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Rescues needed as storms drench the Southeast

Rescues needed as storms drench the Southeast

April 7th, 2014 3:17 pm by JAY REEVES, Associated Press

The storms walloped Mississippi on Sunday and spread overnight into Alabama and Georgia. Strong winds downed trees, power lines and snarled rush hour commutes.

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Car rental companies ramp up exotic offerings

Car rental companies ramp up exotic offerings

April 7th, 2014 3:17 pm by MICHELLE RINDELS, Associated Press

In the past few years, some of the biggest car rental companies have added the finest cars money can buy to their fleets. Alongside the practical Toyotas and Fords are Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Bentleys, Aston Martins and Teslas, to name a few.

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4 Tenn. teens expected to appear in court in SC

4 Tenn. teens expected to appear in court in SC

April 7th, 2014 3:10 pm by Associated Press

Police have said a 16-year-old boy, a 16-year-old girl and two 15-year-old boys fled Greene County, Tenn., after the 16-year-old killed his 36-year-old father.

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Mystery surrounds death of Tenn. twins in home

Mystery surrounds death of Tenn. twins in home

April 7th, 2014 9:46 am by ADRIAN SAINZ, Associated Press

Strange, sad and macabre, the discovery of the skeletal remains of twin brothers Andrew and Anthony Johnson has mystified neighbors and others in Chattanooga and beyond.

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5 signs US job market may finally be accelerating

5 signs US job market may finally be accelerating

April 7th, 2014 8:35 am by JOSH BOAK, AP Economics Writer

Hiring over the past 12 months has outpaced population growth. More workers in the prime 25- to 54-year-old age group are finding jobs.

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Sick baby's parents defend sailing trip with kids

Sick baby's parents defend sailing trip with kids

April 7th, 2014 8:35 am by Associated Press

The California parents of a 1-year-old girl who fell ill on a sailing trip around the world thanked military crews who rescued them from their stalled vessel on Sunday and defended their decision to sail with young children.

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Possible signals from lost jet's black boxes heard

Possible signals from lost jet's black boxes heard

April 7th, 2014 8:25 am by NICK PERRY, Associated Press

Underwater sounds detected by a ship searching the southern Indian Ocean for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet are consistent with the pings from aircraft black boxes.

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Obama to sign executive orders on pay disparity

Obama to sign executive orders on pay disparity

April 6th, 2014 10:10 pm by JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Lacking congressional support to raise wages or end gender pay disparities, President Barack Obama is again imposing his policies on federal contractors.

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Heroin addicts face barriers to treatment

Heroin addicts face barriers to treatment

April 6th, 2014 6:34 pm by MEGHAN BARR, Associated Press

As the ranks of heroin users rise, more addicts are looking for help but are failing to find it — because there are no beds in packed facilities, treatment is expensive and insurance companies won't pay for inpatient rehab.

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NCAA president: Unionization 'grossly inappropriate'

NCAA president: Unionization 'grossly inappropriate'

April 6th, 2014 6:21 pm by EDDIE PELLS, AP National Writer

The NCAA president called an effort to unionize players a "grossly inappropriate" way to solve problems in college sports while insisting the association has plans to change the school-athlete relationship.

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