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Authorities ID man who saved baby during Texas mass shooting

Jan. 28, 2020 9:42 AM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A person who was seen on surveillance video saving a baby during last year's mass shooting at a Walmart in Texas that killed 22 people has been identified as a then-homeless man who was living in a makeshift camp near the store, police said. Surveillance footage showed a man carrying...

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, left, talks about a $200 million Amazon distribution center that is currently under construction on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. At right is Rob Packett, Amazon's director of regional operations. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)

Officials: Amazon center in Tennessee to create 1,000 jobs

Jan. 27, 2020 3:32 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A new $200 million Amazon distribution center in Memphis, Tennessee, will employ 1,000 workers and should be up and running in time for this year's holiday season, officials said Monday. With the building's skeleton and yellow bulldozers in the background, Amazon officials and state...

US appeals court rejects Tennessee election security lawsuit

Jan. 27, 2020 2:29 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Teen. (AP) — A federal appeals court has sided with a lower court in rejecting a lawsuit that challenges the security of voting machines in Tennessee's largest county. A three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday upheld a September district court ruling against the...

Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant (12) hangs from the rim after a dunk in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

Morant has late burst, Grizzlies hold off Suns 114-109

Jan. 26, 2020 10:13 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The night in Memphis started with a moment of silence for Kobe Bryant. It ended with players from both sides remembering the Los Angeles Lakers great for the good he brought to the game. As for the game itself, Ja Morant scored 14 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter to help the...

Southern Methodist guard Kendric Davis (3) handles the ball ahead of Memphis guard Alex Lomax (2) in the first half of an NCAA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

Davis scores 20, SMU uses late run to upset No. 20 Memphis

Jan. 25, 2020 8:18 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — SMU rallied and rallied but kept falling short — until its defense kicked things up another level. The Mustangs held No. 20 Memphis scoreless over the final six minutes and completed a 74-70 comeback victory Saturday. Kendric Davis led SMU with 20 points and five assists...

Murals enshrine those who integrated school system in 1961

Jan. 25, 2020 12:25 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Earlier this month, Harry Williams signed his name on a 20-foot-tall portrait of himself in the cafeteria of Bruce Elementary School, in the building where he learned to read and write and in the room where the first grader was not allowed to eat his lunch. Being black and receiving...

Fourth juvenile shot over last 5 days in Memphis

Jan. 24, 2020 10:20 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A fourth juvenile has been shot this week in Memphis, Tennessee. The 16-year-old male was taken to the hospital in critical condition early Friday morning after police responded to the shooting, The Commercial Appeal reported. Three other children have died this week from gunshot...

Second child dies after double shooting in Tennessee

Jan. 22, 2020 1:04 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A second child wounded in a double shooting in Tennessee on Monday has died, police said Wednesday. Sixteen-year-old Lequan Boyd was pronounced dead hours after 6-year-old Ashlynn Luckett, Memphis police said in a series of tweets. Both were shot in the same location Monday and...

9 hurt when truck, school bus collide in Arkansas

Jan. 21, 2020 10:44 PM EST

HOXIE, Ark. (AP) — Nine people were injured, including a child who was airlifted to a hospital, when a school bus and a dump truck collided Tuesday afternoon on a state highway in northeast Arkansas, authorities said. Arkansas State Police spokesman Bill Sadler said the vehicles collided just south of...

2 children shot 1 day after boy fatally wounded in Tennessee

Jan. 21, 2020 3:40 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Two children were shot and taken to a hospital in critical condition one day after a 10-year-old boy was fatally shot in the same Tennessee city. A boy and a girl were wounded Monday night in Memphis, according to a tweet from the city's police department. Both were taken to Le...