Fries with that? Man accused of tossing gator at drive-thru

Published Feb. 9 2016 @ 11:03pm

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Alligators have been used as shoes, briefcases, university mascots, lunch and now, authorities say, a deadly weapon.

Ikea recalls ceiling lamps for risk of falling glass shades

Published Feb. 9 2016

Swedish furniture retailer Ikea is recalling two types of ceiling lamps because of a risk that the glass shades might...

Supreme Court puts Obama's Clean Power Plan on hold

Published Feb. 9 2016

A divided Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to halt enforcement of President Barack Obama's sweeping plan to address climate change until...

Oklahoma wildfires threaten homes; smoke risky for drivers

Published Feb. 9 2016

Grass fires pushed along by 35 mph wind gusts forced an elementary school to keep some children after hours Tuesday...

Exit polls: New Hampshire GOP voters feel betrayed by party

Published Feb. 9 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) - Voters in New Hampshire's primary are deeply unhappy with the federal government, and many Republican voters are...

Chattanooga Chamber hires Florida citrus advocate as new policy vice president

Published Feb. 9 2016

The Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce has hired the chief marketing officer for the Florida Department of Commerce as its new...

UAW, rival labor group differ on appeal of election at Chattanooga VW plant

Published Feb. 9 2016

The American Council of Employees at Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant is supporting the federal appeal by the automaker of last year's...

Salvation Army opens overnight shelter due to cold weather and calls for volunteers

Published Feb. 9 2016

With temperatures dipping below freezing at night and The Chattanooga Community Kitchen at capacity, The Salvation Army will open its...

Alleged burgular arrested after witness saw break in

Published Feb. 9 2016

The alleged culprit of a string of Brainerd home burglaries, Yummuse D. Hendrix, 39, was arrested after someone saw him...

Chattanooga-based Bellhops adding rental truck option

Published Feb. 9 2016

Bellhops announced Tuesday it's adding a built-in rental truck option in some of its currently served markets, including Chattanooga.

Tennessee attorney general says team is looking into allegations against Rep. Durham

Published Feb. 9 2016

Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery said Tuesday he has an experienced team already looking into allegations that embattled Rep. Jeremy...

Gun, drug, car deaths loom large in US longevity gap: Study

Published Feb. 9 2016

CHICAGO (AP) - Guns, drugs and cars contribute substantially to the life-expectancy gap between the United States and other developed...

Red Lobster enjoys sales surge after mention in Beyonce song

Published Feb. 9 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - Red Lobster says it's feeling the "Beyonce Bounce."

Obama to release $4 trillion-plus budget for 2017

Published Feb. 9 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is unveiling his eighth and final budget, a $4 trillion-plus proposal that's freighted with...

CBL adds stores in North Carolina center

Published Feb. 9 2016

CBL & Associates Properties Inc. announced today it will add home retailer West Elm at its Friendly Center in Greensboro,...

The Latest: Mid-Atlantic region wakes up to snow, rain mix

Published Feb. 9 2016

BOSTON (AP) - The Latest on the cleanup of the storm that brought blizzard conditions to Cape Cod and was...

UN urges Turkey to open border; warns Aleppo could lack aid

Published Feb. 9 2016

KILIS, Turkey (AP) - Turkey must open its doors to the thousands of Syrians who have massed at the border...

After challenging holiday, Sears to speed up store closings

Published Feb. 9 2016

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) - Following a "challenging" holiday season, Sears will accelerate the closure of some of its stores.

Coke beats Street 4Q forecasts; Diet Coke volume falls

Published Feb. 9 2016

ATLANTA (AP) - Coca-Cola's global soda volume rose in the fourth quarter, even though Diet Coke continued to suffer declines.

The Latest: Austria urges Balkans to reduce migrant influx

Published Feb. 9 2016

GENEVA (AP) - The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local):