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Judge limits unpaid leave for unvaccinated workers at US lab

Oct. 17, 2021 20:09 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge has limited the ability for now for the nonprofit running Oak Ridge National Laboratory to place employees on unpaid leave who receive exemptions to a COVID-19 vaccine requirement. U.S. District Judge Charles Atchley in Knoxville...

Nun imprisoned over peace activism, Megan Rice, dies at 91

Oct. 17, 2021 19:35 PM EDT

ROSEMONT, Penn. (AP) — Megan Rice, a nun and Catholic peace activist who spent two years in federal prison while in her 80s after breaking into a government security complex to protest nuclear weapons, has died. She was 91. Rice died of congestive heart failure Oct....

Alexis DeJoria wins at NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals

Oct. 17, 2021 18:17 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Alexis DeJoria powered to her first Funny Car victory in more than four years Sunday in the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway. DeJoria beat J.R. Todd with a 3.921-second run at 327.66 mph in a Toyota Camry for her sixth career...

No. 13 Ole Miss beats Tennessee 31-26; fans pelt field

Oct. 17, 2021 14:20 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — No. 13 Mississippi held off Tennessee 31-26 on Saturday night after Rebels coach Lane Kiffin avoided being by hit by golf balls as Volunteers fans pelted the field with objects in the chaotic final minutes. Ole Miss stopped Tennessee a yard shy...

Henry, Titans keep batting away questions over his workload

Oct. 17, 2021 13:13 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry has a simple test for how sore he is after plowing through and over NFL defenders. Being able to pick up his daughter Valentina each morning. “That is my main thing,” Henry...

AP Top 25 Takeaways: Mullen faces scrutiny; No. 2 Iowa upset

Oct. 17, 2021 09:28 AM EDT

In the Southeastern Conference, the coach on the hot seat can change from week to week. Welcome, Dan Mullen. Florida's man had a lot of explaining to do Saturday after the 20th-ranked Gators lost to LSU and last week's coach-in-big-trouble Ed...

Costello returns to show new music and tour at Graceland

Oct. 17, 2021 00:19 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tn. (AP) — On July 8, 1954, Memphis deejay “Daddy-O” Dewey Phillips introduced Elvis Presley to the world (or at least the small part of the world that was within reach of WHBQ’s AM signal) when he became the first person to play Elvis’ debut Sun single, “That’s All...

Svechnikov, Teravainen score late, Hurricanes beat Preds 3-2

Oct. 16, 2021 23:47 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Andrei Svechnikov made a mistake in the second period and made up for it in the third. Svechnikov scored with 6:00 left in the third period, and Teuvo Teravainen added a late empty-net goal as the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Nashville Predators...

Tennessee St tops TTU, giving Eddie George back-to-back wins

Oct. 16, 2021 21:09 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dayron Johnson scored on a 13-yard catch in overtime, Cory Rahman intercepted Willie Miller in the end zone on fourth down and Tennessee State beat Tennessee Tech 20-13 on Saturday, giving first-year coach Eddie George back-to-back victories. Its...

Torrence has quickest Top Fuel run in Bristol history

Oct. 16, 2021 20:48 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Steve Torrence made the quickest Top Fuel run in Bristol Dragway history Saturday to top qualifying for the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. Torrence closed out qualifying with a 3.667-second run at 331.28 mph for his fourth No. 1 qualifier of the...