Tyson Foods adding 500 jobs at Georgia plant

Published Jan. 27 2015 @ 8:11am

Tyson Foods, Inc., one of the world's largest producers of chicken, beef, pork and prepared foods, will invest $110 million to expand its plant in Vienna, Ga., adding 500 jobs over the next year.

Obama leading delegation of U.S. dignitaries to Saudi Arabia

Published Jan. 27 2015

NEW DELHI -- President Barack Obama was leading a bipartisan delegation of lawmakers, senior U.S. officials and two former secretaries...

Japan special envoy hopeful about release of hostage, pilot

Published Jan. 27 2015

TOKYO -- A Japanese envoy in Jordan expressed hope that both Japanese hostage Kenji Goto and a Jordanian pilot held...

Fidel Castro writes statement on shift in Cuba-U.S. relations

Published Jan. 27 2015

HAVANA, Cuba -- Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro ended his long silence over his country's decision to restore diplomatic ties...

Leaders mark Auschwitz liberation 70 years on without Putin

Published Jan. 27 2015

OSWIECIM, Poland -- When the Soviet army entered Auschwitz exactly 70 years ago, finding piles of corpses and prisoners close...

Millions hunker down as Northeast storm totals downgraded (interactive)

Published Jan. 27 2015

NEW YORK -- Tens of millions of people along the East Coast hunkered down for a storm that for most...

Denver police shoot, kill teen who struck officer with car

Published Jan. 27 2015

DENVER (AP) - Several dozen people with candles and protest signs gathered near the alley where Denver police officers fatally...

Japan turns to 'I am Kenji' Facebook page on hostage crisis

Published Jan. 27 2015

TOKYO (AP) - The plight of freelance journalist Kenji Goto, taken captive by Islamic State group militants, has gripped Japan,...

Facebook suffers outage affecting users worldwide

Published Jan. 27 2015

SEOUL, South Korea -- Facebook suffered a widespread outage lasting roughly 40 minutes on Tuesday affecting users in the United...

Sentencing day for Chicago twins who turned on cartel

Published Jan. 27 2015

CHICAGO (AP) - The twin brothers from Chicago are reviled by Mexican cartels but praised by prosecutors as the most...

Parole board holds clemency hearing for man set to die in Georgia

Published Jan. 27 2015

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles heard from supporters of a death row inmate scheduled to die...

Colleges meet in Nashville in effort to fight sex assaults

Published Jan. 27 2015

NASHVILLE -- A two-day summit focused on fighting sexual assaults at college campuses is drawing about 400 officials from 76...

Alabama appeals decision blocking ban on same-sex marriage

Published Jan. 27 2015

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Alabama on Monday began the process of appealing a federal judge's decision that overturned the state's ban...

Argentine president seeks overhaul of intelligence services

Published Jan. 26 2015

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - President Cristina Fernandez called on Congress to dissolve Argentina's intelligence services in the wake of...

No. 15 Iowa State holds off No. 19 Texas 89-86

Published Jan. 26 2015

AMES, Iowa (AP) - Georges Niang scored 19 points, Bryce Dejean-Jones had 18 and 15th-ranked Iowa State held off No....

Mom on trial accused of killing 5-year-old with salt

Published Jan. 26 2015

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- A confounding and heartbreaking murder case alleging that a mother purposely poisoned her 5-year-old son with...

Alabama senator drops plan for permanent daylight saving time

Published Jan. 26 2015

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- An Alabama legislator's proposal to put the state on permanent daylight saving time has stalled like a...

Obama leading delegation of US dignitaries to Saudi Arabia

Published Jan. 26 2015

NEW DELHI (AP) - President Barack Obama will lead a delegation of lawmakers, senior U.S. officials and two former secretaries...

Area school closings, delays and weather alerts

Published Jan. 26 2015

Bledsoe, Grundy, Marion, Rhea and Sequatchie County schools will be closed Tuesday because of adverse weather conditions.

Closing arguments begin in ex-Vandy players' rape trial

Published Jan. 26 2015

NASHVILLE -- The rape trial of two former Vanderbilt football players began wrapping up Monday with a prosecutor telling jurors...