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'How is this guy still employed?': NCAA's Emmert a survivor

Sep. 02, 2021 20:51 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A dry erase board stuck to the wall behind the door to Mark Emmert's office at NCAA headquarters has three columns drawn on it. At the top of the list on the left, “Academic Success” is handwritten in green marker. The middle column is for “Health & Well...

FACT FOCUS: Trump, others wrong on US gear left with Taliban

Aug. 31, 2021 18:41 PM EDT

The Taliban have seized both political power and significant U.S.-supplied firepower in their whirlwind takeover of Afghanistan, recovering guns, ammunition, helicopters and other modern military equipment from Afghan forces who surrendered it. But the gear the Taliban...

Radio host who regretted vaccine skepticism dies of COVID

Aug. 22, 2021 01:33 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A conservative talk radio host from Tennessee who had been a vaccine skeptic until he was hospitalized from COVID-19 has died. He was 61. Nashville radio station SuperTalk 99.7 WTN confirmed Phil Valentine's death in a tweet Saturday. ...

Company co-founded by Bredesen plans solar farm in Jackson

Aug. 19, 2021 04:11 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A startup company co-founded by former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen is funding a new, 1 million-watt solar farm in the city of Jackson. The company, named Clearloop, plans to break ground on the solar farm on Sept. 2, according to a news release...

Tennessee House GOP urges session to curb local COVID powers

Aug. 11, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — All 73 Tennessee House Republicans signaled their support on Wednesday for a special session to limit the authority of local officials to make rules aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19, as lawmakers fumed over mask requirements in a handful of school...

Officials: Feds not alerting Tennessee about migrant kids

Jul. 13, 2021 19:35 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The federal government will not alert Tennessee when unaccompanied migrant children are brought to the state to be placed with sponsors, officials with Gov. Bill Lee's administration told lawmakers on Tuesday. Brandon Gibson, Lee's chief...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Jul. 13, 2021 14:01 PM EDT

Terre Haute Tribune-Star. July 8, 2021. Editorial: Another tragic loss for community ‘You will not meet a finer person’ Startling. Shocking. Maddening. It is simply not possible to use words to describe...