Complete coverage on


From scorching heat to powerful storms, CNN's Karen Maginnis explains why the U.S. is experiencing such brutal weather.

Latest Stories

Ten uses for your body after you dieupdated: Thu Oct 28 2010 08:21:00

Like many Americans, you probably think you're pretty charitable. Perhaps you donate money to the needy or ill, give away your old clothes, volunteer at your child's school or participate in holiday gift drives in December. Steve Rushin: Man without a college football teamupdated: Wed Sep 08 2010 14:45:00

Growing up, I was fascinated by the exotic creatures other kids took for granted in their homes: I've never owned a pet, known a grandfather or had a big sister. But I got over these deprivations. As an adult, the only living thing I still pine for -- one gone lacking my whole life -- is a college football team.

Tennessee player dismissed after bar brawl that left officer injuredupdated: Fri Jul 09 2010 20:54:00

University of Tennessee head football coach Derek Dooley dismissed one player and suspended two others Friday following a bar fight that sent an off-duty Knoxville police officer who tried to intervene to the hospital.

Bar owner says players beat up officerupdated: Fri Jul 09 2010 20:54:00

A bar owner describes a fight involving Univ. of Tenn. football team members that left an off-duty police officer hurt.

This allergy season nothing to sneeze atupdated: Fri Apr 09 2010 13:31:00

Feel like you can't breathe? Do you have the uncontrollable urge to rub your eyes every 10 seconds?

Time for allergy shots?updated: Fri Apr 09 2010 13:31:00

Finding relief from spring allergies may mean getting a skin test and allergy shots. HLN's Chuck Roberts reports.

Knoxville school shootingupdated: Wed Feb 10 2010 17:03:00

Two people are shot and one man is in custody after a shooting at an elementary school in Knoxville, Tennessee. Luke Winn: Five thoughts on Vols' upset of KUupdated: Mon Jan 11 2010 18:14:00

Five thoughts on No. 16 Tennessee's 76-68 upset of No. 1 Kansas on Sunday in Knoxville ... Luke Winn: Smith's horrible decisions severely damage Vols and his NBA prospectsupdated: Sat Jan 09 2010 01:13:00

In early June, Tyler Smith was thinking about Europe. Tennessee's star senior-to-be had just returned to Knoxville from the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago, where he hadn't established himself as a first-round pick, and he told the Knoxville News-Sentinel, "I might go overseas if there's a lot of money over there." Jon Wertheim: Fans use Tiger scandal to extol Federerupdated: Wed Dec 09 2009 15:49:00

Preliminary programming note for our off-season 'Bag this week. We'll hold our annual Baggies Awards ceremony for 2009 next week. And 60 Minutes will be shown immediately following the game, except on the West Coast where it will air at its regularly scheduled time. Stewart Mandel: Rebuilding Vols won't be easy, even for star-laden staffupdated: Thu Aug 20 2009 13:11:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Watching a Tennessee Volunteers practice this preseason is like being at a coach's convention. Everywhere you look, there's someone else you recognize. Josh Gross: With Strikeforce an example, regional promoters walk a fine lineupdated: Fri Feb 20 2009 18:00:00

If last week's tussle between the Ultimate Fighting Championship and athletic regulators in Quebec meant anything at all it was this: for as far as mixed martial arts has come in terms of pop culture acceptance and revenues generated, the controversial-when-convenient sport continues to face serious, ignorant opposition on certain parts of the globe.

Cheerleaders in fatal crashupdated: Mon Oct 27 2008 11:24:00

Five people are killed when an SUV full of high school cheerleaders collides with a car Friday in Tennessee.

Agents search apartment in Palin e-mail investigationupdated: Mon Sep 22 2008 15:15:00

FBI agents investigating the hacking of a personal e-mail account belonging to Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin searched the home of the son of a Tennessee state legislator, federal law enforcement sources said Monday.

Complaints of rising gas prices as Ike hitsupdated: Sat Sep 13 2008 23:02:00

President Bush Saturday said officials will ensure gasoline stations don't gouge customers after Hurricane Ike, but with some prices near $5 a gallon, some consumers were not so sure.

Bush: Ike causing great damageupdated: Sat Sep 13 2008 23:02:00

President Bush discusses his plans to visit Texas to view damage from Hurricane Ike. Where Are the Fireflies Going?updated: Sat Aug 30 2008 14:00:00

The fate of the firefly, dwindling in numbers, drew more than 100 entomologists and biologists to Thailand's northern city of Chiang Mai last week 1 Dead in Tenn. School Shootingupdated: Thu Aug 21 2008 12:00:00

A student fatally shot a 15-year-old classmate during a dispute Thursday at a Knoxville high school, police said, as other teenagers watched in horror after a shooting in a Knoxville, Tenn. high school cafeteria Liberal Hatred Drove Church Shooterupdated: Mon Jul 28 2008 16:00:00

A man accused of killing two people at a Unitarian Universalist church apparently targeted it out of hatred for its support of liberal social policies, police said

Tennessee church shootingupdated: Sun Jul 27 2008 23:29:00

Police and church officials talk about a shooting at a Tennessee church that left at least one man dead. Tenn. Church Shooting: Man Chargedupdated: Sun Jul 27 2008 13:00:00

A man suspected of opening fire on a roomful of people during a church youth performance was in custody after being tackled by witnesses Menudo Member Kicked Off Delta Flightupdated: Wed Jul 16 2008 09:55:00

Carlos Olivero is escorted off the plane in Atlanta after refusing to stow his iPod Tennessee guard J.P. Prince out 3 to 4 months after shoulder surgeryupdated: Mon Apr 14 2008 16:50:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee guard J.P. Prince has had arthroscopic reconstructive surgery on his left shoulder.

