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Nashville Predators center Kyle Turris (8) and defenseman Mattias Ekholm (14), of Sweden, celebrate after Craig Smith (15) scored the go-ahead goal against the Buffalo Sabres during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. The Predators won 2-1. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

Smith's late power-play goal leads Predators over Sabres 2-1

Jan. 18, 2020 11:40 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Special teams have been a struggle for the Nashville Predators all season. But on Saturday night, that unit won them a hockey game. Craig Smith’s power-play goal with 6:29 remaining in the third period propelled Nashville to a 2-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres. With...

Amtrak pitches adding Nashville to Atlanta passenger train

Jan. 18, 2020 9:24 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Amtrak executives say they want to establish a passenger route from Nashville to Atlanta, with stops including Murfreesboro, Tullahoma and Chattanooga. According to news reports, Tennessee lawmakers heard the pitch from the the federally-owned passenger train corporation during a...

FILE - Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, file photo, Hillary Lindsey, left, and Liz Rose arrive at the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards - Nashville Nominee Party at the Hutton Hotel, in Nashville, Tenn. Nashville songwriters are showing up at the Grammys this year, but not just in the country music categories. A trio of hit country songwriters, Lindsey, Lori McKenna and Natalie Hemby, are nominated for writing songs for the

Nashville songwriters spread outside country at Grammys

Jan. 17, 2020 3:01 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville songwriters are showing up at the Grammys this year, but not just in the country music categories. The city’s writing talent has been increasingly tapped to help craft nominated soundtracks, pop songs and R&B albums over the last couple of years. In the...

Trial date set for officer charged with killing black man

Jan. 17, 2020 11:09 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A trial date has been set for a white Nashville police officer charged with fatally shooting an armed black man during a foot chase in 2018. The trial for Andrew Delke, 25, is set to begin March 16, according to an order filed by Judge Monte Watkins on Thursday. Delke has pleaded...

Anaheim Ducks left wing Rickard Rakell (67), of Sweden, celebrates after scoring against Nashville Predators goaltender Juuse Saros (74), of Finland, in the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. At right is Predators defenseman Dante Fabbro (57). (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Rakell's goal, assist lead Ducks over Predators 4-2

Jan. 16, 2020 11:36 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks have just two wins in 2020, both against the Nashville Predators. Rickard Rakell had a goal and an assist, John Gibson made 33 saves and the Ducks beat Nashville 4-2 Thursday night. Josh Manson, Adam Henrique and Derek Grant also scored for Anaheim, which snapped...

FILE - James Mackler poses for a portrait in a Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2018 file photo, in Nashville, Tenn. The campaign arm for U.S. Senate Democrats endorsed James Mackler on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 for an open seat in Tennessee.  (AP Photo/Jonathan Mattise, File)

US Senate Dems' campaign arm endorses Mackler in Tennessee

Jan. 16, 2020 12:01 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The campaign arm for U.S. Senate Democrats endorsed James Mackler on Thursday for an open seat in Tennessee. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee praised Mackler's military service in its endorsement. Mackler is a former Army helicopter pilot and served in the Judge Advocate...

Free watch party set for Titans-Chiefs game on Sunday

Jan. 16, 2020 4:36 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Titans fans can gather in Nashville for a free viewing party to watch the team play in the AFC Championship Game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Kansas City. The Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. said the party will include live music, giveaways and other...

Nashville airport hits 18.3M travelers in 2019, a new record

Jan. 16, 2020 4:25 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville's airport saw 18.3 million travelers in 2019, registering a seventh year in a row of record-setting growth. Nashville International Airport says the traveler total was an increase of more than 2.2 million compared to the 2018 calendar year. Last year was the airport's...

Tennessee Supreme Court schedules 2 more execution dates

Jan. 15, 2020 7:42 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Supreme Court on Wednesday scheduled dates to execute two more death row inmates, but justices still haven't ruled on the attorney general's requests to set seven more. Continuing Tennessee's trend toward capital punishment, the court scheduled Oscar Franklin Smith to...

FILE - In this April 9, 2019 file photo, people protest against school vouchers in Nashville, Tenn.  Tennessee education officials remained largely in the dark on how parents misspent school voucher funds while using state-issued debit cards over the past school year, a review by The Associated Press has found.  The Tennessee voucher program is currently modest in scale but is set to expand under Republican leadership over the next year. Under the program, the state gives families of children with certain disabilities the option of removing their student from public school and then provided a state-issued debit card loaded with tax dollars to help cover their children's needs in the private sector. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

AP Exclusive: State voucher violations leave details unknown

Jan. 15, 2020 6:22 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Some Tennessee parents were accused of misspending thousands of dollars in school voucher funds while using state-issued debit cards over the past school year, a review by The Associated Press has found, and state officials say they do not know what many of those purchases were for....