Cause of most US wildfires traced to people, study finds

Published Feb. 27 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - People have triggered five out of six wildfires in the U.S. over the last two decades, tripling...

Ravi Nessman named news director for US South region

Published Feb. 27 2017

ATLANTA (AP) - The Associated Press has named Ravi Nessman regional news director for the U.S. South, a new position...

Willie Nelson, Kenny Chesney, more to honor Merle Haggard

Published Feb. 27 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The late country star Merle Haggard will be honored a year after his death with an...


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Wave of new Nashville restaurants feeds anticipation

Published Feb. 25 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Just six weeks into the new year and looking ahead to spring, it's time for Nashville...

In poor Black Belt region, both fears and prayers over Trump

Published Feb. 25 2017

MARION, Ala. (AP) - Here, in what's left of the Old South's plantation region, the descendants of slaves who picked...

Jack White launches vinyl record plant in Detroit

Published Feb. 25 2017

DETROIT (AP) - Detroit-raised rocker Jack White is building on a vision to blend music and manufacturing in a part...

Growing push for more tax breaks in Haslam road funding plan

Published Feb. 24 2017

ALGOOD, Tenn. (AP) - As Republican Gov. Bill Haslam takes his proposal to boost transportation funding on the road, there...

Jury: Prison company violated rights, but no need to pay

Published Feb. 24 2017

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A federal jury says private prison company CoreCivic had a longstanding custom of understaffing an Idaho...

Little Big Town's momentum grows with Ryman residency

Published Feb. 24 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Please excuse singer Phillip Sweet if he gets a little emotional when Little Big Town performs...

Storm system that hit California moving into the Midwest

Published Feb. 23 2017

More than 50 million people are being warned to watch for high winds or even tornadoes as a storm system...

Bills targeting transgender bathroom access are floundering

Published Feb. 23 2017

Bills to curtail transgender people's access to public restrooms are pending in about a dozen states, but even in conservative...

Aretha Franklin birth home may get DIY Network overhaul

Published Feb. 23 2017

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - The Memphis home where soul music legend Aretha Franklin was born may get some love from...


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Tennessee pastor accused of raping teen after tying her up

Published Feb. 23 2017

News outlets report that 53-year-old Mike Ulmer was charged last week with two counts of rape and one count of...

The Latest: Windle wants working people's needs considered

Published Feb. 22 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Latest on Gov. Bill Haslam's transportation funding proposal (all times local):

House hits brakes on Tennessee transportation funding bills

Published Feb. 22 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - After months of debate, Wednesday was supposed to be the day that Gov. Bill Haslam's transportation...

Beale Street Music Festival features eclectic lineup

Published Feb. 22 2017

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Kings of Leon, Snoop Dogg, Soundgarden and Sturgill Simpson are among the musical acts scheduled to...

GOP members of Congress meet with protests at town halls

Published Feb. 22 2017

Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn returned to her district Tuesday in Tennessee and was greeted by tough questions on topics from...

Trump foes confront GOP members of Congress

Published Feb. 22 2017

BLACKSTONE, Va. (AP) - Republican U.S. Rep. David Brat, who rode voter anger to a historic political upset nearly three...

Middle Tennessee mayors voice support for local option tax

Published Feb. 21 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Five mayors from Middle Tennessee are speaking out in favor of allowing local governments to hold...

Jill Biden named board chair of aid group Save the Children

Published Feb. 21 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Dr. Jill Biden, educator and wife of former Vice President Joe Biden, has been named board...

75-year-old immigrant pursuing GED to help others

Published Feb. 20 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Hernando Chovil sits at a library table surrounded by school work.


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Tennessee Capitol protests lead to call for tighter security

Published Feb. 20 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - After recent protests around the state Capitol in Nashville, some Republicans want a crackdown on demonstrators...

Flying coach: Many universities are using private planes

Published Feb. 20 2017

BOSTON (AP) - Once seen as a luxury of the corporate world, private planes are becoming increasingly common at U.S....