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Study: Gold star nutrition ratings appear to work

Study: Gold star nutrition ratings appear to work

October 24th, 2013 12:54 pm by DAVID SHARP, Associated Press

A nutritional rating system using gold stars affixed to price labels on grocery store shelves appears to have shifted buying habits, potentially providing another tool to educate consumers on how to eat healthier, according to a new study.

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Healthcare.gov problems are target at Hill hearing

Healthcare.gov problems are target at Hill hearing

October 24th, 2013 7:59 am by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press

The principal contractors responsible for the federal government's trouble-plagued health insurance website say the Obama administration shares responsibility for the snags that have crippled the system.

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3-month-old Prince George christened in London

3-month-old Prince George christened in London

October 23rd, 2013 10:02 pm by GREGORY KATZ, Associated Press

Dressed in a lace and satin gown designed in the 1840s, Britain’s 3-month-old future monarch, Prince George, was christened Wednesday with water from the River Jordan at a rare gathering of four generations of the royal family.

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Bill to cap Johnson City outside sewer rates under scrutiny

Bill to cap Johnson City outside sewer rates under scrutiny

October 23rd, 2013 8:16 pm by Hank Hayes

Legislation capping Johnson City’s outside water and sewer rates at a 50 percent increase of the rate charged to city customers was the focus of state-level debate and scrutiny on Wednesday.

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Soft-spoken teen accused of killing Massachusetts teacher

Soft-spoken teen accused of killing Massachusetts teacher

October 23rd, 2013 8:15 pm by JAY LINDSAY, Associated Press

DANVERS, Mass. — A well-liked teacher was found slain in woods behind this quiet Massachusetts town’s high school, and a 14-year-old boy who was found walking along a state highway overnight was charged with killing her.

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Trial delayed for former Scott County teacher accused of abuse

Trial delayed for former Scott County teacher accused of abuse

October 23rd, 2013 8:06 pm by Wes Bunch

A former Scott County Public Schools special education teacher accused of abusing a mentally handicapped student who was under her supervision won’t face a jury until early next year after her case was continued Wednesday.

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Boston Marathon suspect may pin blame on brother

Boston Marathon suspect may pin blame on brother

October 23rd, 2013 6:53 pm by BRIDGET MURPHY, Associated Press

BOSTON — Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyers may try to save him from the death penalty in the Boston Marathon bombing by arguing he fell under the murderous influence of his older brother, legal experts say.

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German chancellor calls Obama to complain about surveillance

German chancellor calls Obama to complain about surveillance

October 23rd, 2013 6:17 pm by GEIR MOULSON, Associated Press

BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel complained to President Barack Obama on Wednesday after learning that U.S. intelligence may have targeted her mobile phone, saying that would be “a serious breach of trust” if confirmed.

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TDOT, Kingsport officials break ground for I-26 welcome center building

October 23rd, 2013 6:12 pm by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT — The Tennessee Department of Transportation expects its newest welcome center on Interstate 26 in Kingsport to open in July 2014 and serve about 400,000 visitors each year.

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Trial starts; Is Detroit eligible for bankruptcy?

Trial starts; Is Detroit eligible for bankruptcy?

October 23rd, 2013 1:27 pm by ED WHITE, Associated Press

The city of Detroit will present a "mountain of evidence" to show that its perilous finances qualify for a turnaround in bankruptcy court, an attorney said Wednesday

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