With FBI ring tightening, last Oregon occupiers give up

Published Feb. 12 2016 @ 12:30am

With the FBI tightening its ring around them, the last four holdouts in the armed takeover of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon surrendered Thursday, ending a 41-day standoff that left one man dead and exposed simmering anger over the government's control of vast expanses of Western land.

Woman, 61, files $1.75 million excessive force lawsuit against city, county

Published Feb. 11 2016

A $1.75 million lawsuit accusing six law enforcement officers of excessive force against a 61-year-old woman in custody has been...

Sponsor of school voucher bill says it failed because of 'lies' by opponents

Published Feb. 11 2016

An expected epic battle over school vouchers instead fizzled on the Tennessee House floor Thursday when the sponsor told colleagues...

Democratic debate: Clinton, Sanders clash over minorities, money and Obama

Published Feb. 11 2016

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders battled for the crucial backing of black and Hispanic voters in Thursday night's Democratic debate...

Fact check: Clinton, Sanders on health care, donors

Published Feb. 11 2016

In their latest debate, Hillary Clinton glossed over the big-money donors juicing her White House ambitions while Bernie Sanders offered...

A few schools will be delayed Friday

Published Feb. 11 2016

A list of the latest closings and delays.

Tennessee Supreme Court makes it easier to arrest, convict drunk drivers

Published Feb. 11 2016

In two unanimous decisions, the Tennessee Supreme Court ruled Thursday that police have the right to stop motorists if their...

Punch, counterpunch: GOP hopefuls bare knuckles in South Carolina

Published Feb. 11 2016

Jeb Bush says he was better at real estate than Donald Trump, and the former Florida governor is even embracing...

NYC officer convicted of manslaughter in stairwell shooting

Published Feb. 11 2016

rookie police officer who shot an unarmed man dead in a darkened public housing stairwell was convicted Thursday of...

Diplomats aim for temporary Syria truce within a week

Published Feb. 11 2016

Diplomats trying to secure a ceasefire for the civil war in Syria fell short in organizing an immediate truce but...

Two Chattanooga gang members in custody after police chase

Published Feb. 11 2016

A Chattanooga police officer who pulled over a speeding vehicle narrowly missed being run over and ended up arresting two...

TVA board re-elects Joe Ritch as chair

Published Feb. 11 2016

Huntsville, Ala., attorney Joe Ritch has been re-elected for another two years as chair of the Tennessee Valley Authority.

House report details EPA missteps in Colorado mine spill

Published Feb. 11 2016

DENVER (AP) - A probe of a mine waste accident in Colorado that fouled rivers in three states with arsenic,...

Trump settles lawsuit against Univision

Published Feb. 11 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - Donald Trump and Univision say they have resolved the lawsuit that the Republican presidential contender filed...

John Lewis on Sanders' civil rights work: 'Never saw him'

Published Feb. 11 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) - Civil rights leader John Lewis on Thursday dismissed Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' 1960s work on racial...

Hazmat crews respond to UTC engineering building

Published Feb. 11 2016

An accidental spill of a hazardous chemical in a lab this morning shut down a UTC building for several hours...

5-at-10: UT allegations, Best defense ever, Hammer's home, Rushmore of upsets

Published Feb. 11 2016

There was nice discussion around these parts yesterday about the lawsuit filed against the UT athletic department. Kudos to you...

South African bookshop a treasure trove of eclectic history

Published Feb. 11 2016

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - The only clue to a literary treasure trove tucked away in downtown Johannesburg is a fading sign,...

Boston program allows smokers to vote with their butts

Published Feb. 11 2016

The city of Boston is trying to rid the streets of unsightly cigarette butts by placing special receptacles in high...

Sweden cuts key interest rate further below zero

Published Feb. 11 2016

STOCKHOLM (AP) - Sweden's central bank, worried about a long period of low inflation, decided Thursday to cut its key...