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Tenn. sheriff pays ransom for case files

Tenn. sheriff pays ransom for case files

November 13th, 2014 10:00 pm by Associated Press

The malware, called "Cryptowall," doesn't tamper with files on a computer, but keeps them locked until a ransom is paid.

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Education commissioner leaving for private sector

Education commissioner leaving for private sector

November 13th, 2014 9:00 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A letter signed by Republican lawmakers demanded Huffman's resignation, citing complaints from school administrators, teachers and students about his leadership style as his department implemented a series of changes.

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Pentagon says US troops' role in Iraq could expand

Pentagon says US troops' role in Iraq could expand

November 13th, 2014 3:40 pm by DONNA CASSATA, Associated Press; LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press

The Pentagon warned Congress on Thursday that the long, drawn-out military campaign against Islamic State militants is just beginning and could expand to include modest numbers of U.S. forces fighting alongside Iraqi troops.

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Gov't tells US drivers to get used to cheap gas

Gov't tells US drivers to get used to cheap gas

November 13th, 2014 8:50 am by JONATHAN FAHEY, AP Energy Writer

In a dramatic shift from previous forecasts, the Energy Department predicted Wednesday that the average price of gasoline in the U.S. will be 44-cents lower that previously expected.

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Appalachia gathers dissent to gas pipeline bound for eastern NC

Appalachia gathers dissent to gas pipeline bound for eastern NC

November 13th, 2014 8:19 am by By Sean Cockerham, McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT)

A quiet area is being roiled by plans to put it in the path of a pipeline from West Virginia through North Carolina. While the proposed pipeline may not lower energy bills, utilities say it might prevent spikes during extreme weather.

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Maryland district strips religious labels from school calendar

Maryland district strips religious labels from school calendar

November 12th, 2014 10:13 pm by Associated Press

ROCKVILLE, Md. — Maryland's largest school district has voted to strip religious labels from holidays on next year's school calendar after Muslims sought recognition of a holy day.

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Gas to average under $3 in 2015, government says

Gas to average under $3 in 2015, government says

November 12th, 2014 6:00 pm by JONATHAN FAHEY, AP Energy Writer

The average price of gasoline will be below $3 a gallon in 2015, the Energy Department predicted Wednesday. If the sharply lower estimate holds true, U.S. consumers will save $61 billion on gas compared with this year.

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Dangling window washers rescued from World Trade Center

Dangling window washers rescued from World Trade Center

November 12th, 2014 5:55 pm by Associated Press

The workers' ordeal began on the building's south side at around 12:40 p.m. when one of the platform's four cables abruptly developed slack, Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro said. The platform tilted sharply and swayed between the 68th and 69th floors.

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Volkswagen establishes labor policy in  Tennessee

Volkswagen establishes labor policy in Tennessee

November 12th, 2014 5:00 pm by Associated Press

Volkswagen Chattanooga says it has established a policy that sets guidelines to interact with labor organizations, but the policy stops short of providing a pathway toward a collective bargaining agreement.

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Global banks fined billions for rigging market

Global banks fined billions for rigging market

November 12th, 2014 2:02 pm by DANICA KIRKA and MARCY GORDON, Associated Press

Traders plotted over Internet chat rooms to manipulate currency markets for years, profiting at the expense of clients — and then congratulating themselves for their brilliance — regulators said Wednesday, as they fined five banks $3.4 billion.

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