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US applications for jobless aid reach 3-month low

US applications for jobless aid reach 3-month low

March 6th, 2014 9:49 am by JOSH BOAK, AP Economics Writer

The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits dropped 26,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 323,000, the lowest level in three months as layoffs remain at pre-recession levels.

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Witness: Pistorius prayed over his shot girlfriend

Witness: Pistorius prayed over his shot girlfriend

March 6th, 2014 8:45 am by CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and GERALD IMRAY, Associated Press

The testimony in a provincial court was the first detailed, public description of the immediate aftermath of the shooting of Reeva Steenkamp, a 29-year-old model, by the Paralympic champion in the pre-dawn hours of Feb. 14.

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Former Tenn. sheriff gets 6 years in jail, seeking new trial

Former Tenn. sheriff gets 6 years in jail, seeking new trial

March 6th, 2014 8:30 am by Associated Press

A one-time Tennessee sheriff has been sentenced to six years in jail and three years of probation after being convicted of attempted involuntary manslaughter.

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Congress rushing to put in place Russia sanctions

Congress rushing to put in place Russia sanctions

March 6th, 2014 8:24 am by BRADLEY KLAPPER, Associated Press

Congress is rushing to put in place hard-hitting sanctions on Russia in response to its takeover of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula, hoping Europe will follow the lead of the United States.

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KFD believes arson involved in two fires on same property

KFD believes arson involved in two fires on same property

March 5th, 2014 4:59 pm by Staff reports

The Kingsport Fire Department is investigating two arson cases that took place at the same address.

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TCRA worker injured in accident

TCRA worker injured in accident

March 5th, 2014 4:17 pm by Hank Hayes

A Tri-Cities Regional Airport maintenance worker was injured in an apparent accident and sent to Johnson City Medical Center Wednesday afternoon, according to an airport spokeswoman.

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Bristol, Va.-based Alpha Natural Resources fined $27.5 M in coal-tainted water deal

Bristol, Va.-based Alpha Natural Resources fined $27.5 M in coal-tainted water deal

March 5th, 2014 2:09 pm by DINA CAPPIELLO, Associated Press

One of the nation's largest coal producers will pay a $27.5 million fine and is set to spend $200 million to reduce illegal toxic discharges into waterways across five Appalachian states. The proposed settlement is the largest ever of its kind.

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Haslam stands by own anti-meth proposal in House

Haslam stands by own anti-meth proposal in House

March 5th, 2014 1:53 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

The House Criminal Justice Subcommittee parked Haslam's proposal until its last meeting, while advancing Chairman Tony Shipley's bill that carries lesser restrictions on the amount of medicines that could be bought without a prescription.

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US taking steps to help NATO allies in Europe

US taking steps to help NATO allies in Europe

March 5th, 2014 1:27 pm by BRADLEY KLAPPER, Associated Press

The Obama administration took steps Wednesday to support the defenses of U.S. allies in Europe in response to Russia's takeover of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula.

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Facebook to delete posts for illegal gun sales

Facebook to delete posts for illegal gun sales

March 5th, 2014 1:20 pm by MICHAEL VIRTANEN, Associated Press

Under pressure from gun control advocates, Facebook agreed Wednesday to delete posts from users selling illegal guns or offering weapons for sale without background checks.

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