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Tornadoes tear through Tennessee, 25 dead

Mar 04, 2020 - 8:07 AM

News footage shows cars piled up, hangars destroyed, and what appears to be dozens of aircraft smashed into each other

DAMAGE. Buildings damaged by the storm are seen in the Germantown neighborhood following devastating tornadoes on March 03, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee. Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. professor charged with hiding link to China on NASA-funded project

Feb 28, 2020 - 4:26 PM

The US Justice Department says Anming Hu hid his ties to Beijing University of Technology while he taught and did research at University of Tennessee, Knoxville

CHARGED. File photo of Anming Hu. Photo from University of Tennessee Knoxville

NFL champions Brady, Patriots dethroned by upstart Titans

Jan 05, 2020 - 1:39 PM

The loss could spell the end of the storied career of Tom Brady, who won 6 Super Bowl championships

PLAYOFF EXIT. Tom Brady and the Patriots fail to defend their NFL throne. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. authorities capture Tennessee shooting suspect

Apr 24, 2018 - 9:52 AM

(UPDATED) Travis Reinking is accused of using an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle to rain bullets at the Waffle House restaurant while wearing nothing but a jacket

CAPTURED. This image released by the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department, shows Travis Reinking after he was captured by police on April, 23, 2018, in Nashville, Tennessee. Photo by Metropolitan Nashville Police Department/AFP

U.S. hunts semi-nude gunman disarmed by 'hero' after 4 killed

Apr 22, 2018 - 9:55 PM

(UPDATED) The suspect in the United States' latest mass shooting may have had 'mental issues,' and the incident led the city's mayor to issue an unusually blunt call for 'comprehensive gun reform'

Falcons topple Rams, Titans edge Chiefs in NFL playoff openers

Jan 07, 2018 - 3:14 PM

The Titans also advance to a divisional game against either the Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots or the Pittsburgh Steelers

TEAM LEADER. Bryant catapults the Falcons to victory over the Rams via 4 field goals. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

NFL player Delanie Walker says he's received death threats over anthem protest

Sep 29, 2017 - 1:30 PM

The Tennessee Titans player says the 'words of hate' motivates him to continue his work in creating dialogue on race matters

BACKLASH. 'The racist and violent words directed at me and my son only serve as another reminder that our country remains divided and full of hateful rhetoric,' says Delanie Walker. Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images/AFP

Wave of protests grip NFL after Trump urges fan boycott

Sep 25, 2017 - 8:10 AM

Trump ignites a firestorm of criticism after comments on Friday, September 22, in which he described NFL players who chose to take a knee through renditions of 'The Star-Spangled Banner' as 'sons of bitches' who should be fired

IN PROTEST. Maurice Smith #27 and Julius Thomas #89 kneel with Jarvis Landry #14 of the Miami Dolphins during the National Anthem prior to an NFL game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on September 24, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Steven Ryan/Getty Images/AFP

NFL player Poyer suffers lacerated kidney injury after blindside hit

Oct 17, 2016 - 2:09 PM

Cleveland Browns safety Jordan Poyer is sent to the hospital for further evaluation of possible concussion and an abdominal injury

MAN DOWN. Cleveland Browns safety Jordan Poyer was injured by a blindside hit in Sunday's loss. Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images/AFP

US states sue federal government over transgender bathroom use

May 26, 2016 - 5:50 PM

Texas and 10 other states accuse the Obama administration of running roughshod over commonsense policies protecting children and basic privacy rights

epa05303100 (FILE) A file picture dated 16 april 2016 shows an 'All Gender' bathroom sign at the San Diego International Airport in San Diego, California, USA. According to reports from 13 May 2016, the US administration plans to direct public schools to allow transgender students use whichever bathroom they prefer to match their gender identity. EPA/JASON SZENES

#USVote: Lessons from Super Tuesday

Mar 02, 2016 - 2:22 PM

Four lessons learned from the events of Super Tuesday

epa05189535 Mary Austin hands out 'I Voted' stickers at a polling center in Edmond, Oklahoma, USA, 01 March 2016. People in 12 states are voting in primary elections to determine the candidates for president of the United States of America. EPA/J PAT CARTER

