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Starbucks must reinstate fired workers, federal judge rules

Aug. 18, 2022 16:06 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge is ordering Starbucks to reinstate seven employees in Memphis who were fired earlier this year after leading an effort to unionize their store. In a decision issued Thursday, U.S. District Judge Sheryl Lipman agreed with the National Labor...

Memphis hospital locks down after nearby shooting of 6

Aug. 16, 2022 20:27 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Six people were wounded in a shooting that led to a lockdown of a hospital early Tuesday in Memphis, Tennessee, authorities said. Memphis police said the six were shot in a vehicle shortly after midnight near Methodist North Hospital. Two teens...

Elvis death anniversary increases tourism at his birthplace

Aug. 16, 2022 16:03 PM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — The Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum in Tupelo, Mississippi, has welcomed an increasing number of visitors as fans commemorate the 45th anniversary of Presley's death and a new movie reawakens international interest in the singer. Roy Turner was named...

Will Zalatoris gets 1st PGA Tour win in playoff at Memphis

Aug. 14, 2022 20:19 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The 10-foot par putt in regulation was so crucial and the moment so important that Will Zalatoris doesn't remember screaming out when he made it, “What are they gonna say now?” It took three playoff holes to get the answer Sunday in the FedEx St. Jude...

Smith docked 2 shots for bad drop in 3rd round at Memphis

Aug. 14, 2022 17:59 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — British Open champion Cameron Smith and his chase for No. 1 in the world got a little tougher even before he teed off Sunday in the FedEx St. Jude Championship, and it didn't get much easier from there. The PGA Tour penalized Smith two shots upon learning his...

Gov: No school vouchers approved yet for Tennessee families

Aug. 12, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said Friday the state had not yet approved any school vouchers for families seeking taxpayer funds to cover private school expenses, even as students begin a new school year. The Republican governor had announced in mid-July that the...

Tennessee college's virtual Fridays cut student gas costs

Aug. 12, 2022 04:03 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Southwest Tennessee Community College has found a novel way to help cash-strapped students. The school has made all Friday classes virtual this summer, allowing students to save money on gas. Southwest is the only majority Black public community college in...

Fowler, Day make early bid in Memphis to keep season going

Aug. 11, 2022 20:03 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Rickie Fowler and Jason Day faced enough stress just to make sure they got into the PGA Tour's postseason. Now that they're here, they want to keep going. Fowler had a change of caddies and putters and finally started to see some putts fall, though still not...

FedEx Cup playoffs are here and LIV Golf a lingering topic

Aug. 10, 2022 17:04 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Perhaps it was only fitting that a violent thunderstorm hit the TPC Southwind right about the time a federal judge in California ruled against a motion that would have allowed three players who cashed in on LIV Golf to play for $75 million in bonus money on the PGA Tour. ...

One of 8 students who integrated Memphis State dies at 81

Aug. 10, 2022 16:42 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Ralph Prater, one of the first Black students to enroll at then-Memphis State University in 1959, has died. He was 81. “Prater’s impact on our institution and community is immeasurable, and we will forever celebrate his remarkable courage and legacy,”...