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Vanderbilt, Tennessee rivalry on hold with both Omaha bound

Jun. 18, 2021 02:41 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A showdown between Tennessee and Vanderbilt at the College World Series with a national championship on the line would have all the emotions of their rivalry bubbling up like a family brawl. The schools separated by 194 miles are on opposite...

Southern Baptists vote to probe leaders' sex abuse response

Jun. 16, 2021 19:45 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Delegates at the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to create a task force to oversee an independent investigation into the denomination's handling of sexual abuse. Separately, the convention approved its...

Correction: Southern Baptists-Meeting Friction story

Jun. 16, 2021 15:26 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In a story published June 15, 2021, about the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting, The Associated Press erroneously reported that SBC presidential candidate Mike Stone appeared on “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday. Stone’s publicist had said he was...

Amazon allots $300 million for housing near mass transit

Jun. 16, 2021 14:28 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Amazon is providing $300 million in low-interest loans to support housing located near mass transit in the Washington, D.C., area and the Seattle and Nashville, Tennessee, regions. The largest amount, $125 million, is earmarked for the nation's...

DA eyes Floyd case expert for Nashville officer's trial

Jun. 15, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Prosecutors in Tennessee who are preparing for the first-degree murder trial of a Nashville police officer next month may try to call a law enforcement expert witness who served similarly in the case against Derek Chauvin in George Floyd’s death. ...

Nashville Superspeedway welcomes Cup debut as track reopens

Jun. 15, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

Erik Moses attended his first NASCAR race in 2019 as an XFL executive looking to poach marketing ideas during a trip to Dover International Raceway. One year later, Dover poached Moses and sent him to Tennessee to reopen Nashville Superspeedway. Moses, hired last August,...

Analysis: Breaking down the College World Series teams

Jun. 15, 2021 17:29 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A look at the eight teams competing in the College World Series, which starts Saturday at TD Ameritrade Park. (Capsules in order of CWS opening games. Coaches’ records through super regionals): NORTH CAROLINA STATE (35-18) ...

Autopsy: Mother overdosed, infant starved to death

Jun. 15, 2021 09:35 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Tenn. (AP) — Autopsies in Tennessee show that a 1-year-old child starved to death in his car seat in a house where his mother died of a drug overdose, while his 3-year-old sister, found alive, had tried for days to feed her brother. The bodies of Tiffany...

Order: Union can't limit vote to 87 Tennessee Nissan workers

Jun. 14, 2021 19:31 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Federal regulators have denied a union's push to try to organize fewer than 100 employees at the Nissan assembly plant in Tennessee, ruling instead to set a union election of 4,300 plantwide production and maintenance workers that the union says...

Convict gets life in prison for Tennessee official's death

Jun. 14, 2021 18:14 PM EDT

RIPLEY, Tenn. (AP) — A convicted felon accused of raping and killing a Tennessee corrections administrator and then escaping from prison on a farm tractor was sentenced to life without parole Monday after striking a deal with prosecutors. Curtis Ray Watson told a judge...