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US appeals court rejects Tennessee election security lawsuit

Jan. 27, 2020 2:29 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Teen. (AP) — A federal appeals court has sided with a lower court in rejecting a lawsuit that challenges the security of voting machines in Tennessee's largest county. A three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday upheld a September district court ruling against the...

Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant (12) hangs from the rim after a dunk in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

Morant has late burst, Grizzlies hold off Suns 114-109

Jan. 26, 2020 10:13 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The night in Memphis started with a moment of silence for Kobe Bryant. It ended with players from both sides remembering the Los Angeles Lakers great for the good he brought to the game. As for the game itself, Ja Morant scored 14 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter to help the...

Southern Methodist guard Kendric Davis (3) handles the ball ahead of Memphis guard Alex Lomax (2) in the first half of an NCAA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

Davis scores 20, SMU uses late run to upset No. 20 Memphis

Jan. 25, 2020 8:18 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — SMU rallied and rallied but kept falling short — until its defense kicked things up another level. The Mustangs held No. 20 Memphis scoreless over the final six minutes and completed a 74-70 comeback victory Saturday. Kendric Davis led SMU with 20 points and five assists...

9 hurt when truck, school bus collide in Arkansas

Jan. 21, 2020 10:44 PM EST

HOXIE, Ark. (AP) — Nine people were injured, including a child who was airlifted to a hospital, when a school bus and a dump truck collided Tuesday afternoon on a state highway in northeast Arkansas, authorities said. Arkansas State Police spokesman Bill Sadler said the vehicles collided just south of...

New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday (11) drives against Memphis Grizzlies forward Jaren Jackson Jr. (13) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

Jrue Holiday scores 36, Pelicans snap Grizzlies' win streak

Jan. 20, 2020 9:27 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — After seven games off, a well-rested Jrue Holiday matched his best scoring night of the season and helped New Orleans snap the league’s longest winning streak. Holiday scored 36 points in his return from a left elbow injury as the Pelicans set a franchise record with 21...

The Rev. Raphael G. Warnock speaks during the Martin Luther King, Jr. annual commemorative service at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. (Branden Camp/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Faith, politics mix on holiday

Jan. 20, 2020 6:36 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Against the backdrop of a presidential election year, Monday's Martin Luther King Jr. holiday found leaders still wrestling over how to best embody the slain civil rights leader. In Atlanta, Republicans told a sometimes cool crowd at Ebenezer Baptist Church, King's onetime church, that they...

Vice President Mike Pence speaks to the Holy City Church of God In Christ congregation during his trip to Memphis on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. Pence spoke at the church service in remembrance of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., the day before the federal holiday named after the civil rights leader. Pence says King touched the hearts of millions of Americans and his words continue to inspire. Pence acknowledged the nation's deep divide and says Americans must rededicate themselves to the ideals that King advanced. (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian via AP)

US VP Pence honors Martin Luther King Jr. at church service

Jan. 19, 2020 6:31 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence gave a speech Sunday in remembrance of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at a church service in Tennessee. Pence spoke at the Holy City Church of God in Memphis the day before the federal holiday named after the civil rights leader. “I’m here to...

FILE - This Aug. 18, 2017 file photo shows a statue of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest in a park in Memphis, Tenn. On Friday, Jan. 7, 2020, Gov. Bill Lee's office said he will introduce legislation that would amend a law requiring Tennessee to honor Forrest, an early leader of the Ku Klux Klan. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz, File)

Tennessee governor wants to amend day that honors KKK leader

Jan. 18, 2020 4:42 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Lee will introduce legislation this year that would amend a law requiring Tennessee to honor Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest, an early leader of the Ku Klux Klan. Lee's office confirmed Friday that the Republican, who has previously expressed his displeasure...

Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant (12) looks to pass the ball as Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love (0) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Karen Pulfer Focht)

Brooks has 26 points as Grizzlies defeat Cavaliers 113-109

Jan. 18, 2020 12:15 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies kept the NBA’s longest winning streak alive with a fourth-quarter burst and defensive stops in the final seconds. Dillon Brooks scored 26 points, Ja Morant added 16 points and eight assists and the Grizzlies survived a late rally by Cleveland to defeat the...

Memphis' forward Precious Achiuwa (55) goes all in for a rebound in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Cincinnati Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Karen Pulfer Focht)

Jeffries, Achiuwa lead No. 22 Memphis past Cincinnati 60-49

Jan. 16, 2020 10:52 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — In a game where rallies were answered by rallies and droughts crept in, No. 22 Memphis was able to close the game for its second straight win. DJ Jeffries scored 18 points, Precious Achiuwa added 12 points and 11 rebounds and the Tigers used a second-half surge to defeat Cincinnati...