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Officials: Folk ballad inspiration recaptured

Posted: 03/17/2009 - Authorities say a convict and inspiration for a folk ballad about a man who stole a Wal-Mart trailer to see his dying mother has been captured in Florida, two weeks after escaping from custody in Georgia.

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Army awards 7 Fort Campbell soldiers

Posted: 03/17/2009 - The Army Chief of Staff, Gen. George Casey, has presented seven Fort Campbell soldiers with awards for their heroism in Iraq and at home.

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"Sexting" becoming more common among teens in East Tennessee

Updated: 03/17/2009 - According to Knoxville police, naked pictures and sexual messages are becoming more and more common in the inboxes of area teenagers. Their numbers are backed up by national statistics showing your child may know someone who has sent them something sexual in nature.

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Iowa senator wants public apology from AIG

Posted: 03/16/2009 - Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley suggests AIG executives should take a Japanese approach toward accepting responsibility for the collapse of the insurance giant by resigning or killing themselves.

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Tenn congressman says AIG bonuses 'ridiculous'

Posted: 03/16/2009 - Rep. John Duncan Jr. has joined the attack on American International Group, calling millions of dollars in executive bonuses awarded by the insurance giant from federal bailout funds "a real slap in the face of taxpayers."

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Casey: Army plans program to deal with stress

Posted: 03/16/2009 - Army chief of staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. said the Army will start a new training program to help soldiers become more mentally resilient to the stress of war.

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GM, Chrysler bankruptcy not Obama task force goal

Posted: 03/16/2009 - A top adviser to President Barack Obama's auto industry task force says bankruptcy is not the goal of the government's efforts to restructure General Motors Corp. and Chrysler LLC.

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Iranian businessman charged with illegal exports

Posted: 03/16/2009 - Federal authorities have charged an Iranian businessman with illegally exporting helicopter engines and cameras for combat airplanes from the United States to Iran.

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Senate moves forward on wilderness bill

Posted: 03/16/2009 - The Senate is moving forward on a much-debated bill to set aside more than 2 million acres in nine states as protected wilderness.

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White House: Obama to appear on Leno's show

Posted: 03/16/2009 - President Barack Obama has landed a spot on Jay Leno's late-night talk show, a chance for the president to add a light touch to his effort to get the economy back on track.

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