Abortion: Tennessee lawmakers advance fetal heartbeat bill

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A bill that would ban most Tennessee women from obtaining abortions once a fetus' heartbeat is detected cleared a key hurdle Tuesday, advancing for a full House vote in the GOP...

Woman sentenced to life as teen in killing wins clemency

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Fifteen years after Cyntoia Brown was charged with murder, the woman who says she was a 16-year-old sex trafficking victim when she killed a man in 2004 is no longer under a li...

Tennessee death row inmates ask to have firing squad used

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Four Tennessee death row inmates are asking a federal court to allow them to have a firing squad used as an execution method. The lawsuit was filed Friday, a ...

Man smiles, says 'Let's rock' before dying in electric chair

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee inmate grimaced and waved goodbye before saying "let's rock," moments before he became the first man executed in the electric chair in that state since 2007, put to...

Tennessee set to use electric chair for 1st time since 2007

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A man sentenced to die for a 1980s double murder was scheduled Thursday evening to become Tennessee's first inmate since 2007 to be put to death in the electric chair and the f...

Legal questions in flux over Tennessee execution

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Legal challenges continue to surround a Tennessee death row inmate whose execution has been temporarily halted. Edmund Zagorski had been scheduled to be execu...

Idaho governor: Inmates won't be housed in barracks

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's office announced Monday the state won't house and jail inmates in National Guard barracks despite being asked to consider the option by top correcti...

Anti-abortion politicians push efforts to prosecute women

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Anti-abortion rhetoric is intensifying ahead of midterm elections as a rush of officials in Republican-dominant states push legislation that would punish both doctors and patients,...

Pussy Riot brings anti-Trump message to conservative Idaho

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho is not the most obvious place to attract members of the Russian punk collective Pussy Riot. But even in the Republican stronghold that strongly supports Pre...

Idaho to require personal details of women getting abortions

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho will require abortion providers to report how many times their patients have terminated a pregnancy in the past and other personal information under the latest anti-abortion ...

Idaho joins other red states with 'abortion reversal' law

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho will become the latest conservative state to require women seeking abortions to be informed that the drug-induced procedures can be halted halfway, despite opposition from me...

Complaint filed against Idaho senator who yelled at students

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Republican state senator who shouted at University of Idaho students in the Capitol to lobby for a birth control bill on Monday now faces an ethics complaint after a tweet from a...

Idaho senator yells at students lobbying for birth control

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A state senator shouted at University of Idaho students affiliated with Planned Parenthood trying to schedule a meeting with him to discuss birth control and sex education. ...

Ex-Idaho lawmaker facing sex-abuse inquiry kills himself

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A former Republican state lawmaker from Idaho who was facing a sexual abuse investigation has shot and killed himself, authorities said Tuesday. Brandon Hixon was...

Business owner, Idaho town clash over pot extract's legality

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A small-business owner with high hopes of selling oil extracted from cannabis plants in staunchly anti-marijuana Idaho has found himself lost in the weeds with local officials who ...