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NEW YORK — John Lennon's killer was denied release from prison in his eighth appearance before a parole board, New York corrections officials said Friday.

A group of 10 death row inmates suing over lethal injection in Tennessee argued on Friday that the state’s backup plan -- the electric chair -- is an unconstitutional “torture device.”

DETROIT — Ford is recalling more than 160,000 vehicles in North America for two safety issues.

After all 16 counties in Tennessee's 4th Congressional District certified their votes in the Aug. 7 election — leaving incumbent Republican Rep. Scott DesJarlais with a 38-vote lead over challenger Jim Tracy — the Tracy camp is not giving up.

BANGKOK — Interpol said Friday it has launched a multinational investigation into what Thailand has dubbed the "Baby Factory" case: a 24-year-old Japanese businessman who has 16 surrogate babies and an alleged desire to father hundreds more.

Jacob Allison, 16, will be tried as an adult before a grand jury for his alleged involvement in the slaying of three people in Lookout Valley last April. He's been charged with three counts of murder and one count of attempted murder.

ATLANTA — As one of few Ebola survivors with medical expertise, Dr. Kent Brantly seems keenly aware of the position his painful experience has put him in. He hasn't spoken yet about his plans, but spent much of his first public appearance pleading for help for countries still struggling with the virus.

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke has selected Justin Wilkins to serve as his deputy chief of staff.

A Hendersonville teen accused of bludgeoning his mother to death with a sledgehammer in 2012 has been ordered to undergo a mental evaluation after allegedly assaulting a jail guard on July 29.

KNOXVILLE — It was around this time last year that the door through which Dimarya Mixon was hoping to go slammed shut, leaving him to evaluate his options.

NEW YORK — Officially, the FBI agents who swarmed Donald Ray Morgan at Kennedy Airport this month were there to arrest him on a mundane gun charge.

A Jackson County, Ala., deputy was reportedly forced to shoot a man Thursday at a home in Bryant where authorities were called to investigate a domestic disturbance.

KNOXVILLE — A 63-year-old Maryville woman has been sentenced to serve more than 39 years in prison for drug and money laundering offenses connected with the Breakthrough Pain Therapy Center, which she co-owned with her husband.

An auto technician whose fledgling company inscribes tools with permanent identification to help prevent theft won a $35,000 prize package during nonprofit organization Launch’s pitch contest Thursday night.

NASHVILLE — Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Gordon Ball has named the leadership of his campaign team for his challenge to Republican incumbent Lamar Alexander.

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