Tennessee

In this aerial photo, emergency workers respond to a crash involving a church bus and a tractor-trailer near Dandridge, Tenn., on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013.  (AP Photo/Citizen Tribune, Gary Smith)

8 killed in church bus crash in Tenn.

DANDRIDGE, Tenn. (AP) — A church bus blew a tire, veered across a highway median and hit a sport utility vehicle and tractor-trailer Wednesday in a fiery wreck that killed eight people, authorities said. Fourteen […]

10/02/2013

In this undated photo provided by WBIR-TV, 7-month old Martin DeShawn McCullough is held by his mom, Jaleesa Martin. (AP Photo/WBIR-TV, Heidi Wigdahl)

Judge changing baby’s name Messiah draws reaction

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee judge’s decision to change a baby’s first name from Messiah to Martin is drawing strong reactions from people who believe the judge overstepped her powers and those who think […]

08/12/2013

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Head of Fort Campbell harassment program arrested

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — The manager of the sexual harassment and assault response program at Fort Campbell, Ky., was arrested in a domestic dispute and relieved of his post, authorities said Thursday. Lt. Col. […]

05/16/2013

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Army soldier recovering from TBI gets Silver Star

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — A Fort Campbell soldier who suffered a traumatic brain injury has received the Silver Star for his actions to help evacuate wounded troops during a mission in Afghanistan in 2010.

04/06/2013

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Police in Tenn. search for man who fell from plane

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities in southeastern Tennessee are searching for a man who was thrown from an experimental aircraft while he was learning to fly from an instructor.

03/29/2013

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Gun background checks drop 10 percent in January

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of federal background checks for firearms sales declined in the U.S. last month, as retailers continue to run out of guns to sell during a buying spree driven by Washington’s new focus on gun control.

02/05/2013

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‘Tennessee Waltz’ singer Patti Page dies at 85

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Patti Page, the “Singing Rage” who stumbled across “Tennessee Waltz” and made it one of the best-selling recordings ever, has died. She was 85.

01/02/2013

US WWII Veteran marches in a Memorial Day parade. (AP Photo)

NY WWII vet who liberated Nazi train dies in Fla.

HUDSON FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — A World War II veteran from New York whose account of liberating Holocaust victims from a Nazi train led to reunions with the survivors 60 years later has died.

12/19/2012

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US flu season starts early, could be bad, CDC says

NEW YORK (AP) – Health officials say flu season is off to its earliest start in nearly 10 years – and it could be a bad one. The primary strain circulating is one that tends to cause more severe illness, especially in the elderly.

12/03/2012

Tennessee newspaper ends presidential endorsements

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Knoxville News Sentinel has ended a decades-old tradition of endorsing presidential candidates, saying it no longer has any special access to the candidates. Editor Jack McElroy said in a column […]

10/15/2012

Meningitis outbreak toll: 119 cases, 11 deaths

NEW YORK (AP) – The number of people sickened by a deadly meningitis outbreak has now reached 119 cases, including 11 deaths. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated the count on Tuesday. New […]

10/09/2012

Steroid-related meningitis cases rise to 105

NEW YORK (AP) – Health officials say the number of people sickened by a deadly meningitis outbreak has now reached 105 cases. The number of deaths rose by one to eight, with another fatality in […]

10/08/2012

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