Bill Haslam signed into law a measure that allows the state to opt for the electric chair if lethal injection drugs are unavailable.
Georgia GOP Sen. Johnny Isakson says if the judicial nomination of Michael Boggs gets derailed, it won't unravel the deal he worked out with the White House on federal bench nominees.
Donald Thompson told an audience at the company's annual meeting that McDonald's has a legacy of providing opportunities to employees.
Donovan, 32, is the team's all-time leader in scoring and assists. Twenty-three players were named to the roster for the tournament, which starts next month in Brazil.
Fifty senators signed a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell pushing for a name change for Washington's professional football team, a sign the issue isn't going away.
Diabetes increases a person's risk of cardiovascular disease, but for women that risk is 40 percent higher, a study finds. Just why that's happening is a mystery.
Health officials say online restaurant reviews can turn up unreported foodborne illness outbreaks. In New York City, Yelp reviews led officials to three restaurants with food handling problems.
Last-minute lobbying by the Obama administration overcame opposition to the nomination of David Barron, author of a controversial legal memo regarding drone policy.
Officers are wearing video cameras to record interactions with the public. The city's troubled police department is trying to prove a commitment to transparency, as it tries to end federal monitoring.
Tom Steyer, a California investor, is aiming to label Republican candidates as "science deniers" who are on the wrong side of the climate change issue.
The men are accused of conspiring to take and publish photographs of Sen. Thad Cochran's wife at her nursing home. His opponent in the June 3 primary denies any part in the matter.
A scientist monitoring Martian weather for the Opportunity rover team noticed an inconspicuous dark patch that turned out to be a new impact crater half the size of a football field.
Size does matter under the Affordable Care Act. Large companies such as Cleveland's Sherwin-Williams aren't likely to use the individual insurance marketplaces, but they will help pay for them.
We're sure glad ostriches and emus don't fly. But DNA evidence now suggests their small ancestors flew to each continent, where they evolved independently into giants with stubby wings.
Many people who don't have celiac disease say they feel better on a gluten-free diet. But scientists say some gut troubles may come from eating fructans and other FODMAP carbs rather than gluten.
Isidro Medrano Garcia was charged with kidnapping and rape and is being held on $1 million bail. He allegedly abducted a 15-year-old girl, held her for 10 years and forced her to marry him.
As a bomb-detecting dog, Zenit the German shepherd never chased his tail or dug holes. Those are skills he learned after he was adopted by his former professional partner, Cpl. Jose Armenta.
Prosecutors revealed new details about the bombs that exploded at the marathon finish line in April 2013, defending FBI questioning of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as he recovered from gunshot wounds.
The measure, which now goes to the Senate, would require the National Security Agency to get permission before searching phone metadata. But critics say the bill doesn't go far enough.
Jupiter has a large red dot on its surface. I, too, have a dot on my surface. It's on my cheek. Jupiter just got lucky with its dot. Me? Not.