Kingsport Times News Thursday, October 30, 2014
News Regional & National
Government ups air bag warning to 7.8 million vehicles

Government ups air bag warning to 7.8 million vehicles

October 22nd, 2014 10:26 pm by TOM KRISHER, AP Auto Writer

DETROIT — The U.S. government is now urging owners of nearly 8 million cars and trucks to have the air bags repaired because of potential danger to drivers and passengers.

Comments
News Regional & National
U.S. to track everyone coming from Ebola nations

U.S. to track everyone coming from Ebola nations

October 22nd, 2014 7:10 pm by MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer

All travelers who come into the U.S. from three Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for three weeks, the latest step by federal officials to keep the disease from spreading into the country.

Comments
News Regional & National
Authorities investigating whether Colorado girls were trying to join Islamic militants

Authorities investigating whether Colorado girls were trying to join Islamic militants

October 22nd, 2014 6:54 pm by SADIE GURMAN, Associated Press

Three teenage girls from suburban Denver being investigated for possibly trying to join Islamic State militants in Syria aren't radicalized jihadis but rather victims of an online predator, a school official said Wednesday.

Comments
Sports Regional & National
Nine UNC employees fired or disciplined in academic scandal

Nine UNC employees fired or disciplined in academic scandal

October 22nd, 2014 6:38 pm by AARON BEARD, Associated Press

More than 3,100 students enrolled in classes they didn't have to show up for and received artificially inflated grades in what an investigator called a "shadow curriculum" that lasted nearly two decades at UNC.

Comments
News Local News Regional & National
Voter ID now required to vote in Virginia

Voter ID now required to vote in Virginia

October 22nd, 2014 1:30 pm by Stephen Igo

The city of Norton ballot will include candidates for City Council and Norton School Board, while Wise County voters will see an even simpler ballot come Nov. 4 election day.

Comments
News Regional & National
Tennessee child traps himself in arcade game

Tennessee child traps himself in arcade game

October 22nd, 2014 8:32 am by Associated Press

The boy's grandmother says she received a text message and looked away from the toddler for a moment, then heard a "bang" and saw the boy inside the claw crane.

Comments
News Regional & National
Battles rage over genetically modified foods

Battles rage over genetically modified foods

October 22nd, 2014 8:25 am by By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

Voters in two states will decide the fate of labeling laws, letting purchasers know whether they are buying products that contain materials that have been genetically engineered or modified.

Comments
News Crime Regional & National
Murder suspect remains at large after mistaken release from jail

Murder suspect remains at large after mistaken release from jail

October 21st, 2014 10:00 pm by By Jessica Anderson and Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun (MCT)

A murder suspect who was erroneously released from a Baltimore jail — which was not noticed for two days — remained at large Tuesday, and one lawmaker is calling for an independent investigation of the circumstances.

Comments
Regional & National
Ben Bradlee , Washington Post editor during Watergate scandal, dies

Ben Bradlee , Washington Post editor during Watergate scandal, dies

October 21st, 2014 8:39 pm by NANCY BENAC, Associated Press

Ben Bradlee, the hard-charging editor who guided The Washington Post through its Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the Watergate scandal and invigorated its newsroom for more than two decades, died Tuesday.

Comments
News Regional & National
Advocates continue call for Medicaid expansion

Advocates continue call for Medicaid expansion

October 21st, 2014 8:00 pm by Associated Press

Members of the state chapter of the NAACP and other health care advocates held a mock funeral across from the state Capitol in Nashville to characterize lives they say will be lost if Medicaid is not expanded in Tennessee.

Comments