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Tennessee unemployment website operating again after attack

Jul. 04, 2022 18:39 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's unemployment benefits and workforce development website has resumed operating after a cyberattack on a software company disrupted service for thousands of people for several days, officials said Monday. The website, Jobs4TN.gov, appeared to be up...

Man sentenced to more than 120 years in Tennessee robbery

Jul. 04, 2022 16:58 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A man who was convicted in a violent Tennessee home invasion robbery that took place 11 years ago has been sentenced to more than 120 years in prison, prosecutors said. A criminal court judge has sentenced Giorgio Lakeith Jennings to 132 years in prison,...

Niezgoda, Timbers tie 2-2 with Nashville

Jul. 03, 2022 22:53 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jaroslaw Niezgoda scored the tying goal for the Portland Timbers in a 2-2 draw with Nashville on Sunday. Niezgoda’s equalizer came in the 69th minute for the Timbers (5-6-8). Eryk Williamson got an assist on the goal. The Timbers also got...

Tea Room that vintage motorcycle club called home closes

Jul. 03, 2022 10:51 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Time Warp Tea Room on North Central Street closed its doors this past week after 20 years of business in Knoxville. Along with it, the Time Warp Vintage Motorcycle Club reached the end of an era, no longer able to call the Happy Holler hangout its home. ...

Tennessee Recovery Court graduates celebrate accomplishment

Jul. 02, 2022 10:49 AM EDT

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Three grateful Greene County Recovery Court graduates stepped into the sunlight Thursday at Hardin Park. More than 70 fellow Recovery Court participants, friends, family and Recovery Court team members joined them to mark the occasion. ...

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Jul. 01, 2022 18:54 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Song by song, country star Luke Combs grows into stadiums

Jul. 01, 2022 17:45 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Singer-songwriter Luke Combs is making big leaps this year in his unprecedented rise to the top of country music, both personally and professionally. The North Carolina-born singer, who holds a Billboard record with 14 consecutive No. 1 country airplay...

2 Tennessee officers charged after inmate was punched

Jul. 01, 2022 14:09 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Two former Tennessee prison officers have been charged with writing false reports after one of them hit an inmate, federal prosecutors said Friday. Former Tennessee Department of Correction tactical officers Javian Griffin, 36, and Sebron Hollands, 32, have...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jul. 01, 2022 10:51 AM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Posts misrepresent 2019...

Tennessee August primary voter registration deadline Tuesday

Jul. 01, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennesseans are running out of time to register to vote in the Aug. 4 primary election. By Tuesday’s deadline, U.S. citizens with a driver’s license or a photo ID issued by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security can register at...