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Distrust of authority fuels virus misinformation for Latinos

Aug. 13, 2020 12:26 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — When Claudia Guzman suspected she had caught the coronavirus, her friends and family were full of advice: Don’t quarantine. Don’t get tested. A homemade tea will help cure you. “They were saying, ‘Don’t go to the hospital,’ because supposedly,...

2 schools close in Chattanooga after positive virus tests

Aug. 13, 2020 12:21 PM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Two schools in Chattanooga, Tennessee are closed after someone tested positive at each school for COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus, officials said. News outlets report that the Hamilton School District said the Chattanooga School for the Arts & Sciences and...

Red Bulls trade Muyl to Nashville for international spot

Aug. 13, 2020 11:10 AM EDT

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — The New York Red Bulls on Thursday traded midfielder Alex Muyl to Nashville SC for an an international roster spot through the end of 2021. The Red Bulls said they could also receive an additional $50,000 in general allocation money in 2021 based on Muyl's play. A member of the Red...

In this Aug. 3, 2020 photo, Mickey Guyton is photographed during a remote portrait session with the photographer in New York and subject in Los Angeles.  Guyton's EP,

Mickey Guyton is speaking her truth after years of doubt

Aug. 13, 2020 9:24 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mickey Guyton is turning a mirror on country music by speaking her truth and reclaiming both her career and identity. Delivering a one-two punch of important songs this year leading up to her first new EP in five years, Guyton is not holding back her powerful voice any longer....

3 charged in woman's death after dog attack in Tennessee

Aug. 13, 2020 7:08 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Three relatives have been charged in a dog attack that resulted in the death of a Tennessee woman. The Shelby County district attorney's office said Wednesday that Phyllis Jones, her daughter Kimberly Jordan, and Jordan’s son, Dedricz Perry, have been indicted on reckless...

Nashville airport introduces biometric identity technology

Aug. 13, 2020 4:42 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville International Airport has introduced expedited lanes that use biometric technology to replace traditional identification documents before air travel. The airport said Wednesday it started offering the touchless technology by CLEAR that uses eyes and fingertips to confirm...

House members prepare to leave the chamber on the first day of a special session Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. The special session was called by Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee to pass liability reforms to protect businesses from lawsuits prompted by reopening after the coronavirus quarantine. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Tennessee lawmakers end session on protests, COVID liability

Aug. 12, 2020 9:34 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee lawmakers finished a special session in pandemic times Wednesday by passing a sweeping proposal that would significantly stiffen penalties against protesters demanding racial justice. In the narrow scope of the three-day election year session, no steps were taken to...

Tennessee state senator pleads not guilty to federal charges

Aug. 12, 2020 7:13 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee state senator has pleaded not guilty to charges of stealing more than $600,000 in federal funds received by a health care school she directed and using the money to pay for personal items and expenses. Democratic Sen. Katrina Robinson entered her plea Tuesday during an...

FILE - In this July 1, 2020, file photo, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee removes his mask as he begins a news conference in Nashville, Tenn. Tennessee was one of the first states to begin reopening in late April after Lee reluctantly issued a safer-at-home order that forced businesses to close. Since then, case numbers have continued to rise in part due to more testing, but also because of an increase in community spread of the disease. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Tennessee defends COVID-19 response to oversight chair

Aug. 12, 2020 6:17 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Lee on Wednesday defended Tennessee's response to the coronavirus pandemic after receiving criticism from a top Democratic congressional leader, arguing that his decisions have been “data driven” despite not adhering entirely to White House recommendations. ...

Judge: Groups likely cited Tennessee wrong absentee law

Aug. 12, 2020 5:10 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that he won't block Tennessee's criminal restriction on some distribution of absentee voting-related forms for the November election, saying the groups that challenged the law were confused over which forms are which and likely cited the wrong law. In...