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AI experimentation is high risk, high reward for low-profile political campaigns

Jun. 17, 2024 10:20 AM EDT

Adrian Perkins was running for reelection as the mayor of Shreveport, Louisiana, when he was surprised by a harsh campaign hit piece. The satirical TV commercial, paid for by a rival political action committee, used artificial intelligence to depict Perkins as a high school student...

Photos offer a glimpse of Bonnaroo music festival in Tennessee

Jun. 17, 2024 01:16 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, Tenn. (AP) — The Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival is underway in Tennessee, bringing tens of thousands of fans to a 700-acre farm campground and concert venue for more than 150 performances this weekend. Red Hot Chili Peppers, Post Malone and Pretty Lights are among those headlining...

Nashville court grapples with details on school shooter that were leaked to media

Jun. 17, 2024 00:30 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A media organization is due in court Monday after publishing details from leaked documents about the shooter who killed six people at a Nashville elementary school in March 2023, while the outlet sues for those records and others to be released to the public. ...

Moore first to hit for cycle at CWS since 1956; Dreiling's hit in 9th gives Vols 12-11 walk-off win

Jun. 15, 2024 00:01 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Dylan Dreiling's single into the left-center gap drove in the go-ahead run in the bottom of the ninth inning and Tennessee rallied to beat Florida State 12-11 on Friday, capping a night when Christian Moore became the first player in 68 years to hit for the cycle at the College...

Judge dismisses lawsuit challenging federal rules to accommodate abortions for workers

Jun. 14, 2024 21:13 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A lawsuit filed by 17 states challenging federal rules entitling workers to time off and other accommodations for abortions lacks standing, a federal judge in Arkansas ruled on Friday. Republican attorneys general from each state, led by Arkansas and Tennessee, sued...

Vance Honeycutt's 9th-inning hit gives Tar Heels another last at-bat win, 3-2 over Virginia at CWS

Jun. 14, 2024 18:36 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Vance Honeycutt's single brought home Jackson Van De Brake from third with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, and North Carolina pulled out yet another win in its last at-bat, a 3-2 walk-off victory over Virginia in the College World Series opener on Friday. ...

Holly Bobo murder case returns to court, 7 years after a Tennessee man's conviction

Jun. 14, 2024 18:02 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Tenn. (AP) — Seven years after a man was convicted of killing nursing student Holly Bobo, the case has returned to the Tennessee courtroom where his intense, highly publicized murder trial unfolded. With Bobo's parents sitting in the courtroom, a judge heard legal...

Former Nashville officer arrested after allegedly participating in an adult video while on duty

Jun. 14, 2024 11:37 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A former Nashville police officer has been arrested for two counts of felony official misconduct after law enforcement officials say he allegedly participated in adult video while on duty. According to the Metro Nashville Police Department, 33-year-old Sean...

Supreme Court, siding with Starbucks, makes it harder for NLRB to win court orders in labor disputes

Jun. 13, 2024 21:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday made it harder for the federal government to win court orders when it suspects a company of interfering in unionization campaigns in a case that stemmed from a labor dispute with Starbucks. The justices tightened the standards for...

Zoo in Tennessee blames squeezable food pouch for beloved antelope's death

Jun. 13, 2024 19:03 PM EDT

LIMESTONE, Tenn. (AP) — An antelope choked on a squeezable food pouch and died over the weekend at a northeastern Tennessee zoo, officials said. Lief, a 7-year-old male sitatunga, died Saturday at Brights Zoo, the family-owned zoo in rural Limestone said in a social media post...