Republican Gov. Bill Haslam has visited Columbia State Community College to welcome back students participating in his Tennessee Promise program that offers free tuition at the state's two-year colleges.
Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press | Posted Aug 23rd - 3:40pm
Supporters of North Carolina's bathroom rules have urged a federal judge to closely consider a ruling in Texas that has temporarily blocked the Obama administration's ability to withhold federal money from schools that don't let transgender students use bathrooms matching their gender identity.
Mark Pratt, Associated Press | Posted Aug 23rd - 3:33pm
The case of a former Massachusetts high school star athlete sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting two classmates is drawing parallels to that of former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner, who got just six months in jail for a sexual assault conviction.
David Eggert, Associated Press | Posted Aug 23rd - 3:31pm
The improperly treated river water that Flint residents bathed and cleaned with for 1½ years may have caused skin rashes that possibly worsened because people became mentally stressed and changed their hygiene over concerns about the water, federal and state officials said Tuesday.
Andrew Demillo, Associated Press | Posted Aug 23rd - 3:31pm
A central Arkansas city is effectively operating a debtors' prison that imposes hefty fines and jail time for thousands of poor people whose checks bounce and infringes on their constitutional rights by shielding court proceedings from public scrutiny, according to a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday.
Colleen Slevin, Associated Press | Posted Aug 23rd - 3:30pm
A federal appeals court will decide whether Kansas has the right to ask people who register to vote when they get their driver's licenses for proof that they're citizens, a decision which could affect whether thousands have their ballots counted in November's election.
Michelle Rindels, Associated Press | Posted Aug 23rd - 3:30pm
Daily fantasy sports websites that were shut down in Nevada because they didn't have gambling licenses want to get back in the game, but officials who set policy for the gambling mecca of Las Vegas weren't impressed.
Kevin Freking, Associated Press | Posted Aug 23rd - 3:20pm
Standing amid piles of waterlogged debris, President Barack Obama on Tuesday promised a sustained national effort to rebuild flood-ravaged southern Louisiana "even after the TV cameras leave" on a visit aimed in part at stemming campaign-season criticism that he's been slow to respond to the disaster.
Raphael Satter and Maggie Michael, Associated Press | Posted Aug 23rd - 3:11pm
WikiLeaks' giant data dumps have rattled the National Security Agency, the U.S. Democratic Party, and the Saudi foreign ministry. But its spectacular mass-disclosures have also included the personal information of hundreds of people — including sick children, rape victims and mental health patients, The Associated Press has found.