- Innocent man who spent 31 years in prison seeks exoneration Updated: May-22-16 10:58 am
LEBANON, Tennessee - Lawrence McKinney still has an easy smile after serving 31 years in prison for rape, a crime he never did.
- Haslam allows Tennessee refugees lawsuit to move forward Updated: May-20-16 2:37 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Republican Gov. Bill Haslam has decided not to veto a resolution demanding a lawsuit be filed over the federal refugee resettlement program in Tennessee.
- Oklahoma lawmakers file bills opposing transgender guidance Updated: May-19-16 9:43 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Conservative Oklahoma lawmakers filed legislation Thursday opposing the federal government's guidance on the use of bathrooms and locker rooms by transgender students.
- Vanderbilt poll finds Trump with 9-point lead in Tennessee Updated: May-19-16 5:09 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has a 9 percentage point lead over Democrat Hillary Clinton in Tennessee, according to a Vanderbilt University poll released Thursday.
- Mississippi superintendent backtracks on transgender policy Updated: May-18-16 6:43 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Under fire from the governor and many Republican legislators, the Mississippi Department of Education now says it won't follow new federal guidance on use of bathrooms and locker rooms by transgender students.
- Tennessee editorial roundup Updated: May-18-16 5:17 pm
Recent editorials from Tennessee newspapers:
- Haslam questions need for special session on bathroom rules Updated: May-18-16 5:14 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Gov. Bill Haslam on Wednesday questioned the need for a special legislative session that some fellow Republican lawmakers want to convene over a directive issued by President Barack Obama's administration about transgender bathroom policies in public schools.
- 11 arrested while protesting North Carolina's LGBT law Updated: May-16-16 8:44 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Nearly a dozen people were arrested in North Carolina's Legislative Building during a second swell of demonstrations led by civic and religious leaders opposing the state's law limiting protections for LGBT people.
- The Latest: Police: 11 LGBT law protesters arrested Updated: May-16-16 6:21 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The Latest on developments surrounding North Carolina's LGBT law (all times local):
- Haslam still unready to support Trump until after meeting Updated: May-13-16 8:45 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam still isn't ready yet to throw his support behind presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
- Haslam says US politics were point of concern on Asia trip Updated: May-13-16 6:23 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Republican Gov. Bill Haslam said Friday that the U.S. presidential race is weighing heavily on the minds of executives that he met with on a recently concluded trade mission to Asia.
- Speakers of Tennessee House and Senate expect no more vetoes Updated: May-12-16 5:54 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The speakers of the Tennessee House and Senate say they don't expect any more vetoes from fellow Republican Gov. Bill Haslam.
- Safety Commissioner Bill Gibbons to leave Haslam cabinet Updated: May-11-16 5:54 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Bill Gibbons is stepping down as commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Safety this summer, Republican Gov. Bill Haslam announced Wednesday.
- GOP fractures ruin Reagan Day fundraiser in Tennessee Updated: May-10-16 6:11 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Reagan Day fundraisers have been a staple of GOP politics ever since the Great Communicator made a point of promoting the 11th Commandment - thou shalt not speak ill of a fellow Republican. But in the conservative suburbs east of Nashville, the event has become too poisonous to be held this year.
- Attorney: Jimmy Haslam can be deposed with conditions Updated: May-08-16 5:26 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam has agreed to be deposed under specific conditions in civil lawsuits against the truck-stop chain owned by him and his brother, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, according to court documents.
- Sidelined: LGBT laws, NCAA policy could keep teams at home Updated: May-04-16 6:05 pm
Teams could pull out of scheduled NCAA events this spring because of new state laws in North Carolina, Mississippi and Tennessee while the sport's governing body's demands for discrimination-free environments at the places where its events are held won't take effect until the fall.
- Georgia governor's vetoes on guns, faith bucked his GOP base Updated: May-04-16 4:47 pm
ATLANTA - When Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal recently vetoed bills allowing guns on college campuses and shielding religious people who deny people services based on their faith, he was directly bucking his fellow Republican lawmakers, who overwhelmingly supported the proposals, and possibly losing points with his conservative political base.
- State targets Republicans in spending for Facebook ads Updated: May-04-16 4:51 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The state's economic development agency has spent more than $18,000 on Facebook ads aimed at supporters of Tennessee's top Republican officials, and none on Democrats.
- Tennessee campus carry becomes law without Haslam signature Updated: May-02-16 7:03 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - A bill allowing staff and faculty at Tennessee's public colleges and universities to be armed on campus became law Monday without the Republican governor's signature.
- Cleveland Browns owner loses round in deposition fight Updated: Apr-29-16 4:50 pm
MOBILE, Alabama - Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam is a step closer to having to answer questions about fraud at the truck stop chain where he is president and CEO.
- Lawmaker accused of harassment is all alone with his M&Ms Updated: Apr-29-16 9:32 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Amid the frenzied negotiations, flaring tempers and occasional frivolity marking the end of another Tennessee legislative session, one lawmaker stayed conspicuously alone and quiet.
- Speaker Harwell's health care task force holds first meeting Updated: Apr-26-16 5:57 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Members of a health care task force assigned with proposing alternatives to Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's Insure Tennessee plan on Tuesday stressed their desire to include "circuit breakers" to prevent out-of-control costs.