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Gay stagehand's bias suit against union to proceed

Posted: 08/03/2011 - A stagehand who claims he lost work on country music awards shows because he is gay has won a federal court ruling that allows him to pursue a discrimination lawsuit against the Nashville local of the theater workers union.

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FAA shutdown to continue as Congress leaves

Posted: 08/03/2011 - The government is likely to lose more than $1 billion in airline ticket taxes because lawmakers have left town for a month without resolving a partisan standoff over a bill to end the partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration.

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Contractor sues state for suspending his company

Posted: 08/03/2011 - The owner of a guardrail company has sued the Tennessee Department of Transportation, arguing his company's suspension violates a 2006 agreement in a separate case.

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Government still seeking source of tainted turkery

Posted: 08/03/2011 - Consumers looking for answers about a salmonella outbreak linked to ground turkey will have to continue to wait as the government investigates the source of at least 76 illnesses and one death.

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Navy ends search for sailor missing at sea

Posted: 08/02/2011 - The U.S. Navy says it has ended the search for a 21-year-old sailor from Tennessee who went missing from the USS Boxer in the Gulf of Aden.

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Local veterans weigh in on debt deal

Updated: 08/02/2011 - One of the biggest budgets on the chopping block in the debt deal is the Department of Defense. Some local veterans say they agree that cuts are needed - up to a point.

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US Airways to refund ticket taxes

Posted: 08/02/2011 - US Airways Group Inc. says it will offer direct refunds of ticket taxes that travelers paid before the taxes lapsed on July 23.

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FAA shutdown to continue in partisan standoff

Posted: 08/02/2011 - A stalemate that has partially shut down the Federal Aviation Administration will continue into September. A spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says Senate Democrats were unwilling to accept cuts in subsidies for rural air service.

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TN man pleads guilty to Miley Cyrus hacking

Posted: 08/02/2011 - A 21-year-old who bragged about hacking into Miley Cyrus' e-mail account and distributing revealing pictures of her pleaded guilty in federal court to unrelated charges of credit card fraud and hacking.

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Heat building again as August begins

Posted: 08/02/2011 - After a weekend during which summer heat was tempered by rain, Tennessee is heating up again as August begins.

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Paragliders join search for missing Tenn. woman

Posted: 08/02/2011 - A group of paragliders has joined in the search effort to find clues in the case of a 20-year-old nursing student who is believed to have been abducted from her West Tennessee home in April.

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FDA says sleepy brownies are unsafe

Posted: 08/02/2011 - The Food and Drug Administration is warning the makers of melatonin-laced brownies called "Lazy Larry" that it considers them unsafe and could seize the snacks from store shelves.

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CDC: 1 death, 76 illnesses linked to ground turkey

Posted: 08/02/2011 - Seventy-six people in 26 states including 2 in Tennessee have been made sick from the same strain of the disease, which the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says is resistant to many commonly prescribed antibiotics.

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Pretrial hearing in courthouse takeover

Posted: 08/02/2011 - A Georgia militia supporter who faces federal weapons charges after threatening to take over a rural East Tennessee courthouse is asking a judge to let him fire his court-appointed lawyers.

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Gas grenade causes house explosion

Updated: 08/02/2011 - A non-lethal gas grenade explosion sent several people in Harlan County, Kentucky to the hospital Monday night.

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Deputies search for machete attacker

Posted: 08/01/2011 - Memphis-area authorities say they are searching for a man who is suspected of attacking two women with a machete.

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