Some flowers create blue halo to say hello to foraging bees

Published Oct. 18 2017 @ 1:42pm

They create a blue halo, apparently to attract the bees they need for pollination, scientists reported Wednesday.

State Employees Association director urges higher education officials to 'opt out' of outsourcing services

Published Oct. 18 2017

The Tennessee State Employees Association is urging higher education leaders and heads of other state government entities to "opt out"...

Manhunt underway after 3 killed at Maryland office shooting

Published Oct. 18 2017

A gunman opened fire at a Maryland office park on Wednesday morning, killing three co-workers and wounding two others, authorities...


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IRS still enforcing Obama-era insurance mandate

Published Oct. 18 2017

Contrary to widespread perceptions, the IRS still appears to be enforcing the unpopular Obama-era requirement that most people carry health...

Sweet Surrender: Detroit-area man arrested with doughnuts

Published Oct. 18 2017

A 21-year-old man wanted for probation violations surrendered at a suburban Detroit police station.

5-at-10: College football four, NFL meat-less meeting, NBA painful opener, Rushmore of Chuck

Published Oct. 18 2017

Jay Greeson's 5-at-10.

Diana Ross to perform, be honored at American Music Awards

Published Oct. 18 2017

Diana Ross will receive a lifetime achievement honor at next month's American Music Awards.

4 life sentences for Tennessee man in killings

Published Oct. 18 2017

A Tennessee man has received four sentences of life in prison without parole.

Trump and the new politics of honoring war dead

Published Oct. 18 2017

After her Army son died in an armored vehicle rollover in Syria in May, Sheila Murphy says, she got no...

Bipartisan Senate health deal in doubt as Trump reverses stance

Published Oct. 18 2017

A bipartisan Senate deal to curb the growth of health insurance premiums is reeling after President Donald Trump reversed course...

Xi urges stronger Chinese stand against 'grim' challenges

Published Oct. 18 2017

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday urged a reinvigorated Communist Party to take on a more forceful role in society...

Bannon boosts Flake challenger, snubs Trump plea to back off

Published Oct. 18 2017

Former presidential strategist Steve Bannon doubled down on his criticism of the GOP establishment at a Tuesday night fundraiser for...


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Twitter vows new crackdown on hateful, abusive tweets

Published Oct. 18 2017

Twitter vowed to crack down further on hate speech and sexual harassment, days after CEO Jack Dorsey said in a...

Dodgers close in on World Series with 6-1 win over Cubs

Published Oct. 18 2017

Yu Darvish pitched sparkling ball into the seventh inning, Chris Taylor homered again and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the...

Amnesty: Myanmar army killed at least hundreds of Rohingya

Published Oct. 18 2017

Myanmar security forces killed hundreds of men, women and children during a systematic campaign to expel Rohingya Muslims, Amnesty International...

Arvidsson and Josi lift Predators over Avalanche 4-1

Published Oct. 17 2017

Viktor Arvidsson and Roman Josi each scored a goal and added an assist to lead the Nashville Predators to a...

Judge HR sparks NY, Yanks beat Astros 6-4 to even ALCS at 2

Published Oct. 17 2017

With a soaring shot headed for Yankee Stadium's Monument Park, Aaron Judge got New York back on track for another...

Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House to undergo $12 million expansion for parking, shopping

Published Oct. 17 2017

The iconic Grand Ole Opry House in Tennessee's capital city will undergo a $12 million expansion.

Former hostage says his American wife was rushed to hospital

Published Oct. 17 2017

Joshua Boyle, a Canadian who was rescued with his family last week by Pakistani troops, said Tuesday that his wife...

Politics and the fallen: Trump hasn't called all families

Published Oct. 17 2017

President Donald Trump has pulled bereaved military families into a painful political fight of his own making, going so far...