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Firm pleads no contest in toxic toothpaste sales

Posted: 02/27/2009 - A company that sold some 80,000 tubes of toothpaste containing a poisonous ingredient has pleaded no contest to violating California's health and safety code.

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Mayor behind watermelon e-mail to stay on council

Posted: 02/27/2009 - The mayor of a small Southern California city who was criticized for sending an e-mail showing watermelons in front of the White House says he will give up the mayoral post but remain on the City Council.

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LA gang member gets life for killing teen actress

Posted: 02/27/2009 - A Los Angeles gang member has been sentenced to life in prison without chance of parole for killing "Judging Amy" teen actress Tara Correa-McMullen and another victim.

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2 more bodies found in NM desert raise total to 13

Posted: 02/27/2009 - Medical investigators say bones from 13 victims have been recovered from a desert site west of Albuquerque that authorities have been excavating for about a month.

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Past probed of Ala. doctor accused of raping teen

Posted: 02/27/2009 - Authorities in Alabama want to find out if a pediatrician who is accused of raping a teenage patient had prior problems in Illinois, Connecticut and Tennessee, where he previously worked.

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College cuts: will they compromise HOPE scholarships?

Updated: 02/27/2009 - UT stands ready to cut 777 positions and raise tuition 9% and probably still be in the hole thanks to the state’s budgetary problems. But is a scholarship designed to help people who couldn’t afford to go to college a major reason why the system faces such a huge deficit?

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Students protest budget cuts at UT

Updated: 02/27/2009 - Students at the University of Tennessee decided to take a stand Friday against budget cuts at the school. About 70 students from the humanities programs protested possible cuts to the Arts and Sciences Department. Students say cutting the programs would not only hurt their majors, but the University as a whole.

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Gatlinburg fighting loss of lodging dollars

Updated: 02/27/2009 - New numbers just released show a sharp decline for tourism in Gatlinburg last year. Total tourism dollars are down about five and a half percent.

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