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9/11 commemoration amid renewed terror threat

NEW YORK (AP) — With the solemn toll of a bell and a moment of silence, the nation paused Thursday, Sept. 11,  to mark the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks at the hallowed site just hours after President Obama promised to root out and destroy a new group ...

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Florida Georgia Line host new country awards show

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Florida Georgia Line has plenty of experience on award stages after numerous accolades for their monster hit “Cruise,” but as hosts of the American Country Countdown Awards, the country duo has less background to rely on. “We’ve hosted a couple of pool parties at my house before,” ...

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Apple reveals larger iPhones and smartwatch

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — For the first time in years, Apple’s iPhones weren’t the star of the show. Apple unveiled a smartwatch on Tuesday, Sept. 9, a wearable device that marks the company’s first major entry in a new product category since the iPad’s debut in 2010. The move is ...

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Haslam failed to sign 79 bills in required time

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mistakes in Republican Gov. Bill Haslam’s office caused 79 bills to become law without his signature and another 67 measures to be backdated to meet constitutional deadlines. The governor must either sign or veto bills within 10 days of receiving them from the Legislature, or they ...

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Governor gets report on Tenn. juvenile jails

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A security audit will be performed on all three of the state’s youth development centers after a recent breakout and violence at the facility in Middle Tennessee, according to a preliminary report sent to the governor. The Department of Children’s Services sent the report to Gov. ...

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Police: Remains are those of missing Tenn. woman

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A sheriff says the wooded area where the remains of a Tennessee woman who disappeared more than three years ago were found had been searched after she went missing. Decatur County Sheriff Keith Byrd said at a news conference Tuesday, Sept, 9, that authorities were following ...

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