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Thomas to head to sister’s funeral after Game 6 vs Bulls

Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (4) drive to the basket against Chicago Bulls guard Dwyane Wade during the first quarter of a first-round NBA playoff basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) BOSTON (AP) — Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas plans to attend his sister’s funeral on Saturday without missing any […]
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North Korea test-fires another missile

Last Updated Apr 28, 2017 6:33 PM EDT SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea test-fired a mid-range ballistic missile from the western part of its country Saturday, but the launch apparently failed, South Korea and the United States said Saturday.  The missile exploded shortly after liftoff, the South Korean military told the Yonhap news agency. […]
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Ringgold Opens State Baseball Playoffs With 7-3 Win Over Jackson Co

Ringgold, GA-(WDEF) The Georgia state baseball playoffs opened on Friday, and Ringgold posted a 7-3 win over Jackson Co in their best of three series. The Panthers got a run in the top of the first, but Ringgold grabbed the lead in the bottom of the second on a two-run homer to left by Hunter […]
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FBI agent shot and injured in Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) – Authorities say an FBI agent has been shot and injured in Atlanta. FBI Special Agent Stephen Emmett says the agent was shot while trying to serve an arrest warrant at a home. Emmett says the agent suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was being treated at a hospital. Emmett said another individual at the […]
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Local events happening over the weekend

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – Here’s a look at a few of the events going on in Chattanooga and surrounding areas this weekend. Cornbread Festival  The cornbread festival is back. If you love this southern staple, then this festival in South Pittsburg is for you. There, of course, will be cornbread cookoffs, live music, an arts and […]
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Senator asks State Dept IG to probe “taxpayer-funded” Mar-a-Lago “promotional” material

FILE: Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., questions ousted IRS Chief Steve Miller, former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman, J. Russell George, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, testify during a hearing at the Senate Finance Committee on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) practice of targeting applicants for tax-exempt status based on political leanings on Capitol Hill, in […]
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Southwest Airlines to stop overbooking flights, CEO says

KAREN BLEIER/AFP/GettyImages Southwest Airlines plans to stop overbooking flights — an industry practice implicated in an ugly incident on a United Airlines flight that has damaged United’s reputation with the flying public.  Last year Southwest bumped 15,000 passengers off flights, more than any other U.S. airline. Carriers say they sometimes sell more tickets than there […]
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Feds charge Indian tribal lenders for illegal practices

Four online lenders owned by the tiny Northern California Habematolel Pomo Indian tribe charged triple-digit interest rates on small-dollar loans and used aggressive tactics — including debiting consumer bank accounts — to collect. However, federal regulators sued Thursday, saying the fees and interest charges were so excessive that they violated lending laws in 17 states. […]
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United passenger agrees to settlement over dragging incident

Last Updated Apr 27, 2017 9:14 PM EDT CHICAGO — Dr. David Dao, the Kentucky physician who was dragged off a plane at O’Hare International Airport earlier this month, has reached a confidential settlement with United Airlines, CBS Chicago reports.  Dao’s attorneys announced the settlement Thursday afternoon, but terms were not disclosed.   The airline […]
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Mixed tech earnings undermine Wall Street's euphoria

Just days after the Nasdaq triumphantly rose above the 6,000 level to set new record highs, a blitz of mixed big-tech earnings seemed to rattle investors. Suddenly, the reality of uneven results deflated ebullient emotions in key mega-cap stocks. After all, the stock market has been more expensive — on a cyclically adjusted price-to-earnings ratio […]