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Hader 37th straight scoreless appearance, Brews beat Cards

May. 27, 2022 00:20 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Josh Hader escaped a ninth-inning jam in his 37th straight scoreless appearance and the Milwaukee Brewers held off the St. Louis Cardinals 4-3 Thursday night for their third straight win. Tyrone Taylor drove in a run for the seventh game game in a row and Luis...

Slain NBA player's ex-wife denied parole in Tennessee

May. 23, 2022 13:46 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Lorenzen Wright’s ex-wife will not be granted early release from a 30-year prison sentence she received after pleading guilty to plotting the retired NBA player’s 2010 slaying, the Tennessee Board of Parole said Monday. The board voted to deny parole for...

‘Alice’ exhibit turns botanic garden into a ‘Wonderland’

May. 21, 2022 00:13 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Published in 1865, Lewis Carroll’s masterpiece of the strange, whimsical and surreal, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” has inspired movies, stage plays, drawings, songs and cartoons. At the Memphis Botanic Garden, it has inspired foliage. ...

Gov: No timeline yet on school vouchers after court ruling

May. 20, 2022 17:51 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said Friday that he doesn't have a timeline yet on when his administration might roll out a long-blocked school voucher program that saw its biggest legal roadblock removed by the state's high court this week. The Republican told...

Toddler dies after being found in vehicle at Tenn. daycare

May. 20, 2022 10:08 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A 1-year-old child has died after being found in a hot vehicle outside a Tennessee daycare center, police said. The toddler was pronounced dead at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital on Thursday afternoon shortly after being found in the vehicle, Memphis police...

Here's how abortion clinics are preparing for Roe to fall

May. 19, 2022 18:05 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Leaders of a Tennessee abortion clinic calculated driving distances and studied passenger rail routes as they scanned the map for another place to offer services if the U.S. Supreme Court lets states restrict or eliminate abortion rights. They chose Carbondale...

Court clears path for long-blocked Tennessee school vouchers

May. 18, 2022 17:04 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's highest court ruled Wednesday that Republican Gov. Bill Lee's school voucher program does not violate the state's constitution, clearing the biggest hurdle for a program that would let families use taxpayer dollars on private schools. The...

Tennessee Democratic Party to host 3 gubernatorial debates

May. 18, 2022 04:17 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Officials with the Tennessee Democratic Party say they will host three gubernatorial debates ahead of the upcoming August primary election. According to a news release, Democratic candidates Jason Martin, Carnita Atwater and JB Smiley Jr. will participate in...

GM says Grizzlies will spend to keep Morant, core together

May. 15, 2022 16:13 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies are willing to spend whatever necessary to keep their core together, including signing All-Star guard Ja Morant to a contract extension this offseason. Zach Kleiman, the Grizzlies' general manager and vice president of basketball...

"We're coming" young Grizzlies promise after semifinal loss

May. 14, 2022 14:28 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The NBA's youngest team to reach a conference semifinal in the past 25 years has wasted little time turning disappointment into motivation. Yes, the Memphis Grizzlies soaked in every lesson to help chase their first NBA championship. “This is...