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BC-TN--Tennessee News Coverage Advisory 9 am, TN

March 12, 2019

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Tennessee. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Nashville bureau at 615-373-9988 or apnashville@ap.org. Becky Yonker is on the desk. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at sstroud@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Central unless noted. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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Top Stories:

JAPAN-NISSAN-RENAULT

YOKOHAMA, Japan _ The chief executives of Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi have announced a new board to oversee the French-Japanese auto alliance, seeking a “new start” for the partnership after the arrest and dismissal of Nissan’s former chairman, Carlos Ghosn. “This is a very special day for the alliance,” Renault SA’s chairman, Jean-Dominique Senard, told reporters after a meeting at Nissan’s Yokohama headquarters. He spoke to reporters along with Renault’s chief executive, Thierry Bollore; Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa and Osamu Masuko, CEO of the smaller Japanese alliance partner Mitsubishi Motors Corp. By Yuri Kageyama.

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PRISONER RELEASED-KIM KARDASHIAN, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Thanks to Kim Kardashian West, one of the first inmates released after federal sentencing reforms won’t have to worry about rent for five years. AP Photos.

CORPORATE CLIMATE CHANGE PLANS, from ALBANY, N.Y. _ The office of New York state Comptroller Thomas Dinapoli says it has reached agreements with Dollar General and Under Armour under which the companies will release plans for what they’re doing to address climate change.

FORT CAMPBELL-HEALTH, from FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. _ Fort Campbell is surveying soldiers, family members, Army civilians and military retirees about the health and readiness of their military community.

STATE PARKS-FREE HIKES, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Rangers at all 56 state parks in Tennessee are offering free guided hikes later this month.

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