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AP Was There: Coretta Scott King mourns husband's death

Oct. 23, 2019 1:24 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A few close friends gathered at the home of Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King after the civil rights leader was assassinated in Memphis, Tenn., April 4th, 1968. Days later, Jacqueline Kennedy met with Mrs. King the morning of the funeral in Atlanta. The Associated Press was there...

Correction: Severe Weather-The Latest story

Oct. 22, 2019 6:19 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — In a story Oct. 21 about storms that spawned tornadoes in several states, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Bush Institute event was in South Texas. It was in south Dallas. A corrected version of the story is below: The Latest: Bushes home spared by Dallas tornado The tornado...

Tornado slams Dallas; 4 killed in Arkansas, Oklahoma

Oct. 21, 2019 11:17 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A tornado tossed trees into homes, tore off storefronts and downed power lines but killed no one in a densely populated area of Dallas, leaving Mayor Eric Johnson to declare the city "very fortunate" to be assessing only property damage. A meteorologist said Monday that people took shelter...

Grizzlies exercise options on Jaren Jackson, Grayson Allen

Oct. 21, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies have exercised their third-year options on contracts for Jaren Jackson Jr. and guard Grayson Allen. The Grizzlies announced the moves Monday. Jackson was the fourth overall draft pick in 2018, and he averaged 13.8 points and 4.7 rebounds in 58 games to earn NBA...

Gainwell sets Memphis record in 47-17 rout of Tulane

Oct. 19, 2019 11:23 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Brady White threw five touchdown passes, Kenneth Gainwell scored three touchdowns and combined for 307 yards of offense and Memphis routed Tulane 47-17 on Saturday night. Gainwell is the first player for Memphis (6-1, 2-1 American Athletic Conference), and the first in the FBS to have...

1st of many federal broadband grants announced in Tennessee

Oct. 18, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced on Friday the first of many federal investments targeting the creation of critical broadband internet infrastructure in underserved rural areas across the country. Perdue visited the West Tennessee city of Halls to announce a $2.85...

FedEx files $212M building permit for world hub in Tennessee

Oct. 17, 2019 9:29 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — FedEx officials confirm the company has filed a building permit for its new package sorting facility and world hub in Tennessee. The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports the $212 million permit filed Tuesday indicates the company could soon begin work on the Express World Hub at the...

Sons of Confederate Veterans can't appeal statues' removal

Oct. 16, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Supreme Court will not consider an appeal related to Memphis' removal of statues of Confederate leaders Nathan Bedford Forrest and Jefferson Davis from two parks. City officials circumvented a state law limiting the removal of historical memorials from public property by...

College Football Picks: Pac-12 contenders in spotlight

Oct. 16, 2019 3:57 PM EDT

The Pac-12 has slipped into the background of the college football season. Again. The conference is still providing plenty of highlights and intrigue. No conference is more unpredictable from top to bottom. In the College Football playoff era, those are not necessarily good qualities. Being the only Power Five...

Grizzlies ready to win now with a pair of 20-year-olds,

Oct. 15, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Veteran center Jonas Valanciunas chuckled at the idea the revamped Memphis Grizzlies are in a rebuilding process that could take a couple of seasons. "We can make it in one year," Valanciunas said. "If we're going to be successful, it's on us now to work, give everything on the court,...