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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Man accused of pulling gun on couple wearing 'MAGA' hats

Published Feb. 19 2019

A man who was wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat says a Tennessee man took out a gun at...

Georgia high court: DUI test refusal can't be used in court

Published Feb. 19 2019

A driver's refusal to submit to a breath test cannot be used as evidence in a criminal trial for driving...

Aurora shooter's permit was revoked but gun wasn't seized

Published Feb. 19 2019

An initial background check failed to detect a felony conviction that should have barred the man who killed five co-workers...

W.E.B. Griffin, prolific military novelist, dead at age 89

Published Feb. 19 2019

W.E.B. Griffin, the prolific and best-selling author of military novels, has died.

Plaque honoring civil rights icon stolen from Topeka bridge

Published Feb. 19 2019

Topeka police say a plaque honoring a civil rights icon has been stolen from a Topeka bridge.

Detained Mexican migrant dies in Texas hospital

Published Feb. 18 2019

A Mexican man detained by Border Patrol for illegal re-entry died Monday at a hospital in Texas.

China's leaders want more babies, but local officials resist

Published Feb. 18 2019

Facing a future demographic crisis and aging society, China's leaders are desperately seeking to persuade couples to have more children.

Florida sixth-grader arrested after confrontation over Pledge of Allegiance

Published Feb. 18 2019

A Florida sixth-grader faces charges of disrupting a school function and resisting arrest after a confrontation that followed his refusal...

Tense standoff spells endgame for IS militants in Syria

Published Feb. 18 2019

The collection of tents was largely silent on a sunny winter Monday afternoon.

3-year-old boy is third death in Tennessee hotel pool in 4 years

Published Feb. 18 2019

Police in Tennessee say a 3-year-old boy found unconscious in a hotel pool has died, the third such death at...

Sailor in iconic V-J Day Times Square kiss photo dies at 95

Published Feb. 18 2019

The ecstatic sailor shown kissing a woman in Times Square celebrating the end of World War II died Sunday. George...

ICE halts force-feeding of immigrant detainees in Texas

Published Feb. 16 2019

The U.S. government has suddenly stopped force-feeding a group of men on a hunger strike inside an El Paso immigration...

Tennessee State Museum exhibits 2 centuries of quilts

Published Feb. 16 2019

The Tennessee State Museum newest exhibit features two centuries worth of quilts from across Tennessee.

Tennessee congressman speaks out on undocumented students

Published Feb. 16 2019

A Tennessee congressman says schools in his district are having to hire more English language learning teachers due to an...

Portland police texts with far-right group spark probe

Published Feb. 16 2019

The city of Portland, often in the spotlight for its liberal leanings, has been roiled by the revelation that a...


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Snow too thick to plow keeps skiers from California resorts

Published Feb. 16 2019

Winter weather enveloping California's mountains for a fourth straight day Friday kept skiers from hitting the slopes at the start...

Chicago police release 2 men questioned in Smollett case

Published Feb. 16 2019

Chicago police late Friday released without charges two Nigerian brothers arrested on suspicion of assaulting "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett and...