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Now this is a shame…. British tour company Thomas Cook shuts down

Now this is a shame…. British tour company Thomas Cook shuts down

on September 23, 2019, 7:46 AM / in International News

The world’s oldest travel company, the British firm Thomas Cook, shut down on Monday, leaving 600,000 customers stranded abroad. Thomas Cook started out in 1841 organizing local rail trips. It later pioneered European package vacations, and ran hotels, resorts, and airlines in 16 countries. It collapsed after failing to strike a rescue deal with lenders as it struggled with $2.1 […]

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Warren and Biden join striking GM workers on picket lines

on September 23, 2019, 7:41 AM / in National News

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and former Vice President Joe Biden joined striking General Motors workers on picket lines on Sunday as Democratic presidential candidates continued battling for the support of union groups. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) plans to join striking autoworkers in Detroit on Wednesday. Warren criticized GM for closing factories despite profits in the billions. “GM is demonstrating that […]

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3 dead, 4 hospitalized in Pittsburgh overdose case

3 dead, 4 hospitalized in Pittsburgh overdose case

on September 23, 2019, 7:34 AM / in State News

Three people died and four others were hospitalized in Pittsburgh early Sunday after allegedly taking drugs together, police said. The first victim was found unconscious in an apartment complex elevator early Sunday, and was pronounced dead at the scene. Paramedics then found another man “somewhat conscious” a few blocks away. He, too, died. Police learned both men had been at […]

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Hong Kong police break up shopping mall protest with tear gas

on September 23, 2019, 7:25 AM / in International News

Hong Kong police fired tear gas to disperse pro-democracy protesters who occupied a shopping mall on Sunday. Activists reportedly targeted businesses with connections to China as the demonstrations continued for a 16th weekend. The protests erupted over a bill, now withdrawn, that sought to allow the extradition of criminal suspects to mainland China. The demonstrations have grown into broader resistance […]

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Arab lawmakers back Gantz in bid to help oust Israel’s Netanyahu

Arab lawmakers back Gantz in bid to help oust Israel’s Netanyahu

on September 23, 2019, 7:24 AM / in International News

The Arab bloc in Israel’s parliament on Sunday endorsed Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz for prime minister. It was the first time the Arab lawmakers had backed a candidate for prime minister since 1992. The support of the Arab Joint List gives Gantz 57 supporters in Parliament. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has 55. Netanyahu appealed to hardliners ahead […]

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Trump acknowledges discussing Biden with Ukraine leader

Trump acknowledges discussing Biden with Ukraine leader

on September 23, 2019, 7:21 AM / in International News, National News

President Trump on Sunday acknowledged talking about former Vice President Joe Biden in a July phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, although he said he was not improperly pressuring Zelensky to investigate a political rival. Democrats suspect Trump of trying to get Ukraine to look into the business dealings of Biden’s son, Hunter Biden. Ukraine was awaiting a Trump […]

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Student accused of threatening Central High has no access to guns: Sheriff

on September 23, 2019, 6:04 AM / in State News

Story By DAVID MELSON  |  Times Gazette A Shelbyville Central High student accused on social media of threatening to bring a gun to school Friday does not have access to weapons at his home, Sheriff Austin Swing said Thursday night. “We have been to the student’s home and checked to make sure no guns are available,” Swing said. “We talked […]

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Casey Hood to run for District 77, Tennessee

on September 23, 2019, 6:02 AM / in State News

Casey Hood announced Thursday his candidacy for the state house seat in which he was just appointed. Last week the Obion County Commission appointed Hood, a conservative Republican, to replace Bill Sanderson as state representative in District 77 and will serve until a special election is held for a permanent representative. His standing as an interim member of the Tennessee […]

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911 fee to go up in Coffee County

on September 23, 2019, 6:00 AM / in State News

The emergency communication service charge fee, also known as 911 fee, is going up. The Manchester Board of Mayor and Aldermen (BOMA) and Coffee County Commission voted to support the increase of the 911 fee from $1.16 to $1.50. BOMA approved the increase on Sept. 3, with Alderman Ryan French casting a dissenting vote. The full commission voted on Sept. […]

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How GM’s profit sharing offer to UAW workers missed the mark

How GM’s profit sharing offer to UAW workers missed the mark

on September 23, 2019, 5:50 AM / in National News, State News

By Jamie L. LaReau | Detroit Free Press A sticking point in General Motors negotiations with the UAW involves profit sharing, and a person familiar with GM’s proposal said it falls short of union demands. GM has said it offered an improved formula that would boost profit sharing. The biggest issue seems to be that GM’s offer did not include temporary workers. As […]

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NARAL condemns Tenn. lawmakers’ push to completely ban abortion

