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Tennessee’s legislative leaders talk top issues for 2019

by JONATHAN MATTISE and KIMBERLEE KRUESI --  NASHVILLE — Tennessee lawmakers are set to tussle for months over how to change the state’s criminal justice and education systems, whether they should legalize sports betting or medical marijuana, and how much they’re willing to wade into...

Memphis official: Electrolux agrees to pay taxes on factory

Swedish appliance maker Electrolux has agreed to pay taxes on a factory the company has decided to shut down in Memphis, Tennessee, officials said Friday. Electrolux said Thursday that it plans to stop production within two years at its Memphis factory while investing $250 million...

Electrolux to shut Memphis plant, keeping Tennessee presence

Swedish appliance maker Electrolux said Thursday it plans to stop production within two years at its factory in Memphis, Tennessee, while investing $250 million in a separate facility in the state. The Stockholm-based maker of Frigidaire products said it is consolidating all U.S. cooking manufacturing...

Towns hits desperate shot, Wolves beat Grizzlies 99-97 in OT

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By BRIAN HALL, Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns scored all 16 of his points after halftime, including a buzzer-beating desperation shot in overtime to lift the Minnesota Timberwolves over the Memphis Grizzlies 99-97 on Wednesday night. Memphis led twice during overtime, but Towns helped Minnesota...

Police union plans campaign to support accused officer

NASHVILLE — A Tennessee chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police plans to spend thousands of dollars to boost public support for a white police officer charged with first degree murder in the death of an armed black man. Nashville Officer Andrew Delke shot 25-year-old...

Conley, Jackson get Grizzlies past Pacers to end 8-game skid

by Clay Bailey --  Staring at an eight-game losing streak and a week of distraction from trade rumblings, the Memphis Grizzlies brought things back to simplicity. And the approach was successful for the struggling squad. Mike Conley had 22 points and 11 assists, Jaren Jackson Jr. added...

Tennessee governor not considering cutting private prisons

By KIMBERLEE KRUESI and JONATHAN MATTISE --  NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Lee on Friday said he has no reason to be concerned about private companies running prisons in Tennessee but says he also hasn’t analyzed the situation to see if a red flag might turn...

Close, but …Grizzlies lose to Sacramento’s Kings

The Memphis Grizzlies' eighth straight loss and 14th in the last 15 games was a close one, but the bottomline was the same. “We lost. That’s pretty much it,” rookie forward Jaren Jackson Jr. said after scoring 11 points in Memphis' 99-96 setback against the...

Catholic student says he didn’t disrespect Native American

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by John Minchillo --  PARK HILLS, Ky. — A Catholic high school student whose close encounter with a Native American activist and a black religious sect was captured on video in Washington, D.C. says he has nothing to apologize for. Nick Sandmann told NBC’s “Today” show...

Singer Chris Brown released in Paris after rape complaint

by Angela Charlton and Samuel Petrequin --  PARIS (AP) — U.S. singer Chris Brown and two other people were released Tuesday from police custody after a woman filed a rape complaint against them, the Paris prosecutor’s office said. The Grammy-winning singer was detained Monday with two...