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A federal judge ruled Thursday that the Tennessee Valley Authority is liable for a coal ash spill in eastern Tennessee in which a massive mixture of toxic ash and water blanketed approximately 300 acres.

Latest Stories U.S. Women's Soccer Team Heads to Finalsupdated: Thu Jul 14 2011 10:34:00

These cleat-rocking ladies are heading to Sunday's big game after beating France in the semi-finals Gwen & Gavin Shop for Stylish Shoes for Their Boysupdated: Wed Jul 06 2011 14:52:00

• Gwen Stefani is one stylish mom - and she ensures her kids are equally on-trend. Over the holiday weekend, the singer-designer and hubby Gavin Rossdale took their boys, Kingston and Zuma, to Sportie LA to pick out sneakers. While their parents browsed, Kingston enjoyed an ice cream and his younger brother played a drum set inside the store.

One-tank trips in five statesupdated: Fri Jul 01 2011 08:43:00

Money's tight and gas prices are high, but a change of scenery is good for the soul.

One-tank trip: Coastal Georgiaupdated: Fri Jul 01 2011 08:43:00

CNN's Reynolds Wolf explores Georgia's coast on the way to historic Savannah It's a Girl for No Doubt's Tony Kanalupdated: Wed Jan 26 2011 11:55:00

The bassist and Erin Lokitz welcomed daughter Coco Reese Lakshmi on Monday Off-Duty Hollywood: Gwen Stefani Has a Play Date with Kingston and Zumaupdated: Wed Jan 19 2011 16:12:00

Plus: Jane Krakowski conceals her bump at the airport and more star sightings Harlow Madden Turns 3 with Star-Studded Birthday Bashupdated: Mon Jan 10 2011 10:32:00

Nicole Richie and Joel Madden hold a party at the Treehouse Social Club for their daughter

One escapee captured in Wyomingupdated: Tue Aug 10 2010 08:05:00

A U.S. Marshal says convicted killer Tracy Province was caught in Wyoming 10 days after a prison break in Arizona.

Escapee sang in church, mowed lawn before captureupdated: Tue Aug 10 2010 08:05:00

The Rev. Ron Kingston thought Tracy Province was just a down-on-his luck soul when he welcomed him into his church in Meeteetse, Wyoming, on Sunday morning.

TVA fined $11.5 million in sludge spillupdated: Mon Jun 14 2010 18:30:00

Tennessee state officials slapped the Tennessee Valley Authority with $11.5 million in fines Monday for a massive coal sludge spill in December 2008.

'Jane Doe' identifiedupdated: Tue Oct 27 2009 08:45:00

A teen disappears from home and is found disoriented in New York. CNN's Susan Candiotti reports.

Police: 'Jane Doe' emptied bank account before surfacing in NYCupdated: Tue Oct 27 2009 08:45:00

The teen who mysteriously turned up in New York with apparent amnesia emptied her bank account and left behind "everything" before she left her home in Washington, police told CNN.

Cleaning fluid causes scare at London train stationupdated: Sat Sep 19 2009 02:32:00

British Transport Police said Saturday they are investigating after a man left a bag containing a corrosive substance at a train station outside London.

Community swamped by coal sludge to get $40 millionupdated: Mon Sep 14 2009 20:02:00

The Tennessee community that was buried under more than a billion gallons of coal sludge last year is getting $40 million from the nation's largest public utility for economic development projects.

Town still choking on ashupdated: Mon Jul 13 2009 14:03:00

Months after the worst U.S. industrial spill, residents are reporting health problems. Dr. Sanjay Gupta investigates.

Months after ash spill, Tennessee town still chokingupdated: Mon Jul 13 2009 14:03:00

Pamela Hampton stands at the kitchen sink, her gaze trained out of the window of her family's small hillside home. The disaster site is not visible from where she stands, but she knows it is there, down the hill, around a short stretch of highway, less than a mile away.

