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Mother persuaded kidnapped woman to go to police

Mother persuaded kidnapped woman to go to police

May 23rd, 2014 12:13 am by Associated Press

A California woman who says she was kidnapped a decade ago by her mother's boyfriend lived a seemingly ordinary life with her alleged captor, but she was too scared to go to authorities until she recently reunited with her mother, police said Thursday.

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House defies Pentagon on defense spending

House defies Pentagon on defense spending

May 22nd, 2014 10:12 pm by DONNA CASSATA, Associated Press

The House defied the Pentagon on Thursday, overwhelmingly backing a $601 billion defense authorization bill that saves the Cold War-era U-2 spy plane, military bases and Navy cruisers despite warnings that it will undercut military readiness.

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Tennessee brings back electric chair

Tennessee brings back electric chair

May 22nd, 2014 8:38 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam on Thursday signed a bill into law allowing Tennessee to electrocute death row inmates in the event the state is unable to obtain drugs used for lethal injections.

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Suspected serial stalker arrested in Kingsport

Suspected serial stalker arrested in Kingsport

May 22nd, 2014 6:01 pm by Rain Smith

A Kingsport man was arrested Thursday and being held without bond after police said they received "hundreds" of reports on his inappropriate behavior over the past week. Claims of theft, burglary and rape are also under investigation.

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House passes curbs on NSA surveillance

House passes curbs on NSA surveillance

May 22nd, 2014 4:01 pm by KEN DILANIAN, AP Intelligence Writer

The House on Thursday passed legislation to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of American phone records, the first legislative response to the disclosures by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

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More departures from Haslam-owned truck-stop chain

More departures from Haslam-owned truck-stop chain

May 22nd, 2014 3:58 pm by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

With a year-long federal fraud investigation looming over it, the huge truck-stop chain owned by the family of the Cleveland Browns owner and Tennessee's governor is doing some housecleaning at its highest levels.

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Washer for soda pop swap quickly fizzles

Washer for soda pop swap quickly fizzles

May 22nd, 2014 3:19 pm by Rain Smith

A man called police after receiving threats, saying he had recently swapped his washing machine with the suspect for two 12-packs of soft drinks.

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HCSO: Robbery suspect claimed abduction by masked woman with gun, bomb

HCSO: Robbery suspect claimed abduction by masked woman with gun, bomb

May 22nd, 2014 2:30 pm by Jeff Bobo

A woman who initially claimed a masked female holding a gun and an explosive forced her to be the driver during a Bulls Gap pharmacy robbery has allegedly admitted she willingly participated in the incident.

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Police: Man clad only in underwear stole bread truck, made deliveries

Police: Man clad only in underwear stole bread truck, made deliveries

May 22nd, 2014 12:43 pm by Associated Press

A man stole a New York City bread truck and began delivering loaves of savory baked goods to random businesses, the bakery's owner said Thursday.

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Lawsuit alleges students raped Tennessee boy at school

Lawsuit alleges students raped Tennessee boy at school

May 22nd, 2014 12:42 pm by Associated Press

A Middle Tennessee mother has filed a federal lawsuit alleging her 5-year-old son was raped by older students in the bathroom of an elementary school.

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