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Health care website contractors point fingers at Obama administration

Health care website contractors point fingers at Obama administration

October 24th, 2013 10:20 pm by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press

Contractors who built the web portal for the Obama administration’s health insurance marketplace said Thursday the site’s crippling problems trace back to insufficient testing and changes that government officials made just prior to going live.

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Merkel: U.S. spying has shattered allies’ trust

Merkel: U.S. spying has shattered allies’ trust

October 24th, 2013 7:36 pm by GEIR MOULSON, Associated Press

European leaders united in anger as they attended a summit overshadowed by reports of widespread U.S. spying on its allies — allegations German Chancellor Angela Merkel said had shattered trust in the Obama administration.

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Splashy success: Kingsport Aquatic Center wins Project of the Year honor

Splashy success: Kingsport Aquatic Center wins Project of the Year honor

October 24th, 2013 7:10 pm by Matthew Lane

The Model City has earned statewide recognition for the Kingsport Aquatic Center from the Tennessee Chapter of the American Public Works Association.

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Update: Town mourns after teen charged in teacher's death

Update: Town mourns after teen charged in teacher's death

October 24th, 2013 7:00 pm by JAY LINDSAY, Associated Press

A teacher who was allegedly killed by one of her students had asked him to stay after school the day she was killed, a classmate said Thursday, as students met with grief counselors and tried to come to grips with the slaying of the popular teacher.

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Eastman third-quarter earnings up from last year

Eastman third-quarter earnings up from last year

October 24th, 2013 5:42 pm by Hank Hayes

Eastman Chemical Co. reported higher third-quarter revenues and operating earnings Thursday compared to the third quarter of 2012, keeping the company "on track for a fourth consecutive year of double-digit earnings growth."

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Health officials issue water advisory for Scott County

Health officials issue water advisory for Scott County

October 24th, 2013 4:21 pm by Wes Bunch

Residents east of US Route 23 and north of state Route 65 are advised to either boil their water or purchase bottled water. The advisory is expected to remain in effect through Saturday at least, officials said.

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Woman reports suspicious wish of 'God bless,' drunk driver claims wrecked car was stolen

Woman reports suspicious wish of 'God bless,' drunk driver claims wrecked car was stolen

October 24th, 2013 2:37 pm by Rain Smith

A Bluff City woman relayed that "young people" were going door to door, asking residents "to go to church."

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Update: 2 shot at Tennessee armory; gunman in custody

Update: 2 shot at Tennessee armory; gunman in custody

October 24th, 2013 2:26 pm by ADRIAN SAINZ, Associated Press

A member of the National Guard opened fire at an armory outside a U.S. Navy property in Tennessee, wounding two soldiers before being subdued and disarmed by others soldiers, officials said Thursday.

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Kingsport man faces child sex charge

Kingsport man faces child sex charge

October 24th, 2013 1:27 pm by Rain Smith

A Kingsport man has been charged with rape of a child, allegedly plying the victim with promises of pennies and candy, then threatening physical harm if anyone was told about the incident.

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Study: Gold star nutrition ratings appear to work

Study: Gold star nutrition ratings appear to work

October 24th, 2013 12:54 pm by DAVID SHARP, Associated Press

A nutritional rating system using gold stars affixed to price labels on grocery store shelves appears to have shifted buying habits, potentially providing another tool to educate consumers on how to eat healthier, according to a new study.

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