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Lawyer says Iraqi spy suspect fled Saddam's regime

Posted: 01/27/2009 - The lawyer for a native of Iraq who is accused of working for Saddam Hussein's intelligence service says his client was, in fact, persecuted by the late Iraqi leader.

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IBM quietly cuts thousands of jobs

Posted: 01/27/2009 - It isn't releasing specific numbers, but IBM has cut thousands of jobs over the past week including positions in sales, hardware and software divisions.

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GOP amendment falls short on health bill

Posted: 01/27/2009 - The Senate has defeated an effort by Republicans to make it harder for states to extend government-sponsored health insurance to children of legal immigrants.

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Snowy owl sightings delight upstate NY birders

Posted: 01/27/2009 - Biologists say an increase in the number of snowy owl sightings across upstate New York suggests that the arctic species is doing so well on its northern breeding ground that competition is driving the young ones south.

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Pet care tough in tight economy, still important for pets' health

Updated: 01/27/2009 - KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) --- Many, including pet owners, are likely trying to save money in the current economic downturn. Animal doctors remind that while you're cutting costs, you should keep your pet a priority in your budget.

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Delay possible in DTV conversion

Updated: 01/27/2009 - If you haven't received your coupon or converter box for the switch over to digital television, you may have a few more months to do so. The U.S. Senate approved a four month delay in the conversion. The House could pass similar legislation in the near future. The delay could help hundreds of East Tennesseans.

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Gov. declares emergency as storm hits Ky.

Posted: 01/27/2009 - Gov. Steve Beshear has declared a statewide emergency as a powerful winter storm barrels through Kentucky. The storm has produced a thick layer of snow and ice that has closed schools, made travel hazardous and cut power to thousands of people.

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Doctors donate healthcare in Knox Co.

Updated: 01/27/2009 - If you've lost your job, like many across the region and even nation, the problems can really pile up, so a group of doctors in Knoxville are offering up their offices to take care of you, until you can get back on your feet.

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Legislation could delay foreclosures in Tenn.

Updated: 01/27/2009 - 20 days, less than 3 weeks; that's all it takes in Tennessee to foreclose on your home, from publication of your home, to the auction at the courthouse. But two different state House Bills could change that.

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Bailout: Treasury distributes $386M to 23 banks

Posted: 01/27/2009 - The Treasury Department says it has distributed another $386 million to 23 banks, the first awards from the federal bailout fund since President Barack Obama took office.

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Senate committee adds big tax break to stimulus

Posted: 01/27/2009 - A Senate committee has voted to extend a big tax cut for middle-income and wealthy taxpayers as part of the massive economic recovery bill working its way through Congre

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TVA provides Ocoee cleanup plan

Posted: 01/27/2009 - The Tennessee Valley Authority has provided a detailed plan for cleaning up the Ocoee (oh-koh'-ee) River, a favorite of whitewater enthusiasts from around the world.

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PACs, parties spent $28M on legislative races

Posted: 01/27/2009 - Campaign finance reports show political action committees and party organizations spent nearly $28 million over the last two years to try to influence the outcome of legislative races in Tennessee.

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Wolfpack coming to grips with Yow's death

Posted: 01/27/2009 - North Carolina State interim coach Stephanie Glance says her team is having a difficult time as it grieves the loss of Hall of Fame coach Kay Y

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Kraft, Frito-Lay buyers agree to bribery pleas

Posted: 01/27/2009 - Federal prosecutors say buyers for Kraft Foods Inc. and Frito-Lay Inc. are pleading guilty to taking bribes from a California-based tomato processor

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Firefighter suspended from band over nod to Obama

Posted: 01/27/2009 - An Ohio firefighter has been given a six-month suspension from his role in a pipe and drum band because he nodded to President Barack Obama during last week's inaugural parade in Washington.

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