Clinton's November 19, 2007, speech on economic challengesupdated: Mon Jan 14 2008 09:35:00

Thank you. Oh, my goodness, thank you all so much. Grant Wahl: Oh Boy. There he goes again. Bruce Pearl's got his shirt offupdated: Thu Oct 11 2007 08:59:00

It's Labor Day, 85° and sunny, and America's favorite bare-chested basketball coach is the picture of topless satisfaction in orange board shorts, black sunglasses and a white Gilligan hat as he pilots his 29-foot Sea Ray on Fort Loudoun Lake outside Knoxville. The small army onboard, a dozen strong -- including Bruce's four children: Jacqui, 21; Steven, 20; Leah, 12; and Michael, 11 -- is enough to turn the Tennessee coach's rare day off into a five-hour-long Pearl jam.

Business 2.0: Great Balls of Plasticupdated: Thu Mar 15 2007 12:59:00

New Zealand gave the world bungee jumping, which turned its inventor into a multimillionaire. Now the Kiwis have created another bizarre but lucrative pastime: zorbing. Participants, called zorbona... Pulling awayupdated: Tue Jan 23 2007 10:13:00

Monday night's Duke-Tennessee matchup had all the makings of a Final Four game and the Blue Devils proved that they are the favorites to win the title with an impressive 84-80 win in Knoxville.

Take time to blog the rosesupdated: Thu Apr 06 2006 11:11:00

Sure signs of spring include balmy temperatures, busy birds and bees -- and passionate gardeners obsessing over how to make their blossoms brilliant and their veggies vibrant. Where there's passion, you'll find blogs, and gardening is no exception.

CNNMoney: Costliest car-ownership citiesupdated: Fri Jul 29 2005 11:30:00

It costs more to own a car in Detroit, an amazing $11,844 a year for a mid-sized sedan, than in any other city in the country, according to a new report comparing the cost of car ownership in various a U.S. cities.

CNNMoney: Doomsday scenariosupdated: Fri Nov 19 2004 14:24:00

A newsletter I receive claims that rising consumer and government debt levels combined with dwindling supplies of oil will plunge our country into a deep depression. It also predicts that the housing bubble will burst at any time, erasing almost all the value from real estate. What part should such predictions play in my investing strategy?

Money Magazine: Unprincipaledupdated: Wed Nov 17 2004 15:46:00

Imagine your bank cutting your mortgage payments by 20 percent now in exchange for higher payments 10 years later -- by which time you'll probably have moved anyway.

FSB: Best Holiday Giftsupdated: Mon Nov 01 2004 00:01:00

Yee-Haw Prints, $40

Which cities are worst for asthma sufferers?updated: Tue Mar 16 2004 09:58:00

Asthma hits all areas of the United States, but Knoxville, Tennessee, is the worst, according to an organization's ranking of the nation's cities released Tuesday.

Money Magazine: TAKE THIS TEST WILL YOU COME OUT AHEAD IF YOU RELOCATE?updated: Mon Jul 01 1996 00:01:00

According to conventional wisdom, you shouldn't leave your current job for a new one unless it offers at least a 15% salary increase. But when the job requires that you move to another city, you ne...

Money Magazine: KNOXVILLE IS HEAVENLY; THE BIG APPLE IS HELLISHupdated: Mon Jan 01 1996 00:01:00

IF YOU HATE TAXES, YOU'D LOVE LIVING IN KNOXVILLE. According to MONEY's exclusive analysis, that city has the lowest state and local tax burden of the country's 100 largest metropolitan areas. In K...

Money Magazine: BEST WAYS TO PLAY THE BORROWING GAMEupdated: Thu Dec 15 1994 00:01:00

What to expect: Most loan rates will rise slightly in '95, with 30-year fixed mortgages climbing to 10% or more.

Fortune: THE NEW PROMISED LAND: TENNESSEE?updated: Mon Feb 22 1993 00:01:00

Knoxville, Tennessee, was the country's primary destination last year for folks relocating. According to Ryder System, 141 households moved in for every 100 that left. Ryder's survey includes more ...

Fortune: Special reportupdated: Mon Feb 29 1988 00:01:00

Christopher Whittle, 40, set the publishing business atwitter when he bought and revived Esquire magazine with his former partner and fellow Tennessean, Phillip Moffitt. Now the dapper chairman of ...

We recommend