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Kaine, Shinseki have ‘good dialog’ on veterans’ issues

Kaine, Shinseki have ‘good dialog’ on veterans’ issues

June 21st, 2013 11:30 pm by Staff report

Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., a member of the Armed Services Committee, met Thursday with Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki to discuss issues facing veterans including the disabilities claims backlog, education, health care access and unemployment.

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Warner introduces legislation aiming to improve energy efficiency

June 21st, 2013 10:33 pm by Staff report

Warner said the program seeks to lower consumer energy bills, create jobs and increase economic competitiveness.

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Air travel changes at less than supersonic speed

Air travel changes at less than supersonic speed

June 21st, 2013 7:19 pm by LORI HINNANT, Associated Press

LE BOURGET, France (AP) — When the Concorde started flying in the 1970s, hopes were high that the traveling masses would soon streak through the air faster than the speed of sound or soar in planes that hurtled like missiles above the earth’s atmosphere.

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Tenn. official equates complaints about water quality  with terrorism

Tenn. official equates complaints about water quality with terrorism

June 21st, 2013 7:13 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE (AP) — The comments came at a meeting between Department of Environment and Conservation officials and Mount Pleasant residents who are members of Statewide Organizing for Community Empowerment.

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Spill the beans on Paula Deen: Share your thoughts on what's stirrin' with the celebrity cook

Spill the beans on Paula Deen: Share your thoughts on what's stirrin' with the celebrity cook

June 21st, 2013 5:09 pm by RUSS BYNUM,Associated Press

The Food Network said Friday it's dumping Paula Deen, barely an hour after the celebrity cook posted a videotaped apology online begging forgiveness from fans and critics troubled by her admission to having used racial slurs in the past.

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WHO study: Third of women suffer domestic violence

WHO study: Third of women suffer domestic violence

June 21st, 2013 12:00 am by Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization, Dr. Margaret Chan, called it “a global health problem of epidemic proportions,” and other experts said screening for domestic violence should be added to all levels of health care.

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Perry touts Texas, Tennessee leadership at Sullivan Reagan Day dinner

Perry touts Texas, Tennessee leadership at Sullivan Reagan Day dinner

June 20th, 2013 11:05 pm by Hank Hayes

BRISTOL, Tenn. — States like Texas and Tennessee are winning the job creation battle because their elected leaders promote conservative principles, Texas Gov. Rick Perry told a Sullivan County Republican Party Reagan Day dinner Thursday night.

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Could Paula Deen’s words bring down her empire?

Could Paula Deen’s words bring down her empire?

June 20th, 2013 7:15 pm by Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Paula Deen should hope for more fans like Jennifer Everett of Tyler, Texas, who carried a shopping bag filled with $53 worth of merchandise from the celebrity chef’s Georgia store on Thursday.

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Christian group apologizes for attempts to turn gays straight

Christian group apologizes for attempts to turn gays straight

June 20th, 2013 6:24 pm by Associated Press

The leader of Exodus International, a Christian ministry that worked to help people repress same-sex attraction, has apologized to the gay community for inflicting “years of undue suffering.”

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Police seek info on missing Scott County teen

Police seek info on missing Scott County teen

June 20th, 2013 5:28 pm by Rain Smith

Cody Lyn Collins, 19, was last seen in Weber City, Va. The Scott County Sheriff's Office says he's approximately 6 feet 2 inches and 175 lbs, with brown hair and blue eyes.

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