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'Nashville' midseason trailer teases drama to come.

Hayden Panettiere, Lennon Stella and Clare Bowen return in a preview for "Nashville" Season 5.

- UPI - US

US Senate votes to name courthouse after actor Fred Thompson.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. " The U.S. Senate has voted to name Nashville's new federal courthouse after former Sen. Fred Thompson, the late actor who appeared in at least 20 movies and in the TV series "Law & Order."Sen. Lamar Alexander...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Judge bars Tennessee county policy's to lock up children.

- Education Week - US

Pittsburgh Penguins beat Ottawa Senators 3-2 in double overtime to set up Stanley Cup Final against Nashville Predators.

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins beat Ottawa Senators 3-2 in double overtime to set up Stanley Cup Final against Nashville Predators.

- Billings Gazette - US

The Senate just approved new sanctions on Iran while keeping the nuclear deal.

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images WASHINGTON — The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved bipartisan legislation that would authorize the president to levy new penalties on Iran while keeping the landmark nuclear deal in place. Lawmakers voted 18-3 on Thursday to pass the bill. The legislation would impose mandatory ...

- Business Insider - US

Attorney general to address violent crime in Tennessee visit.

- Townhall.com - US

Attorney general to address violent crime in Tennessee visit.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is scheduled to speak with Tennessee law enforcement officials about efforts to fight violent crime, nearly two weeks after he said prosecutors should bring the toughest charges possible against most suspects.

- Billings Gazette - US

Elvis Week to feature concerts, auction, candlelight vigil.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. " Musical performances, a memorabilia auction and a candlelight vigil are among events planned this Elvis Week, the annual celebration honoring Elvis Presley.Every year around the anniversary of the crooner's...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Nashville songwriters: Darling, don't take my appropriation away ....

Nashville songwriters: Darling, don't take my appropriation away ....         

- USA TODAY - US

Congressional internet privacy bill would counter FCC rollbacks.

The US House of Representatives may have voted to roll back the FCC's privacy rules and let internet providers sell your browser history without your explicit permission, but there's a proper replacement waiting in the wings... maybe. Tennessee Repre...

- Engadget - US

New study finds $1m-per-mile economic impact of TVA reservoirs.

Memorial Day Weekend is heralded the nation over as the unofficial start to summer. Schools have dismissed for the academic year, or soon will. The weather has warmed, and outdoor recreation will soon peak. So, it's timely that a new, detailed study conducted by the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture has ...

- PhysOrg - NL

Deputies fatally shoot man accused of firing at neighbor

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Deputies in East Tennessee fatally shot a man accused of firing a gun several times at a neighbor and in the air.

- Billings Gazette - US

Fall Calving Season May Yield Higher Returns for TN Beef Producers Risk and returns evaluated

The vast majority of cow-calf producers in Tennessee and the Southeast using a defined calving season have long favored spring calving; however, researchers at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture have evaluated the risk and returns for a fall calving season, proving once again that timing is ...

- ENN - US

Elvis Week to feature concerts, auction, candlelight vigil

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Musical performances, a memorabilia auction and a candlelight vigil are among events planned this Elvis Week, the annual celebration honoring Elvis Presley.

- Billings Gazette - US

Chattanooga surveying citizens on police chief search

The city of Chattanooga is asking citizens to fill out an online survey with their thoughts about who should become the next police chief. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Tennessee general fund revenues beat projections by $159M

Tennessee general fund tax collections have exceeded expectations by $159 million in April. The revenues reflecting economic activity in the previous month include corporate franchise and excise tax collections that … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Atlanta-based homebuilder continues push into Nashville

A private homebuilder in Atlanta is continuing its push into the Nashville market. The Tennessean reports that Smith Douglas Homes plans this week to buy 39 lots in the Carnation Place subdivision in Spring Hill. The company, which entered the local market in November, also has 126 lots under contract in Columbia, at the ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Nashville health care company buys Georgia physician group

