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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...

Crowd catches teen falling from amusement park ride

(Getty Images)QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (AP) — A teenager fell about 25 feet (about 8 meters) from a stopped gondola ride at an upstate New York amusement park Saturday night, tumbling into a crowd of park guests and employees gathered below to catch her before she...

LAPD chief urges cadets to be ethical in wake of scandal

Los Angeles Police Department Chief, Charlie Beck (Getty Images)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police Chief Charlie Beck told graduating cadets on Saturday to “be strong. Be ethically correct. Do the right thing” after a scandal in the youth program involving allegations of stolen police cars...

Breaking: Cosby judge declares mistrial as jury deadlocks again

Bill Cosby arrives at the Montgomery County Courthouse during his sexual assault trial, Saturday, June 17, 2017, in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby‘s trial on sexual assault charges ended without a verdict Saturday after jurors failed to reach a...