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Tennessee congressman seeks answers on welfare surplus

Nov. 7, 2019 4:23 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen of Tennessee is demanding answers from Republican Gov. Bill Lee surrounding a large funding surplus from a federal welfare program for families with children. In a letter sent this week, the Memphis Democrat said he wants to know the state's plan for addressing...

Boeing employee raised concern about design of Max system

Oct. 30, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

Two days of congressional hearings have produced internal Boeing documents showing that company employees raised concerns about the design of a key flight-control system and the hectic pace of airplane production long before two 737 Max jets crashed. Angry lawmakers bombarded the hearings' star witness, Boeing...

Congregations, community to commemorate synagogue shooting

Oct. 25, 2019 1:07 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A virtual remembrance, an overseas concert and community service projects highlight the many plans for commemorating the deadliest attack on Jews in U.S. history on the shooting's one-year anniversary Sunday. The attack killed 11 worshippers and wounded seven at the Tree of Life synagogue...

Memphis' first punk rock club honored with historical marker

Oct. 12, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — When musician and historian Mike McCarthy parked his car outside The Antenna Club, Memphis' first venue dedicated to fans of underground and hardcore rock, for the first time, he was a wayward rural teen, well out of his element. "This guy with a mohawk, we see him turn the corner at...

Pence asks Tennesseans to support Mexico-Canada trade deal

Oct. 7, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence on Monday urged a group of Tennesseans to call the state's two Democratic congressmen and ask them to help pass the Trump administration's trade deal with Mexico and Canada. Pence's remarks came during a speech to several hundred people at a Tyson...

Who could be impeachment managers? An early look

Oct. 3, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — They aren’t in charge right now. But within months, if not earlier, the House Judiciary Committee is likely to be at the forefront of President Donald Trump’s impeachment. It’s a moment many on the panel have been waiting for. Several members of the Judiciary panel...

3-way battle for Memphis mayor marked by bitter conflicts

Oct. 1, 2019 12:29 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Even in an era known for divisive politics nationally, this year's race for Memphis mayor stands out, with accusations of racism, a magazine caricature widely viewed as offensive, a candidate who refuses to mention a female opponent by name and a dustup over homophobic tweets from...

Poignant New Year for Jewish community scarred by massacre

Sep. 27, 2019 11:29 AM EDT

There will be some differences — and some constants — over the coming days as the New Light congregation observes Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, for the first time since three of its members were among 11 Jews killed by a gunman nearly a year ago at a Pittsburgh synagogue. The man who last year...

Pittsburgh prepares to commemorate 2018 synagogue attack

Sep. 20, 2019 11:50 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — As Pittsburgh prepares to commemorate last year's deadly shooting at a synagogue, Jewish leaders say returning to the synagogue remains a priority. While there is no set time frame, "it is indeed our goal we will one day return to Tree of Life," said Tree of Life's Rabbi Jeffrey Myers,...