Latest Nashville News

Nashville shuts out FC Cincinnati 3-0, Sapong scores twice

Jul. 24, 2021 23:39 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Led by C J Sapong’s two-goal performance, Nashville secured a 3-0 win over Cincinnati on Saturday. Sapong gave Nashville (6-1-8) a 1-0 lead in the 13th minute, assisted by Hany Mukhtar. Randall Leal put Nashville up 2-0 in the 35th minute,...

Talk radio host with COVID regrets vaccine hesitancy

Jul. 23, 2021 13:00 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A conservative talk radio host from Tennessee who had been a vaccine skeptic until he was hospitalized from COVID-19 now says his listeners should get vaccinated. Phil Valentine's brother, Mark Valentine, spoke at length on WWTN-FM in Nashville...

TVA launches web series to promote electric vehicles

Jul. 23, 2021 04:07 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Valley Authority is launching a five-episode web series to promote electric vehicles, according to a news release from the utility. The series is called “In Charge: Life with an Electric Vehicle!” In episode one, country music...

US to play World Cup qualifier vs Jamaica in Austin, Texas

Jul. 22, 2021 20:59 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The United States will play a World Cup qualifier in Texas for the first time, hosting Jamaica on Oct. 7 at Q2 Stadium in Austin. The match will be the fourth of 14 qualifiers for the 20th-ranked Americans, who open the eight-nation final round of the...

Vanderbilt's James Lawson institute honors rights activist

Jul. 22, 2021 18:13 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt University announced the launch Thursday of the James Lawson Institute for the Research and Study of Nonviolent Movements, honoring the influential activist who taught non-violence to protesters during the civil rights struggles last century. ...

Ex-airman: Guilt over drone strikes prompted to leak secrets

Jul. 22, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former Air Force intelligence analyst said his guilt over participating in lethal drone strikes in Afghanistan led him to leak government secrets about the drone program to a reporter. Daniel Hale of Nashville, Tennessee, is scheduled to be...

Gov defends agency's vaccine chief firing, outreach rollback

Jul. 22, 2021 15:06 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Gov. Bill Lee on Thursday came out in full defense of his administration’s firing of the state’s vaccination chief and rollback of outreach for childhood vaccines, both of which have sparked national scrutiny over Tennessee’s inoculation efforts...

Black lawmaker hopes highway project can right an old wrong

Jul. 22, 2021 10:40 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Harold Love Jr. raised his voice over the blare of traffic from the interstate above as he stood near the spot where his family's home was razed to rubble a half-century ago. Love recounted the fight his father put up in the 1960s, before he was born, to reroute the...

Lawmakers: Parental OK needed for minors to get COVID shot

Jul. 21, 2021 18:37 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two Tennessee Republican lawmakers said Wednesday they received assurances that the state's health agency won't vaccinate minors for COVID-19 without parental consent, doubling back on a decades-old provision about children's vaccination rights that was a lightning...

Tennessee immigrant youth shelter sues state over suspension

Jul. 21, 2021 16:43 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A group that runs a Tennessee shelter for unaccompanied immigrant youth has sued the state over its decision to suspend the facility's license after an employee was arrested following abuse allegations. Baptiste Group filed the lawsuit Tuesday in...