Kingsport Times News Friday, October 31, 2014
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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.

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New efforts to ban tobacco farm child labor

New efforts to ban tobacco farm child labor

October 21st, 2014 7:47 pm by FREDERIC J. FROMMER, Associated Press

Two years after the Obama administration backed off a rule that would have banned children from dangerous agriculture jobs, public health advocates and lawmakers are trying anew to get kids off tobacco farms.

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Gas prices expected to continue falling

Gas prices expected to continue falling

October 21st, 2014 9:17 am by Staff Report

Prices in Tennessee slid 11 cents compared to last week, going from an average of $3 a gallon to $2.89 on Sunday.

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Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82

Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82

October 21st, 2014 8:46 am by SHELLEY ACOCA, AP Fashion Writer

Oscar de la Renta, the worldly gentleman designer who shaped the wardrobe of socialites, first ladies and Hollywood stars for more than four decades, has died. He was 82.

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America says no to cappuccino potato chips

America says no to cappuccino potato chips

October 21st, 2014 8:38 am by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer

Frito-Lay says Wasabi Ginger won its contest that gives people a chance to create a new flavor, beating out the coffee-flavored chips and the two other finalists — Mango Salsa and Cheddar Bacon Mac & Cheese.

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NHTSA issues airbag warning on 4.7 million vehicles

NHTSA issues airbag warning on 4.7 million vehicles

October 20th, 2014 9:30 pm by By Charles Fleming, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

If you drive a car made in the early 2000s, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration wants you to see your dealer — right now. The warning affects more than 4.7 million vehicles made by Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Mazda, BMW and General Motors.

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Police: Indiana suspect hints at more killings

Police: Indiana suspect hints at more killings

October 20th, 2014 8:00 pm by TOM COYNE and MICHAEL TARM, Associated Press

The suspect's confession to the slaying of a woman has led police to the grisly discovery of six other bodies, including three in the same block.

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Pro leagues, NCAA file to stop N.J. sports betting

Pro leagues, NCAA file to stop N.J. sports betting

October 20th, 2014 7:40 pm by DAVID PORTER, Associated Press

The four major professional sports leagues and the NCAA filed papers in court Monday to stop New Jersey's plan to allow legal sports betting beginning this weekend.

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Deer breeding season increases danger for drivers

Deer breeding season increases danger for drivers

October 20th, 2014 11:25 am by Stephen Igo

Breeding season for whitetail deer is in full swing during the autumn months, and motorists in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia are advised to be particularly watchful to avoid collisions with the animals.

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Rangers rescues family lost in Smoky Mountains

Rangers rescues family lost in Smoky Mountains

October 20th, 2014 9:22 am by Associated Press

The Pigeon Forge Police Department received a 911 call from the family requesting help but the call dropped before the family could give an exact location.

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