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Farmers' Almanac predicts another nasty winter

Farmers' Almanac predicts another nasty winter

August 24th, 2014 4:57 pm by DAVID SHARP, Associated Press

LEWISTON, Maine — The folks at the Farmers' Almanac can be forgiven for feeling smug: The 198-year-old publication correctly predicted the past nasty winter while federal forecasters blew it.

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Update: Strong California quake causes injuries, damage

Update: Strong California quake causes injuries, damage

August 24th, 2014 3:15 pm by ELLEN KNICKMEYER, Associated Press

The largest earthquake to hit the San Francisco Bay Area in 25 years sent scores of people to hospitals, ignited fires, damaged multiple historic buildings and knocked out power to thousands of homes and businesses on Sunday.

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Tennessee dad creates app to help prevent hot car deaths

Tennessee dad creates app to help prevent hot car deaths

August 23rd, 2014 5:34 pm by Kevin Walters, The Tennessean

FRANKLIN - It was fear, not a business success, that prompted Franklin parent Cody King to create his first app.

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Faith healer launches U.S. crusade

Faith healer launches U.S. crusade

August 23rd, 2014 5:13 pm by MATT SEDENSKY, Associated Press

"This is an hour of salvation," the Rev. Reinhard Bonnke tells the crowd. "Miami shall be saved! Florida shall be saved! America shall be saved!"

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Ice bucket challenge may change nonprofit world

Ice bucket challenge may change nonprofit world

August 23rd, 2014 2:00 pm by ALICIA RANCILIO, Associated Press

Since the ALS Association began tracking the campaign's progress on July 29, it has raised more than $53.3 million from 1.1 million new donors in what is one of the most viral philanthropic social media campaigns in history.

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Obama taking less vacation, but too much for some

Obama taking less vacation, but too much for some

August 22nd, 2014 7:00 pm by DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press

Since becoming president, Obama has taken 20 vacations lasting two to 15 days. As of Aug. 12, he spent all or part of 138 days on "vacation." By the same point in his second term, President George W. Bush spent 381 partial or complete days at his ranch in

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Ferguson fallout: A call for police 'body cams'

Ferguson fallout: A call for police 'body cams'

August 22nd, 2014 9:39 am by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer

"This is a technology that has a very real potential to serve as a check and balance on police power," says Jay Stanley, senior policy analyst at the American Civil Liberties Union.

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Pain clinic co-owner sentenced to 39 years

Pain clinic co-owner sentenced to 39 years

August 22nd, 2014 9:32 am by Associated Press

A 63-year-old Maryville woman has been sentenced to serve more than 39 years in prison for drug and money laundering offenses connected with the Breakthrough Pain Therapy Center, which she co-owned with her husband.

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UAW says Volkswagen signups in Tenn. hit 670

UAW says Volkswagen signups in Tenn. hit 670

August 21st, 2014 9:30 pm by Associated Press

A United Auto Workers leader says a new local in Chattanooga has signed up the equivalent of what would have been a winning margin for the union vote at Volkswagen's plant in Tennessee.

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National Guard to withdraw from Ferguson; Holder may widen probe

National Guard to withdraw from Ferguson; Holder may widen probe

August 21st, 2014 6:30 pm by By Richard A. Serrano and Kurtis Lee, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

The troops were deployed in Ferguson beginning on Monday, but their role was low-key, protecting the police command center and monitoring the protests in the St. Louis suburb each night

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