DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — Police in Alabama say officers found a 78-year-old woman who had been living at home with her dead husband for about a month.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The state House is scheduled to take up legislation Monday evening that would protect schools from lawsuits for allowing traditional winter celebrations, or religious displays.
Here is your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.
A powerful magnitude-6.9 earthquake struck late Sunday night off the coast of Northern California, but there were no immediate reports of injury or damage and no danger of a tsunami, officials said.
LIMA, Peru — Peru's government says that once Dutch citizen Joran van der Sloot completes his murder conviction in 2038, he will be extradited to the United States to face trial on charges he extorted and defrauded the mother of a young American woman for whose disappearance he is the chief suspect.
DULUTH, Ga. — Tennessee's late-season surge has produced another Southeastern Conference tournament championship and perhaps a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament.
LAS VEGAS — Dale Earnhardt Jr. knew he probably didn't have enough fuel to finish. Being in Vegas, he decided to gamble anyway.
CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Cleveland and Lee University will hold the annual 65 Roses 5K Run and Great Strides Walk on April 12.
MACON, Ga. — Three Georgia congressmen running for a promotion to the Senate found themselves on the defensive Saturday night, as their Republican rivals urged voters to hold all officials in Washington accountable for the nation's ills.
NASHVILLE — Tennessee law changed to make it easier for people who use service dogs to travel around.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — A House committee will consider a new version of the education budget that does away with a teacher bonus and instead puts the money toward education employees' health insurance.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — A Vietnamese official says searchers on ships worked throughout the night but could not find a rectangle object spotted Sunday afternoon that was thought to be one of the doors of a missing Boeing 777.
FORT BRAGG, N.C. — The Army captain who has accused Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair of sexually assaulting her during their three-year relationship was an ambitious soldier with plans to make the military her career, much like the boss she loved and admired.
MEMPHIS — The Children's Museum of Memphis is being recognized nationally.
KELLER, Texas — The brothers of a North Texas man who was aboard the Malaysia Airlines flight that went missing over the South China Sea said Sunday their family is leaning on faith and holding out hope for good news about the man they last saw about a week ago.
MEIGS, Ga. — Authorities in south Georgia say a child has been killed in an early morning house fire.
SELMA, Ala. — Speakers at the annual commemoration of a key event in African Americans' fight for voting rights urged Congress to resurrect the requirement for many Deep South states to get federal approval of their election laws.
LAS VEGAS — Brad Keselowski surged ahead on the final lap when Dale Earnhardt Jr. ran out of fuel, claiming a dramatic victory Sunday in the NASCAR race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
DULUTH, Ga. — Meighan Simmons scored 17 points, including two go-ahead free throws with 1:45 remaining, and No. 6 Tennessee edged 12th-ranked Kentucky 71-70 on Sunday to win another SEC tournament championship.
AUSTIN, Texas — Twenty employees of an Austin-based technology company on board the missing Malaysia Airlines flight were en route to a business meeting in China, a spokeswoman for the tech firm said Sunday.
BAGHDAD — A suicide car bomber set off his explosive-laden vehicle at a security checkpoint Sunday in southern Iraq, the deadliest of a series of attacks that killed 42 people, officials said.
NEW YORK — Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews filled the streets in lower Manhattan on Sunday to protest Israel's proposal to draft strictly religious citizens into its army.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Aliy Zirkle is holding on to the lead in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, leaving a checkpoint on Alaska's wind-scoured western coast almost an hour ahead of her closest rival.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia's air force chief says that military radar indicated the missing Boeing 777 jet may have turned back, but declined to give further details on how far the plane may have veered off course.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia intelligence agencies are investigating how up to four passengers with suspect identities were able to board the missing Boeing 777 jet, the government said, as planes and ships from across Asia resumed the hunt Sunday for the plane.
DULUTH, Ga. — Tennessee dominated play around the basket the way its fans dominated the stands.
LAS VEGAS — Brad Keselowski once blew a tire while leading the final lap of this same Nationwide Series race, so he knew he couldn't get excited about a victory in Vegas until he actually crossed the line.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Brandon Boggs scored 18 points as fifth-seeded Western Carolina survived a desperation 3-point attempt and eliminated No. 4 seed Elon 66-64 in a quarterfinal matchup in the Southern Conference men's basketball tournament Saturday.
KINGSPORT, Tenn. — An East Tennessee pastor has created a website where restaurant servers are encouraged to sound off about waiting on church crowds.
ASHFORD, Ala. — Authorities in southeast Alabama are investigating the gunshot deaths of a man and his wife, whose bodies were found in a home near Ashford.
NASHVILLE — Nashville police say a they've recovered the body of a man who drowned at Elm Hill Marina.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Vietnamese ships and planes hunting for a missing Malaysian jetliner have found no wreckage close to where they spotted two large oil slicks.
AMHERST, Mass. — Police in riot gear have arrested at least 35 people participating in the pre-St. Patrick's Day "Blarney Blowout" at the University of Massachusetts' flagship campus in Amherst.
NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans police say they're looking for a Los Angeles man accused of trying to steal a big chunk of cinderblock wall bearing a painting by the world-renowned graffiti artist Banksy.
OXON HILL, Md. — She was not on the speaking program, but Hillary Rodham Clinton had presence at the nation's largest annual gathering of conservative activists on Saturday, as high-profile Republicans launched a dual effort to attack the prospective Democratic presidential candidate and improve the GOP's longstanding struggle with women voters.
MULBERRY, Fla. — A plane became entangled in the strings of a skydiver's parachute, sending both crashing into the ground near Tampa, Fla., with both the pilot and jumper hospitalized with minor injuries.
LAS VEGAS — Brad Keselowski overcame electrical trouble and held off Kyle Busch on Saturday to win the Nationwide Series race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the first time.
DULUTH, Ga. — Isabelle Harrison had 20 points and 13 rebounds and No. 6 Tennessee held off No. 15 Texas A&M 86-77 on Saturday to earn a spot in the Southeastern Conference tournament championship game.
MAASTRICHT, Netherlands — A young man at a bus stop hisses at a passer-by: "What you looking for ... marijuana?"
DENVER — Frustrated and angry, more than 100 cabbies pulled up outside the Colorado Statehouse early this legislative session to protest tech startups known as ridesharing services.
BOBTOWN, Pa. —Critics are raging after an energy giant offered pizza coupons to a community near a natural gas well that exploded last month, killing a worker.
OXON HILL, Md. — Some of the GOP's most prominent conservatives insisted Friday that Republicans should emphasize hot-button social issues like abortion and gay marriage in this year's midterm elections, exposing an ideological divide within a party trying to capture the Senate and then the White House.
WASHINGTON — Brutal winter weather snarled traffic, canceled flights and cut power to homes and factories in February. Yet it didn't faze U.S. employers, who added 175,000 jobs, far more than the two previous months.
WASHINGTON — A sure sign that spring is on the horizon: It's time to set the clocks forward for daylight saving time.
SALT LAKE CITY — Sheriff's officials in Utah say a snowmobiler has died after he was buried in an avalanche.
LOS ANGELES — Astronomer Carl Sagan become Mr. Science for a generation after his 1980 series, "Cosmos," took audiences on a groundbreaking TV journey through the universe.
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.
DULUTH, Ga. — Nothing was going right for Meighan Simmons, so the Tennessee star decided to stop being hard on herself.
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.
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.