Author: Associated Press

Tennessee unemployment website operating again after attack

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's unemployment benefits and workforce development website has resumed operating after a cyberattack on a software company disrupted service for thousands of people for several days, officials said Monday. The website, Jobs4TN.gov, appeared to be up…

Joey Chestnut is chomp champ again in July 4 hot dog contest

NEW YORK (AP) — Frankfurter-munching phenom Joey “Jaws” Chestnut put a protester in a chokehold while gobbling his way to a 15th win Monday at the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July hot dog eating contest, powering down 63 hot dogs…

Man sentenced to more than 120 years in Tennessee robbery

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A man who was convicted in a violent Tennessee home invasion robbery that took place 11 years ago has been sentenced to more than 120 years in prison, prosecutors said. A criminal court judge has sentenced…

British theater, film director Peter Brook dies at age 97

By: Mike Fuller-AP Writer LONDON (AP) — Peter Brook, a British theater and film director known for an influential and distinguished career which saw him garner worldwide acclaim, has died. He was 97. The two-time Tony Award winner, who had…

WWII Medal of Honor recipient to lie in state at US Capitol

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Hershel W. "Woody" Williams, the last remaining Medal of Honor recipient from World War II, will lie in state at the U.S. Capitol, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin announced at a memorial on Sunday where Williams was…

'Minions' set box office on fire with $108.5 million debut

By Lindsey Bahr - AP Film Writer Families went bananas for Minions this weekend at the movie theater. " Minions: The Rise of Gru " brought in an estimated $108.5 million in ticket sales from 4,391 screens in North America,…

Boy helps Brown put new spin on 'Let's go, Brandon' chant

By Steve Megargee -AP Sports Writer ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Brandon Brown wanted a way to change the narrative behind the "Let's go, Brandon" message after his first career NASCAR victory inadvertently fostered a chant that has been used…