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New Tennessee transportation map available for travelers

Jan. 29, 2020 4:11 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — State officials say a new Tennessee transportation map is now available for travelers. The Tennessee Department of Transportation said the new downloadable map has updated features that represent “a dynamic and near live yearly snapshot of Tennessee’s transportation...

Belmont College to merge with Watkins College of Art

Jan. 29, 2020 4:08 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville's Belmont University on Tuesday announced plans to merge with the city's Watkins College of Art, with Watkins students starting classes at Belmont beginning in August. The Watkins merger follows Belmont's 2018 merger with the O'More College of Design, previously based in...

Memphis Grizzlies center Jonas Valanciunas (17) hangs from the rim after a dunk in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

Brooks, Valanciunas lead Grizzlies to third straight win

Jan. 29, 2020 12:04 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies have improved greatly since a month ago, and they showed that off against the Denver Nuggets. Dillon Brooks scored 24 points, Jonas Valanciunas had 23 points and 12 rebounds, and the Grizzlies beat Denver 104-96 Tuesday night for their third straight win. The...

Charlotte Hornets guard Dwayne Bacon, right, drives into New York Knicks forward Kevin Knox II in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

Hornets beat Knicks 97-92 to snap 8-game losing streak

Jan. 28, 2020 11:13 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets are back home and back in the win column. Terry Rozier scored 30 points and the Hornets rallied from a 13-point deficit to beat the New York Knicks 97-92 on Tuesday night and snap a season-high, eight-game losing streak. Charlotte (16-31) trailed by 13 points...

Mitchell scores 23, Texas A&M holds off Tennessee 63-58

Jan. 28, 2020 10:27 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Texas A&M coach Buzz Williams knows his team isn’t one to light it up on the offensive end of the court. “We shoot a very low field goal percentage, and so we have to give ourselves the best chance we can on the offensive glass just so we can gain extra...

Blood tests without probable cause ruled unconstitutional

Jan. 28, 2020 9:19 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A state law requiring a blood test in all fatal crashes regardless of probable cause is unconstitutional, Maine's highest court ruled Tuesday in the case of a trucker fighting a manslaughter conviction. The Supreme Judicial Court issued the ruling even as it upheld the conviction of...

FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2019, file photo, a Nissan logo is shown at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Slumping Nissan Motor Co. is offering voluntary separation packages to many of its U.S. workers as it tries to resize itself to match lower sales. Eligible workers will be notified by Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, and would leave later in the year. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Nissan to offer severance packages to older US workers

Jan. 28, 2020 8:12 PM EST

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) — Slumping Nissan Motor Co. is offering voluntary separation packages to many of its U.S. workers as it tries to resize itself to match lower sales. The Japanese automaker wouldn't say how many employees it is targeting to leave, how much money it expects to save, or give details of...

W. Virginia pair gets 25, 30 years for robbing elderly

Jan. 28, 2020 7:53 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A man and woman from West Virginia have been sentenced to at least 25 years in prison for robbing elderly retirees at gunpoint throughout West Virginia, Virginia and Tennessee. Joshua Small, 52, and Joni Amber Johnson, 36, from Princeton, West Virginia, were sentenced Tuesday to 25...

Lazaro Ponce talks about an Aug. 3, 2019, shooting when he helped a baby, in El Paso, Texas. A person who was seen on surveillance video saving a baby during last year's mass shooting at a Walmart in Texas that killed 22 people has been identified as Ponce, a then-homeless man who was living in a makeshift camp near the store, police said. (Daniel Borunda/The El Paso Times via AP)

Authorities ID man who saved baby during Texas mass shooting

Jan. 28, 2020 7:34 PM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A person who was seen on surveillance video saving a baby during last year's mass shooting at a Walmart in Texas that killed 22 people has been identified as a then-homeless man who was living in a makeshift camp near the store, police said. Surveillance footage showed a man carrying...

Federal, state attorneys want extension of fentanyl order

Jan. 28, 2020 5:18 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A U.S. attorney in Tennessee is joining other federal and state attorneys who are urging Congress to extend an order that criminalizes possession of the dangerous opioid fentanyl and related substances. D. Michael Dunavant, the U.S . attorney for West Tennessee based in Memphis, said...