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Suit challenges restaurant aid priority to women, minorities

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A conservative legal outfit has filed suit against President Joe Biden’s administration for its prioritization of restaurants and bars owned by women and certain minorities in its COVID-19 relief package. The lawsuit filed Wednesday argues white…

Scramble on for new fuel routes after Colonial Pipeline hack

CLEMMONS, N.C. (AP) — Drivers are waiting in long lines at gas stations in the Southeast after a hack of the nation’s largest fuel pipeline led to distribution problems and panic-buying, draining supplies at thousands of gas stations. There is…

Ellen DeGeneres to end long-running TV talk show next year

NEW YORK (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres is calling time on her long-running talk show. The daytime host, who has seen a ratings hit after allegations of running a toxic workplace, has decided that her upcoming season will be the last.…

Tennessee's flag flies atop Capitol -- in North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Tennessee’s flag could be seen waving from atop the Capitol — but the one in North Carolina. The flag was unfurled from the building in downtown Raleigh on Tuesday for a movie being filmed this week…

Judge dismisses NRA bankruptcy case in blow to gun group

DALLAS (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed the National Rifle Association’s bankruptcy case. Judge Harlin Hale announced his decision Tuesday in the case over whether the powerful gun-rights group should be allowed to incorporate in Texas instead of New…

Tennessee to require fetal remains be buried or cremated

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee will soon become the latest state to require certain medical providers to cremate or bury fetal remains from surgical abortions under legislation recently signed by Republican Gov. Bill Lee. Roughly 10 other Republican-majority states have…

TN mother seeks $20M in son's fatal shooting by deputy

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The mother of a Tennessee man who was fatally shot by a sheriff’s deputy last year has filed a wrongful death lawsuit. News outlets report Deborah Lilly is asking for $20 million in damages in a…

Tennessee to rebid $123M contract amid rigging accusations

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Department of Correction says it will rebid a $123 million contract for behavioral health services after a lawsuit accused a state official of rigging the bidding process. In a complaint filed in federal court,…