Kingsport Times News Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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New guidelines could help many pregnant workers

New guidelines could help many pregnant workers

July 16th, 2014 7:25 am by TOM RAUM, Associated Press

The expanded rules adopted by the bipartisan Equal Employment Opportunity Commission make clear that any form of workplace discrimination or harassment against pregnant workers by employers is a form of sex discrimination — and illegal.

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Gay Republican candidate faces criticism from opposing camps

Gay Republican candidate faces criticism from opposing camps

July 15th, 2014 10:00 pm by KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press

He's too open about his sexual orientation for some social conservatives, but too far to the right and too quiet on social issues to win over the gay rights groups.

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Police: Tenn. sex offender rode in ice cream truck

Police: Tenn. sex offender rode in ice cream truck

July 15th, 2014 9:00 pm by Associated Press

Larry Lawrence Frierson was convicted of two counts of attempted aggravated sexual battery of a 4-year-old boy, then allegedly spotted in a green and blue van selling ice cream.

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Church lawyer details cover-up claims on sex abuse

Church lawyer details cover-up claims on sex abuse

July 15th, 2014 8:57 pm by Associated Press

Jennifer Haselberger also charged that the church used a chaotic system of record-keeping that helped conceal the backgrounds of guilty priests who remained on assignment.

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VDH offers mosquito prevention tips

VDH offers mosquito prevention tips

July 15th, 2014 8:00 pm by Stephen Igo

As summer peaks, so does the mosquito breeding and biting season. The most common mosquito-borne illnesses in the region are the West Nile virus (WNV), Chikungunya virus, and La Crosse encephalitis virus (LACV).

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Tenn. road projects could face cuts in August

Tenn. road projects could face cuts in August

July 15th, 2014 12:42 pm by Associated Press

Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer told WBIR-TV in Knoxville the agency has a list of projects it planned to launch in fiscal year 2014, but has pushed back to 2015 because of concerns about funding.

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VA cites progress on backlog; Congress disagrees

VA cites progress on backlog; Congress disagrees

July 15th, 2014 7:06 am by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press

Allison Hickey, the VA's undersecretary for benefits, told Congress that at the insistence of officials from President Barack Obama on down, the benefits backlog has been whittled down to about 275,000 — a 55 percent decrease from the peak.

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Chronology of Pilot Flying J truck stop probe

Chronology of Pilot Flying J truck stop probe

July 15th, 2014 6:57 am by Associated Press

A timeline of events in the federal investigation into alleged rebate fraud at the Pilot Flying J truck-stop chain owned by the family of Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and his brother, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam.

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For Archie fans, character's death makes an impact

For Archie fans, character's death makes an impact

July 14th, 2014 9:07 pm by DERRIK J. LANG, AP Entertainment Writer

LOS ANGELES — For the fans of Archie Andrews, his impending death marks a fitting end for the famous comic book do-gooder.

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Haslam-owned truck-stop chain to pay $92M fine

Haslam-owned truck-stop chain to pay $92M fine

July 14th, 2014 3:14 pm by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

Authorities say the truck-stop company owned by Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has agreed to pay $92 million in fines for cheating customers out of promised rebates and discounts.

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