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TVA board to vote on replacing coal plant with natural gas

TVA board to vote on replacing coal plant with natural gas

August 21st, 2014 7:22 am by Associated Press

TVA committed to install emission controls or retire the Memphis plant's coal units by December 2018 under a 2011 agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency to reduce emissions across its coal-fired generating fleet.

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US special ops tried but failed to find hostages

US special ops tried but failed to find hostages

August 21st, 2014 7:11 am by JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent

President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them, officials say.

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Sullivan County judge sworn in to Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals

Sullivan County judge sworn in to Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals

August 20th, 2014 11:00 pm by Hank Hayes

KINGSPORT — In the region's first major judicial appointment in decades, Judge Robert Montgomery Jr. was sworn in Wednesday by Gov. Bill Haslam to serve on the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals.

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Obama vows 'justice' after militants behead U.S. journalist

Obama vows 'justice' after militants behead U.S. journalist

August 20th, 2014 5:00 pm by By Christi Parsons, Tribune Washington Bureau (MCT)

"No faith teaches people to massacre innocents," Obama said. "No just god would stand for what they did."

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Ex-museum worker allegedly takes $61K in taxpayer money

Ex-museum worker allegedly takes $61K in taxpayer money

August 20th, 2014 3:40 pm by Associated Press

At the time she was hired as an administrative services assistant in 2011, Tennessee State Museum officials were not aware the suspect was a convicted felon on parole for a theft of property of over $60,000.

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Rain or shine, crowds turning out for Appalachian Fair

Rain or shine, crowds turning out for Appalachian Fair

August 20th, 2014 7:37 am by Max Hrenda, NET News Service

For the fair's opening day, approximately 16,000 people made the decision to weather the elements and attend.

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Video purports to show killing of US journalist by Islamic State

Video purports to show killing of US journalist by Islamic State

August 20th, 2014 7:28 am by By Alana Semuels and Raja Abdulrahim, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

The executioner then displays a second man, identified as another missing American journalist, Steven Joel Sotloff, and threatens to kill him if President Barack Obama does not act, presumably to halt U.S. bombing of Islamic State fighters in Iraq.

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TBI launches human trafficking initiative

TBI launches human trafficking initiative

August 19th, 2014 11:00 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The campaign is called "It Has To Stop" and features a website with links for visitors to join nonprofits and other groups in the effort to curb trafficking in Tennessee and abroad.

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Teens arrested in alleged school massacre plot

Teens arrested in alleged school massacre plot

August 19th, 2014 9:30 pm by CHRISTOPHER WEBER, Associated Press

"They were making a huge, a huge plan of a school massacre," South Pasadena Police Chief Arthur Miller said. "They just wanted to kill as many people as possible."

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Satellite broadcasters vie for political cash with customized ads

Satellite broadcasters vie for political cash with customized ads

August 19th, 2014 8:00 pm by By Meg James, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

Satellite TV giants DirecTV and Dish Network are looking for a landslide this fall — in political dollars. For the first time, they'll be jockeying with other media outlets for a share of political spending that could top $3 billion this year.

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