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State and local authorities are seeking clues to the identity of a woman whose body was found in the Hiwassee River in Polk County on Saturday.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — An elementary school principal has been suspended after being charged with buying crack cocaine.

ATLANTA — Blake Sims was good enough to finish his first start at quarterback for Alabama, getting plenty of help from Amari Cooper, T.J. Yeldon and Derrick Henry, and the second-ranked Crimson Tide held off West Virginia 33-23 Saturday.

ISLAMABAD — Pakistani police charged with batons and fired tear gas and rubber bullets at thousands of protesters marching toward the prime minister's official residence and the adjacent parliament building in Islamabad on Saturday, blanketing the route with clouds of white smoke and scattering demonstrators. Nearly 125 people were injured in the clashes between police and demonstrators demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

STAROBESHEVE, Ukraine — As the survivor of a tank attack on a Ukrainian army truck was being carried into an ambulance, he was showered with verbal abuse by a rebel fighter.

BEIRUT — Clashes erupted between al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels and U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights on Saturday after the militants surrounded their encampment, activists and officials said, as the international organization risked being sucked further into the conflict.

  • Aug. 30th, 2014  |

Hamilton County authorities are investigating the death Friday of 3-year-old Dakota James Arndt, of Soddy-Daisy.

According to an online report by the Atlanta Journal Constitution, former Ooltewah standout and UT player Jacques Smith has been waived by the Atlanta Falcons as one of their final cuts before the NFL season begins next week.

ATLANTA — Two candidates officially live with their parents. One rents a room from a contributor. Another won and lost elections in one state, then moved to another in a bid to get back into the U.S. Senate.

KINGSPORT, Tenn. — A one-time assistant band director at an eastern Tennessee school faces more than a dozen counts of statutory rape by an authority figure after officials say he had a sexual relationship with a student.

John A. Walker Jr., a former Navy officer who in 1986 pleaded guilty to recruiting his son, a brother and a friend into a spy ring that stole military documents and sold the information to Soviet agents, died Thursday at the federal prison complex in Butner, North Carolina. He was 77.

  • Aug. 30th, 2014  |
  • By The New York Times

A single vehicle crash in Grundy County, Tenn., was the cause of the first road fatality of the Labor Day weekend for the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

WASHINGTON — The federal agency that had trouble launching a health insurance website last fall has a massive new project. Any glitches on this one could delay tax refunds for many Americans.

WASHINGTON — The case of Mehdi Nemmouche haunts U.S. intelligence officials.

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