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NASHVILLE (AP) — Gov. Bill Lee said Wednesday that the bust of a Confederate general and early Ku Klux Klan leader should be moved from the state Capitol to the state museum. The Republican governor announced his position on the Nathan Bedford Forrest bust at a news conference the day before…
NEW YORK (AP) — Americans have long adored things from France, like its bread, cheese and wine. But they’ve been stubbornly resistant to one of France’s biggest imports: “Asterix.”
NASHVILLE (AP) — As Nashville’s coronavirus cases continue to surge, a city official called on the mayors of surrounding counties to require masks in public, saying the problem needs to be addressed regionally.
NEW YORK (AP) — Lin-Manuel Miranda likes to picture the millionaire, Mr. Howell, from “Gilligan’s Island,” saying the brag. You know the one. “Well, I saw it with the original cast.”
NASHVILLE (AP) — Fellow musicians and fans alike are criticizing country artists who performed at outdoor concerts this weekend where social media pictures showed large, tight crowds without masks, even as COVID-19 cases resurge in the U.S.
LONDON (AP) — A summit that included a star-studded virtual concert hosted by Dwayne Johnson has raised nearly $7 billion in cash and loan guarantees to assist the poor around the globe whose lives have been upended by the coronavirus pandemic.
In this Tuesday, June 23, 2020, photo, Rhonda Davis, a social worker with AsceraCare Hospice, looks on as Elizabeth Hill watches video tributes celebrating her 103rd birthday, from her home in Clarksville, Tenn. Friends and family members across the country submitted birthday greetings via v…
KNOXVILLE (AP) — A Tennessee man who was freed last year after spending 12 years in prison for a killing he says he didn’t commit should be exonerated of the crime, the Tennessee Board of Parole determined.
As schools consider how and when to reopen their buildings during the pandemic, many are finding themselves overwhelmed by the potential expenses that would come with operating under social distancing guidelines: protective equipment, staff for smaller classes and additional transportation t…
NEW YORK (AP) — Tour promoter Live Nation has announced its first-ever drive-in concerts series in the U.S. for July, months after the live music industry has been on lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.
NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee officials are seeking a fast-tracked decision by the state Supreme Court to block the absentee-voting-for-all option that a judge has ordered during the coronavirus pandemic.
For the fourth time in its history, the Oscars are being postponed. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the ABC Television Network said Monday that the 93rd Academy Awards will now be held April 25, 2021, eight weeks later than originally planned because of the pandemic’s eff…
NASHVILLE (AP) — As protests continue to pop up across the nation over George Floyd’s death, Tennessee’s House is seeking to significantly increase penalties against demonstrators who violate certain state laws.
MEMPHIS (AP) — More than 21,000 new claims for unemployment benefits were filed in Tennessee last week, bringing the total number of jobless people who have sought government payouts during the new coronavirus outbreak to 600,000, state officials said Thursday.
NASHVILLE (AP) — Providing palliative care at Vanderbilt University Medical Center can be taxing for nurses trying to extend and improve the lives of seriously ill patients, especially amid the pandemic. Sometimes a song helps.
The Tennessee State Parks Department will be doing timber harvests and sales at Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park because of storm damage during the winter and spring.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Recording Academy is making changes to several Grammy Awards categories, including the often-debated best new artist title, and having nomination review committee members sign disclosure forms to prevent conflicts of interest.
Gov. Bill Lee, in coordination with his Unified Command Group, released guidance Wednesday on requirements and options permitting Tennessee’s long-term care facilities to provide limited visitation options beginning Monday, while keeping those facilities’ residents safe from COVID-19.
NASHVILLE (AP) — Attorneys for voting rights groups want Tennessee officials held in contempt of court over claims they have not immediately let all Tennessee voters get ballots to vote by mail during the coronavirus pandemic as ordered.
The U.S. communications regulator on Tuesday proposed a $225 million fine, its largest ever, against two health insurance telemarketers for spamming people with 1 billion robocalls using fake phone numbers.
Tracing your ancestry is a worthwhile project that will help you come to better understand yourself and your family, and allow you to pass that knowledge on to your children or grandchildren.
BRIGHAM CITY, Utah (AP) — Wearing dress shirts, ties and name tags, three missionaries with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sit around the kitchen table inside a Utah apartment planning how they’ll spread their gospel that day.
Murray State University is celebrating its Class of 2020 with a planned combined commencement ceremony planned for May and December graduates later this year, with additional details forthcoming.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The three other police officers on the scene when a Minneapolis officer pressed his knee on George Floyd’s neck are being charged with aiding and abetting a murder, and the case against the main officer is being upgraded to second-degree murder, a newspaper reported Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The epic damage to America’s job market from the viral outbreak will come into sharper focus Friday when the government releases the May employment report: Eight million more jobs are estimated to have been lost. Unemployment could near 20%. And potentially fewer than half …
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump said he is seeking a new state to host this summer’s Republican National Convention after North Carolina refused to guarantee the event could be held in Charlotte without public health restrictions to contain the coronavirus pandemic.
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — If not for the pandemic, Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum would have missed out on a classic Dutch 16th century painting it so badly craved.
MEMPHIS (AP) — The state of Tennessee has stopped distributing face masks provided for use by counties responding to the new coronavirus after they were found to be treated with a chemical.
In light of COVID-19, tnAchieves has been working to support TN Promise students across the state by implementing new ways to offer encouragement and connect virtually. Nearly two weeks into the Class of 2020 mandatory team meeting period, tnAchieves cancelled all remaining meetings and qui…
NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee will soon stop providing the names and addresses of COVID-19 patients with first responders after initially arguing doing so would protect those on the front line.
NEW YORK (AP) — For many religious families across the United States, the coronavirus has disrupted their most anticipated traditions – the rites of passage that mark their adolescent children’s full entry into their congregations.
Freed-Hardeman University President David Shannon has announced plans to welcome students back for on-campus instruction and activities this August in Henderson for the fall semester.
NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee State University President Glenda Glover was “thrilled” to receive a call from Oprah Winfrey asking what she could do to help Nashville residents suffering from the economic turmoil caused by the coronavirus, she said this week.
BRUSSELS (AP) — Museums are starting to reopen in some countries as governments ease coronavirus restrictions, but experts warn one in eight worldwide could face permanent closure because of the pandemic.
NASHVILLE (AP) — More than 11 million people have been tested in the United States for COVID-19, all with the assurance that their private medical information would remain protected and undisclosed.
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