Trump wants California to pay back billions for bullet train

Published Feb. 20 2019

The Trump administration said Tuesday that it plans to cancel $929 million awarded to California's high-speed rail project and wants...

Judge OKs suit aimed at halting Obama library in Chicago

Published Feb. 20 2019

A federal judge gave the green light Tuesday to a parks-advocacy group's lawsuit that aims to stop for good the...

Atlanta bans pay history questions on city job applications

Published Feb. 20 2019

Atlanta's mayor says the city is no longer asking job applicants about pay history.

Jussie Smollett gave false information in 2007 case

Published Feb. 19 2019

A California misdemeanor complaint against Jussie Smollett shows the actor was accused of identifying himself as his younger brother in...

Trump chooses Jeffrey Rosen for deputy attorney general

Published Feb. 19 2019

President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he intends to nominate Jeffrey Rosen, a longtime litigator and deputy transportation secretary, to...

Southern Baptist president says database of abusers possible

Published Feb. 19 2019

More than a decade after the Southern Baptist Convention rejected the idea of creating a database of ministers credibly accused...

Democrats back bill banning shackling pregnant inmates

Published Feb. 19 2019

Democratic lawmakers in Tennessee say the General Assembly should ban shackling pregnant women in detention, particularly during childbirth.

Sen. Bernie Sanders says he's running for president in 2020

Published Feb. 19 2019

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said Tuesday that he will seek the Democratic presidential nomination again, a decision that will test...

Lawmakers seek probe of ICE force-feeding of immigrants

Published Feb. 19 2019

Nearly 50 Democratic lawmakers called for a watchdog investigation of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Tuesday after the agency...

Walmart flexes in the fourth quarter, beats all expectations

Published Feb. 19 2019

Walmart defied a gloomy government retail sales report for December, delivering fiscal fourth-quarter profits and sales that beat Wall Street...

Georgia Senate committee approves Medicaid waiver proposal

Published Feb. 19 2019

A proposal to allow Gov. Brian Kemp to pursue Medicaid waivers from the federal government was approved by a Georgia...

Report: 85 percent of Tennessee maternal deaths preventable

Published Feb. 19 2019

An overwhelming majority of all Tennessee's maternity deaths in 2017 could have been prevented, according to a new report released...


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Trump says he has 'absolute right' to declare emergency

Published Feb. 19 2019

President Donald Trump declared Tuesday that he would prevail over a multistate lawsuit challenging his emergency declaration to pay for...

Judge orders Roger Stone to court over Instagram post

Published Feb. 19 2019

A federal judge on Tuesday ordered Roger Stone to appear in court to consider whether to revoke his bail after...

Police: Off-duty ICE officer fatally shoots man at Georgia Walmart

Published Feb. 19 2019

Authorities say an off-duty U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer has killed a man outside a Walmart in Georgia.

Gregory Young announced as Tennessee's new deputy commissioner of the Bureau of Environment

Published Feb. 19 2019

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner David Salyers on Tuesday announced the appointment of Gregory T. Young as deputy...

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee announces plan to repeal amusement tax on gym memberships

Published Feb. 19 2019

Gov. Bill Lee on Tuesday announced his legislative package of bills will include legislation repealing an amusement tax on many...

State grants $24 million in loans for clean-water projects in Chattanooga

Published Feb. 19 2019

Chattanooga has been granted two loans from the state totaling $24 million for clean-water projects under the city's consent decree.

Supreme Court won't consider Tennessee death row inmate's case

Published Feb. 19 2019

The Supreme Court won't hear the case of a Tennessee death row inmate who claimed his rights were violated when...

Chanel: Iconic couturier Karl Lagerfeld has died

Published Feb. 19 2019

Karl Lagerfeld, the iconic couturier whose designs at Chanel and Fendi had an unprecedented impact on the entire fashion industry,...

Police dismiss tip Jussie Smollett, 2 brothers together in elevator

Published Feb. 19 2019

Chicago police are investigating a tip that on the night "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett reported being attacked by two masked...

Former Philly homicide detective charged with raping, intimidating male witnesses during investigations

Published Feb. 19 2019

A former Philadelphia homicide detective was arrested Tuesday and accused of grooming and raping male witnesses during criminal investigations.

Alabama newspaper calls for resurgence of KKK

Published Feb. 19 2019

A small Alabama newspaper is advocating for the resurgence of America's most feared white supremacist terrorist organization, the Ku Klux...