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University of Tennessee at Chattanooga anthropology professor Lyn Miles thought she'd contribute to science in the late 1970s by being the first researcher to teach sign language to an orangutan.

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More than 120,000 Tennesseans who bought health insurance plans off the new federal marketplace this year — 80 percent of those who bought such plans — made the purchase with the help of federal tax credits.

It looks like something from a spy movie. But you don't have to be a movie star or a secret agent to use one. And you don't have to be suspected of a crime to be monitored by one.

ATLANTA — Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a matchup against Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn that will help determine which party controls the Senate for the final years of the Obama administration.

From Hair of the Dog on the corner of Market and Fourth streets past Track 29 off Main Street, the city is proposing a sound ordinance that would allow the bars and music venues in this defined area to crank up their music much louder until midnight on the weekends and 11 p.m. on weekdays.

The runoff election for Georgia’s District 1 House of Representatives, which includes the western part of Walker County and all of Dade County, had Republican incumbent John Deffenbaugh winning with 55 percent of the vote with all votes counted.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — A private meeting this week involving Gov. Bill Haslam, state education Commissioner Kevin Huffman and educators from five area school systems has come under scrutiny by members of the Bradley County Board of Education.

A Chattanooga family backed by a state disability advocacy group has filed a discrimination lawsuit against Erlanger Health System claiming the hospital did not provide the husband and wife — both deaf — with a medical interpreter during crucial health procedures and for prolonged periods while they were patients at the hospital.

People in McMinn County, Tenn., are the targets of a scam being perpetrated in the name of the county's judicial officials, and some victimshave lost $500 to $1,000.

NASHVILLE — Conservative radio show host Laura Ingraham stormed into Nashville on Tuesday as she sought to give Joe Carr a major boost in his GOP primary fight with U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander.

GAINESVILLE, Ga. — A group of seaplane pilots is asking federal authorities to allow them to land on Lake Lanier.

For the first time this election cycle, 3rd District Congressional candidate Mary Headrick shared a stage with the Republican she will face in November — although voters will decide in about two weeks whether that will be incumbent U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann or challenger Weston Wamp.

How do you get a job making the new sport utility vehicle at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga assembly plant?

If this year’s real-estate market is a good one for Larry Lyons, the federal subsidy that helped him buy health insurance may turn into a huge bill at income tax time.

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