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Southern Baptist president says database of abusers possible

Feb. 19, 2019 1:42 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — More than a decade after the Southern Baptist Convention rejected the idea of creating a database of ministers credibly accused of sexual abuse, leaders said on Monday night the possibility is on the table. The denomination already was looking at how it could better respond to abuse...

Ky. police officer shot during pursuit; 1 suspect arrested

Feb. 18, 2019 5:16 PM EST

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Police in Kentucky say a suspect shot and wounded a police officer during a robbery pursuit. Hopkinsville Police Chief Clayton Sumner says Officer Jeremy Davidson was shot in the head and arm Monday. Sumner says two vehicles were involved in a robbery at a Walmart and separate...

Actor William Shatner debuts country songs at Grand Ole Opry

Feb. 16, 2019 6:17 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Actor William Shatner boldly went where no "Star Trek" captain has gone before when he took the stage for the first time for the Grand Ole Opry radio show to sing from his new album of country songs. Shatner made his Opry debut on Friday night in Nashville, Tennessee, on the famed...

Community groups call for more scrutiny on Amazon deal

Feb. 16, 2019 12:54 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Community organizers, labor unions and a Seattle councilperson say Nashville's deal with Amazon to build a downtown operations hub needs better scrutiny. During a town hall meeting on Friday, leaders discussed what the company's proposed project could mean for the city. Seattle...

4 lawsuits filed after salmonella outbreak in Nashville

Feb. 16, 2019 12:21 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Nashville restaurant is facing multiple lawsuits after at least 20 customers reported becoming infected with salmonella. According to WKRN-TV , the four lawsuits are each seeking up to $1.5 million in damages from Milk and Honey following the August foodborne outbreak. The suits...

Southern Baptist leader sorry he supported accused pastor

Feb. 15, 2019 6:35 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A prominent leader in the Southern Baptist Convention said he was wrong to support a Kentucky pastor accused of covering up sex abuse. The Rev. Albert Mohler first addressed the issue Thursday in an interview with the Houston Chronicle . Earlier this week, that paper and the San...

Report: Nearly half of Tennessean students not college ready

Feb. 15, 2019 4:19 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nearly half of Tennessee students enrolled in higher education during the 2016-2017 school year needed some sort of remedial classes during their first year of college, according to new state data. The Tennessee Higher Education Commission released the numbers this week which have...

Amazon dumps NYC headquarters and its promised 25,000 jobs

Feb. 15, 2019 7:26 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon abruptly dropped plans Thursday for a big new headquarters in New York that would have brought 25,000 jobs to the city, reversing course after politicians and activists objected to the nearly $3 billion in incentives promised to what is already one of the world's richest, most...

Rinne makes 34 saves, Predators beat Canadiens 3-1

Feb. 15, 2019 12:03 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Pekke Rinne and Viktor Arvidsson gave Nashville more of the same Thursday night. A little extra from newcomer Brian Boyle helped make the difference. Rinne stopped 34 shots, Arvidsson and Boyle scored, and the Nashville Predators beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-1 to snap a three-game...

The Latest: Arlington says it's sticking to its Amazon plans

Feb. 14, 2019 8:07 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the decision by Amazon to dump New York City as a location for a new headquarters (all times local): 3:20 p.m. Arlington, Virginia, doesn't expect its plans to build a new Amazon headquarters to change, even though Amazon has scuttled a plan to build a headquarters in New...