chains and cruise companies — all which have been quietly eyeing a removal of the Cuba travel ban.

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About time: Mount Carmel employees may soon be required to punch the clock

About time: Mount Carmel employees may soon be required to punch the clock

December 17th, 2014 12:34 pm by Jeff Bobo

Mount Carmel employees may soon be required to keep track of their hours on a time clock, although the Board of Mayor and Aldermen agreed Tuesday to take an extra month to study the change.

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Alcohol calorie counts to be on menus by next year

Alcohol calorie counts to be on menus by next year

December 17th, 2014 12:27 pm by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

New menu labeling rules from the Food and Drug Administration will require chain restaurants with 20 or more outlets to list the amount of calories in alcoholic drinks, along with other foods, on menus by next November.

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AP sources: US, Cuba seek to normalize relations

AP sources: US, Cuba seek to normalize relations

December 17th, 2014 11:41 am by JULIE PACE, Associated Press; MATTHEW LEE, Associated Press

The announcement came amid a series of sudden confidence-building measures between the longtime foes, including the release of American prisoner Alan Gross

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Tennessee High court to decide on secrecy of execution team

Tennessee High court to decide on secrecy of execution team

December 17th, 2014 9:27 am by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

As part of that lawsuit, they requested the names of the people who will carry out the executions. The state initially agreed to release the names to the inmates' attorneys, not to the inmates. But the state later reversed course

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Police killings increase calls for independent investigations

Police killings increase calls for independent investigations

December 17th, 2014 9:25 am by By Tony Pugh, McClatchy Washington Bureau (TNS)

In light of the video of Eric Garner's arrest, Vincent Warren, of the Center for Constitutional Rights, said the New York prosecutors were either incompetent in presenting their case to the grand jury or simply didn't want the officers charged.

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FedEx, UPS and Postal Service scramble to cope with peak holiday shipping days

FedEx, UPS and Postal Service scramble to cope with peak holiday shipping days

December 17th, 2014 9:22 am by By Sarah Parvini, Los Angeles Times

"This is Super Bowl season for FedEx," said FedEx spokeswoman Shea Leordeanu. "We like to say that this time of year, Santa's elves wear purple."

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Ruble volatile as Russians rush to stores

Ruble volatile as Russians rush to stores

December 17th, 2014 8:10 am by NATALIYA VASILYEVA, Associated Press

The ruble has suffered catastrophic losses this week as traders fretted over the impact of low oil prices on the Russian economy as well as the impact of Western sanctions imposed over Russia's involvement in Ukraine's crisis.

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Woman shocked to learn Hawkins dentist allegedly prescribed narcotics in her name

Woman shocked to learn Hawkins dentist allegedly prescribed narcotics in her name

December 17th, 2014 12:33 am by Jeff Bobo

April Ford has never been a patient of Dr. Ronald David James, but she had been friends since childhood with James' daughter, Haley Vance Simpson.

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School study panel converges on three high school options

School study panel converges on three high school options

December 17th, 2014 12:24 am by Rick Wagner

In five years, Sullivan County could have two new high schools of up to 1,700 students each instead of four current high schools ranging from about 500 to about 1,100.

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