#USVote: Super Tuesday winners, state by state

Mar 02, 2016 - 10:53 AM

3rd UPDATE Here is a state by state breakdown of projected winners on the pivotal day of the 2016 White House race

Poll manager Ty Stepter hands a sticker to a voter after they cast their ballot at All Saints Episcopal Church, during the Super Tuesday US presidential primary voting in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, March 1, 2016. Erik S Lesser/EPA

US elections: Clinton, Trump win big on Super Tuesday

Mar 02, 2016 - 8:50 AM

UPDATED Super Tuesday is the most pivotal day of the presidential primary season so far with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump hoping to wipe out all rivals for their party nominations

BIG WINNER. US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton holds a campaign rally at a film studio in Miami, Florida, USA, March 1, 2016. Joe Skipper/EPA

Super Tuesday: Trump, Clinton eye big boost

Mar 02, 2016 - 12:29 AM

UPDATED Millions of people are taking part in Super Tuesday – a series of primary votes and caucuses in a dozen states stretching from Virginia on the east coast all the way to Alaska

SUPER TUESDAY. People wait in line to vote at a polling center in Edmond, Oklahoma, USA, March 1, 2016. Photo by J Pat Carter/EPA

FAST FACTS: US 'Super Tuesday'

Mar 01, 2016 - 9:18 AM

Here is what is at stake on Super Tuesday which could have a big impact on Democratic and Republican contenders still in the race for the White House

A poll worker at a polling station in a school gym during the Democratic presidential primary in Charleston, South Carolina, USA, February 27, 2016. Richard Ellis/EPA

Super Tuesday: Trump, Clinton heavy favorites

Mar 01, 2016 - 7:49 AM

UPDATED With just hours to go before polls open the Republican and Democratic frontrunners fend off rivals and appeal to supporters in a dozen states

SUPER TUESDAY COMBATANTS. This combination of pictures created on February 25, 2016 shows top US presidential candidates (L-R) Republican Marco Rubio on January 14, 2016; Republican Ted Cruz on February 23, 2016; Democrat Bernie Sanders on on February 04, 2016; Republican Donald Trump on February 23, 2016; and Democrat Hillary Clinton on February 04, 2016. AFP photos

Clinton, Trump shoot for inevitability on Super Tuesday

Feb 29, 2016 - 3:33 PM

Clinton and Trump are well positioned to secure the lion s share of the delegate bonanza in the 11 states voting in each party s primaries

DEMOCRATIC FRONTRUNNER. Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during a 'Get Out The Vote' rally at the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff on February 28, 2016 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Washington DC digs out after monster blizzard

Jan 26, 2016 - 8:12 AM

For many the thrill of a weekend spent playing in the snow or in warm homes watching a stunning display of nature s power gave way to the realization that in Washington DC at least the cleanup will be long and messy

BREAK TIME. Joel Clement, 50, left, and Brad Farster, 35, right, both U.S. government employees, take a break in front of the U.S. Capitol building after a day of cross country skiing on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. USA, January 25, 2016. Allison Shelley/EPA

Storm-hit US digs out as death toll rises to 25

Jan 25, 2016 - 8:38 AM

UPDATED The eastern United States emerge wearily from a massive blizzard that dumped huge amounts of snow and killed at least 25 people

AFTER 'SNOWZILLA' People take photographs in the snow with the New York City skyline in the background in Central Park in New York, New York, USA, January 24, 2016. Peter Foley/EPA

'Snowzilla': Massive blizzard paralyzes eastern US

Jan 24, 2016 - 10:55 AM

UPDATED 16 die in Arkansas Kentucky New York North Carolina Maryland and Virginia while more than 200 000 people are left without power and 2 200 National Guard personnel are drafted in

FROZEN. People walk across the Brooklyn Bridge in Brooklyn, New York, USA, January 23, 2016. John Taggart/EPA

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Jan 14, 2016 - 6:09 PM

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3 winners hit $1.6B US lottery jackpot

Jan 14, 2016 - 12:53 PM

UPDATED Lottery fever grips the country with people frantically checking their 2 slips to see if they had won the world record lottery

RECORD JACKPOT. A sign showing the jackpot for the multi-state Powerball lottery jackpot in Brooklyn, New York, USA, January 13, 2016. Andrew Gombert/EPA

