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NASHVILLE — Four years ago, U.S. Rep. Diane Black was battling fellow Republican Jim Tracy in a tough three-person GOP primary in Tennessee's 6th Congressional District.

Calhoun, Ga.-based flooring giant Mohawk Industries’ profits jumped 20 percent in the second quarter to $162 million, excluding unusual charges, or $2.21 per share, up from $134 million in the second quarter of 2013.

JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Israel will destroy Hamas' tunnel network in the Gaza Strip designed for deadly attacks inside Israel, "with or without a cease-fire," as the military called up another 16,000 reservists to pursue its campaign against Palestinian militants in the densely-populated territory.

The city's first traffic signal for bicycles went into operation today at the north end of the Walnut Street Bridge at Frazier Avenue.

BENGHAZI, Libya — Islamic hard-line militias, including the group accused by the United States in a 2012 attack that killed the ambassador and three other Americans, claimed control of Libya's second largest city, Benghazi, after overrunning army barracks and seizing heavy weapons.

CHICAGO — A demoted worker shot and critically wounded his company's CEO before fatally shooting himself Thursday inside a downtown high-rise office building in Chicago's bustling financial district, police said.

DAKAR, Senegal — The worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history surpassed 700 deaths in West Africa as the World Health Organization on Thursday announced dozens of new fatalities.

ATHENS, Ga. — Athens-Clarke County police say a dog was fatally shot after mauling a 10-year-old boy and attacking a responding officer.

A Sevier County man listed on the TBI's Top 10 Wanted roster was captured Thursday morning in Morristown.

ROZSYPNE, Ukraine — International investigators got their first look Thursday at the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, finally reaching the site two weeks after a missile brought down the plane. Fighting between Ukrainian troops and separatist rebels raged around them but the investigators called their brief inspection visit a success.

Tennessee's entire Republican congressional delegation has signed off on a letter U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann wrote President Barack Obama "demanding answers about the administration’s handling of the release of 760 unaccompanied alien children to sponsors in Tennessee," a Fleischmann news release states.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — A federal judge is delaying his decision on an Alabama law that could close some abortion clinics.

ATLANTA — Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is reaching out to leaders of the state's Latino community to learn more about unaccompanied minors from Central American nations who are in Georgia, and to share concerns and seek solutions.

ATLANTA — An Atlanta motorist says she feels lucky to be alive after a sledgehammer flew through her window on one of Georgia's busiest freeways.

The USA Today's college football coaches' poll was released Thursday morning, and defending national champion Florida State was voted No. 1.

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