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Storm system pushes east after drenching Plains

Storm system pushes east after drenching Plains

May 17th, 2015 3:10 pm by Associated Press

Rain-soaked Texas saw flash flood warnings, high-water rescues and motorists stranded on roads overwhelmed by torrential rains, and damaging tornadoes and strong winds blew through the Plains on Saturday and early Sunday.

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Attorney: Court orders release of nun, other Y-12 protesters

Attorney: Court orders release of nun, other Y-12 protesters

May 16th, 2015 12:24 pm by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A federal appeals court has ordered the immediate release of an 85-year-old nun and two fellow Catholic peace activists who vandalized a uranium storage bunker, their attorney said Friday.

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'SEC primary' wants Southern stamp on GOP in 2016

'SEC primary' wants Southern stamp on GOP in 2016

May 16th, 2015 11:40 am by BILL BARROW, Associated Press

With a GOP field replete with established, well-financed politicians, the second wave of primary states appears to have a genuine say in selecting a nominee and not merely follow the trend set by the early voting states.

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Jury orders death for the Boston Marathon bomber

Jury orders death for the Boston Marathon bomber

May 15th, 2015 6:55 pm by DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer

A jury sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death Friday for the Boston Marathon bombing, sweeping aside pleas that he was just a "kid" who fell under the influence of his fanatical older brother.

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Partnership discusses dangers of high ozone levels

Partnership discusses dangers of high ozone levels

May 15th, 2015 5:30 pm by Nick Shepherd

Since the partnership was founded, a number of things have contributed to the reduction of dangerous ozone layers and air pollution in the Tri-Cities.

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Fired Sevier County deputy indicted for sex-on-the-job allegations

Fired Sevier County deputy indicted for sex-on-the-job allegations

May 15th, 2015 8:40 am by Associated Press

A fired Tennessee deputy has been indicted on accusations of having sex on the job with a woman he met earlier the same day while answering a 911 call. While at her home, he allegedly ignored calls for service.

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Confident Delta CEO predicts fewer flight delays this summer

Confident Delta CEO predicts fewer flight delays this summer

May 15th, 2015 8:13 am by SCOTT MAYEROWITZ, AP Airlines Writer

Delta will also fly to Cuba - someday.

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Official: VA improperly spends $5 billion a year on health

Official: VA improperly spends $5 billion a year on health

May 15th, 2015 7:34 am by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press

"Gross mismanagement" by senior agency leaders has wasted billions of dollars and made a "mockery" of federal laws regarding purchasing of goods and services, said Jan Frye, deputy assistant secretary for acquisition and logistics.

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'King of the Blues' legend B.B. King dead at age 89

'King of the Blues' legend B.B. King dead at age 89

May 15th, 2015 7:17 am by KEN RITTER, Associated Press

B.B. King, whose scorching guitar licks and heartfelt vocals made him the idol of generations of musicians and fans while earning him the nickname King of the Blues, died late Thursday at home in Las Vegas. He was 89.

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Kingsport murderer dies on death row

Kingsport murderer dies on death row

May 14th, 2015 8:30 pm by Nick Shepherd

A Sullivan County man sentenced to death in 1978, making him the longest tenured Tennessee inmate on death row, died Wednesday of natural causes.

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