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Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study

Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study

August 31st, 2014 4:00 pm by MARILYNN MARCHIONE, AP Chief Medical Writer

An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the outbreak raging through West Africa — once more of it can be made.

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U.S. trained Alaskans as secret 'stay-behind agents' during Cold War

U.S. trained Alaskans as secret 'stay-behind agents' during Cold War

August 31st, 2014 12:56 pm by ROBERT BURNS, AP National Security Writer

Russian invasion of Alaska? It seemed like a real possibility in 1950 and the U.S. government planned for it, newly declassified Air Force and FBI documents show.

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Average full-time workweek is 47 hours, Gallup says

Average full-time workweek is 47 hours, Gallup says

August 30th, 2014 6:00 pm by By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

Just 42 percent of full-time employees work 40 hours a week, the traditional total based on five 9 a.m.-to-5 p.m. workdays, Gallup said of findings it released ahead of the Labor Day weekend.

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Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in'

Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in'

August 30th, 2014 5:19 pm by DONNA CASSATA, Associated Press

WASHINGTON — A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to "keep the bums in."

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Gov. Haslam's Medicaid talk draws GOP criticism

Gov. Haslam's Medicaid talk draws GOP criticism

August 30th, 2014 4:00 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

"It seems the governor is not very serious about whatever he has in mind regarding Medicaid expansion, because he hasn't conferred with the General Assembly," Norris said.

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Prosecutor: Ex-governor took bribes from CEO

Prosecutor: Ex-governor took bribes from CEO

August 29th, 2014 7:00 pm by LARRY O'DELL, Associated Press; MATTHEW BARAKAT, Associated Press

In closing arguments, prosecutor David Harbach told jurors they needed to convict McDonnell even though the popular Republican was swept into office in a landslide five years ago.

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8 apply to become next Tenn. attorney general

8 apply to become next Tenn. attorney general

August 29th, 2014 5:00 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

The field of candidates also includes Gov. Bill Haslam's top legal adviser, Herbert Slatery; Republican state Sen. Doug Overbey of Maryville; and courts administrator Bill Young of Brentwood.

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Man gets 27-year sentence in Smokies attack

Man gets 27-year sentence in Smokies attack

August 29th, 2014 10:33 am by Associated Press

Prosecutors have said that in June 2012, William Seevers held at knifepoint a 44-year-old woman who had been hiking on the Gatlinburg Trail.

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Obama cautions against using force to solve crises

Obama cautions against using force to solve crises

August 29th, 2014 10:31 am by JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent

Faced with deepening crises in the Middle East and Ukraine, President Barack Obama is putting the brakes on the notion that American military power can solve either conflict.

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Ukraine conflict weighs on markets; retailers fall

Ukraine conflict weighs on markets; retailers fall

August 28th, 2014 5:31 pm by Associated Press

U.S. financial markets ended slightly lower Thursday, marking their first loss in a week of record highs.

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