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Secret Service chief quits due to security lapses

Secret Service chief quits due to security lapses

October 1st, 2014 6:10 pm by Associated Press

High-ranking lawmakers from both parties had urged Julia Pierson to step down after her poorly received testimony to Congress a day earlier — and revelation of yet another security problem.

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Gloomy news sends stocks tumbling

Gloomy news sends stocks tumbling

October 1st, 2014 5:25 pm by Associated Press

It was a rough start to October for financial markets Wednesday, with the Dow Jones industrial average dropping more than 200 points as investors reacted to a round of negative economic news in the U.S. and abroad.

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A decade after welcoming wind, states reconsider

A decade after welcoming wind, states reconsider

October 1st, 2014 1:56 pm by SEAN MURPHY, Associated Press

Today, many of the same political leaders who initially welcomed the wind industry want to regulate it more tightly, even in red states like Oklahoma, where candidates regularly rail against government interference.

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Ex-officer pleads guilty in Bean Station drugstore killings

Ex-officer pleads guilty in Bean Station drugstore killings

October 1st, 2014 1:48 pm by Associated Press

Jason Holt killed Down Home Pharmacy owner Stephen Lovell despite Lovell complying with Holt's request for oxycodone. A cutomer was also killed in the May 2013 robbery in Bean Station, where Holt had once worked as an officer.

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Teacher accused of assaulting student picks up new charges

Teacher accused of assaulting student picks up new charges

October 1st, 2014 8:15 am by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

At the time of all three incidents, Larry Manis, 62, of Blountville, was a special education teacher at Jonesborough Middle School. He has since retired from the school system.

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Government confirms first case of Ebola in U.S.

Government confirms first case of Ebola in U.S.

September 30th, 2014 8:23 pm by Associated Press

Federal health officials on Tuesday confirmed the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S., a patient who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas and a sign of the far-reaching impact of the out-of-control epidemic in West Africa.

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State Supreme Court declines to hear TSSAA case

State Supreme Court declines to hear TSSAA case

September 30th, 2014 7:45 pm by Associated Press

Tennessee's Supreme Court will not hear an appeal of a court ruling that the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association is subject to the state's public records laws.

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Stocks slip, leaving S&P 500 down for September

Stocks slip, leaving S&P 500 down for September

September 30th, 2014 6:02 pm by Associated Press

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 28.32 points, or 0.2 percent, to 17,042.90. The S&P 500 slipped 5.51 points, or 0.3 percent, to 1,972.29. The Nasdaq composite lost 12.46 points, also 0.3 percent, to 4,493.39.

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California becomes first state to ban plastic bags

California becomes first state to ban plastic bags

September 30th, 2014 4:24 pm by FENIT NIRAPPIL, Associated Press

A national coalition of plastic bag manufacturers immediately said it would seek a voter referendum to repeal the law, which is scheduled to take effect in July 2015.

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Haslam working to stop shredding of books

Haslam working to stop shredding of books

September 30th, 2014 4:23 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam said Tuesday that he's continuing to negotiate with the U.S. Postal Service to prevent it from shredding Imagination Library books delivered to incorrect addresses.

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