Envision Healthcare Corp., the company that was formed late last year by the merger of Nashville-based AmSurg Corp. and Colorado-based Envision Healthcare Holdings Inc., has bought an emergency medicine physician group based in Georgia. Terms of the deal for Gwinnett Emergency Specialists P.C. were not released. The ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Nashville wants more history than just 1st Stanley Cup Final

NASHVILLE, Tenn. " The Nashville Predators, the final team into the NHL playoffs, are headed to the first Stanley Cup Final in franchise history.Coach Peter Laviolette insists they won't just be happy to be there either."Our...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Nashville Predators advance to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time, beating Anaheim 6-3 in Game 6.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. " Nashville Predators advance to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time, beating Anaheim 6-3 in Game 6.

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

At least 3 shot during Tennessee vigil for shooting victim

A vigil for a shooting victim in Memphis was interrupted by gunfire and at least three people were wounded.

- FOX News - US

Fall calving season may yield higher returns for southeastern beef producers

The vast majority of cow-calf producers in Tennessee and the Southeast using a defined calving season have long favored spring calving; however, researchers at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture have evaluated the risk and returns for a fall calving season, proving once again that timing is everything.

- PhysOrg - NL

Study shows snakes, thought to be solitary eaters, coordinate hunts

Snakes, although as social as birds and mammals, have long been thought to be solitary hunters and eaters. A new study from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, shows that some snakes coordinate their hunts to increase their chances of success.

- PhysOrg - NL

A Titans lineman participated in one of the NHL's strangest traditions — he threw a gigantic catfish on the ice

NBCSN The NHL Playoffs are filled with traditions and superstitions, some stranger than others. But maybe none are as strange as the tradition during Nashville Predators playoffs games where fans throw gigantic catfish on the ice. The latest came courtesy of Tennessee Titans offensive lineman Taylor Lewan. The Predators ...

- Business Insider - US

Colorado highway named for Blue Angel pilot killed in crash

A Blue Angel pilot who died in a crash before a Tennessee air show is being honored in his native Colorado.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Lawmakers ask Rick Perry why Energy Department is withholding cutting-edge research grant money

Already-approved grants are being reviewed for consistency with Trump administration priorities, DOE says.Energy Secretary Rick Perry, seen here driving a 3-D printed vehicle at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Knoxville, Tennessee on May 22, is under pressure to release ARPA-E grant funding. CREDIT: AP Photo/Erik ...

- ThinkProgress - US

Memphis: Elvis never left the building

Graceland was once the byword for a garish display of stardom and wealth. A palatial residence - with all the mock-Edwardian, mock-Corinthian and moneyed-gentrified accoutrements that you might expect from a man who came into fabulous...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Predators make Stanley Cup Final for first time

Different players just keep stepping up for the Nashville Predators, and now their magical postseason run has an even bigger destination: the franchise's first trip to the Stanley Cup Final. Colton Sissons scored his third goal with 6 minutes remaining left, and the Predators eliminated the Anaheim Ducks with a 6-3 win in ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Nashville wants more history than just 1st Stanley Cup Final

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Nashville Predators, the final team into the NHL playoffs, are headed to the first Stanley Cup Final in franchise history.

- Billings Gazette - US

Predators look to close out Ducks on home ice

NASHVILLE — Back when he was coaching the Toronto Maple Leafs, Randy Carlyle had Burn The Boats' painted on the inside of the team's dressing room.

- Vancouver 24 hrs - CA

Nashville wants more history than just 1st Stanley Cup Final

The Nashville Predators, the final team into the NHL playoffs, are headed to the first Stanley Cup Final in franchise history. Coach Peter Laviolette insists they won't just be happy … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Nashville Predators advance to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time, beating Anaheim 6-3 in Game 6.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Nashville Predators advance to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time, beating Anaheim 6-3 in Game 6.

