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Attorney: Prostitute had no reason to kill exec

Attorney: Prostitute had no reason to kill exec

July 16th, 2014 1:24 pm by MARTHA MENDOZA, AP National Writer

A high-priced prostitute accused of giving a Google executive a fatal dose of heroin aboard his yacht had no reason to kill the man given how much money she was getting from him, a defense attorney said Wednesday.

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Lawyer: Mother of boy left in hot car devastated

Lawyer: Mother of boy left in hot car devastated

July 16th, 2014 7:30 am by PHILLIP LUCAS, Associated Press

The woman's husband, Justin Ross Harris, was arrested on charges of murder and child cruelty after the boy's death June 18. He told police he left his son in the backseat of his SUV for about seven hours after forgetting to drop him off at day care.

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Police: 2 dead after shooting at rest stop

Police: 2 dead after shooting at rest stop

July 16th, 2014 7:26 am by Associated Press

Two people are dead after a murder-suicide at a rest stop on the Kentucky-Tennessee state line in Franklin. A Trooper says it appears to have been random with no apparent connection between the victim and the shooter.

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New guidelines could help many pregnant workers

New guidelines could help many pregnant workers

July 16th, 2014 7:25 am by TOM RAUM, Associated Press

The expanded rules adopted by the bipartisan Equal Employment Opportunity Commission make clear that any form of workplace discrimination or harassment against pregnant workers by employers is a form of sex discrimination — and illegal.

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Gay Republican candidate faces criticism from opposing camps

Gay Republican candidate faces criticism from opposing camps

July 15th, 2014 10:00 pm by KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press

He's too open about his sexual orientation for some social conservatives, but too far to the right and too quiet on social issues to win over the gay rights groups.

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Police: Tenn. sex offender rode in ice cream truck

Police: Tenn. sex offender rode in ice cream truck

July 15th, 2014 9:00 pm by Associated Press

Larry Lawrence Frierson was convicted of two counts of attempted aggravated sexual battery of a 4-year-old boy, then allegedly spotted in a green and blue van selling ice cream.

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Church lawyer details cover-up claims on sex abuse

Church lawyer details cover-up claims on sex abuse

July 15th, 2014 8:57 pm by Associated Press

Jennifer Haselberger also charged that the church used a chaotic system of record-keeping that helped conceal the backgrounds of guilty priests who remained on assignment.

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VDH offers mosquito prevention tips

VDH offers mosquito prevention tips

July 15th, 2014 8:00 pm by Stephen Igo

As summer peaks, so does the mosquito breeding and biting season. The most common mosquito-borne illnesses in the region are the West Nile virus (WNV), Chikungunya virus, and La Crosse encephalitis virus (LACV).

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Tenn. road projects could face cuts in August

Tenn. road projects could face cuts in August

July 15th, 2014 12:42 pm by Associated Press

Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer told WBIR-TV in Knoxville the agency has a list of projects it planned to launch in fiscal year 2014, but has pushed back to 2015 because of concerns about funding.

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VA cites progress on backlog; Congress disagrees

VA cites progress on backlog; Congress disagrees

July 15th, 2014 7:06 am by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press

Allison Hickey, the VA's undersecretary for benefits, told Congress that at the insistence of officials from President Barack Obama on down, the benefits backlog has been whittled down to about 275,000 — a 55 percent decrease from the peak.

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