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Apparel firm to make $7.5M Tennessee expansion with 220 jobs

HENNING, Tenn. — An apparel company is planning to invest $7.5 million in an expansion in western Tennessee that is expected to create more than 220 jobs. The Department of Economic and Community Development announced that VF Corporation will expand its operations in Henning and...

Supreme Court tuning in to Byron Allen’s cable TV lawsuit

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By JESSICA GRESKO, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Comedian and media mogul Byron Allen wants TV viewers to watch the channels his company produces — from one that runs "Judge Judy"-like shows all day to those dedicated to comedy, cars, food and pets. But while...

Silence, devastation mark Bahamas town; but some are staying

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By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN, Associated Press MARSH HARBOUR, Bahamas (AP) — The streets are filled with smashed cars, snapped power cables, shattered trees and deep silence. At the airport and dock, hundreds of people clamor for seats on airplanes and berths on ships arriving with aid and...

Hurricane death toll in Bahamas at 30 as aid begins to land

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By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN, Associated Press ABACO, Bahamas (AP) — Carrying possessions in plastic bags, some weary Bahamians whose homes were smashed by Hurricane Dorian waited Thursday for a flight out of the disaster zone as an international humanitarian effort to help the Caribbean country gained...

Voter registration groups join call to block Tennessee law

NASHVILLE — Seven groups that conduct voter registration drives are asking a federal judge to stop a new Tennessee law that threatens them with fines and criminal prosecution for failing to comply with a slew of regulations. The motion for a preliminary injunction was filed...

Baxter Leach – ‘an amazing labor leader’ – dies at 79

by Adrian Sainz -- Baxter Leach -- a prominent member of the Memphis sanitation workers union whose historic strike drew the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to the city where he was assassinated -- has died, close friends said Tuesday. He was 79. Leach died...

FBI: Truck driver threatened mass shooting at Memphis church

By JEFF MARTIN, Associated Press A truck driver who threatened to "shoot up" a church in Memphis and said he was haunted by "spiritual snakes and spiders" people put in his bed was arrested in Indiana, less than a week before the day of the...

Groups seek to block Tennessee voter signup penalties law

By JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Several voter registration organizations are asking a judge to stop Tennessee's new restrictions for signing up voters from taking effect in October, saying the law has already curtailed their ability to enroll voters in communities of...

Earth’s future is being written in fast-melting Greenland

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By SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer HELHEIM GLACIER, Greenland (AP) — This is where Earth's refrigerator door is left open, where glaciers dwindle and seas begin to rise. New York University air and ocean scientist David Holland, who is tracking what's happening in Greenland from both...

BREAKING: NYPD terminates officer Daniel Pantaleo in Eric Garner case

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwl4St9Nj6Q By TOM HAYS and MICHAEL R. SISAK Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — After five years of investigations and protests, the New York City Police Department on Monday fired an officer involved in the 2014 chokehold death of the black man whose dying cries of...