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Average US vehicle age hits record 11.5 years

Average US vehicle age hits record 11.5 years

July 29th, 2015 8:07 am by DEE-ANN DURBIN, AP Auto Writer

The aging car population could mean that Americans will be slow to adapt safety and semi-autonomous features that have car company executives and experts heralding a new age of the automobile.

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Few clues emerge on fate of teens missing on fishing trip

Few clues emerge on fate of teens missing on fishing trip

July 28th, 2015 2:00 pm by MATT SEDENSKY, Associated Press

The Coast Guard scoured an area the size of West Virginia with no sign of the boaters by early Tuesday. Petty Officer Anthony Soto said Tuesday that the search area remains 50 miles off the coast of Jacksonville and expands as far north as Savannah, Georg

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Colorado theater shooter's sister says she still loves him

Colorado theater shooter's sister says she still loves him

July 28th, 2015 1:00 pm by SADIE GURMAN, Associated Press

When the younger sister of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes visited him in jail nearly two years after the attack, she no longer saw the loving brother who protected her when they were growing up.

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NY prison worker pleads guilty in escape of 2 killers

NY prison worker pleads guilty in escape of 2 killers

July 28th, 2015 12:50 pm by MICHAEL HILL, Associated Press

A northern New York prison worker admitted Tuesday to smuggling hacksaw blades in frozen hamburger meat to two killers who later broke out and spent more than two weeks on the run.

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UPDATE: Kingsport man killed in Russell County crash

UPDATE: Kingsport man killed in Russell County crash

July 28th, 2015 12:01 pm by Stephen Igo

He reportedly died at the scene, with fatigue appearing to have been a factor in the incident.

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As LA gangs take to social media, police try to quell violence and allay fears

As LA gangs take to social media, police try to quell violence and allay fears

July 28th, 2015 12:00 pm by By Nicole Santa Cruz, Kate Mather and Javier Panzar, Los Angeles Times (TNS)

The warnings of increased gang violence intensified across social media platforms this weekend after more than half a dozen shootings in South L.A. left one man dead and 12 people wounded.

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5 reasons farmers grow thirsty crops in dry climates

5 reasons farmers grow thirsty crops in dry climates

July 28th, 2015 11:00 am by By Lindsay Wise, McClatchy Washington Bureau (TNS)

Why do farmers grow water-intensive crops such as corn in states with low rainfall? Here are some of the government policies, financial pressures and other factors that encourage irrigation

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Visits to Great Smoky Mountains Park up 8 percent from 2014

Visits to Great Smoky Mountains Park up 8 percent from 2014

July 28th, 2015 10:03 am by Associated Press

Great Smoky Mountains National Park says more than 4.3 million people visited between January and June, an 8 percent increase from the first half of 2014.

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Injured miner reportedly doing well

Injured miner reportedly doing well

July 28th, 2015 9:26 am by Stephen Igo

The Big Stone Gap man was operating a roof bolt machine in Dickenson County when his left arm got twisted around the drill steel at around 10:30 Monday morning.

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Johnson City Marine protected 2 during Chattanooga shooting

Johnson City Marine protected 2 during Chattanooga shooting

July 28th, 2015 8:35 am by Dylan Chesser, NET News Service

Staying cool under unimaginable circumstances made all the difference for Marine Staff Sgt. Chase Estep as a killer opened fire at the U.S. Naval Reserve Center in Chattanooga nearly two weeks ago.

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