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AP-TN--Tennessee News Digest 1:30 pm, TN

July 24, 2018

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. Beth Campbell 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. If circumstances change before 6 p.m., a new digest will be sent reflecting those developments. All times are Central.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

Top Stories:

EXECUTIONS TRIAL-TENNESSEE

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Attorneys for 33 death row inmates and the state have finished a nearly two-week trial challenging Tennessee’s new lethal injection procedure.

MELANIA TRUMP

WASHINGTON — Melania Trump is going on the road to promote her “Be Best” campaign to help children.

MUSIC-Q&A-HALESTORM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — On their fourth record, Grammy-winning rockers Halestorm weren’t looking to please everyone, because they just wanted to keep evolving.

In Brief:

—POLICE SHOOTING-TENNESSEE, from Soddy-Daisy: Authorities say a police pursuit in Tennessee ended with an injured officer fatally shooting a female driver and wounding a male passenger.

—SENATE 2018-BREDESEN, from Nashville: Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Phil Bredesen has said Vice President Mike Pence was “name-calling” in a tweet against him, and wondered if Pence can’t think of something better to say than calling him liberal.

—SUMMER MEALS-THEFT, from Memphis: A Tennessee woman has been convicted of stealing $162,000 from a government program that provides funding for summer meals for poor children.

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