Marion County leaders donate property for new water tank on South Pittsburg Mountain

Published Dec. 7 2018

In an effort to promote growth and benefit residents of South Pittsburg Mountain, Marion County leaders have opted to donate...

US: Trump lawyer met Russian offering 'political synergy'

Published Dec. 7 2018

President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, was in touch as far back as 2015 with a Russian who offered...

Kelly expected to depart White House amid Trump shake-up

Published Dec. 7 2018

President Donald Trump inched closer to his long-teased major White House shake-up Friday, gearing up for the twin challenges of...

McConnell blocks sentencing bill, upsetting Grassley, GOP

Published Dec. 7 2018

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's reluctance to hold a vote on a popular criminal justice bill has angered top Republican...

U.S. Senate race in Tennessee saw record-setting $93 million spent

Published Dec. 7 2018

A state record-setting $93 million-plus was spent in the open U.S. Senate contest in Tennessee that Marsha Blackburn won last...

Tennessee governor-elect names 4 more new staffers

Published Dec. 7 2018

Incoming Gov. Bill Lee has named four more staffers as he prepares to take office next month.

School board to vote on opening enrollment to out-of-zone students at 7 Hamilton County schools

Published Dec. 7 2018

Next week, the Hamilton County Board of Education will vote to potentially open enrollment at seven schools to any Hamilton...

House GOP grills former FBI chief Comey behind closed doors

Published Dec. 7 2018

House Republicans are interviewing James Comey behind closed doors Friday, hauling the former FBI director to Capitol Hill one final...

Pelosi takes hard line on paying for Trump's border wall

Published Dec. 7 2018

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday rejected the idea of paying for President Donald Trump's border wall in exchange...

Border patrol: More families cross illegally to San Diego

Published Dec. 7 2018

The woman crawled under first, squeezing face down through a gap dug under the border fence. The space is only...

Honduran woman in migrant caravan gives birth in US

Published Dec. 6 2018

A Honduran woman affiliated with a caravan of Central American migrants gave birth on U.S. soil shortly after entering the...

Trump expected to pick State spokeswoman for UN ambassador

Published Dec. 6 2018

President Donald Trump is expected to announce he will nominate State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert to be the next U.S....


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Letter: Suspended East Ridge police chief being investigated for lack of leadership, hostile environment

Published Dec. 6 2018

A newly released letter sheds more light on why East Ridge officials are investigating suspended Police Chief J.R. Reed.

Tennessee's statewide water plan stops short of providing answers

Published Dec. 6 2018

In what could be a capstone of his governorship, outgoing Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam released a 52-page report Tuesday to...

Thousands salute Bush funeral train 4141 on final Texas ride [photos, video]

Published Dec. 6 2018

Thousands waved and cheered along the route as funeral train No. 4141 - for the 41st president - carried George...

US to ease oil drilling controls protecting imperiled bird

Published Dec. 6 2018

The Trump administration moved forward Thursday with plans to ease restrictions on oil and natural gas drilling, mining and other...

Trump EPA acts to roll back control on climate-changing coal

Published Dec. 6 2018

The Environmental Protection Agency acted again Thursday to ease rules on the sagging U.S. coal industry, this time scaling back...

Democrats rev up plans for 2020 campaign launches

Published Dec. 6 2018

Democrats are hitting fast forward.

Tennessee electrocutes second inmate in 2 months

Published Dec. 6 2018

A Tennessee inmate is scheduled to become the second person to die in the state's electric chair in as many...

Tennessee Supreme Court: Woman convicted as teen could be free after 51 years

Published Dec. 6 2018

Tennessee's Supreme Court is clarifying that a woman convicted of first-degree murder as a teen could be released from prison...

North Carolina Democrat drops race concession amid probe

Published Dec. 6 2018

The Democrat trailing in a North Carolina congressional race withdrew his concession Thursday as state election officials investigated allegations of...


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Sen. Lamar Alexander pays tribute on Senate floor to retiring Sen. Bob Corker

Published Dec. 6 2018

Tennessee's senior U.S. senator, Lamar Alexander, spoke from the Senate floor in Washington, D.C., today to honor his colleague Sen....

George H.W. Bush final farewell takes on personal, distinctly Texas feel [video, photos]

Published Dec. 6 2018

George H.W. Bush's family and friends praised his faith, humility and patience Thursday, saying the former president embodied courage and...