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Tennessee State Museum to commemorate 225 years of statehood

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee State Museum will showcase 100 artifacts online and in person to commemorate Tennessee's 225 years of statehood. The museum in Nashville says the artifacts will cover the topics of art, community, innovation, service and…

Cuomo addresses harassment claims, vows to stay in office

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A somber New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is apologizing following sexual harassment allegations against him. He said Wednesday he “learned an important lesson” about his own behavior around women, but he said he intended to remain…

AP Exclusive: SUV in crash came through hole in border fence

HOLTVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The Border Patrol says 13 people killed in a Southern California crash were among 44 people who entered the U.S. through a hole cut into the border fence with Mexico. [field59_video account="WBBJ" key="9a73824f71614c111bbb123aced02531c8838b8a" vtitle="AP Exclusive: SUV…

Pentagon: US contractor dies in rocket attack at Iraq base

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says a U.S. contractor died when at least 10 rockets slammed into an air base housing U.S. and other coalition troops in western Iraq. [field59_video account="WBBJ" key="f1b1ffcd854535a3094028d66bb12b52f813c79d" vtitle="Pentagon: US contractor dies in rocket attack at…

Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee to honor civil rights icons

DETROIT (AP) — Sunday marks the 56th anniversary of the Selma bridge crossing and “Bloody Sunday,” when more than 500 demonstrators gathered to demand the right to vote and cross Selma’s Edmund Pettus Bridge. They were met by dozens of…

Over 200k sign-up for Biden's new Obamacare coverage offer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials say more than 200,000 people have signed up for insurance coverage in the first two weeks after President Joe Biden re-opened HealthCare.gov as part of his coronavirus response. The solid start to the three-month special…

2020 second busiest year for Smoky Mountains despite pandemic

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Despite closing for more than a month because of COVID-19, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park experienced its second busiest year on record last year. According to a news release, the park on the Tennessee-North Carolina…

'Vaccine, vaccine': Dolly sings 'Jolene' rewrite before shot

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dolly Parton rewrote the lyrics to “Jolene" as “Vaccine, vaccine,” as she got her COVID-19 shot. The Grammy-winning singer, actor and humanitarian posted a video on Tuesday of her singing just before getting her vaccine. Parton…