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World scrambles as Russia tightens grip on Crimea

World scrambles as Russia tightens grip on Crimea

March 2nd, 2014 3:23 pm by DALTON BENNETT and DAVID McHUGH, Associated Press

Igniting a tense standoff, Russian forces surrounded a Ukrainian army base Sunday just as the country began mobilizing in response to the surprise Russian takeover of Crimea.

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Netanyahu vows tough line for White House talks

Netanyahu vows tough line for White House talks

March 2nd, 2014 1:23 pm by JOSEF FEDERMAN, Associated Press

Israel's prime minister headed to Washington on Sunday and vowed to maintain a tough line in the face of heavy international pressure to begin making concessions to the Palestinians.

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Fatal I26 crash, restaurant employees help save man's life and other stories you may have missed

Fatal I26 crash, restaurant employees help save man's life and other stories you may have missed

March 2nd, 2014 10:00 am by Staff Report

A sampling of some of the interesting and important stories appearing this past week on TimesNews.net.

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Sullivan commissioner defers action on measure calling for new fee on license, permit transactions

Sullivan commissioner defers action on measure calling for new fee on license, permit transactions

March 1st, 2014 10:59 pm by J. H. Osborne

A proposal to charge Sullivan County residents a new $5 fee for many license and permit transactions seems to have been put in storage. The money raised by the new fee would go to help cover costs of longtime archiving of county records.

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U.S. calls on Russia to withdraw forces from Ukraine

U.S. calls on Russia to withdraw forces from Ukraine

March 1st, 2014 8:02 pm by DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press

President Barack Obama on Saturday called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to de-escalate the tense atmosphere in Ukraine by pulling his forces back to bases in the country's Crimean region.

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Saturated slopes cause concern in Calif. cities

Saturated slopes cause concern in Calif. cities

March 1st, 2014 4:47 pm by JOHN ANTCZAK, Associated Press

Saturated mountainsides loomed over foothill communities on Saturday as a storm centered off California rotated bands of rain into a state that sorely needs the moisture but not at such dangerously high rates.

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Russia approves use of military in Ukraine

Russia approves use of military in Ukraine

March 1st, 2014 12:44 pm by DAVID McHUGH and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV, Associated Press

Russia executed a de facto military takeover of a strategic region in Ukraine after the parliament in Moscow gave President Vladimir Putin a green light Saturday to proceed to protect Russian interests.

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The week in crime

The week in crime

March 1st, 2014 12:00 pm by Staff reports

This week's stories include four people killed in a domestic shooting in Southwest Virginia, a suspect who was arrested in a 2011 murder, a teen sentenced for drugged driving and drunk woman arrested for firing a pistol in the street

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Update: Knoxville man shot in downtown Johnson City

Update: Knoxville man shot in downtown Johnson City

February 28th, 2014 4:35 pm by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

Police have released the name of a man shot late Thursday night in downtown Johnson City.

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Two more school bus crashes bring total to five in just over a week

Two more school bus crashes bring total to five in just over a week

February 28th, 2014 4:05 pm by Stephen Igo and Nick Shepherd

In a little more than a week, two accidents occurred in Bloomingdale, one in Gate City, one in Piney Flats and one in Big Stone Gap.

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