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New FDA rules will put calorie counts on menus

New FDA rules will put calorie counts on menus

November 25th, 2014 6:30 pm by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

The idea is that people may pass on that bacon double cheeseburger if they know it has hundreds of calories — and, in turn, restaurants may make their foods healthier to keep calorie counts down.

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Bad Apples: KPD seeks info on device thieves

Bad Apples: KPD seeks info on device thieves

November 25th, 2014 2:20 pm by Staff Report

Kingsport police are searching for a pair of apparently opportunistic thieves, with one accused of swiping an unattended iPhone from a store clerk, the other of lifting an iPad from a waiting room.

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As OPEC faces tough test, lower oil prices loom

As OPEC faces tough test, lower oil prices loom

November 25th, 2014 1:00 pm by JONATHAN FAHEY, AP Energy Writer

OPEC is at a crossroads. The group, which produces 30 million barrels of oil per day, one-third of global liquid fuel demand, is facing the most pronounced decline in oil prices since the financial crisis hit in 2008.

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Scooter rider fatally struck on Sullivan County road

Scooter rider fatally struck on Sullivan County road

November 25th, 2014 12:46 pm by Rain Smith

According to a preliminary crash report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the victim was riding south on Hickory Tree Road on what is described as an unregistered and "homemade scooter."

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VW policy for Tenn. plant sets off labor scramble

VW policy for Tenn. plant sets off labor scramble

November 25th, 2014 12:28 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

To some, the policy may open the door to the union eventually representing all workers in contract negotiations. To others, it may undercut the union by giving an opposing group an official voice at the plant.

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Kingsport organization shows off one of its two new supportive living homes

Kingsport organization shows off one of its two new supportive living homes

November 25th, 2014 10:33 am by Matthew Lane

"This is exactly the type of project the redevelopment trust fund is for," said Ralph Perrey, executive director of THDA. "(The partnerships) make it a lot easier to put our funds to work."

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Kingsport alderman launches campaign for mayor

Kingsport alderman launches campaign for mayor

November 25th, 2014 8:46 am by Matthew Lane

Alderman Tom Parham has been planning a run for mayor for months, having campaign cards printed up earlier this year and privately discussing the matter with friends, family and supporters in the community.

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Thanksgiving trumps Black Friday for deals

Thanksgiving trumps Black Friday for deals

November 25th, 2014 8:20 am by ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, AP Retail Writer

Turns out, shoppers will find more discounted items in stores that are open on Thanksgiving.

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Photos: Fires burn in Ferguson, gunshots heard in streets

Photos: Fires burn in Ferguson, gunshots heard in streets

November 25th, 2014 8:10 am by JIM SUHR and ANDALE GROSS, Associated Press

Protesters smashed windows out of police cars and buildings, several of which were later looted and set ablaze, and officers lobbed tear gas from inside armored vehicles to disperse crowds.

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Gift Guide: Lots of tablet choices, oh my!

Gift Guide: Lots of tablet choices, oh my!

November 25th, 2014 8:08 am by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer

People tend to hold onto tablets longer than smartphones, so take time to weigh your options.

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