CNNMoney: Massive job losses: What's left to cut?updated: Wed Feb 04 2009 13:36:00

For the 12th consecutive month, small businesses made deep staffing cuts: Companies with 500 or fewer workers cut 430,000 positions in January, according to the latest ADP employment report, released Wednesday.

TVA ordered to clean up coal-fired plantsupdated: Wed Jan 14 2009 11:46:00

A federal judge has ordered the Tennessee Valley Authority to clean up four coal-fired plants that he said were engulfing parts of North Carolina with air pollution -- emissions that fouled the region's health, economy and natural resources.

Erin Brockovich hopes to help residents near coal sludge spillupdated: Thu Jan 08 2009 18:14:00

Environmental activist Erin Brockovich was in Kingston, Tennessee, on Thursday to speak with residents affected by a massive spill of coal sludge from a nearby coal-fired plant.

Tennessee sludge spill estimate grows to 1 billion gallonsupdated: Mon Jan 05 2009 14:29:00

Estimates for the amount of thick sludge that gushed from a Tennessee coal plant last week have tripled to more than a billion gallons, as cleanup crews try to remove the goop from homes and railroads and halt its oozing into an adjacent river.

Developer sues TVA for $165 million in Tennessee sludge spillupdated: Mon Jan 05 2009 14:23:00

A real estate developer has filed a $165 million lawsuit against the nation's largest public utility, claiming damages from a massive coal sludge spill that dumped more than a billion gallons of waste into central Tennessee.

Tennessee sludge contains elevated levels of arsenicupdated: Sat Jan 03 2009 18:25:00

The drinking water in the area of last month's coal-sludge spill in eastern Tennessee is safe, but elevated levels of arsenic have been found in the sludge, authorities said.

EPA: Rivers high in arsenic, heavy metals after sludge spillupdated: Mon Dec 29 2008 18:00:00

The Environmental Protection Agency has found high levels of arsenic and heavy metals in two rivers in central Tennessee that are near the site of a spill that unleashed more than a billion gallons of coal waste. Kingston's Christmas: Roller Skating & Churchupdated: Mon Dec 29 2008 14:00:00

Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale spend some quality time with their 2-year-old

Tennessee sludge spill runs over homes, waterupdated: Wed Dec 24 2008 08:26:00

A wall holding back 80 acres of sludge from a coal plant in central Tennessee broke this week, spilling more than 500 million gallons of waste into the surrounding area. Gavin Rossdale & Son Love Lunch Dates Togetherupdated: Mon Nov 03 2008 17:17:00

"He really loves noodles," the proud dad says of 2-year-old Kingston Gwen Stefani Shows Off Baby Zuma!updated: Fri Oct 31 2008 10:09:00

The family is "doing well and enjoying being a party of four," she says on No Doubt's site Gavin Rossdale: Kingston Getting Used to Being a Big Brotherupdated: Mon Oct 27 2008 10:26:00

"It's like, here is this guy, and he's not leaving," the rocker says of life with new brother Zuma Britney Spears Throws a Car & Truck Themed Birthday Bash for Her Boysupdated: Mon Sep 15 2008 12:40:00

Preston and Jayden celebrate with their family – including cousin Maddie Briann – in L.A.

Storm hits Kingston, Jamaicaupdated: Tue Sep 02 2008 23:06:00

Tropical Storm Gustav took its toll on Kingston, Jamaica with high waves, heavy rain and killer floodwaters.

Gustav hits Jamaica; Haiti says 51 deadupdated: Fri Aug 29 2008 00:00:00

Tropical Storm Gustav struck Jamaica with pounding rain and winds just short of hurricane strength Thursday night, and Haitian officials raised their death toll from the storm to more than 50.

