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Grammys 2023 live updates: Latest news from red carpet, show

Feb. 06, 2023 00:10 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Follow along for real-time, on-the-carpet and behind-the-scenes updates on the 2023 Grammy Awards from The Associated Press. Live updates — any times Pacific — are brought to you by AP journalists at the show in Los Angeles and around the country. ___ ...

NOAA report: Tennessee drought plan lacks triggers

Feb. 05, 2023 13:22 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Drought affects everything from water quality and public health to ecosystems and infrastructure. But when does a drought become severe enough to warrant water restrictions? Tennessee state agencies do not have that answer, according to a new report funded...

Thompson hits game-winner for Tennessee Tech

Feb. 04, 2023 19:46 PM EST

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Brett Thompson's short jumper as time ran out gave Tennessee Tech an 82-80 win over Southeast Missouri State on Saturday. Jaylen Sebree scored 22 points to lead Tennessee Tech. Sebree added nine rebounds and five assists for the Golden Eagles (11-14, 7-5...

Tennessee State secures 65-61 win against Eastern Illinois

Feb. 04, 2023 19:42 PM EST

CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) — Zion Griffin's 23 points helped Tennessee State defeat Eastern Illinois 65-61 on Saturday night. Griffin also contributed five rebounds and three steals for the Tigers (14-11, 6-6 Ohio Valley Conference). Marcus Fitzgerald Jr. added 11 points and he also had...

James leads No. 2 Tennessee over No. 25 Auburn, 46-43

Feb. 04, 2023 17:30 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Josiah-Jordan James scored 15 points and 14 rebounds to lead No. 2 Tennessee to a 46-43 victory over No. 25 Auburn on Saturday in a game in which every point was difficult and nothing flowed. “Both teams played as hard as they could,” said Tennessee...

Longtime AP country music chronicler Joe Edwards dies at 75

Feb. 03, 2023 23:34 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Journalist Joe Edwards, who chronicled country music and helped “Rocky Top” become a Tennessee state song during his four-decade Associated Press career, has died. He was 75. Longtime AP colleague Randall Dickerson said Edwards’ wife called him to...

Biden, Cabinet visiting 20 states after State of the Union

Feb. 03, 2023 19:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and his Cabinet will embark on a post-State of the Union “blitz” to at least 20 states next week to discuss his economic agenda after his Tuesday night address to Congress, the White House announced Friday. Biden is expected to devote much...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Feb. 03, 2023 18:58 PM EST

Johnson City Press. January 29, 2023. Editorial: State is playing terrible games with HIV funding By rejecting federal aid for HIV prevention, our leaders in Tennessee are once again cutting off the state’s nose to spite our face. In the latest round...

US board clears path for mini-union vote at big Nissan plant

Feb. 03, 2023 18:45 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Fewer than 100 employees out of the thousands who work at Nissan's auto assembly plant in Tennessee can hold a vote on whether to form a small union, the federal labor board has decided. The ruling Thursday by the National Labor Relations Board overturns a...

Officer shot at public library remains in critical condition

Feb. 03, 2023 11:48 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee police officer who was shot at a public library while responding to a trespassing complaint remained in “extremely critical condition” on Friday, Memphis Police said. The officer was hospitalized Thursday after the shooting at the Poplar-White...