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9-year-old boy dies in sledding accident in Tennessee

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee are investigating the death of a 9-year-old boy in a sledding accident. News outlets report the boy slammed into a mailbox after hitting ice as he was being pulled on a tube by…

Rush Limbaugh, ‘voice of American conservatism,’ has died

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Rush Limbaugh, the talk radio host who became the voice of American conservatism, has died. His death Wednesday at the age of 70 was announced on his website. With his three-hour weekday radio show broadcast…

Graceland plans in-person events during Elvis Week

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Elvis Presley’s Graceland is preparing to host visitors and offer in-person activities during the annual Elvis Week this summer in Memphis, Tennessee. Elvis Presley Enterprises says the event will feature appearances by celebrities and musicians, live…

Tennessee to expand vaccination to teachers, 65-year-olds

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Beginning on Monday, Tennessee is expanding eligibility for COVID-19 vaccinations to teachers, as well as people who are at least 65 years old. Tennessee Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey announced the change in a virtual news conference…

Biden faces questions about commitment to minimum wage hike

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden campaigned on raising the national minimum wage to $15 per hour and attached a proposal doing just that to the $1.9 trillion coronavirus pandemic relief bill. But that provision appears in jeopardy. And Biden…

Auditor, police asked to investigate box of missing vaccines

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Officials in eastern Tennessee have hired an external auditor and asked police to investigate after a box of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines went missing. Public health officials announced last week the 975 doses were likely thrown out…

Police say Nicki Minaj's father killed by hit-and-run driver

MINEOA, N.Y. (AP) — Police say the 64-year-old father of singer-rapper Nicki Minaj has died after being struck by a hit-and-run driver in New York. The Nassau County Police Department says Robert Maraj was walking along a road in Mineola…

Journalist gets much-needed sports gear to low-income kids

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Assistant Principal Sharif Ford knew who to call when an athlete at East St. Louis High School in Illinois needed new shoes. The same woman helped a high school junior outside Chicago get a new soccer…

'The Bachelor' host stepping away after racial controversy

(Associated Press) -- Chris Harrison, host of “The Bachelor,” says he is stepping down from his TV role and is “ashamed” for his handling of a swirling racial controversy at the ABC dating show. In a new statement posted Saturday,…