Kingsport Times News Friday, August 28, 2015
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Rival Koreas hold high-level talks to defuse war fears

Rival Koreas hold high-level talks to defuse war fears

August 22nd, 2015 3:30 pm by ERIC TALMADGE, Associated Press; KIM TONG-HYUNG, Associated Press

The first high-level talks in nearly a year between South Korea and North Korea stretched into the early hours of Sunday, as the rivals looked to defuse mounting tensions that have pushed them to the brink of a possible military confrontation.

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Johnson County Commission says "no" to prison privatization

Johnson County Commission says "no" to prison privatization

August 22nd, 2015 12:17 pm by John Thompson, NET News Service

The Johnson County Commission and Mayor Larry Potter sent that message to Nashville Thursday night, unanimously approving a resolution to "strongly oppose any privatization of Northeast Correctional Complex."

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Officer's mistrial: Mother of slain man still wants justice

Officer's mistrial: Mother of slain man still wants justice

August 22nd, 2015 8:37 am by TOM FOREMAN Jr., Associated Press

Georgia Ferrell says she's still seeking justice after a jury couldn't unanimously decide the fate of a white North Carolina police officer accused in the 2013 shooting death of her son, an unarmed black motorist.

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In Alabama, Trump says he'd like to have election tomorrow

In Alabama, Trump says he'd like to have election tomorrow

August 22nd, 2015 8:33 am by MELISSA NELSON, Associated Press

Republican front-runner Donald Trump rallied thousands of supporters in south Alabama by telling them: "I would like to have the election tomorrow. I don't want to wait."

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3 Americans praised for subduing gunman on train to Paris

3 Americans praised for subduing gunman on train to Paris

August 22nd, 2015 3:20 am by NADINE ACHOUI-LESAGE and STEPHANIE SIEK, Associated Press

Three Americans are being hailed as heroes for tackling and disarming a gunman they happened to encounter on a high-speed train between Amsterdam and Paris.

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Haslam: No discussion with AG about Supreme Court vacancy

Haslam: No discussion with AG about Supreme Court vacancy

August 21st, 2015 3:00 pm by Associated Press

Gov. Bill Haslam says he has not had any communication with Attorney General Herbert Slatery about an upcoming vacancy on the Tennessee Supreme Court.

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Online sting nets six arrests for prostitution

Online sting nets six arrests for prostitution

August 21st, 2015 2:30 pm by Nick Shepherd

When the alleged prostitutes met with the undercover officers, each woman agreed to perform various sex acts for money. Officers then identified themselves and arrested the women.

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As cancer treatment begins, Carter to scale back on work

As cancer treatment begins, Carter to scale back on work

August 21st, 2015 2:00 pm by KATHLEEN FOODY, Associated Press

Former President Jimmy Carter says he will step back from his humanitarian work and surround himself with his family as he undergoes three months of treatment for melanoma cancer.

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KPD probes theft of tools, baby formula

KPD probes theft of tools, baby formula

August 21st, 2015 1:27 pm by Staff Report

Kingsport police are requesting public assistance in a pair of felony theft cases: one in which $15,000 in tools were stolen from storage containers, the other when $650 in baby care items were wheeled out of Walmart.

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Newcomer to Koch scene, Bush competes with tea party class

Newcomer to Koch scene, Bush competes with tea party class

August 21st, 2015 1:00 pm by THOMAS BEAUMONT, Associated Press; JULIE BYKOWICZ, Associated Press

Billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch are opening the tea party's door for Republican Jeb Bush, whose time as Florida governor preceded the movement.

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