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Companies unveil plans to resume river cruises on US waters

May. 27, 2020 6:39 PM EDT

GUILFORD, Conn. (AP) — A small cruise company says it plans to be the first to begin cruising again on U.S. waters since the coronavirus pandemic caused cruise ships to be anchored across the globe. American Cruise Lines announced this week that the 184-passenger modern riverboat American Song will depart...

Russian President Vladimir Putin listens to Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin during their meeting via teleconference at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, May 27, 2020. Moscow mayor announced easing lockdown restrictions in the city starting from June 1, сiting the slowing of the coronavirus outbreak in Russia's capital. (Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

The Latest: US deaths from coronavirus surpass 100,000 mark

May. 27, 2020 6:09 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — US deaths from coronavirus surpass 100,000 mark. —...

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee speaks about protecting seniors, in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, April 30, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Tennessee to halt sharing COVID-19 patient data

May. 27, 2020 3:44 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee will soon stop providing the names and addresses of COVID-19 patients to first responders, after initially arguing that doing so would protect those on the front line. Gov. Bill Lee’s administration decided on the change this week, conceding that the data may have...

This image provided by the Roane County Jail shows Michael Anthony Gray Sr. Gray and his wife, Shirley Ann Gray, face charges after police found the skeletal remains of a girl buried in their yard. The Roane County, Tenn., couple, arrested on Monday, May 25, 2020, are charged with aggravated child abuse, especially aggravated kidnapping, aggravated child neglect and abuse of a corpse, authorities said.  (Roane County Jail via AP)

Warrants describe nightmarish child abuse case in Tennessee

May. 27, 2020 2:20 PM EDT

KINGSTON, Tenn. (AP) — Arrest warrants in a Tennessee couple's abuse case describe a hellish existence for four children in their legal custody, a nightmare that finally ended after a little boy was spotted walking alone along a Roane County road. Passersby called 911, and a responding officer began...

Associate Pastor Sharon Rogers poses for a portrait with a cross at Light of Christ Lutheran Church in Algonquin, Ill., Sunday, May 24, 2020. “The church is not a building, the church is people,” said Rogers, explaining why parents had embraced the idea of an outdoor service for their children's upcoming confirmation ceremony. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Pandemic disrupts rites of passage for many devout families

May. 27, 2020 12:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For many religious families across the United States, the coronavirus has disrupted their most anticipated traditions – the rites of passage that mark their adolescent children’s full entry into their congregations. With most houses of worship halting large in-person services...

FILE - This Nov. 8, 2017 file photo shows Kip Moore at the 51st annual CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn. Moore was used to traveling the world to surf, rock climb or hike, but lately he's been isolating himself in a remote lodge in eastern Kentucky. The Georgia-born artist releases his new album “Wild World,” in a very chaotic time, but he said his introspective messages might help people right now. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

In 'Wild World,' singer Kip Moore turns a mirror on himself

May. 27, 2020 10:23 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When country singer Kip Moore wasn’t performing, he was traveling the world to places like Iceland and Costa Rica looking for the next great wave to surf, or a cliff to climb or a remote trail to hike. But when the coronavirus pandemic hit, the Georgia-born globetrotter found...

This booking photo provided by Metro Nashville Police Department shows Alexander Friedmann.  Friedmann, the longtime prison reform advocate accused of preparing to stage an escape at a Tennessee jail that's under construction had a builder create a concrete room in his condominium's basement so he could learn how to break into the walls, authorities say, Tuesday, May 26, 2020.      (Metro Nashville Police Department via AP)

Officials: Prison reform advocate rehearsed jail break plans

May. 27, 2020 9:10 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A longtime prison reform advocate accused of preparing to stage an escape at a Tennessee jail that's under construction had a builder create a concrete room in his condominium's basement so he could learn how to break into the walls, authorities say. The room built in a storage...

Couple arrested after child's remains found buried in yard

May. 26, 2020 1:41 PM EDT

KINGSTON, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee couple is facing charges after skeletal remains of a child were found buried in their yard. Michael Anthony Gray Sr., 63, and his wife, Shirley Ann Gray, 60, were arrested Monday, 9th Judicial District Attorney General Russell Johnson said in a statement to news outlets....

'Bucket list' pontoon ride to promote river tourism

May. 25, 2020 11:18 AM EDT

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — Bob Cherry is no stranger to long boat rides, having navigated thousands of miles of inland waterways over the years. But when the retired captain puts in at Knoxville, Tennessee, next weekend with his buddies Sherman Jones and Sterling Edwards to boat the 652 miles of the Tennessee...

FILE - In this June 5, 2019, file photo, Morgan Wallen arrives at the CMT Music Awards on at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. Country music singer Wallen has apologized following his weekend arrest on public intoxication and disorderly conduct charges. News outlets report the 27-year-old Wallen was arrested Saturday, May 23, 2020, after he was kicked out of Kid Rock’s bar in downtown Nashville. (AP Photo/Sanford Myers, File)

Morgan Wallen arrested after ejection from Nashville bar

May. 24, 2020 7:07 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music singer Morgan Wallen apologized Sunday following his weekend arrest on public intoxication and disorderly conduct charges. Wallen, 27, was arrested Saturday night after he was kicked out of Kid Rock's bar in downtown Nashville, news outlets reported. Wallen said on...