- Billings Gazette - US

'Winged' snake species from 5 million years ago discovered

A new species of snake that lived 5 million years ago was discovered at a fossil site in Tennessee

- Yahoo! News - US

Nashville Predators advance to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time, beating Anaheim 6-3 in Game 6.

- Townhall.com - US

Danny McBride talks about his surprising fate in 'Alien: Covenant'

20th Century FoxWarning: Major spoilers ahead if you haven't seen "Alien: Covenant." Yes, Danny McBride is as surprised as you are that his character in "Alien: Covenant," Tennessee, survives the carnage of the movie. "I'm very excited about that," McBride recently told Business Insider. "When you read a script like this, ...

- Business Insider - US

Great Smoky Mountains National Park has regrown

After the fires in November of last year, the region has bounced back.        

- USA TODAY - US

Witness key in white Tennessee officer shooting of black man

- Townhall.com - US

Witness key in white Tennessee officer shooting of black man

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Stefanie Fry had finished her lunch break at home and was getting ready to drive back to work in February when she saw two people run by in her rearview mirror.

- Billings Gazette - US

Witness key in white Tennessee officer shooting of black man

Stefanie Fry had finished her lunch break at home and was getting ready to drive back to work in February when she saw two people run by in her rearview … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Energy Secretary to tour Oak Ridge National Laboratory

U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry is coming to Tennessee to tour the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Department of Energy officials say Perry will tour the laboratory facilities with Sen. … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Haslam signs bill creating 'In God We Trust' license plates

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam has signed a bill creating a new Tennessee license plate design featuring the phrase "In God We Trust." The original version of the bill would have … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Eastbound I-40 at Tennessee line reopens after tanker spill

All eastbound lanes on Interstate 40 near the Tennessee lines have been reopened, one day after a tanker truck carrying tar overturned and spilled its load.

- WRAL.com - US

Aberg notches winning goal to down Ducks

Pontus Aberg spent most of the season in the minors, and he had a part-time depth role for the Nashville Predators in these Stanley Cup playoffs until injuries thrust him into a key role in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals. And now the unassuming Swede has another new role for Nashville: He's the The post Aberg ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Ex-coal CEO seeks vindication in blast after year in prison

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — After finishing a one-year prison sentence, a former West Virginia coal executive has wasted no time resuming a campaign for vindication in the deadliest U.S. mine disaster in four decades.

- Billings Gazette - US

Eastbound I-40 at Tennessee line closed due to tanker spill

A tanker truck has overturned and spilled its load of tar on Interstate 40 near the Tennessee line, leading transportation officials in North Carolina to close the eastbound lanes.

- WRAL.com - US

Country stars relax, eat on snow days

Although it doesn’t happen very often in the South, country singers in Nashville, including Mickey Guyton, RaeLynn and Margo Price, reflect on what they like to do when snowed in at home or while on tour.         

- USA TODAY - US

Tennessee teacher indicted on sex, obstruction charges

NASHVILLE, Tenn. " A teacher who led police on a nationwide manhunt after taking a 15-year-old student has been indicted on federal charges, federal prosecutors said Thursday.A federal grand jury has charged Tad Cummins with...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Issue of innocence: Is Tennessee man wrongly imprisoned for murder?

No physical evidence links Adam Clyde Braseel to the crime scene, but within 12 hours of the 2006 crime, he was the first and only suspect.         

- USA TODAY - US

Flash flooding in Tennessee traps school buses

WESTMORELAND, Tenn. — Three school buses have been trapped by high water after heavy rains in northern Tennessee.

- Billings Gazette - US

Ducks down Predators in OT, even series 2-2

Corey Perry just keeps finding the net in overtime this postseason, and his third goal in extra time helped the Ducks tie the Western Conference finals at 2-2. Perry's shot deflected in off Nashville defenseman P.K. Subban's stick 10:25 into overtime, and the Ducks snapped the Predators' 10-game home playoff winning streak ...

- The Japan Times - JP

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