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Rep. London Lamar, center, D-Memphis, talks with other House members during a special session Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. The special session was called by Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee to pass liability reforms to protect businesses from lawsuits prompted by reopening after the coronavirus quarantine. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Tennessee gov to sign tougher penalties for some protests

Aug. 13, 2020 6:54 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said Thursday that he will sign a bill that toughens penalties on some protests in response to continued demonstrations in the state and nationwide over racial injustice. The Republican said, however, that he would have crafted some components differently...

The Nashville Predators warm-up before taking on the Arizona Coyotes during NHL qualifying round game action in Edmonton, on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

GM calls Preds' series loss unacceptable, promises changes

Aug. 13, 2020 4:04 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The NHL's winningest general manager is not happy with the Nashville Predators' diminishing returns, and David Poile made it clear Thursday that change is coming. “Bottom line, this is unacceptable,” Poile said in a video conference call. “And this is how we...

A poster showing country music legend Johnny Cash wearing a mask is attached to a storefront Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. The wearing of face coverings is required in most public indoor and outdoor situations in Nashville due to an increase of COVID-19 cases. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Nashville mayor to ease coronavirus restrictions on bars

Aug. 13, 2020 3:35 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The mayor of Tennessee's capital city says he plans to roll back restrictions that have shuttered bars, allowing them to reopen starting Monday with strict limits in place. Nashville Mayor John Cooper said Thursday that bars in the popular tourist destination could soon reopen to a...

In this Aug. 3, 2020 photo, Mickey Guyton is photographed during a remote portrait session with the photographer in New York and subject in Los Angeles.  Guyton's EP,

Mickey Guyton is speaking her truth after years of doubt

Aug. 13, 2020 9:24 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mickey Guyton is turning a mirror on country music by speaking her truth and reclaiming both her career and identity. Delivering a one-two punch of important songs this year leading up to her first new EP in five years, Guyton is not holding back her powerful voice any longer....

Nashville airport introduces biometric identity technology

Aug. 13, 2020 4:42 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville International Airport has introduced expedited lanes that use biometric technology to replace traditional identification documents before air travel. The airport said Wednesday it started offering the touchless technology by CLEAR that uses eyes and fingertips to confirm...

House members prepare to leave the chamber on the first day of a special session Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. The special session was called by Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee to pass liability reforms to protect businesses from lawsuits prompted by reopening after the coronavirus quarantine. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Tennessee lawmakers end session on protests, COVID liability

Aug. 12, 2020 9:34 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee lawmakers finished a special session in pandemic times Wednesday by passing a sweeping proposal that would significantly stiffen penalties against protesters demanding racial justice. In the narrow scope of the three-day election year session, no steps were taken to...

FILE - In this July 1, 2020, file photo, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee removes his mask as he begins a news conference in Nashville, Tenn. Tennessee was one of the first states to begin reopening in late April after Lee reluctantly issued a safer-at-home order that forced businesses to close. Since then, case numbers have continued to rise in part due to more testing, but also because of an increase in community spread of the disease. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Tennessee defends COVID-19 response to oversight chair

Aug. 12, 2020 6:17 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Lee on Wednesday defended Tennessee's response to the coronavirus pandemic after receiving criticism from a top Democratic congressional leader, arguing that his decisions have been “data driven” despite not adhering entirely to White House recommendations. ...

Police, FBI search for evidence in 2003 disappearance

Aug. 12, 2020 3:42 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville police and FBI agents searched a rural Tennessee property on Wednesday for any evidence of a girl who disappeared 17 years ago. Tabitha Tuders was 13 years old when she left her East Nashville home sometime after 7:30 a.m. on April 29, 2003, to catch a school bus at a...

Fisk University president on leave after protection order

Aug. 12, 2020 2:46 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Fisk University placed President Kevin Rome on leave Monday after learning a judge granted a temporary order of protection that an acquaintance sought against him. A Davidson County magistrate judge signed the temporary order on Friday that forbids Rome from having contact with the...

2 face criminal charges for large Tennessee house party

Aug. 12, 2020 12:35 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two people accused of hosting a house party in Tennessee that attracted hundreds of people have been charged with violating emergency health orders put in place during the coronavirus pandemic, police said. Jeffrey W. Mathews, 36, and Christopher ‘Shi’ Eubank, 40, own...