Latest Elvis Presley News

100 days in, Atlantic City's reopened casinos looking good

Oct. 3, 2018 1:28 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — One has Elvis Presley's Rolls Royce, the costumes the Beatles wore onstage, and the management know-how and money of one of the world's largest and most successful hospitality companies — even as it replaces its boss. The other has a successful sports betting facility, a...

The Latest: Vegas shooting survivors form human chain

Oct. 2, 2018 1:43 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on events marking the anniversary of the Oct. 1, 2017, mass shooting in Las Vegas that killed 58 people and injured more than 850 (all times local): 10:40 p.m. Hundreds of survivors of the Las Vegas mass shooting have formed a human chain around the shuttered site of a country...

Aretha Franklin tops list of Memphis music hall inductees

Sep. 13, 2018 4:36 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Soul songstress Aretha Franklin is headlining a diverse and influential class of performers and music industry personalities who are being inducted into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame. The hall said Wednesday that Franklin, a Memphis native, will be honored at an induction ceremony...

Today in History

Sep. 13, 2018 12:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Sept. 13, the 256th day of 2018. There are 109 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 13, 1971, a four-day inmates' rebellion at the Attica Correctional Facility in western New York ended as police and guards stormed the prison; the ordeal and final...

Today in History

Sep. 9, 2018 12:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, Sept. 9, the 252nd day of 2018. There are 113 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 9, 1850, California became the 31st state of the union. On this date: In 1543, Mary Stuart was crowned Queen of Scots at Stirling Castle, nine months after she was born. In...

Graceland no longer charging for Presley candlelight vigil

Sep. 7, 2018 9:49 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Elvis Presley fans will no longer pay about $30 to visit his grave during the annual candlelight vigil on his death anniversary in Memphis, Tennessee. Graceland officials say the charge to walk past Presley's resting place at his former home during Elvis Week has been discontinued....

New Louisiana Film Trail website; state plans more

Sep. 4, 2018 9:29 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's new film trail runs from New Orleans and Elvis Presley's "King Creole" to northwest Louisiana's "Bonnie and Clyde" museum, by way of the home for "Steel Magnolias." "People love to take their pictures at a place where a movie was," said Doug Bourgeois, assistant secretary...

Hinting marriage, undercover cop elicits slaying confession

Sep. 1, 2018 10:41 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — There wasn't much doubt in the minds of police in the Ohio village of Hartville, best known for its fertile muck farms, that Phil Snider killed his wife of 53 years. But it took an undercover female officer who played her role so convincingly that the 73-year-old man proposed marriage over...

The days the music died: A look at funerals of the greats

Aug. 29, 2018 5:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Elvis, Whitney, Prince, Biggie and, now, Aretha: The funerals and public memorials of music royalty have been as varied as the work they created, from small family affairs to days of tributes as huge in death as they lived their lives. One Aretha Franklin fan said it best as she made her...

Trial in lawsuit over police surveillance of protesters ends

Aug. 23, 2018 6:26 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge will decide whether the police department in Memphis, Tennessee, violated free speech rights of protesters by watching them and monitoring their social media accounts. A four-day trial concluded Thursday in a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union that...