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Theater shooting: No red flags reported at time of gun sale

Theater shooting: No red flags reported at time of gun sale

July 28th, 2015 8:33 am by RAY HENRY, Associated Press

CARROLLTON, Ga. (AP) - John Russell Houser's mental problems were well known to many, though perhaps not to the store that sold him the .40-caliber handgun used in a deadly attack on a Louisiana movie theater.

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Signals to stay on Watauga

Signals to stay on Watauga

July 28th, 2015 7:59 am by Matthew Lane

Earlier this year, Kingsport's traffic division conducted a study of whether or not to remove the traffic signals along Watauga Street at the intersections with Crescent Drive and Lamont Street.

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With Boston out, can LA revive a U.S. Olympic bid?

With Boston out, can LA revive a U.S. Olympic bid?

July 28th, 2015 7:00 am by EDDIE PELLS, AP National Writer

Boston's bid to host the 2024 Olympics was undercut by its own mayor, its skeptical public and, finally, leaders of the U.S. Olympic Committee, who were tired of the city's ever-changing blueprint.

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Eastman reports 'record results' in second quarter

Eastman reports 'record results' in second quarter

July 28th, 2015 1:11 am by Hank Hayes

As for the outlook for full year 2015, Eastman Chairman and CEO Mark Costa said: "Our earnings outlook for the year has improved due to our record second-quarter earnings and our strong first half of the year."

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Boy Scouts of America ends total ban on gay adults

Boy Scouts of America ends total ban on gay adults

July 27th, 2015 11:08 pm by DAVID CRARY, AP National Writer

The Boy Scouts of America on Monday ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons.

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U.S., Turkey plan for 'safe zone' free of IS in northern Syria

U.S., Turkey plan for 'safe zone' free of IS in northern Syria

July 27th, 2015 11:05 pm by ZEINA KARAM and JULIE PACE, Associated Press

Turkey and the United States have agreed on the outlines of a plan to rout the Islamic State group from a strip of Syrian territory along the Turkish border. The move further embroils Turkey, a key NATO ally, in Syria's civil war.

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Man charged after shooting himself

Man charged after shooting himself

July 27th, 2015 3:41 pm by Rain Smith

Some witnesses said he was waving a handgun in his right hand when it fired, while another said it was in his pocket when he was pushed down, causing the weapon to discharge.

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Boy Scout leaders vote on ending blanket ban on gay adults

Boy Scout leaders vote on ending blanket ban on gay adults

July 27th, 2015 3:00 pm by DAVID CRARY, AP National Writer

The new policy, aimed at easing a controversy that has embroiled the Boy Scouts for decades, would take effect immediately if approved by the BSA's 80-member National Executive Board.

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Miner injured in roof bolt machine mishap

Miner injured in roof bolt machine mishap

July 27th, 2015 2:48 pm by Stephen Igo

A roof bolt machine operator got his left arm twisted around the drill steel while installing a roof bolt in Paramont Coal Co.'s No. 26 Mine in Dickenson County.

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George Willis marks 50 years as pastor at Midway Baptist

George Willis marks 50 years as pastor at Midway Baptist

July 27th, 2015 2:15 pm by Marci Gore

After five decades as pastor of Midway Baptist Church in Scott County, George Willis, 84, says he has no plans to retire.

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