Kingsport Times News Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Georgia man gets 20 years for gun battle at school

Georgia man gets 20 years for gun battle at school

September 16th, 2014 7:00 pm by RAY HENRY, Associated Press

Hill's defense attorney, Annie Deets, said Hill has a history of mental illness that started when he was 7. Deets said Hill was abused by his late father and lived with a mother who abused drugs and alcohol

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Tenn. Senate Speaker Ramsey spins wins out of defeats

Tenn. Senate Speaker Ramsey spins wins out of defeats

September 16th, 2014 6:15 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

"He somehow always seems to win, even when he's losing," said an aide to former Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen. "It's really just a function of being willing to roll the dice and take risks. The Democrats could learn a thing or two from him."

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Stocks end higher as investors await news from Fed

Stocks end higher as investors await news from Fed

September 16th, 2014 5:38 pm by Associated Press

Stocks flitted between gains and losses through most of morning, then turned broadly higher in the afternoon on an increase in health care and utility stocks.

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US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

September 16th, 2014 9:36 am by JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press

The new U.S. muscle comes after appeals from the region and from aid organizations for a heightened U.S. role in combatting the outbreak blamed for more than 2,200 deaths.

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Elizabethton car dealer gets 14 years on theft, other charges

Elizabethton car dealer gets 14 years on theft, other charges

September 16th, 2014 8:40 am by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

A former used car dealer whose shady sales left customers with repossessed vehicles will serve 14 years in prison on several counts of theft and failure to produce a car title.

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Police: 16-year-old girl, with baby nearby, killed man over PS4

Police: 16-year-old girl, with baby nearby, killed man over PS4

September 15th, 2014 5:00 pm by By Mike Morris, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (MCT)

Two people are in custody for the fatal shooting of a man during what Sandy Springs, Ga., police said was the attempted theft of a video gaming system the victim was trying to sell on Craigslist.

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Tenn. justices name Slatery as attorney general

Tenn. justices name Slatery as attorney general

September 15th, 2014 4:24 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

The state Supreme Court on Monday named Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's top legal adviser, Herbert Slatery, as Tennessee's next attorney general.

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House GOP moves ahead on Syrian rebel training

House GOP moves ahead on Syrian rebel training

September 15th, 2014 4:21 pm by BRADLEY KLAPPER, Associated Press; DONNA CASSATA, Associated Press

The authorization under consideration will likely be included as an amendment to a spending bill Congress must pass to keep the government open until mid-December. That would give lawmakers the opportunity to hold a separate debate and vote on the matter

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Third parties in Tennessee still fighting for ballot access

Third parties in Tennessee still fighting for ballot access

September 15th, 2014 9:50 am by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

A 2010 federal court ruling in one of the cases stated that Tennessee was one of only two states where no third parties had qualified for the ballot over the previous decade.

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Iran rejects global strategy against extremists

Iran rejects global strategy against extremists

September 15th, 2014 9:44 am by LORI HINNANT, Associated Press

Neither Iran nor Syria, which together share most of Iraq's borders, was invited to the international conference in Paris, which opened as a pair of French reconnaissance jets took off over Iraqi skies.

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