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Police search for Tennessee teen who escaped transport van

Police search for Tennessee teen who escaped transport van

October 17th, 2014 9:23 am by Associated Press

Police are still looking for one of two teens who escaped custody while being taken to a detention facility in Montgomery County.

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Weekly jobless claims hit 14-year low despite global economic trouble

Weekly jobless claims hit 14-year low despite global economic trouble

October 16th, 2014 10:30 pm by By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

At the depths of the downturn, in late 2008 through mid-2009, initial jobless claims were running at twice the current level. Economists had expected claims to rise slightly last week.

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Wellmont, Mountain States working together to combat Ebola

Wellmont, Mountain States working together to combat Ebola

October 16th, 2014 8:05 pm by Staff Report

The leaders of the region's two major hospital systems issued a joint statement Thursday meant to address public concerns about the Ebola virus, saying: "Cooperation between Wellmont and Mountain States is occurring at the highest levels."

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Alexander, Ball spar in lone Tenn. Senate forum

Alexander, Ball spar in lone Tenn. Senate forum

October 16th, 2014 7:30 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

Lamar Alexander, a former governor and who is seeking a third Senate term, directly went on the offensive, returning often to his familiar criticism of Gordon Ball as being "one more vote for the Obama agenda."

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Apple hypes new gadgets, but Pay is bigger bet

October 16th, 2014 6:01 pm by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer

Apple showed off thinner iPads and a new iMac with a high-resolution display on Thursday, but company's bigger strategic bet is that mobile pay service Apple Pay will be the next thing you didn't know you needed.

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Ready to get discovered? 'America's Got Talent' auditions scheduled in Tennessee

Ready to get discovered? 'America's Got Talent' auditions scheduled in Tennessee

October 16th, 2014 6:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

Have a special or unique ability? Ever thought you could make a living off it if only you could show the world what you can do?

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Flu Fighters: Health care officials team up to 'Keep Flu Out!

Flu Fighters: Health care officials team up to 'Keep Flu Out!

October 16th, 2014 9:15 am by J. H. Osborne

Area health officials say yearly vaccination against the flu should begin in September or as soon as the vaccine becomes available — and everyone six months and older should get the flu vaccine.

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Falling oil prices shake up global economies

Falling oil prices shake up global economies

October 16th, 2014 8:25 am by JONATHAN FAHEY, AP Energy Writer

A sudden plunge in the price of oil is sending economic and political shockwaves around the world. Oil exporting countries are bracing for potentially crippling budget shortfalls and importing nations are benefiting from the lowest prices in four years.

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CDC: Nurse exposed to Ebola should not have flown

CDC: Nurse exposed to Ebola should not have flown

October 15th, 2014 3:13 pm by MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer

A top federal health official said Wednesday that a Texas nurse exposed to the Ebola virus never should have taken a flight from Cleveland to the Dallas area.

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Tennesseans urged to fight 'voter suppression'

Tennesseans urged to fight 'voter suppression'

October 15th, 2014 3:11 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

Cooper said the tougher voting laws are examples of "voter suppression," and the way to fight back is to have heavy voter turnout, particularly from blacks and younger voters.

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