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People walk outside the Curb Event Center at Belmont University as preparations take place for the second Presidential debate, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden are scheduled to debate Thursday, Oct. 22. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

In Tennessee, final debate puts surging virus in spotlight

Oct. 21, 2020 1:58 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden arrive in Nashville Thursday for their final debate before the Nov. 3 election, they’ll be greeted by a city with rising coronavirus case counts inside a state immersed in a debate of its own about mask-wearing....

President Donald Trump works the crowd after speaking at a campaign rally Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Trump 'running angry,' attacks polls, press and Dr. Fauci

Oct. 19, 2020 11:43 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — An angry President Donald Trump came out swinging Monday against Dr. Anthony Fauci, the press and polls that show him trailing Democrat Joe Biden in key battleground states in a disjointed closing message two weeks out from Election Day. On the third day of a western campaign swing,...

Former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Bill Hagerty greets supporters at a polling place Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Brentwood, Tenn. Hagerty and Dr. Manny Sethi are competing to become the GOP nominee in the race to replace retiring Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

AP News Guide: A look at Tennessee’s election

Oct. 14, 2020 12:31 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — With all eyes on the presidential election, the biggest race in Tennessee remains the open U.S. Senate seat now that Republican incumbent Sen. Lamar Alexander is retiring as his term ends. A handful of U.S. House and legislative seats also remain competitive in the GOP-dominant...

FILE - This March 6, 1982, file photo, shows the home of the famed improvisational troupe, Second City, in Chicago's Old Town section. Chicago’s Second City comedy theater is up for sale. The sale, announced Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, is the second in the company’s 60-year history. (AP Photo/Fred Jewell, File)

Second City comedy theater for sale, 2nd time in 60 years

Oct. 6, 2020 6:43 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago’s Second City comedy theater — where performers including Bill Murray, Steve Carell and Jordan Peele honed their skills — has been put up for sale. In a statement released Tuesday, co-owner Andrew Alexander said a sale presents the opportunity for Second City to...

Marquita Bradshaw, environmental justice chair of the Sierra Club Chickasaw Group, speaks July 7, 2020, during a news conference in front of City Hall in downtown Memphis, Tenn. Bradshaw scored an upset win over former Army helicopter pilot James Mackler in the Tennessee Democratic primary for U.S. Senate, on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, and will face former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Bill Hagerty in the November election. (Max Gersh/The Commercial Appeal via AP)

Sole scheduled debate for Tennessee Senate seat called off

Oct. 5, 2020 7:05 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The only debate scheduled thus far between the candidates seeking to win Tennessee's open Senate seat has been called off. Tracey Rogers, general manager for WKRN-TV, confirmed Monday that a scheduled Oct. 14 debate had been canceled. The Memphis Flyer was the first to report the...

Teen relative charged in killing Miami High football coach

Sep. 25, 2020 11:46 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A 15-year-old relative of a high school football coach has been arrested and charged with fatally shooting him and stealing money from his home, Miami-Dade police said. The teen, who has a history of mental issues, faces second-degree murder and armed grand theft charges, according to an...

FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2019, file photo, authorities investigate the scene of a shooting in Miramar, Fla., that left four people, including a UPS driver, dead. The family of Frank Ordonez the UPS driver slain during the police shootout, have filed a lawsuit Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, against several law enforcement agencies. The say that officers acted negligently when they opened fire on two robbers who were holding him hostage inside his van. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

Family of UPS driver slain in police shootout files lawsuit

Sep. 16, 2020 1:37 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A family is suing over the fatal December shooting of a Florida UPS driver who was taken hostage by two robbers and killed in a torrent of gunfire after he and the suspects got stuck in rush-hour traffic. Attorneys representing the two young daughters of driver Frank Ordonez,...

File-Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., listens during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing, Tuesday, June 23, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington.   A fourth congressional hearing this year on how to allow college athletes to earn money off their names, images and likenesses came Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, with a stern warning from one senator. “I think this is a huge mistake,”  Burr, said of athletes profiting from NIL.  (Greg Nash/Pool via AP, File)

Senator: Allowing college athletes NIL pay is 'huge mistake'

Sep. 15, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

The fourth congressional hearing this year on how to allow college athletes to earn money from their names, images and likenesses came Tuesday with a stern warning from one senator. “I think this is a huge mistake,” Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) said. The U.S. Senate Committee of Health, Education,...

FILE - In this Friday, April 20, 2018, file photo, Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn speaks during an interview in Hong Kong. The criminal trial against Japanese automaker Nissan and its former executive Greg Kelly will open in Tokyo District Court on Sept. 15. It’s the latest chapter in the unfolding scandal of Carlos Ghosn, a superstar at Nissan Motor Co. until he and Kelly were arrested in late 2018. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)

Q&A: What to expect from trial of Nissan, ex-director Kelly

Sep. 13, 2020 1:18 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The criminal trial against Japanese automaker Nissan and its former executive Greg Kelly will open in Tokyo District Court on Tuesday. It’s the latest chapter in the unfolding scandal of Carlos Ghosn, a superstar at Nissan Motor Co. until he and Kelly were arrested in late 2018. Five...

Haslam's new book has a flood of tributes from Vols legends

Sep. 6, 2020 1:26 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — University of Tennessee men’s basketball coach Rick Barnes had a dream that Jim Haslam, founder of Pilot Company and staunch University of Tennessee supporter, wrote a book. Turns out, his dream came true. ”‘Mr. Haslam, you have a story that just has to be...