Kingsport Times News Friday, August 29, 2014
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Official: Robin Williams hanged himself with belt

Official: Robin Williams hanged himself with belt

August 12th, 2014 2:36 pm by Associated Press

The actor had periodic bouts of substance abuse and depression for years. Just last month, Williams announced he was returning to a 12-step treatment program.

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Police, protesters again clash outside St. Louis

Police, protesters again clash outside St. Louis

August 12th, 2014 8:31 am by ALAN SCHER ZAGIER, Associated Press

Police in riot gear fired tear gas into a crowd of protesters in a St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black teenager had been fatally shot by police over the weekend, as tension rose even amid calls for collective calm.

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Tenn. court considers if executioners can be named

Tenn. court considers if executioners can be named

August 12th, 2014 8:03 am by Associated Press

A Tennessee appeals court is considering whether 10 death row inmates have the right to know about the drugs that will be used in their executions and whether their lawyers can get the names of the people who will kill them.

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UPDATE: Comedian Robin Williams dead in apparent suicide

UPDATE: Comedian Robin Williams dead in apparent suicide

August 11th, 2014 7:26 pm by Associated Press

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. — Oscar-winner Robin Williams, whose free-form comedy and adept impressions dazzled audiences for decades, has died in an apparent suicide. He was 63.

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News Crime Regional & National
Man accused of killing woman, dumping body in Watauga Lake gets plea deal

Man accused of killing woman, dumping body in Watauga Lake gets plea deal

August 11th, 2014 4:30 pm by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

An accused murderer entered a no contest plea to lesser charges this morning in Washington County Criminal Court, earning him a 25-year prison sentence.

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Obama directs funds to fight terrorists in Africa

Obama directs funds to fight terrorists in Africa

August 11th, 2014 3:31 pm by NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press

EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday directed $10 million in emergency Pentagon spending to help France fight terrorists in northwest Africa.

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FBI opens investigation into St. Louis shooting

FBI opens investigation into St. Louis shooting

August 11th, 2014 3:24 pm by JIM SALTER and JIM SUHR, Associated Press

The FBI opened an investigation Monday into the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager whose death stirred a night of unrest in a St. Louis suburb.

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Police: 2 slain, 5 hurt in New Orleans shooting

Police: 2 slain, 5 hurt in New Orleans shooting

August 11th, 2014 8:33 am by Associated Press

New Orleans police were investigating a drive-by shooting Monday that killed a man and an 18-year-old woman and wounded five other people, three of them children.

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24 rescued from stuck roller coaster

24 rescued from stuck roller coaster

August 11th, 2014 8:30 am by Associated Press

A Six Flags America spokesman said in a statement that it is not yet clear what caused the ride to stop but that it has a computerized safety system that "performed as it is designed to."

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Sports Regional & National NASCAR/Racing
Stewart crash probe focuses on lighting, track

Stewart crash probe focuses on lighting, track

August 11th, 2014 8:24 am by JOHN WAWROW and DAN GELSTON, AP Sports Writers

Kevin Ward Jr. was standing to the right of Stewart's familiar No. 14 car, which seemed to fishtail from the rear and hit him. Authorities questioned the 43-year-old Stewart once on Saturday night and went to Watkins Glen to talk to him again Sunday.

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