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Italian authorities approve attempt to right shipwrecked Costa Concordia

Italian authorities approve attempt to right shipwrecked Costa Concordia

September 15th, 2013 7:02 pm by FRANCES D’EMILIO, Associated Press

GIGLIO ISLAND, Italy — Authorities have given the final go-ahead for a daring attempt Monday to pull upright the crippled Costa Concordia cruise liner from its side in the waters off Tuscany.

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Alabama church marks 50th anniversary of bombing that killed four girls

Alabama church marks 50th anniversary of bombing that killed four girls

September 15th, 2013 5:53 pm by JAY REEVES, Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Hundreds of people filled an Alabama church that was bombed by the Ku Klux Klan 50 years ago Sunday to mark the anniversary of the blast that killed four little girls.

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Police: Ohio mobile home fire kills man, five kids

Police: Ohio mobile home fire kills man, five kids

September 15th, 2013 5:40 pm by JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press

TIFFIN, Ohio — A fast-moving fire claimed the lives of a man and five children under the age of 7 on Sunday morning when it swept through a mobile home in northwest Ohio.

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Despite pressure, ban on gay blood donors endures

Despite pressure, ban on gay blood donors endures

September 15th, 2013 5:31 pm by DAVID CRARY, AP National Writer

NEW YORK — The U.S. gay-rights movement has achieved many victories in recent years. Yet one vestige of an earlier, more wary era remains firmly in place: the 30-year-old nationwide ban on blood donations by gay and bisexual men.

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Many U.S. bridges old, risky and run-down

Many U.S. bridges old, risky and run-down

September 15th, 2013 5:24 pm by JOAN LOWY, Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Motorists coming off the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge into Washington are treated to a postcard-perfect view of the U.S. Capitol. The bridge itself, however, is about as ugly as it gets.

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Tennessee working to replace, repair worn out bridges

Tennessee working to replace, repair worn out bridges

September 15th, 2013 5:13 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

NASHVILLE — Dozens of Tennessee bridges are among the thousands nationwide that have advanced deterioration or are at risk of collapsing, federal data show.

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Charlotte police officer who shot, killed man seeking help charged with manslaughter

Charlotte police officer who shot, killed man seeking help charged with manslaughter

September 15th, 2013 1:37 pm by Associated Press

An unarmed man who was shot and killed by a police officer in North Carolina after a wreck was a former football player for Florida A&M University, school officials said Sunday.

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Bombings kill 58 in south, central Iraq

Bombings kill 58 in south, central Iraq

September 15th, 2013 1:20 pm by SINAN SALAHEDDIN, Associated Press

A wave of car bombings and other attacks in Iraq killed at least 58 people in mostly Shiite-majority cities on Sunday. The country is experiencing its deadliest bout of sectarian violence since 2008.

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Top stories you may have missed

Top stories you may have missed

September 15th, 2013 12:00 pm by Staff Report

This week's stories include a child who died in a fire is remembered, Wellmont closing Lee Regional Medical Center,

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Prescription drug abuse  at epidemic levels

Prescription drug abuse at epidemic levels

September 15th, 2013 8:32 am by Nick Shepherd

Sullivan County is a beautiful region right on the edge of the Tennessee-Virginia state line. But just under the surface, an epidemic threatens the way of life for the 156,000 people who live in there. The epidemic is prescription drug abuse.

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