Analysts: How GOP Congress could boost U.S. economy

Published Nov. 7 2014

WASHINGTON - Voters made clear Tuesday that they're worried about the economy, despite steady job gains, a robust stock market...

Gay marriage ban upheld: Ruling sets the stage for U.S. Supreme Court to decide the issue

Published Nov. 7 2014

In a break with appellate opinions around the nation, a federal court on Thursday struck a blow to the expanding...

GOP gains to give Tennessee new Senate clout

Published Nov. 6 2014

NASHVILLE - Tennessee is about to gain new clout in the U.S. Senate following national gains by Republicans in Tuesday's...

GOP sweeps governor's races; Wisconsin gives Walker 3rd win

Published Nov. 5 2014

• New era for abortion in Tennessee; voters open door for more regulation

Southern Baptists tell pastors: Hold line on gays

Published Oct. 29 2014

NASHVILLE - More than a thousand evangelical pastors and others - gathered for a three-day conference to steel the resolve...

Fed-up inmates say they don't get enough to eat; complaint lodged with Gordon County sheriff

Published Oct. 29 2014

Alone with the sounds of their grumbling stomachs, Gordon County, Ga., jail inmates say they make meals out of what...

Chattanooga area lawmakers support Ebola travel ban

Published Oct. 18 2014

"The president already has too many White House staff 'czars' who are not accountable to Congress. I urged the president...

TVA adds secured backup for Watts Bar as utility wins senator's praise for nuclear expansion

Published Oct. 9 2014

• Watts Bar Nuclear Plant shows it can perform under pressure

Gov. Haslam, 3 other governors visit Afghanistan

Published Sep. 27 2014

NEW YORK - Four U.S. governors, including Gov. Bill Haslam of Tennessee, have made a surprise visit to Afghanistan as...

Ukraine's pleas for lethal aid from U.S. go unmet

Published Sep. 18 2014

WASHINGTON - In a show of solidarity with Ukraine, President Barack Obama welcomed the new leader of the embattled former...

Senate ready to support Obama on aiding Syrian rebels

Published Sep. 18 2014

WASHINGTON - Eager to adjourn for midterm elections, the Senate steamed toward final congressional approval Thursday of President Barack Obama's...

Greater Chattanooga area lawmakers split on funding bill that OKs arming Syrian rebels

Published Sep. 18 2014

NASHVILLE - Tennessee Republicans and Democrats forgot about party and split every which way on Wednesday as the Republican-controlled U.S....

House approves arms, training for Syrian rebels

Published Sep. 17 2014

WASHINGTON - The Republican-controlled House voted grudgingly to give the U.S. military authority to train and arm Syrian rebels on...

Top general: U.S. ground troops possible in Iraq

Published Sep. 17 2014

WASHINGTON - American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack...

Obama's Ebola response: Is it enough and in time?

Published Sep. 17 2014

An out-of-control Ebola outbreak in West Africa has Tennessee officials concerned about the nation's response to what could become a...

Tennessee should seek federal prekindergarten grants, education secretary says

Published Sep. 10 2014

When U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan visited Chattanooga Tuesday as part of his back-to-school bus tour through the South, he...

Tuesday primary election highlights

Published Sep. 9 2014

Highlights from Tuesday's primary elections in Delaware, Massachusetts, New York, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.

Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in'

Published Sep. 1 2014

WASHINGTON - A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to...

U.S. needs clear objective, Corker says

Published Aug. 21 2014

A day after the ISIS extremist group released a filmed execution of an American journalist, U.S. Sen. Bob Corker blamed...

Sen. Corker distances himself from presidential bid

Published Aug. 21 2014

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker called on Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce members Wednesday to seek a unity candidate with big...

Supreme Court blocks same-sex unions in Virginia

Published Aug. 20 2014

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court is delaying the start of same-sex marriage in Virginia.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry booked on abuse of power charges

Published Aug. 19 2014

AUSTIN, Texas - Gov. Rick Perry has been booked on two felony counts of abuse of power for carrying out...

Bob Corker keeps presidential talk alive

Published Aug. 14 2014

NASHVILLE - For a man who might want to be president, Bob Corker has been notably absent from the parade...