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Video games come of age as spectator sport

Video games come of age as spectator sport

August 27th, 2014 6:10 pm by Associated Press

Twitch's 55 million monthly users viewed over 15 billion minutes of content on the service in July, making Twitch.tv one of the world's biggest sources of Internet traffic.

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Stocks drift higher; S&P 500 holds on to 2,000

Stocks drift higher; S&P 500 holds on to 2,000

August 27th, 2014 5:29 pm by Associated Press

Even in a daylong sideways drift, the Standard & Poor's 500 index managed to eke out its third record close in three days. U.S. stocks ended essentially flat on Wednesday after spending much of the day wavering between tiny gains and losses.

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AP ANALYSIS: A grim stalemate at war's end in Gaza

AP ANALYSIS: A grim stalemate at war's end in Gaza

August 27th, 2014 4:28 pm by DAN PERRY, Associated Press

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces bristling from people who sense that Hamas controlled events and could not have its grip loosened on the Gaza Strip, which it seized by force from the Palestinian Authority in 2007.

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Shooting by 9-year-old girl stirs debate over guns (video included)

Shooting by 9-year-old girl stirs debate over guns (video included)

August 27th, 2014 2:50 pm by JACQUES BILLEAUD, Associated Press

"All right, full auto," the firing-range instructor tells a 9-year-old girl. She braces the Uzi submachine gun and opens fire. But the recoil wrenches the fully automatic weapon upward, and the instructor is shot in the head and killed.

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State court: Workers' comp OK for kickball injury

State court: Workers' comp OK for kickball injury

August 27th, 2014 2:44 pm by MEG KINNARD, Associated Press

On Wednesday, the court ruled that Stephen Whigham, who was injured in a company kickball game, is entitled to workers' compensation benefits because he was required to attend the game as part of his job.

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Anti-UAW workers to form own union at VW plant

Anti-UAW workers to form own union at VW plant

August 27th, 2014 8:35 am by Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Volkswagen workers who oppose the United Auto Workers at the German automaker's plant in Chattanooga are looking to form their own union.

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Journalist held captive in Syria arrives in US

Journalist held captive in Syria arrives in US

August 27th, 2014 8:32 am by Associated Press

Journalist Peter Theo Curtis returned home to the United States on Tuesday, two days after being freed by a Syrian extremist group that held him hostage for 22 months, his family said.

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ETSU confirms meningitis treatment for two students

ETSU confirms meningitis treatment for two students

August 26th, 2014 7:34 pm by NET News Service

ETSU health officials say the risk of transmission is minimal to other members of the ETSU community. The university has a protocol for suspected cases of meningitis, and all protocols are being followed.

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Erwin man fatally stabbed in Colorado

Erwin man fatally stabbed in Colorado

August 26th, 2014 3:18 pm by Brad Hicks, NET News Service

A Georgia man was arrested Sunday and charged with first-degree murder by police officials in Colorado Springs, Colo., for his alleged involvement in the weekend stabbing death of an Erwin man.

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Burger King to buy Tim Hortons; new firm to be based in Canada

Burger King to buy Tim Hortons; new firm to be based in Canada

August 26th, 2014 1:18 pm by By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

The deal creates the world's third-largest fast-food chain, with more than 18,000 restaurants in 100 countries and about $23 billion in annual sales. Burger King is looking to Canada's Tim Hortons to boost its standing in the booming breakfast market.

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