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Calls grow louder for 'kill switches' to deter smartphone theft

Calls grow louder for 'kill switches' to deter smartphone theft

May 21st, 2014 8:14 am by By Matt Campbell, The Kansas City Star (MCT)

The smartphone industry has been reluctant to embrace universal kill switches, citing security concerns, but it has volunteered to install technology in new phones that would allow consumers to opt in for a kill switch.

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Report issued on deadly South Holston Lake copter crash

Report issued on deadly South Holston Lake copter crash

May 21st, 2014 8:05 am by Associated Press

Bill Starnes of Blountville was a pilot for the Food City grocery chain, ferrying people to and from races at BMS. The National Transportation Safety Board concluded a low-altitude departure over the water in the dark and without lights led to the crash.

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Bluff City BMA discusses tough budget decisions

Bluff City BMA discusses tough budget decisions

May 20th, 2014 11:06 pm by Nick Shepherd

BLUFF CITY — Bluff City residents could take a real punch to the wallet and possibly lose the services of a police officer. Members of the Bluff City Board of Mayor and Aldermen gathered to discuss how to fix the budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

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Parade of GM recalls rolls on; 2.4M more vehicles affected

Parade of GM recalls rolls on; 2.4M more vehicles affected

May 20th, 2014 9:17 pm by Associated Press

GM has recalled 13.6 million vehicles in the U.S. since early February. That's more than the total number of cars it sold here in the last five years, and already surpasses GM's previous U.S. recall record of 10.75 million vehicles, set in 2004.

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Swipe right for Ms. Right: The rise of dating apps

Swipe right for Ms. Right: The rise of dating apps

May 20th, 2014 6:21 pm by Associated Press

Millennials, busy with school, jobs and social lives, say the apps save time and let users filter out the undesirables, based on a few photos, words and Facebook connections.

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Bees created unwanted buzz at Kentucky store

Bees created unwanted buzz at Kentucky store

May 20th, 2014 6:04 pm by Staff Report

After setting things abuzz by trapping customers in a store, a hive of honeybees has been safely removed from downtown Danville in central Kentucky.

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China warns U.S. cyber charges could damage ties

China warns U.S. cyber charges could damage ties

May 20th, 2014 1:39 pm by JOE McDONALD, Associated Press

The testy exchange marked an escalation in tensions over U.S. complaints that China's military uses its cyber warfare skills to steal foreign trade secrets to help the country's vast state-owned industrial sector.

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UN report: 21 million in forced labor worldwide

UN report: 21 million in forced labor worldwide

May 20th, 2014 12:55 pm by JOHN HEILPRIN, Associated Press

Forced labor produces illegal profits of $150 billion a year, the United Nations' labor agency said Tuesday as it appealed for global eradication of the abuse.

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Second Harvest kicks off mobile summer food program for children

Second Harvest kicks off mobile summer food program for children

May 20th, 2014 12:46 pm by Nick Shepherd

The Lunch Express involves four retired school buses, which have been repurposed as mobile canteens, to deliver food to children in remote areas in surrounding counties.

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Growing evidence points to systemic troubles in VA health care system

Growing evidence points to systemic troubles in VA health care system

May 20th, 2014 8:22 am by By David Zucchino, Cindy Carcamo and Alan Zarembo, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

There are now clear signs that veterans' health centers across the U.S. are juggling appointments and sometimes manipulating wait lists to disguise long delays for primary and follow-up appointments, according to federal reports.

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