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Pentagon ends ban on transgender troops in military

ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — Transgender people will be allowed to serve openly in the U.S. military, the Pentagon announced Thursday, ending one of the last bans on service in the armed forces. Saying it’s the right thing to do, Defense Secretary Ash Carter laid out a yearlong implementation plan ...

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From the archives: Lady Govs fall at ‘Rocky Top’, 75-42

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on March 21, 2010, when the Lady Govs took on the Lady Vols in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The Lady Govs fell to Pat Summitt’s team 75-42. MARLON SCOTT | Senior Staff Writer  Throughout the postseason the Lady Govs have been overcoming ...

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Summitt, winningest coach in D1 history, has died at 64

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Pat Summitt, the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history who uplifted the women’s game from obscurity to national prominence during her 38-year career at Tennessee, died Tuesday morning. She was 64. With an icy glare on the sidelines, Summitt led the Lady Vols to ...

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APSU to honor victims of Orlando shooting

FROM THE GOV SAYS At 2:02 p.m. on Friday, June 17, the bells in the Browning Building clock tower will toll 49 times in honor of the victims of the recent Orlando shooting. At 2:02 a.m. on Monday, June 12, the nation’s deadliest mass shooting in modern history took place ...

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New element named after Tennessee

ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK (AP) — You’ll soon see four new names on the periodic table of the elements, including three that honor Moscow, Japan and Tennessee. The names are among four recommended Wednesday by an international scientific group. The fourth is named for a Russian scientist. The International Union ...

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