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Authorities have charged a Clinton man in connection with the stabbing death of a woman following an argument at the home they shared, officials said.

The Chattanooga Fire Department responded to a mobile home fire at 6561 Cassie Lane around 9 a.m. Saturday.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — It was not the most dynamic debut for Alabama’s offense under new coordinator Lane Kiffin during this afternoon’s A-Day game at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

Chattanooga police are investigating a shooting at 2300 Cannon Ave. that left a man wounded in the leg.

An investigation into a herd of neglected cattle has resulted in multiple charges against a Jackson County, Ala., man, according to a sheriff's office news release.

DENVER — A college student eats more than the recommended dose of a marijuana-laced cookie and jumps to his death from a hotel balcony. A husband with no history of violence is accused of shooting his wife in the head, possibly after eating pot-infused candy.

DWORP, Belgium — The ruby lettering on the front of the old corner pub "In de Welkom" has peeled almost beyond recognition. Owner Leza Wauters, a tough 87-year-old, is holding on to her business but can't say how much longer. Sooner or later, yet another bar with a warm "Welcome" will be gone.

A new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile apps and social media sites, and it clarifies that online comments, whether tirades or tributes, are in the open domain.

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BOSTON — With an expanded field of runners and the memory of last year's bombings elevating interest in one of the world's greatest races, the 2014 Boston Marathon could bring an unprecedented wave of visitors and an influx of tourism dollars to the area.

PERTH, Australia — He speaks with a calm, steady voice as he tackles question after question in an attempt to explain one of the biggest mysteries the modern world has ever known: What happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370?

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — A Southern California exotic pet breeder who had 20,000 dead and dying rats and reptiles in a warehouse has avoided jail time but was ordered to pay more than $190,000 in restitution.

HARTFORD, Conn. — A woman who shot and killed her two young grandsons before committing suicide last year left a note to the boys' parents saying they did not deserve to have the children, according to a police report.

ROME — Desperate migrants, suicidal failed business owners, battered women, torture victims and all people suffering in the world were remembered at a torch-lit Good Friday Way of the Cross procession presided over by Pope Francis at the Colosseum.

The Carisches are giving it all up. The high-ranking elementary school. The SUV, the pickup. The five-bedroom house in North Chattanooga. Their friends, their plans for the foreseeable future.

Nobody knows why 6-year-old Zackery Bryant walked in front of the bus.

A series of clerical errors landed a Brainerd woman in jail for several hours Sunday morning in a case of mistaken identity.

Two former Chattanooga Volkswagen plant employees said Friday that working with a union could benefit current workers by bettering health and safety conditions at the factory.

NEW YORK — Aaron Harang threw no-hit ball for seven innings but was pulled after 121 pitches, and reliever Luis Avilan gave up David Wright's two-out single in the eighth as the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 6-0 Friday night.

KNOXVILLE — The timing of Cuonzo Martin's move to California this week — two weeks after it appeared he would remain Tennessee's basketball coach — came as a surprise.

A potential Tennessee gubernatorial candidate has sued top state Democrats who ousted him from their 2014 ballot for not being "bona fide" under party rules.

Today's A-Day game will culminate spring football practice at Alabama, with the winning team certain to experience the more enjoyable Monday dinner.

Johnny Clemons got out of bed and ran a 26.2-mile marathon today — for the eighth day in a row.

Taylor Hall's plans of going to medical school after college graduation could be on hold for a bit.

Every key point that was up for grabs Friday afternoon, the Samford women's tennis team picked it up against the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. And in a match that was expected to be close, that made all the difference.

The attorney for the now-fired arresting officer who took South Pittsburg, Tenn., City Administrator Sammy Burrows to jail on charges of obstruction of officer rights, resisting arrest, speeding and reckless driving is crying foul in the disposition of the case.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Her day's work began around 1 in the afternoon, but a little more than six hours later, standing in her warmup suit and cheering on teammates, Baylor senior Selena Popp looked as if she had barely broken a sweat.

With its glossy, white blossoms trumpeting spring’s season of rebirth, the Easter lily (Lilium Longiflorum) is a favorite gift for its symbolism.

Chattanooga's biggest bank cut costs and boosted profits in the first quarter, beating Wall Street estimates by 4 cents per share.

RINGGOLD, Ga. — It may have been senior night at Heritage High School on Friday, but a freshman led the way in perhaps the baseball team's most important win of the season.

The Huey and Cobra helicopter rides being hosted this weekend by the Hixson Flight Museum at the Dallas Bay Skypark will be delayed because of bad weather in Atlanta, a news release states.

• The Access Church, 4064 S. Access Road, 7 a.m., at the Pavilion at Chickamauga Lake, followed by 10:30 a.m. worship service at the church.

Four teams went 3-0 on Friday in the opening day of Soddy-Daisy's 24th Lady Trojan Classic high school softball tournament, including the host team.

MARIETTA, Ga. — A Georgia man who was found guilty but mentally ill after prosecutors say he threatened to kill and eat a judge’s children has been sentenced to prison.

Kim Criswell, a Hixson High School alumna who is now an internationally known musical theater actress and recording artist, will be presented the 2014 Tennessee Woman of Distinction Award by the American Lung Association in Tennessee on April 29.

After falling behind early, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team erupted on offense Friday for a 9-3 nonconference win over Middle Tennessee State at Jim Frost Stadium.

The Force was not with the Chattanooga Lookouts on Friday, as they lost 6-0 to the Jacksonville Suns on Star Wars Night at AT&T Field.

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• Countdown to Kindergarten: Creative Discovery Museum, 321 Chestnut St., 9 a.m., included in museum admission of $12.95, first of four-part series to prepare children starting kindergarten this fall and their families with skills for successful school year. 423-756-2738.

Chattanooga State and Cleveland State split their TCCAA baseball doubleheader Friday in Cleveland.

Q: My boxwoods look awful. Their leaves are crispy brown, and the plants look almost dead. What has happened to them?

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If plants could squeal like hungry pigs, we gardeners would pay more attention to their fertilizer needs.

The Citizens for Government Accountability and Transparency's effort to overturn the city of Chattanooga's domestic partners ordinance in August could be a precursor to what the November elections will bring across the country.

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Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan have always made for a compelling story.

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The GOPers who have done everything they could think of to discredit the Affordable Care Act — aka Obamacare — must have a bitter taste in their mouths today.

First we have billboards on the interstate proclaiming Chattanooga the home of Sgt. Charles Coolidge and telling the story of Company K.

MOKPO, South Korea — The captain of a sunken South Korean ferry was arrested Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need, as investigators looked into whether his evacuation order came too late to save lives. Two crew members were also arrested, a prosecutor said.

KNOXVILLE — Police say an autopsy has found no evidence of foul play in the death of a man whose body was found underneath a deck behind a Knoxville home.

On senior day for the Carson-Newman University softball team, senior third baseman Sara Kelley from Ooltewah went 4-for-6 with seven RBIs and set the program record for career home runs with her 33nd and 34th.

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