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Bees created unwanted buzz at Kentucky store

Bees created unwanted buzz at Kentucky store

May 20th, 2014 6:04 pm by Staff Report

After setting things abuzz by trapping customers in a store, a hive of honeybees has been safely removed from downtown Danville in central Kentucky.

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China warns U.S. cyber charges could damage ties

China warns U.S. cyber charges could damage ties

May 20th, 2014 1:39 pm by JOE McDONALD, Associated Press

The testy exchange marked an escalation in tensions over U.S. complaints that China's military uses its cyber warfare skills to steal foreign trade secrets to help the country's vast state-owned industrial sector.

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UN report: 21 million in forced labor worldwide

UN report: 21 million in forced labor worldwide

May 20th, 2014 12:55 pm by JOHN HEILPRIN, Associated Press

Forced labor produces illegal profits of $150 billion a year, the United Nations' labor agency said Tuesday as it appealed for global eradication of the abuse.

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Second Harvest kicks off mobile summer food program for children

Second Harvest kicks off mobile summer food program for children

May 20th, 2014 12:46 pm by Nick Shepherd

The Lunch Express involves four retired school buses, which have been repurposed as mobile canteens, to deliver food to children in remote areas in surrounding counties.

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Growing evidence points to systemic troubles in VA health care system

Growing evidence points to systemic troubles in VA health care system

May 20th, 2014 8:22 am by By David Zucchino, Cindy Carcamo and Alan Zarembo, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

There are now clear signs that veterans' health centers across the U.S. are juggling appointments and sometimes manipulating wait lists to disguise long delays for primary and follow-up appointments, according to federal reports.

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Woman threatens lawsuit over Bluff City auction

Woman threatens lawsuit over Bluff City auction

May 19th, 2014 11:25 pm by Nick Shepherd

Members of the Bluff City Board of Mayor and Aldermen discussed their options regarding the old city hall building at a work session on Monday night. None of those options involved approving the sale to Sherry Grubbs.

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Sullivan County commissioners  spar over residency rule

Sullivan County commissioners spar over residency rule

May 19th, 2014 10:48 pm by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE — Sullivan County Commissioner Michael Surgenor thinks Commissioner Mark Bowery has vacated his District 11 seat by starting a new home in District 6.

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Sullivan officials set to consider options  on 30 years of liquor taxes

Sullivan officials set to consider options on 30 years of liquor taxes

May 19th, 2014 10:25 pm by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE — The Sullivan County Commission will reconvene at 9 a.m. on May 29 to consider what to do regarding what could be more than 30 years worth of payments due in liquor-by-the-drink taxes.

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Man allegedly passed out on drugs while completing job application

Man allegedly passed out on drugs while completing job application

May 19th, 2014 9:20 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — A Grainger County man's chances of being hired at a Hawkins County company were greatly diminished Friday when he allegedly passed out under the influence of drugs while filling out his job application.

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Four major phone carriers providing text-to-911

Four major phone carriers providing text-to-911

May 19th, 2014 8:20 pm by WILSON RING, Associated Press

The four major U.S. wireless phone companies are providing emergency texting 911 service as of this month to any local government that wants it and has the capability to use it.

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