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PARIS — The Islamic State group's call on Muslims to go after the "filthy French" and other Westerners multiplies already deep security concerns in nations targeting the militant organization.

A Harriman lawyer who paid a 14-year-old girl for sexual encounters he then videotaped walked away from a Loudon County courtroom Tuesday with probation.

KNOXVILLE -- Ethan Wolf is not a doctor, and that's probably a good thing for the Tennessee tight end.

More than two decades after the Tennessee Aquarium opened and changed the face of the city, Chattanoogans need to think about the next big thing, tourism officials said Tuesday.

ATHENS, Ga. -- The Georgia Bulldogs are averaging a robust 304 rushing yards a game entering Saturday's showdown against Tennessee, and it's not just the tailbacks who are having a blast.

More than ever, Americans say religion is losing its influence in society, though the public's appetite for religion in politics is only growing.

State health officials are warning patients not to use drugs made in a Cleveland, Tenn., pharmacy after an investigation found a series of major violations in its drug-making process.

Open dates in college football often are welcome for teams seeking overdue rest or having injured players needing to heal.

A Red Bank man who claims that a police officer severely beat him during a traffic stop six months ago is crying foul after Red Bank police investigated and decided the officer did no wrong.

How well is the Lane Kiffin experiment going? We'll say off-the-charts good.

Hamilton County judge frustrated at slow pace of mental health system

School vandalism suspect still awaiting evaluation

A man accused of vandalizing Westview Elementary School will have to wait more than a month for a mental health evaluation, a Hamilton County judge said Tuesday.

There was a sigh of relief across the NFL landscape this weekend as the discussion returned to the field, leaving the courtrooms and news-conference podiums behind.

At last count, more than 54,000 men, women and children in Hamilton County — enough people to fill AT&T Field more than eight times — were food insecure, a wonky term for this heartache: There’s not enough money to put enough food on the table.

KNOXVILLE -- On one hand, Kyler Kerbyson and the rest of Tennessee's offensive line would have liked an immediate shot at redemption.

Members of Chattanooga's creative community are indeed interested in having a live work facility that would offer them affordable housing and a place to work, according to findings of a survey done last spring by Artspace Projects Inc.

KNOXVILLE -- The ex-girlfriend of dismissed Tennessee football player Treyvon Paulk told police that the freshman tailback had a history of assaulting her during the course of their seven-and-a-half-year relationship.

Meg Backus, a top Chattanooga Public Library employee who resigned following a critical audit of the library, claims that she was given the option to resign in two months or be subject to public discipline and likely termination.

Cedric Nettles has turned one of the biggest question marks on the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football defense into a team strength. And much as he does when bringing down opposing ball carriers, the redshirt sophomore has done so emphatically.

Chattanooga's City Council meeting Tuesday went along without much fuss. Every resolution and ordinance was passed without discussion.

ATHENS, Ga. -- Though another September weekend of Southeastern Conference football remains, all seven East Division teams already have at least one loss.

Jumoke Johnson Jr., a reputedly notorious local criminal despite his young age, pleaded guilty Tuesday to the most serious offense that prosecutors have managed to prove against him.

The Public Works Department in Signal Mountain had better prepare.

Praying for peace and rallying to end violence beat doing nothing to save the community, but several East Chattanooga youth say employment would also help.

An apple a day keeps … well … you know what they say.

Chattanooga Invista employee Judy Ciulis says the nylon manufacturer regularly rents cars at Lovell Field so she's looking forward to a $1.5 million upgrade that would almost double the lot's size.

Tuesday night, the Notre Dame girls' soccer team was just good enough.

Veterans are welcome to weigh in on current problems facing the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs healthcare system.

Red Bank gave a shot Tuesday at muddying things at the top of the District 6-AA high school volleyball standings. But Hixson withstood the Lionettes' early barrage and rebounded to clear things up

Forty-eight people were issued citations for participating in an illegal poker game that took place at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4848 located at 1491 Riverside Drive.

My newest son-in-law is Jewish and, as such, I'm committed to learning more about the cuisine associated with Jewish holidays. The next one on the calendar, Rosh Hashana, starts Thursday and beef brisket, a cut of meat from a cow's breast or lower chest, is a popular entree.

This year's hot investment commodity isn't gold, silver, corn or soybeans. It's sand. Thanks to the bonanza in North American oil and gas production, high quality sand is in short supply, and investors have been raking in outsized returns as a result.

  • Sept. 24th, 2014  |
  • By Chris Hopkins

ATLANTA — Gerrit Cole retired the final 17 hitters he faced, and the surging Pittsburgh Pirates clinched a spot in the playoffs with a 3-2 win over the free-falling Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.

Good morning, readers. We are looking today for blackberry cobbler, a cake made with tea and tomato-zucchini soup.

  • Sept. 24th, 2014  |
  • By Jane Henegar

The Chattanooga Association of Realtors said Tuesday that local home sales totaled 664 units in August, down 1.3 percent from the previous year.

WASHINGTON — It is the most important development so far in the 2016 presidential race, at least on the Republican side: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is evidently not a total meathead.

  • Sept. 24th, 2014  |
  • By Michael Gerson
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Sure, it's a lot more convenient to buy canned beans than to take the time to cook dried beans. Trouble is, canned beans tend to be slightly overcooked, which makes them mushy.

It should be stated explicitly to the world that the women and men who promote the "Southern Women Channel" (featured in the Times Free Press last week) are not representative of all Southerners.

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NEW YORK — The oil market has lost its jitters.

The head labor official on Daimler AG's supervisory board says he considers it "unacceptable" that the German automaker's Mercedes plant in Alabama stands alone among the company's factories around the world without union representation for its workers.

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