Cuba readies for Gustavupdated: Fri Aug 29 2008 00:00:00

CNN's Morgan Neill reports from Havana, where Cubans are preparing for hurricane Gustav. For Gwen Stefani's Baby, Life's A Beach?updated: Sat Aug 23 2008 17:43:00

Video games, beaches, and Bob Marley may influence the newborn's unusual moniker Grandpa Rossdale Says Gavin Sounds Greatupdated: Fri Aug 22 2008 18:34:00

The singer was "very happy" on the phone when sharing the news of his and Gwen Stefani's second son Gwen Stefani & Gavin Rossdale Have a Boy!updated: Fri Aug 22 2008 14:01:00

Zuma Nesta Rock Rossdale is the second son for the rock star couple Can Jamaica's Sprinters Fight Crime?updated: Wed Aug 20 2008 23:00:00

Many on the Caribbean nation are hoping Olympic champs like Usain Bolt can help turn the tide against violent crime Gwen Stefani Leads a Family Shopping Trip in L.A.updated: Wed Aug 06 2008 08:15:00

• Gwen Stefani, pushing son Kingston, 2, in his stroller during a day out in Beverly Hills. The expectant singer was accompanied by husband Gavin Rossdale as the family shopped along Beverly Drive, unbothered by paparazzi or fans. Tim Layden: What I'm looking forward at the Olympicsupdated: Sat Aug 02 2008 23:54:00

To the interloper, the Olympic 100 meters is but a 10-second event. What's shorter? A drag race? Bull-riding? Tim Layden: The Phenom updated: Wed Jul 23 2008 12:29:00

The Beijing games beckoned, far in the distance, as three sprinters aligned themselves last winter for a run at the grandest title in track and field -- Olympic 100-meter champion. They had clearly defined roles: the favorite, the record holder, the upstart.

Campbell fails to qualify for Olympicsupdated: Sun Jun 29 2008 11:18:00

World 100 meters champion Veronica Campbell failed to qualify for the Beijing Olympics but Usain Bolt justified his title of world's fastest human at the Jamaican Olympic athletics trials in Kingston. Gwen & Gavin Cheer Roger Federer at Wimbledonupdated: Wed Jun 25 2008 17:17:00

Roger Federer has some famous cheerleaders in the stands Wednesday at Wimbledon: Gwen Stefani and her husband Gavin Rossdale, took in the Swiss star's match (against Robin Soderling) from a private box alongside Vogue's Anna Wintour. Gavin Rossdale on Fatherhood: It's Terrifying and Brilliantupdated: Sat Jun 07 2008 13:13:00

"I used to wallow in introspection. I don't have time to be that guy now," he tells PEOPLE

71-year-old man, friend in wheelchair subdue robberupdated: Tue Jun 03 2008 16:28:00

The young woman probably thought the 71-year-old Korean War veteran, whose friend was in a wheelchair, would make an easy target. She was wrong. Tim Layden: Lightning Boltupdated: Tue Jun 03 2008 11:58:00

On a warm, breezy afternoon in late May, sprinters clogged the faded orange surface of a training track adjacent to the National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica. World-class athletes mixed with young children wearing tiny racing spikes, a culture worshipping a sport that struggles elsewhere. Coaches shouted instructions and punched stopwatches. Music drifted across from a nearby neighborhood called Nannyville. And all eyes found Usain Bolt, a majestic, 6' 5" 21-year-old poised on the cusp of history. Kevin Armstrong: Jamaica's Bolt sets new 100m recordupdated: Mon Jun 02 2008 07:33:00

NEW YORK -- By the time the night sky cleared over Icahn Stadium on Randall's Island and the 43-minute-long thunderstorm rolled eastward Saturday night, Jamaican Usain Bolt stepped into his starting blocks, weathered a false start and added a dash of lightning. Speed Racer: 100 Meter World Recordupdated: Sun Jun 01 2008 03:05:00

Usain Bolt is now the world's fastest man. The Jamaican sprinter, who doesn't even consider the 100 meters his best race, set the world record Saturday night with a time of 9.72 seconds

