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

March 5, 2019

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(at)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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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Top Stories:

VOUCHER BILL-TENNESSEE

NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Democratic lawmakers are criticizing Gov. Bill Lee’s proposal to devote $25 million toward allowing parents to create savings accounts to pay for their children’s education.

JAPAN-GHOSN

TOKYO _ A Tokyo court approved the release of former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn on 1 billion yen ($8.9 million) bail on Tuesday, rejecting an appeal by prosecutors to keep him jailed, a lawyer for the auto executive said.

ELECTION SECURITY-VOTING MACHINES

ATLANTA _ Time and money are running short for states to replace aging or inadequate voting machines before the 2020 presidential primaries, according to a report released Tuesday.

MISS AMERICA LAWSUIT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. _ A lawsuit claiming “an illegal and bad-faith takeover” of the Miss America Organization was withdrawn Monday for financial reasons, with the pageant responding it proves the “meritless and misguided nature” of the case.

In Brief:

_STUDENT ASSESSMENT-NEW PROPOSAL, from Nashville: Tennessee wants the next administrator of its student assessment test to follow strict performance requirements after previous rollouts resulted in statewide delays and sparked outrage from teachers, students and lawmakers.

_BABY KILLED-FATHER CHARGED, from Chattanooga: Police in Tennessee say a baby who was violently shaken by her father has died and that he has been arrested and charged with criminal homicide.

_MEMPHIS BISHOP, from Memphis: The Vatican has announced the appointment of David P. Talley as bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Memphis, Tennessee.

_ZONING LAWS-SURGICAL ABORTIONS, from Mt. Juliet: Officials of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, say they’ve amended the city’s current zoning laws to block a new health clinic from performing surgical abortions.

_POLICE CHASE-TENNESSEE, from Waynesboro: Authorities say a man has been charged with evading arrest after leading police on a chase from Alabama to Tennessee.

_FORT CAMPBELL-SOLDIERS RETURN, from Fort Campbell: Soldiers assigned to the 101st Airborne Division are continuing to return home from Afghanistan after nine-month deployments.

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