Recovery underway after storms kill 17 in southern US

Dec 27, 2015 - 9:50 AM

With more severe weather expected across the central United States forecasters are warning of airport delays and flooded roads as travelers return home after the Christmas holiday

Tak boleh lihat anjing, anak 11 tahun tembak temannya

Oct 06, 2015 - 5:21 PM

Gendong dan ciumlah anak Anda setiap malam karena Anda tidak akan pernah tahu apakah besok Anda masih akan bersamanya atau tidak

Ax man killed in Nashville cinema attack

Aug 06, 2015 - 11:46 AM

Authorities say the outcome could have been much worse hailing the rapid response of police who were at the theater in mere minutes

SECURING THE AREA. Members of of the Nashville Metro Police Department Bomb Squad remove track-treads from the bomb disposal robot after removing the robot from Hickory Hollow Cinemas on August 5, 2015 in Antioch, Tennessee. Jason Davis/Getty Images/AFP

Wounded US sailor dies from injuries in Tennessee shooting

Jul 18, 2015 - 9:49 PM

He becomes the 5th person to die after being shot Thursday July 16 by Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez 24 who opened fire on two military centers

4 Marines killed in US shooting rampage

Jul 17, 2015 - 2:05 AM

2nd UPDATE The gunman – identified by the FBI as 24 year old Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez – is shot dead

CHATTANOOGA SHOOTING. Members of a Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Evidence Response Team set up outside a US Military Recruiting storefront after a shooting in Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA, July 16, 2015. Photo by Erik S. Lesser/EPA

US Supreme Court appears split on gay marriage

Apr 29, 2015 - 4:08 PM

Experts say recognition of same sex marriage – legal in 37 of the country s 50 states and in the capital Washington but not recognized everywhere – seems inevitable

FOR EQUALITY. Katherine Struck, of Frederick, Maryland, and Aman Ardalan, of Annapolis, Maryland, shout support for Gay Marriage rights, in front of the US Supreme Court, in Washington DC, USA, April 28, 2015. John Boal/EPA

US Supreme Court set for historic gay marriage case

Apr 28, 2015 - 2:03 PM

Experts say recognition of same sex marriage – already legal in 37 of the country s 50 states and in the capital Washington DC – seems inevitable

In this file photo, a gay couple, Marcos German-Domingues (R) and Daniel German-Domingues (L), hold rainbow flags outside the US Supreme Court on the day the high court hears the case challenging the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), in Washington DC, USA, March 27, 2013. Michael Reynolds/EPA

Nun, 84, gets 3 years in US prison for nuclear break-in

Feb 19, 2014 - 3:52 PM

Sister Megan Rice 84 cut through fences and several layers of security at the Y 12 National Security Complex in Tennessee along with two other members of Transform Now Plowshares in July 2012

INFOGRAPHIC: 2012 U.S. Electoral Map

Nov 11, 2012 - 2:07 PM

UPDATED Here is the 2012 US Election Map showing the distribution of the electoral votes as of Saturday November 10

#USvote: Electoral College tally

Nov 11, 2012 - 9:02 AM

UPDATED Nov 11 Here is the Electoral College tally for the 2012 US presidential election based on projections from the major US networks ABC NBC CBS CNN FOX and the New York Times

LIVE: Obama wins, say U.S. media

Nov 07, 2012 - 8:19 AM

LIVE COVERAGE of the 2012 US presidential election November 6 2012

Voters in full force for U.S. poll finale

Nov 07, 2012 - 6:44 AM

Freezing temperatures in the northeast light drizzle in Chicago and a threat of thunderstorms in Florida did little to deter citizens from lining up at polling stations

Obama, Romney end tumultuous White House campaign

Nov 06, 2012 - 2:10 PM

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney made their final cases to Americans on election eve Monday November 5 capping a grueling negative multi billion dollar campaign and handing their fates to voters

THE BATTLE IS ON. This combination of file pictures shows US President Barack Obama (L) speaking during a campaign event at Prime Osborn Convention Center July 19, 2012 in Jacksonville, Florida, and US Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney (R) addressing the Family Research Council's Values Voter Summit in Washington on October 8, 2011. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN /Nicholas KAMM/FILES