Bolt from the blue hits 100 metersupdated: Thu May 08 2008 04:19:00

Usain Bolt could become the sprinting sensation of the Olympic Games if he keeps up his recent form. Gwen & Gavin Keeping Baby's Gender a Surpriseupdated: Thu Apr 10 2008 09:36:00

Rossdale and Stefani won't find out if they're having a boy or girl until the baby's born Soccer America: Revamped MLS powers get early tests in Champs' Cupupdated: Wed Mar 12 2008 14:02:00

After stopping in San Antonio to play MLS opponents -- including each other -- in the Texas Pro Soccer Festival last week, Houston and D.C. United begin play Wednesday in the CONCACAF Champions' Cup quarterfinals sporting very different lineups than they did last year. In United's case, the look is drastically new. Gwen's Avant-Garde Cover Shot updated: Wed Feb 27 2008 16:46:00

She's a fashion designer, a pop star – and now, an avant-garde model? Yep, that's Gwen Stefani looking fierce on the March cover of V Magazine. While Mui Mui-clad Stefani has perfected her high-fashion moue for the cover, the singer really opens up in her interview, getting emotional when talk turns to her son, Kingston, 21 months. "I'm gonna start crying when I talk about this because it’s just so ... it's so intense," she tells the magazine. "I put him to sleep at night and, you know, I'll be rocking him to sleep and he'll be playing with my hair and ... it's just the most amazing feeling in the world." Gwen Stefani Pregnant with Second Childupdated: Wed Jan 30 2008 08:10:00

Gwen Stefani and her rock star husband Gavin Rossdale are expecting their second child, Rossdale's father confirms to PEOPLE. Gavin Rossdale: Kingston 'Is My Greatest Triumph'updated: Tue Dec 11 2007 17:24:00

Rock star Gavin Rossdale may have sold millions of records with his band Bush, but his 1-year-old son with Gwen Stefani is his "greatest triumph."

Immigrant children struggle with America's junk foodupdated: Tue Sep 25 2007 10:59:00

Adrian McHargh grew up active and skinny in Kingston, Jamaica. An enthusiastic swimmer, he had the pristine waters of the Caribbean for a playground until two years ago, when he and his family moved to America.

Texas-sized Hurricane Dean spins toward Yucatanupdated: Tue Aug 21 2007 02:43:00

Hurricane Dean burgeoned into a Category 5 storm -- capable of inflicting catastrophic damage when it makes landfall early Tuesday.

Hurricane Dean pounds Jamaica as it passes south of islandupdated: Mon Aug 20 2007 01:08:00

Hurricane Dean battered the southern coast of Jamaica with heavy rains and surf as its eye passed offshore late Sunday, apparently sparing the Caribbean island the worst of its 145 mph winds.

Preparing for Deanupdated: Mon Aug 20 2007 01:08:00

Preparing for Dean

Haiti braces for Dean; Jamaica under hurricane warningupdated: Sun Aug 19 2007 03:29:00

Massive Hurricane Dean roared through the open waters of the western Caribbean on Saturday, prompting the National Hurricane Center to call it an "extremely dangerous" storm as it hovered precariously close to Category 5 intensity.

German Kaymer continues to impressupdated: Sat Aug 18 2007 00:12:00

German Martin Kaymer and South African James Kingston take a three-shot lead into Sunday's Scandinavian Masters final round. Gwen Stefani Can't Wait to Get Pregnant Againupdated: Thu Aug 16 2007 18:24:00

Calling herself "a geeky Orange County girl, a chola girl, a rasta girl and an English girl - all mixed together," Gwen Stefani has no mixed feelings about one thing: producing a sibling for her 1-year-old son Kingston. Gwen Stefani Describes 'Mad Love Affair' with Gavinupdated: Mon Aug 06 2007 19:02:00

How Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale have survived some unusual marital bumps remains a mystery to the singer. Police End Cricket Coach Probeupdated: Tue Jun 12 2007 15:40:00

Pakistan World Cup cricket coach Bob Woolmer died from natural causes and was not strangled as police earlier concluded, the Jamaican police commissioner said

Woolmer 'died of natural causes' updated: Sat Jun 02 2007 04:40:00

Jamaican police are to announce next week that Pakistan cricket coach Bob Woolmer died of natural causes and was not murdered as they had initially stated, Britain's Daily Mail said on Saturday.

