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New sanctions likely despite thaw in US-Iran ties

New sanctions likely despite thaw in US-Iran ties

October 2nd, 2013 1:50 pm by BRADLEY KLAPPER, Associated Press; DEB RIECHMANN, Associated Press

U.S. lawmakers from both parties have expressed a willingness to give President Barack Obama's outreach to Iran a chance to end Tehran's nuclear standoff with the West, but at the same time they are crafting tough new U.S. economic sanctions

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Some in GOP not heeding old big business allies

Some in GOP not heeding old big business allies

October 2nd, 2013 1:46 pm by CHARLES BABINGTON, Associated Press; JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press

Business leaders are taking sides with Democratic President Barack Obama after failing to persuade their traditional Republican allies in Congress to avert a government shutdown.

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Glitches persist as gov't blames high demand

Glitches persist as gov't blames high demand

October 2nd, 2013 1:31 pm by CARLA K. JOHNSON, AP Medical Writer

Computer glitches frustrated more Americans checking out their options under President Barack Obama's health care law, and administration officials said Wednesday the problems are mainly due to high consumer interest, not hidden flaws.

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Best-selling author Tom Clancy has died at age 66

Best-selling author Tom Clancy has died at age 66

October 2nd, 2013 12:52 pm by HILLEL ITALIE, AP National Writer

Tom Clancy, whose high-tech, Cold War thrillers such as "The Hunt for Red October" and "Patriot Games" made him the most widely read and influential military novelist of his time, has died. He was 66.

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Children through middle school take Cardboard Challenge

Children through middle school take Cardboard Challenge

October 2nd, 2013 10:38 am by Holly Nelms

KINGSPORT — The city’s first Cardboard Challenge event will be held at the Farmers Market on the corner of Center and Clinchfield streets from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 5.

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US businesses worry about a prolonged shutdown

US businesses worry about a prolonged shutdown

October 2nd, 2013 6:51 am by JOYCE M. ROSENBERG and SCOTT MAYEROWITZ, AP Business Writers

Concern is rising that a prolonged shutdown would cause some work at private companies to dry up. Many of the 800,000 government workers without paychecks would no longer shop at malls, buy cars or splurge on dinner out.

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Gov't shutdown: No progress on ending stalemate

Gov't shutdown: No progress on ending stalemate

October 2nd, 2013 6:50 am by ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press

The political stare-down on Capitol Hill shows no signs of easing, leaving federal government functions — from informational websites, to national parks, to processing veterans' claims — in limbo from coast to coast.

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Kingsport man charged in second Johnson City rape

Kingsport man charged in second Johnson City rape

October 2nd, 2013 6:44 am by Rex Barber, NET News Service

A Kingsport man already facing one rape charge placed last week had another one added this week and will be in court for both offenses Thursday, according to court documents.

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Kingsport police chief honors men who rescued crash victims

Kingsport police chief honors men who rescued crash victims

October 2nd, 2013 1:05 am by Matthew Lane

Nothing short of heroic is how Kingsport Police Chief David Quillin described the actions of five “Good Samaritans” who rushed to the scene of a fatal head-on collision last month to rescue the victims of the crash.

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Postal shootings hearing resumes after outburst

Postal shootings hearing resumes after outburst

October 1st, 2013 11:17 pm by ADRIAN SAINZ, Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A former prison guard charged in the fatal shootings of two Tennessee postal workers struggled to learn simple tasks such as cleaning his room and getting dressed on his own as a child, his mother said during a federal court hearing

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