NARAL condemns Tenn. lawmakers’ push to completely ban abortion

on September 23, 2019, 5:45 AM / in State News

  In response to the Tennessee Senate Judiciary considering a draconian total ban on abortion last week, NARAL Pro-Choice America Vice President Adrienne Kimmell issued the following statement: “Tennessee politicians are working to ban abortion outright in their state, following in the footsteps of Alabama and putting anti-choice politicians’ cruelty on full display. Anti-choice lawmakers are determined to gut Roe […]

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Carver gets $80K not to come to work

Carver gets $80K not to come to work

on September 23, 2019, 5:43 AM / in State News

Former Director of Schools John Carver will receive nearly $80,000 not to be the head of the school system, according to his severance agreement with the Tullahoma Board of Education. Carver’s resignation was effective at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, according to the letter he sent to School Board Chairman Pat Welsh. According to the severance agreement between Carver and […]

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Federal Court Rules Cops Can Steal Your Stuff and it Does NOT Violate the Constitution

Federal Court Rules Cops Can Steal Your Stuff and it Does NOT Violate the Constitution

on September 22, 2019, 8:30 AM / in National News

By Jack Burns The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a ruling which declared police can constitutionally steal your possessions. Called “civil asset forfeiture,” the police are under no obligation to give the property back to you. Instead, police departments will steal your stuff, hold it in storage (accruing fees in most cases), and then sell your stuff to the highest bidder. […]

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‘Almost impossible mission’: The 8,000-mile nonstop flight to save a US soldier’s life

on September 22, 2019, 7:11 AM / in International News, National News

The Taliban have stepped up attacks across Afghanistan after President Trump scrapped high-level peace talks between Afghan and Taliban leaders at Camp David earlier this month. Watch the latest video at foxnews.com  This week alone, three major suicide bombings killed dozens of people, including 26 at a campaign rally for Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. The Taliban claimed responsibility for all of them. Seventeen U.S. troops have been killed […]

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Trump hits Iranian central bank with sanctions

on September 21, 2019, 7:38 AM / in International News, National News

Those new Iran sanctions President Trump teased on Twitter earlier this week have arrived. During a meeting Friday with Australia’s prime minister, Trump announced he has sanctioned Iran’s national bank. “These are the highest sanctions ever imposed on a country, we’ve never done it to this level. It’s too bad what’s happening with Iran, it’s going to hell,” Trump told […]

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At least 4 dead and 12 critically injured in tour bus crash in Utah

At least 4 dead and 12 critically injured in tour bus crash in Utah

on September 21, 2019, 7:29 AM / in State News

A bus carrying tourists — most of whom were Chinese speakers, according to the Utah Highway Patrol — crashed a few miles away from Bryce Canyon National Park on Friday. At least four people have died and around 12 to 15 were critically injured, the highway patrol said. State Route 12 was closed after the accident.

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Trump downplays urgency of trade talks as Chinese negotiators cut US trip short

on September 21, 2019, 7:21 AM / in National News

By Sylvan Lane What started out as a productive day for U.S.-China trade talks quickly soured Friday as President Trump faced another setback in his long push to strike a deal with Beijing. Chinese officials on Friday abruptly canceled plans to tour farms harmed by Beijing’s tariffs on American agricultural goods, dampening hopes of successful trade talks between the U.S. […]

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Walmart to stop selling e-cigarettes

Walmart to stop selling e-cigarettes

on September 21, 2019, 7:18 AM / in National News

More vaping fallout: Walmart is taking a stance and will not longer sell e-cigarettes. And on Capitol Hill, senators want FDA to enact a near total ban immediately. Also on drug pricing, at least one House Democrat wants changes to Speaker Pelosi’s bill. Walmart announced Friday it will stop selling e-cigarettes as federal and state governments crack down on the […]

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Ariz. high court says Christians artists can’t be forced to make same-sex wedding invitations

on September 21, 2019, 7:17 AM / in National News

Joanna Duka and Breanna Koski, owners of Brush & Nib Studio, cannot be compelled by a local nondiscrimination ordinance to make wedding invitations for same-sex marriages, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Monday. The high court ruled that the Phoenix law violates the artists’ free speech protections and their free exercise rights under the state’s Free Exercise of Religion Act. “These […]

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Candace Owens Tells Congress That ‘White Nationalism Is Not A Problem’ For Black America

on September 21, 2019, 7:07 AM / in National News

By ALICIA LUKE  |   Freedom Outpost During a hearing before the House Oversight Joint Subcommittee today conservative commentator Candace Owens said: “based on the hierarchy of what’s impacting minority Americans if I had to make a list of 100 things, White nationalism would not make the list.” The House is having a hearing on white supremacy and the Republicans invited […]

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