Salahuddin is named chief selectorupdated: Wed Apr 18 2007 08:15:00

Former test player Salahuddin Ahmed will head a new three-man Pakistan selection committee, after the previous panel stepped down following the team's disastrous World Cup.

DNA samples taken from slain coach's teamupdated: Fri Mar 23 2007 04:30:00

Jamaican police gave taken DNA samples from the entire Pakistani contingent to the Cricket World Cup in their investigation into the strangulation of Pakistani coach Bob Woolmer earlier this week, a team spokesman said.

Police await Woolmer death reportupdated: Thu Mar 22 2007 04:19:00

Detectives were waiting on Thursday for a pathologist's report on the death of Pakistan cricket coach Bob Woolmer as his wife Gill said she did not rule out the possibility that he had been murdered.

World Cup groups and gamesupdated: Mon Mar 12 2007 08:03:00

Groups and fixtures for the Cricket World Cup in the West Indies from March 13 to April 28.

Kingston: City overviewupdated: Thu Oct 05 2006 05:33:00

With golden beaches, misty mountains and russet sunsets, Jamaica is a postcard perfect paradise born out of the blood, sweat and tears of slavery and colonialism. Thousands of holidaymakers flock to the Caribbean island every year to soak up a laid back lifestyle sold on the seductive beats of dread locked reggae legend Bob Marley. But behind the rumbling bass lines and the scented smoke of ever-present marijuana reefers, Jamaica is still a country coming to terms with its difficult past. Gun and knife-wielding gangs make parts of the capital Kingston a no-go area, with high poverty levels creating a desperate underworld of hustlers and criminals who often target tourists. These troubles, however, nurture a vibrant music scene that allows Jamaica to punch way beyond its weight, exporting fresh new hip-hop and dance hall sounds - alongside regular reggae - to a world thirsty for its tropical beats. Mobile sound systems carry the rhythms of Kingston's newest artists onto the streets, where those visitors wh

Indians press for series victoryupdated: Sun Jul 02 2006 16:01:00

Fast bowler Shantha Sreesanth took two cheap wickets as India made positive strides towards a rare overseas series win on the third day of the fourth test against West Indies in Kingston on Sunday.

Details: Canadian terror suspectsupdated: Sat Jun 03 2006 11:08:00

Twelve adults and five youths were rounded up in Canada, suspected of plotting terror attacks in and around Toronto, Canadian police announced Saturday.

Q & A: Sean Paulupdated: Wed Mar 29 2006 10:43:00

The Scene meets dancehall star Sean Paul in Kingston, Jamaica and hears about Bob Marley's enduring musical influence on the Caribbean island.

Kingston Director's Blogupdated: Wed Mar 29 2006 10:27:00

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Kingston Forumupdated: Fri Mar 24 2006 13:21:00

Do you have a favorite hangout in the Jamaican capital? What's your favorite Sean Paul track? Send us your ideas and suggestions and we'll post them below.

Kingston City Guideupdated: Fri Mar 24 2006 13:14:00

Check out The Scene's recommendations for the Jamaican capital and send us your own ideas and suggestions below.

Your e-mails: Thoughts on rebuilding updated: Fri Oct 14 2005 12:17:00

The tragedy of Katrina has left New Orleans with a unique opportunity to remake a city many wonder: What will the new New Orleans be like?

