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Who's landing the big interviews after Oprah?

Posted: 06/22/2012 - Since Oprah Winfrey packed up the couch that Tom Cruise jumped on and ended her daytime talk show last year, no one has truly filled her role as the top go-to person in television for major interviews.

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Defense rebuts insanity claim in Breivik trial

Posted: 06/22/2012 - Anders Behring Breivik's defense lawyers on Friday tried to cast the confessed mass killer as a political militant motivated by an extreme right-wing ideology rather than a delusional madman.

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Police chief fired over Trayvon Martin shooting

Posted: 06/21/2012 - Saying he's lost the trust of officials, a city manager fired a central Florida police chief who was criticized for his agency's initial investigation of Trayvon Martin's shooting death.

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UT Trustees to vote on proposed tuition hikes

Posted: 06/21/2012 - The University of Tennessee's Board of Trustees is scheduled to vote Thursday on tuition increases of as much as 8 percent at one of its campuses.

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State libraries getting integrated system

Posted: 06/21/2012 - More Tennessee libraries will be able to provide additional resources to their users under a new service that's part of a statewide contract.

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Mosquito spraying in East, South and West Knox County

Updated: 06/21/2012 - For the first time in 2012, the Knox County Health Dept. will be spraying insecticide Thursday to reduce the mosquito population following lab reports confirming West Nile Virus in Knox County.

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Experts say science lacking on 9/11 and cancer

Posted: 06/20/2012 - Several experts say there's no hard evidence to support the federal government's declaration this month that 50 kinds of cancer could be caused by exposure to World Trade Center dust.

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911 call details moments after King found in pool

Posted: 06/20/2012 - Rodney King's fiancee repeatedly implored authorities to hurry in a frantic 911 call, saying she woke to the sounds of a fall and found him at the bottom of his swimming pool.

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Committee poised for contempt vote against Holder

Posted: 06/20/2012 - A House committee is poised to vote on whether to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for failing to turn over more Justice Department documents on a flawed gun-smuggling probe.

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Despite crisis, Greece still functions

Posted: 06/20/2012 - For a country where crisis has become an intimate state of mind, there is plenty of benign normalcy around, lots of reminders of the rules and infrastructure and hygiene standards that define what it is.

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Investors hoping for Fed action to boost economy

Posted: 06/20/2012 - The Federal Reserve, meeting at a time of heightened uncertainty, is expected to provide further support for a slumping U.S. economy. But there is no consensus over what form the added support will take.

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Heat top Thunder 104-98, 1 win from NBA title

Posted: 06/20/2012 - A limping, grimacing James shook off the pain of left leg cramps to hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 2:51 remaining and the Miami Heat held off the Oklahoma City Thunder for a 104-98 victory Tuesday night and a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals that no team has ever blown.

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US plans significant military presence in Kuwait

Posted: 06/19/2012 - The United States is planning a significant military presence of 13,500 troops in Kuwait to give it the flexibility to respond to sudden conflicts in the region as Iraq adjusts to the withdrawal of American combat forces.

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Microsoft's 'Surface' tablet aims for productivity

Posted: 06/19/2012 - Microsoft unveiled a new tablet computer, Surface, that attempts to take advantage of one of the few criticisms of Apple's iPad — that it is better for consuming content than creating it.

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G-20 will produce plan for global growth

Posted: 06/19/2012 - The leaders of the world's largest economies will portray themselves on Tuesday as united behind efforts to boost growth and job creation in order to repair a fragile global economy.

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UT's solar-powered house to be displayed in DC

Posted: 06/19/2012 - The University of Tennessee's solar-powered house will be on display this summer at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall in Washington.

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Truck explodes in Nashville, injuring 2

Posted: 06/18/2012 - Two people were taken to the hospital after a tractor trailer exploded in Nashville close to the Rutherford County line.

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Chinese spacecraft docks with orbiting module

Posted: 06/18/2012 - A Chinese spacecraft carrying three astronauts docked with an orbiting module Monday, another first for the country as it strives to match American and Russian exploits in space.

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2 Alaska troopers shot, gunman found dead

Posted: 06/18/2012 - Two Alaska State Troopers were shot Sunday in a remote town north of the Arctic Circle, touching off a near-nine hour standoff that ended with the suspected gunman apparently taking his own life, authorities said.

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More homes evacuated in Colorado wildfire

Posted: 06/18/2012 - Crews in northern Colorado faced powerful winds Sunday as they battled a blaze that has scorched 87 square miles of mountainous forest land and destroyed at least 181 homes, the most in state history.

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Sandusky trial's second week turns to defense case

Posted: 06/18/2012 - The defense in Jerry Sandusky's child sexual abuse trial could begin putting on its own witnesses early this week, and one of them could be the former Penn State assistant football coach himself.

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