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Jose Fernandez dies in boating accident

Jose Fernandez escaped from Cuba by boat on his fourth try as a teenager, and when his mother fell into the Yucatan Channel during the journey, he jumped in and pulled her out. Fernandez’s heroic backstory made his death early Sunday that much more heart-wrenching. The charismatic Miami Marlins ace ...

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Alabama governor praises pipeline company’s response to leak

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley said gas prices in parts of the state rose 20 cents over the weekend after a pipeline leak, but he didn’t consider that price gouging. “It changes overnight sometimes that much,” he said. Bentley toured Colonial Pipeline’s emergency response center, in a luxury resort hotel about ...

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Surprises, sure things and Trump joke at Emmys

The Emmy Awards had its share of surprises, sure things and Donald Trump jokes. One consistent theme was the continued creative erosion at the top broadcast networks, now merely an afterthought on television’s biggest night. “Game of Thrones” won best drama for the second year in a row on Sunday, and became ...

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Data: Tennessee led country in fatal accidental shootings

ASSOCIATED PRESS NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee led the nation in the number of accidental shooting deaths in 2014, according to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In a news release, The Safe Tennessee Project, a grassroots gun-violence prevention organization, said that 105 people died in the ...

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Facing $60M penalty, Tennessee repeals underage DUI law

ASSOCIATED PRESS NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee lawmakers on Wednesday repealed an underage drunken driving law that threatened to cost the state $60 million in road money by running afoul of federal zero-tolerance standards. The Senate passed the measure 31-1, and the House later followed suit on an 85-2 vote despite ...

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5 soldiers injured in hard landing during training

ASSOCIATED PRESS FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. — Fort Campbell says five soldiers have been injured in a training exercise. A statement from the post on the Kentucky-Tennessee border says the soldiers were injured when a helicopter made a hard landing. The statement says the soldiers were in the middle of a ...

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