NASHVILLE — Republican U.S. Sen. Bob Corker will be the keynote speaker at a celebration of President Andrew Jackson's 247th birthday.
A 38-year-old former Shelbyville, Tenn., youth pastor has pleaded guilty in federal court to possessing child pornography and has been taken into custody.
CHARLESTON, Tenn. — An audience of 50 historical preservationists and local residents met with federal park officials Friday to determine the best alternatives for interpreting "the Fort Cass experience."
Randy Belcher, who escaped from a Silverdale Correctional Facility work crew Thursday, is back in custody.
FORT PAYNE, Ala. — A prosecutor said Friday he will show that former Alabama Senate leader Lowell Barron gave $58,000 in campaign funds to campaign aide Rhonda Jill Johnson to help her pay a debt to him and a credit card company.
Tennessee has a state bird, a state flower, a pair of state rocks and several state songs. Why not a state artifact?
ATHENS, Ga. — Some University of Georgia students are urging administrators to make the school's signature arch accessible to everyone so they can participate in campus traditions.
ATLANTA — The family of Martin Luther King Jr. has warned Georgia's governor it wants input on any monument to the slain civil rights icon that might be erected on the grounds of the state Capitol.
NEW YORK — The "holy grail of guitars" is among the hundreds of rare and vintage acoustic guitars going on the auction block in New York next month.
CHICAGO — A woman working at a Chicago thrift store was killed when a gun that was in dropped-off clothing accidentally discharged, hitting her in the chest.
DULUTH, Ga. — Isabelle Harrison scored 21 points, Meighan Simmons and Bashaara Graves each added 14 and No. 6 Tennessee used an overpowering late run to beat LSU 77-65 in the quarterfinals of the Southeastern Conference tournament on Friday night.
MEXICO CITY — A Mexican state's decision to cancel a two-day heavy metal concert with top bands like Kiss, Twisted Sister and Guns 'N Roses is drawing fire from fans and organizers, who say they suspect that political motives, corruption or discrimination are behind the move.
POLK COUNTY, TN — Last summer, Polk County paramedics arrive to a Copperhill residence for a 9-1-1 assistance call, the complainant stating that a child is choking to death on a coin. Today the child's mother and her boyfriend are jailed, on felony murder and aggravated child abuse charges in connection to that fateful night.
ATLANTA — The girlfriend of the man who mistakenly shot and killed a disoriented Alzheimer's patient in North Georgia warned her boyfriend that the stranger appeared to be an old man and did not perceive him as a threat, the woman told investigators.
LOS ANGELES — A blind man walked off the edge of a subway platform and bounced off one of the rails below, landing in a tiny alcove in the track bed just wide enough to keep him from being struck by an approaching train, a transit official who saw video of the incident said Friday.