Fugitive couple fights extradition on murder chargesupdated: Fri Aug 12 2005 08:00:00

The married couple accused in a deadly Tennessee courthouse shootout told an Ohio judge Friday they would fight extradition on first-degree murder charges.

Cabbie's tip leads to capture of fugitivesupdated: Thu Aug 11 2005 00:35:00

A cab driver's tip led to the peaceful surrender of a married couple accused in a deadly Tennessee shootout, police said Thursday.

Fugitive couple capturedupdated: Wed Aug 10 2005 09:00:00

Roughly 36 hours after police say a prisoner's wife opened fire on his guards -- killing one of them -- and sprang him from custody, law enforcement authorities captured the couple at a hotel in Columbus, Ohio, on Wednesday night.

Dragnet out for fugitive and wifeupdated: Tue Aug 09 2005 13:03:00

A statewide manhunt was under way Tuesday in Tennessee for an escaped prisoner and his wife, a former prison nurse, after she sprung him from his armed escort in a hail of gunfire outside a courthouse in Kingston, authorities said.

Windies/Pakistan launch World Cupupdated: Tue Jul 19 2005 13:25:00

Hosts West Indies will begin the 2007 World Cup by playing Pakistan in a Pool 4 encounter at the newly-renovated Sabina Park ground in Kingston, Jamaica.

Dennis reaches hurricane strengthupdated: Wed Jul 06 2005 02:12:00

People in Jamaica, Cuba and Haiti braced late Wednesday for the menace of Dennis, which strengthened earlier in the day to become the first full-fledged hurricane of the 2005 Atlantic season.

Shooter wounds two at New York mallupdated: Sun Feb 13 2005 17:51:00

A gunman was arrested Sunday after opening fire and wounding at least two people at Hudson Valley Mall in upstate New York, police said.

Ivan swirls through Caribbeanupdated: Sat Sep 11 2004 04:28:00

Hurricane Ivan has strengthened to a Category 5 storm after battering the island of Jamaica with heavy rain and strong winds, killing 11 people.

Jamaica braces for powerful Ivanupdated: Thu Sep 09 2004 20:51:00

Jamaicans are preparing for Hurricane Ivan as the powerful storm heads towards the island's southeastern coast.

Jamaica issues hurricane watch for Charleyupdated: Tue Aug 10 2004 11:25:00

The Cayman Islands and Jamaica were bracing Wednesday for Tropical Storm Charley, which continues to strengthen in the Caribbean.

UK body in freezer: Husband soughtupdated: Fri Jun 11 2004 03:34:00

British detectives have alerted ports in their hunt to track down a missing husband after the dismembered remains of his wife were found in their freezer.

Man making tea sees body in fridgeupdated: Thu Jun 10 2004 06:41:00

Police have launched a murder inquiry after a man found the dismembered remains of his daughter-in-law inside his son's refrigerator while looking for milk, according to police and newspaper reports.

Lara helps to set record straightupdated: Sun Jun 06 2004 08:20:00

Brian Lara, who had threatened to resign as captain if West Indies failed to beat Bangladesh in the second and final test in Kingston, helped keep his job safe.

Highway bill loaded with porkupdated: Mon Apr 05 2004 17:56:00

Consider these items: construction of a $7 million ''Renaissance Square'' performing arts center in Rochester, New York; a $1.5 million improvement for the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan; and the $1 million renovation of a historic bus station in Jessup, Georgia.

Hayden back on top of batting listupdated: Mon Mar 15 2004 09:05:00

Australian opener Matthew Hayden has reclaimed top place in the latest PriceWaterhouseCooper batting rankings after last week's century against Sri Lanka.

Fortune: Making Pay Phones Payupdated: Mon Jan 20 2003 00:01:00

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Fortune: THE REAL WORLD OF THE ENTREPRENEUR Listen to the people who live the great adventure of starting their own companies. The lessonupdated: Mon Apr 05 1993 00:01:00

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