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Tenn. sheriff pays ransom for case files

Tenn. sheriff pays ransom for case files

November 13th, 2014 10:00 pm by Associated Press

The malware, called "Cryptowall," doesn't tamper with files on a computer, but keeps them locked until a ransom is paid.

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Education commissioner leaving for private sector

Education commissioner leaving for private sector

November 13th, 2014 9:00 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A letter signed by Republican lawmakers demanded Huffman's resignation, citing complaints from school administrators, teachers and students about his leadership style as his department implemented a series of changes.

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Deputies back to work in wake of crash injuries; DA still mum on BAC

Deputies back to work in wake of crash injuries; DA still mum on BAC

November 13th, 2014 7:30 pm by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

The THP has indicated alcohol was involved in the crash, but officials have neither placed charges related to that nor released the blood alcohol content.

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Pentagon says US troops' role in Iraq could expand

Pentagon says US troops' role in Iraq could expand

November 13th, 2014 3:40 pm by DONNA CASSATA, Associated Press; LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press

The Pentagon warned Congress on Thursday that the long, drawn-out military campaign against Islamic State militants is just beginning and could expand to include modest numbers of U.S. forces fighting alongside Iraqi troops.

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Gov't tells U.S. drivers to get used to cheap gas

Gov't tells U.S. drivers to get used to cheap gas

November 13th, 2014 3:13 pm by JONATHAN FAHEY, AP Energy Writer

U.S. drivers will pay on average 45 cents less for a gallon of gas next year compared to this year. Based on expected gasoline consumption, that's a savings of $60.9 billion.

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Police: Duffield mom sought hitman for son's murder

Police: Duffield mom sought hitman for son's murder

November 13th, 2014 2:02 pm by Nick Shepherd

Officers were first made aware of the plot on Nov. 8 when an unnamed individual came to the jail. He told officers he was contacted by a woman asking to kill her son for money.

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Blountville sex offender charged in rape of dog

Blountville sex offender charged in rape of dog

November 13th, 2014 1:02 pm by Rain Smith

A Blountville man previously convicted of sexual battery faces new charges in Southwest Virginia, where he allegedly penetrated a dog with a mixer attachment — inflicting injuries that required surgery — and left behind DNA evidence.

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Beautiful music: DKA planning rollout of painted pianos throughout downtown

Beautiful music: DKA planning rollout of painted pianos throughout downtown

November 13th, 2014 10:49 am by Matthew Lane

Painted pianos, as forms of public art, are coming to the street corners of downtown Kingsport. Beethoven and Mozart would proud.

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China must change economy to meet climate targets

China must change economy to meet climate targets

November 13th, 2014 9:39 am by JACK CHANG, Associated Press

China accounts for about 30 percent of global emissions and releases double the amount of greenhouse gases than the United States, the world's second-biggest emitter.

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Gov't tells US drivers to get used to cheap gas

Gov't tells US drivers to get used to cheap gas

November 13th, 2014 8:50 am by JONATHAN FAHEY, AP Energy Writer

In a dramatic shift from previous forecasts, the Energy Department predicted Wednesday that the average price of gasoline in the U.S. will be 44-cents lower that previously expected.

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