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Man survives three days at bottom of Atlantic

Man survives three days at bottom of Atlantic

December 3rd, 2013 6:12 pm by Associated Press

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Entombed at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean in an upended tugboat for three days, Harrison Odjegba Okene begged God for a miracle. The Nigerian cook survived by breathing an ever-dwindling supply of oxygen in an air pocket.

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KPD seeks public's help in theft case

KPD seeks public's help in theft case

December 3rd, 2013 4:59 pm by Nick Shepherd

KINGSPORT — The incident happened in the early morning hours of November 10 when a white male suspect entered a red pickup that was in the Kroger parking lot. The suspect then stole over $1,000 worth of items, the report said.

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Officers cleared in fatal Bluff City shooting

Officers cleared in fatal Bluff City shooting

December 3rd, 2013 4:06 pm by Rain Smith

Three local police officers have been cleared of any wrongdoing in the fatal shooting of a man who attempted to flee a Bluff City traffic crash in August — allegedly striking an officer with his car and ramming multiple vehicles.

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Obama tries to move past health care website woes

Obama tries to move past health care website woes

December 3rd, 2013 2:23 pm by JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent

Seeking to move past its website woes, the Obama administration is launching a health care strategy aimed at avoiding enrollment snafus come January while also refocusing attention on broader benefits of the sweeping law.

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Man dead after shootout with police in Tenn.

Man dead after shootout with police in Tenn.

December 3rd, 2013 1:19 pm by Associated Press

A man sought by police since the discovery of his girlfriend's body in a burned house has been killed after a shootout with authorities.

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Judge: Detroit eligible for Chapter 9 bankruptcy

Judge: Detroit eligible for Chapter 9 bankruptcy

December 3rd, 2013 1:12 pm by ED WHITE, Associated Press

Detroit is eligible to shed billions in debt in the largest public bankruptcy in U.S. history, a judge said Tuesday in a long-awaited decision that now shifts the case toward how the city will accomplish that task.

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Medical worker gets 39 years for infecting dozens with hepatitis

Medical worker gets 39 years for infecting dozens with hepatitis

December 3rd, 2013 1:05 pm by By Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

A drug-addicted medical technician has been sentenced to 39 years in federal prison for infecting dozens of patients with hepatitis C while working at hospitals in several states.

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Stalker crashes while fleeing from scene of vandalism

Stalker crashes while fleeing from scene of vandalism

December 3rd, 2013 11:31 am by Rain Smith

Shortly before 2 a.m. a woman and her boyfriend heard a noise outside their Bristol home. They found the tires on “several” vehicles had been slashed, then spotted the woman’s ex-boyfriend speeding away in his pickup.

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Fast-food strikes aim at 100 US cities

Fast-food strikes aim at 100 US cities

December 3rd, 2013 9:38 am by CANDICE CHOI and SAM HANANEL, Associated Press

The protests are part of a movement by labor unions, Democrats and other worker advocacy groups to raise pay in low-wage sectors.

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Tenn. woman accused of stealing $200K in phone card scam

Tenn. woman accused of stealing $200K in phone card scam

December 3rd, 2013 9:33 am by Associated Press

Alexandrea Petty of Springfield was allegedly able to activate stolen Straightalk phone cards at times when the activation system was down by acting like a Wal-Mart supervisor.

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