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Former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Bill Hagerty greets supporters at a polling place Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Brentwood, Tenn. Hagerty and Dr. Manny Sethi are competing to become the GOP nominee in the race to replace retiring Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

AP News Guide: A look at Tennessee’s election

Oct. 31, 2020 6:36 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — With all eyes on the presidential election, the biggest race in Tennessee remains the open U.S. Senate seat now that Republican incumbent Sen. Lamar Alexander is retiring as his term ends. A handful of U.S. House and legislative seats also remain competitive in the GOP-dominant...

FILE - Joel Smallbone, right, and Luke Smallbone of For King and Country appear at the 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards in Nashville, Tenn. on Oct. 11, 2016. The brother duo earned their first artist of the year award at the Gospel Music Association’s Dove Awards, which aired on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, without an audience due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP, File)

Dove Awards name for KING & COUNTRY top artist

Oct. 30, 2020 10:06 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Brother duo for KING & Country earned their first artist of the year award at the Gospel Music Association’s Dove Awards, which aired on Friday without an audience due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The awards show changed up the format during its telecast on Trinity...

Prosecutor asks judge to overturn murder conviction

Oct. 30, 2020 10:43 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee prosecutor's office is asking a judge to overturn the conviction of man serving life in a 1998 slaying after finding new evidence. The Davidson County District Attorney’s Office filed a motion Thursday in the case of Joseph Webster, who was convicted of murder in...

Gun parts maker plans Tennessee facility with 110 new jobs

Oct. 30, 2020 4:35 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A company that makes handgun accessories and parts plans to invest $7 million in a new Tennessee headquarters, which is expected to create 110 new jobs. The state Department of Economic and Community Development says GS Performance LLC will relocate its headquarters, manufacturing...

Tennessee offers post office absentee drop-offs until Nov. 3

Oct. 28, 2020 6:22 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee voters now can drop off completed absentee ballots until Election Day afternoon at one post office location in every county, according to a list recently posted on the secretary of state's website. Tennessee, which does not allow conventional drop boxes for absentee...

Country singer Cam poses in Nashville, Tenn., on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020 to promote her second album “The Otherside.” (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Country artist Cam confronts hard truths on 'The Otherside'

Oct. 28, 2020 6:13 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The five-year journey between albums for country singer Cam was an evolution in coming to grips with hard truths about a music industry that had left her a bit bruised but not broken. The California-born singer with cinematic influences made an instant impression in 2015 with her...

FILE - Artist Billy Joe Shaver poses backstage following his concert

Outlaw country artist Billy Joe Shaver dead at 81

Oct. 28, 2020 3:47 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Outlaw country singer songwriter Billy Joe Shaver, who wrote songs like “Honky Tonk Heroes,” “I Been to Georgia on a Fast Train” and “Old Five and Dimers Like Me,” has died He was 81. His friend Connie Nelson said he died Wednesday in Texas...

Judge orders former NYPD officer to pay $1M for break-in

Oct. 27, 2020 11:27 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered a former New York City police officer to pay $1 million to a Black woman whose house the white officer broke into during a drunken bachelor party in Nashville, Tennessee before he threatened her family inside. U.S. District Judge Eli Richardson ordered...

Tennessee man charged with Ponzi scheme in cancer study

Oct. 27, 2020 4:19 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man charged with running a Ponzi scheme in which he claimed he was conducting a study after curing himself of cancer through naturopathic methods, federal authorities said. According to U.S. Attorney Don Cochran's office, 75-year-old Howard L. Young of Nashville was...

FILE- People pass the News Corporation headquarters building and Fox News studios in New York on Aug. 1, 2017. Several Fox News Channel executives and on-air personalities were exposed last week to a person on a private plane who later tested positive for COVID-19. It has led to some restrictions at the network. Anchor Bret Baier said Monday that he's tested negative three times in the wake of the flight and will be doing his nightly news show from home this week. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Fox News anchors quarantine after virus exposure on flight

Oct. 26, 2020 2:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Several Fox News Channel on-air personalities were exposed last week to someone on a private plane who later tested positive for COVID-19, leading the network to take extra precautions this week. The network said in a memo to staff members on Monday that there had recently been “a...