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NEHS grad among 7 Vols cited for alcohol

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Seven more Tennessee football players, including one Clarksville native,  have received citations in connection with a party that led to the arrests of two current players and one former Volunteer. A police report filed by the Knox County Sheriff’s Office states that linebackers Curt Maggitt, Jakob ...

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Alaska voters could legalize pot this summer

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska voters will decide this summer whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use in the state. The Alaska Division of Elections tells The Associated Press in an email Tuesday that a citizens’ initiative has met all thresholds needed to appear on the Aug. 19 ballot. More ...

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Forecasters warn of ice for Tennessee and neighboring states

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The Storm Prediction Center says freezing rain could accumulate at rates of up to one-tenth of an inch per hour in a corridor from northeastern Arkansas to southwestern Indiana for a time Tuesday afternoon. An ice storm warning is already in effect for central and northern ...

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How Super Bowl ads are born

MAE ANDERSON, AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — In the world of advertising, any publicity can be good publicity. The goal is get people talking, and there’s no bigger stage in advertising than the Super Bowl. Companies spend millions to create Super Bowl ads that they hope will have ...

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Obama vowing to flex presidential powers in speech

JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — Frustrated by years of partisan gridlock, President Barack Obama is moving to flex his presidential powers during his sixth year in office. He’s starting by using Tuesday, Jan. 28’s 8 p.m. State of the Union address to announce executive actions to ...

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Police officer shoots boy in wrist at Hawaii school

JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER, Associated Press HONOLULU (AP) — A police officer shot a 17-year-old runaway in the wrist at a Hawaiii high school after the teen cut one officer with a knife and punched two others, authorities said. State Department of Education spokeswoman Donalyn Dela Cruz said the boy showed ...

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