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The city between Jackson, Humboldt: How Three Way came to be

Mar. 31, 2019 11:39 AM EDT

THREE WAY, Tenn. (AP) — Take a drive north on Highway 45 in Tennessee. First comes Selmer, then Henderson, Pinson and Jackson are just 10 to 15 miles farther down the road. Take the bypass around Jackson and you reach Humboldt. Blink and you'll miss it. There's no billboard or exit sign, just a small...

Trump orders colleges to back free speech or lose funding

Mar. 21, 2019 9:37 PM EDT

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday requiring U.S. colleges to protect free speech on their campuses or risk losing federal research funding. The new order directs federal agencies to ensure that any college or university receiving research grants agrees to promote free speech and the...

US Rep. Green confirms interest in Senate bid in Tennessee

Mar. 18, 2019 7:32 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Mark Green says he's "thinking about" running for a Senate seat opening up in Tennessee but hasn't given much thought to when he'll decide. On Monday, the first-term congressman told The Associated Press he would need to think he's the person for the job and...

White House proposes caps on student loan borrowing

Mar. 18, 2019 6:01 PM EDT

The Trump administration on Monday proposed new limits on federal student loans taken out by parents and graduate students as part of a broader proposal to curb the cost of college. White House officials included the plan in a list of suggested changes to the Higher Education Act, a sweeping federal law that...

Group with consumer-friendly vibe pushes drugmakers' message

Mar. 18, 2019 9:54 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As ominous music plays in the background, the narrator of a radio ad warns that a Trump administration proposal to apply international pricing to certain Medicare drugs would be a nightmare for seniors. The one-minute spot is the handiwork of the Alliance for Patient Access, a nonprofit...

Trump issues first veto after rebuke of border order

Mar. 15, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unbowed by a congressional rebuke, President Donald Trump issued the first veto of his presidency on Friday in a demonstration that he is not through fighting for his signature campaign promise, which stands largely unfulfilled 18 months before voters decide whether to grant him another...

The Latest: Senate votes to block Trump border declaration

Mar. 14, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and President Donald Trump's proposed border wall (all times local): 7:55 p.m. A dozen defecting Republicans have joined Senate Democrats to block the national emergency that President Donald Trump declared so he could build his border wall with Mexico. The...

Senate slaps down Trump border emergency; Republicans defect

Mar. 14, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a stunning rebuke, a dozen defecting Republicans joined Senate Democrats Thursday to block the national emergency that President Donald Trump declared so he could build his border wall with Mexico. The rejection capped a week of confrontation with the White House as both parties in...

12 GOP senators join Dems to block Trump border declaration

Mar. 14, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twelve Republican senators sided with Democrats Thursday and voted to block President Donald Trump's declaration of an emergency on the southwest border. Trump has vowed to veto the Democratic measure, which the House passed last month in a bid to stymie Trump's efforts to spend billions...

Alexander, Blackburn: New act expands Shiloh battlefield

Mar. 13, 2019 9:53 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander and Marsha Blackburn say a law signed by President Donald Trump will expand Shiloh National Military Park in Tennessee. A news release from the offices of the Republican senators said Tuesday that a proposal making several battlefields near Shiloh part...