Author: Associated Press

Bill Russell, NBA great and Celtics legend, dies at 88

By Jimmy Golen -  AP Sports Writer BOSTON (AP) — Bill Russell, the NBA great who anchored a Boston Celtics dynasty that won 11 championships in 13 years — the last two as the first Black head coach in any…

'DC League of Super-Pets' takes No. 1 with $23 million

By Lindsey Bahr - AP Film Writer (AP) --The summer box office showed signs of slowing down this weekend as the animated "DC League of Super-Pets" opened in theaters across North America. Studio estimates Sunday show the superhero spinoff about…

Co-pilot dies after fall from plane in North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The co-pilot of a small cargo plane died Friday after falling from the aircraft in North Carolina before it made an emergency landing. Newsoutletsreport that the body of the co-pilot, 23-year-old Charles Hew Crooks, was found…

Barbara Mandrell returns to the Opry for 50th anniversary

By Kristin M. Hall - AP Entertainment Writer NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country Music Hall of Famer and Grammy winner Barbara Mandrell retired from music more than two decades ago, but the Grand Ole Opry still feels like home to…

Biden nominates 3 for US attorney slots in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — President Joe Biden has nominated three people to serve as U.S. attorneys in Tennessee. The White House says the nominees are Kevin G. Ritz in the Western District based in Memphis, Henry C. Leventis in the…

3 face charges after cyber crime operation in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Three people face charges related to the sexual exploitation of children following a week-long cyber crime operation in North Mississippi, state officials said. The joint effort, known as Operation Catfish, involved finding people online who were…

Tennessee's embrace of conservative Michigan college sours

By: Kimberlee Kruesli - Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The president of Michigan's Hillsdale College was riding high earlier this year when he announced plans to launch 50 charter schools in Tennessee after Gov. Bill Lee originally asked for…

California aims to make its own insulin brand to lower price

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California plans to make its own insulin. The state budget includes $100 million to develop three types of insulin products and invest in a manufacturing facility. The state would contract with a private company to make…

Spain: Prosecutors to seek 8-year prison term for Shakira

MADRID (AP) — Prosecutors in Spain said Friday they would ask a court to sentence Colombian pop star Shakira to eight years and two months in prison, if she is convicted in her expected trial for alleged tax fraud. Shakira,…

6 apply for upcoming Tennessee attorney general vacancy

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Six people have applied to replace Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery, who won't be seeking another term. The Tennessee Supreme Court announced that Don Cochran, Jerome Cochran, Michael Dunavant, R. Culver Schmid, Jonathan Skrmetti and Bill…