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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 — Tennessee lawmakers on Wednesday repealed an underage drunken driving law that threatened to cost the state $60 million in road money by running afoul of federal zero-tolerance standards.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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Fort Campbell soldiers to deploy to Afghanistan this fall

Fort Campbell says about 1,400 soldiers with the 101st Airborne Division will deploy to Afghanistan this fall. The post on the Kentucky-Tennessee border said in a statement that the soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team will deploy in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. Brig. Gen. Scott E. Brower, 101st ...

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Trump and Clinton turn to battleground states in the South

With Labor Day behind them, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are pushing ahead in top presidential battlegrounds in the South. Trump, the Republican nominee, is set to campaign in Virginia and North Carolina on Tuesday, two critical states in his path to the presidency. Clinton, the Democrat, is campaigning in ...

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Obituary: Gene Wilder’s talent throughout career

Gene Wilder was terrific when he was calm and collected. But when he lost it, he was transcendent. Often playing opposite enormous, big performers like Zero Mostel and Richard Pryor, Wilder was a straight man who often wound up in a straight jacket. His enormous range was everything in between: ...

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Beyonce reigns over VMAs, Spears falls flat

NEW YORK (AP) — Beyonce proved once again she is the contemporary rock star, and she used the MTV Video Music Awards stage to showcase her skills and outshine her peers, from Rihanna to Britney Spears. Beyonce won eight awards, including video of the year, and performed five songs from ...

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