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East Tennessee city mayor arrested on misconduct charges

LAFOLLETTE, Tenn. (AP) - The mayor of a small east Tennessee city has been arrested on charges that he used city workers and equipment...

Former trooper accused of ripping off man’s mask charged

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper who was fired after a man filming a traffic stop accused him of ripping off...

7 injured in explosion at Tennessee home caused by gas leak

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Fire officials say a natural gas leak from a water heater caused an explosion that injured seven people in a...

Child care crisis pushes US mothers out of the labor force

NEW YORK (AP) - Research is increasingly pointing to a retreat of working mothers from the U.S. labor force, as the pandemic leaves parents...

Zoo: Oldest African elephant in North America dies at 56

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - The Memphis Zoo says the oldest African elephant in North America has died at the age of 56. Tyranza was...

Cohen memoir casts him as ‘star witness’ against Trump

NEW YORK (AP) - Michael Cohen’s tell-all memoir makes the case that President Donald Trump is “guilty of the same crimes” that landed his...

Commission Recommends New Design for Mississippi Flag

A flag commission voted Wednesday to recommend a new design for the Mississippi flag with the state flower.

Appeals court keeps Flynn case alive, won’t order dismissal

A federal appeals court won’t order the dismissal of the Michael Flynn prosecution.

Coaching great John Thompson of Georgetown dead at 78

John Thompson, the imposing Hall of Famer who turned Georgetown into a “Hoya Paranoia” powerhouse and became the first Black coach to lead a team to the NCAA men’s basketball championship, has died at 78.

Trump to visit Kenosha Tuesday, potentially stoking tensions

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump will be traveling to Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Tuesday, amid fury over the police shooting of Jacob Blake in...

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