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Fort Hood gunman won’t call witnesses, testify

Fort Hood gunman won’t call witnesses, testify

August 27th, 2013 7:17 pm by Associated Press

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — Maj. Nidal Hasan rested his case without calling witnesses or testifying to counter the emotional testimony from victims’ relatives, who talked of eerily quiet homes, lost futures and the fear of hearing a knock on their door.

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Momentum grows for military action against Syria

Momentum grows for military action against Syria

August 27th, 2013 6:33 pm by Associated Press

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The prospect of a U.S.-led intervention into Syria’s civil war stemmed from the West’s assertion that President Bashar Assad’s government was responsible for an alleged chemical attack on civilians outside Damascus on Aug. 21.

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Police chief’s son indicted on weapon, cop impersonation charges

Police chief’s son indicted on weapon, cop impersonation charges

August 27th, 2013 3:58 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — A police chief’s son accused of impersonating a cop and detaining a motorist while in possession of a badge, automatic rifle, and SWAT equipment was indicted Monday in Hawkins County on one felony and two misdemeanor counts.

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KPD cleared of excessive force in June shooting, suspect indicted

KPD cleared of excessive force in June shooting, suspect indicted

August 27th, 2013 3:47 pm by Nick Shepherd

A grand jury today decided that the Kingsport Police Department did not use excessive force in a June shooting.

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Crews report progress against Yosemite-area fire

Crews report progress against Yosemite-area fire

August 27th, 2013 2:27 pm by BRIAN SKOLOFF, Associated Press; TRACIE CONE, Associated Press

Firefighters gained some ground Tuesday against the huge wildfire burning forest lands in the western Sierra Nevada, including parts of Yosemite National Park.

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US consumer confidence rises in August

US consumer confidence rises in August

August 27th, 2013 2:19 pm by PAUL WISEMAN, AP Economics Writer

Americans' confidence in the economy inched closer to a 5 ½-year high on growing optimism that hiring and wages could pick up in coming months.

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Charges against high-speed pursuit suspect bound over to Scott grand jury

Charges against high-speed pursuit suspect bound over to Scott grand jury

August 27th, 2013 2:08 pm by Wes Bunch

GATE CITY — Jason T. Byrns, of Kingsport, is facing charges of attempted capital murder of a law enforcement officer and felony eluding arrest as a result of the April 2013 chase and wreck, which left a Virginia state trooper with a severe spinal injury.

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Some school districts quit healthier lunch program

Some school districts quit healthier lunch program

August 27th, 2013 2:06 pm by CAROLYN THOMPSON, Associated Press

After just one year, some schools around the country are dropping out of the healthier new federal lunch program

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Syria vows to defend itself as pressure grows

Syria vows to defend itself as pressure grows

August 27th, 2013 11:14 am by ALBERT AJI, Associated Press

Syria's foreign minister said Tuesday his country would defend itself using "all means available" in case of a U.S. strike, denying his government was behind an alleged chemical weapons attack near Damascus.

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Editorial: United States has no good options in Syria

Editorial: United States has no good options in Syria

August 27th, 2013 8:43 am by Editorial staff

Under increased pressure to militarily intervene in Syria, the administration should heed not only the will of the American people but informed voices.

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