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Titans hope run of success, stakes enough to fill up stadium

by Teresa M. Walker NASHVILLE — The Titans have assured themselves of a third straight winning season for the first time since moving to Tennessee, and the NFL’s longest current winning streak has them playing the final game of the regular season with a playoff...

Titans’ Mike Vrabel going with hot hand on offensive line

by Teresa M. Walker NASHVILLE — Titans coach Mike Vrabel may go with who has the hot-hand when it comes to Tennessee’s offensive line — whoever that might be. Who plays is not etched in stone. So even though changes in the offensive line may have jump-started...

Late touchdowns help Tigers turn back South Alabama’s pesky Jaguars

Darrell Henderson ran for 188 yards and two touchdowns, including a 54-yarder in the fourth quarter, to help Memphis pull away from South Alabama in a 52-35 victory on Saturday night. Brady White was 22-of-29 passing for 292 yards and two touchdowns for Memphis (3-1)....

African Americans largely aren’t buying Omarosa’s turn against Trump

By Jesse J. Holland WASHINGTON — For years, Omarosa Manigault Newman stood at Donald Trump's side, making her deeply unpopular with African Americans who see her as a sellout for aligning herself with a president who has hurled one insult after another at black people. Her...

Lee, Dean to face off in Tennessee governor’s race

by Jonathan Mattise NASHVILLE (AP) — Businessman Bill Lee defeated three other Republicans in a bruising primary for Tennessee governor Thursday, setting the stage for a competitive fall contest against former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, who cruised to the Democratic nomination. Lee spent just $7 million...

Gov. Haslam touts $30M plan to fight opioid epidemic

By Jonathan Mattise NASHVILLE (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam touted a $30 million plan Monday that focuses on prevention, treatment and law enforcement to attack an opioid epidemic that kills at least three people a day in Tennessee. The Republican governor released details of the 'TN...

Nashville caught in battle between growth, preservation

by Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press NASHVILLE — Archaeologists are rolling high-powered radar gear through the thick outfield weeds and empty parking lots of an abandoned Nashville baseball stadium, looking for hints of unmarked graves of slaves and free black men who died building the war-battered...

Newlywed kills husband for insurance money, finds out his ex-wife was still the beneficiary

CLEVELAND (AP) — A newlywed accused of soliciting her firefighter husband’s killing to collect $100,000 in insurance money has been convicted of aggravated murder in a scheme that was flawed from the start: His ex-wife was still the beneficiary of his policy.Uloma Curry-Walker, 45,...

‘True Blood’ actor Nelsan Ellis dead at 39

Nelsan Ellis arrives at the premiere of HBO's "True Blood" Season 3 at The Cinerama Dome on June 8, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Getty Images)NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Nelsan Ellis, best known for his memorable portrayal of Lafayette Reynolds on HBO’s “True Blood,”...

College professor fired in wake of racially charged Fox News interview

(Screen capture)NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey community college has fired an adjunct professor after officials say she made racially insensitive comments on Fox News.Essex County College’s president announced the decision Friday, two weeks after Lisa Durden’s appeared on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”College officials...