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Coal mine blast leaves 166 dead, many trapped in Turkey

Coal mine blast leaves 166 dead, many trapped in Turkey

May 13th, 2014 10:29 pm by Associated Press

Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said 787 people were inside the coal mine in Soma, some 155 miles south of Istanbul, at the time of the accident and 363 of them had been rescued so far.

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West Virginia mine had history of safety problems

West Virginia mine had history of safety problems

May 13th, 2014 10:18 pm by Associated Press

Two miners who were killed on the job Monday night worked in a coalfield that had so many safety problems federal officials deemed it a "pattern violator," a rare designation reserved for the industry's worst offenders.

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Mayor Dennis Phillips:  'This is the worst year ever'

Mayor Dennis Phillips: 'This is the worst year ever'

May 13th, 2014 9:39 pm by Matthew Lane

Raising property taxes, establishing a garbage collection fee, laying off city employees and freezing pay for at least one year. Some or all of these actions may be taken by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen to balance Kingsport's 2015 budget.

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'God' rams truck into Maryland TV station

'God' rams truck into Maryland TV station

May 13th, 2014 7:12 pm by Associated Press

"It's very clear the subject is suffering from emotional or mental health issues," Towson, Md., Police Chief James Johnson said. The suspect was not injured but was taken for medical treatment, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said.

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Buyer's remorse: Consumers losing doctors with new insurance plans

Buyer's remorse: Consumers losing doctors with new insurance plans

May 13th, 2014 6:17 pm by Associated Press

Before the law took effect, experts warned that narrow networks could impact patient's access to care, especially in cheaper plans. But with insurance cards now in hand, consumers are finding their access limited across all price ranges.

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Senate votes to open debate on renewing tax breaks

Senate votes to open debate on renewing tax breaks

May 13th, 2014 4:10 pm by Associated Press

The Senate voted 96 to 3 to open debate on the bill, which has strong backing from the business community but would add about $85 billion to the budget deficit.

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A look at the proposed peace plan for Ukraine

A look at the proposed peace plan for Ukraine

May 13th, 2014 4:02 pm by Associated Press

A potential peace deal for Ukraine has emerged after months of political chaos, deadly violence, economic volatility and the worst crisis between Russia and the West in a generation.

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Rash of battery thefts reported in Blountville

Rash of battery thefts reported in Blountville

May 13th, 2014 3:46 pm by Rain Smith

The Sullivan County Sheriff's Office says nine cases have been reported over the last month, with automotive businesses typically the target. At one location, batteries were swiped from 21 separate vehicles.

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Kingsport DUI suspect reportedly threatens to kill police

Kingsport DUI suspect reportedly threatens to kill police

May 13th, 2014 3:21 pm by Rain Smith

A Kingsport man has been arrested after allegedly crashing into trees while intoxicated, accosting motorists who stopped to offer aid, then issuing "several detailed threats" to kill arresting officers.

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Man found on floor of store accused of attacking police after being awakened

Man found on floor of store accused of attacking police after being awakened

May 13th, 2014 1:29 pm by Rain Smith

A man reportedly found intoxicated and "passed out" in the infants aisle of a Kingsport Walmart faces charges of assault on police, as he allegedly kicked, headbutted and attempted to bite responding officers.

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