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BC-TN--Tennessee News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, TN

May 13, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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

Top Story:

EXECUTION-TENNESSEE

The U.S. Supreme Court should decide whether to hear a case that could potentially put a hold on the Thursday execution of Don Johnson. Johnson is also expected to choose his method of execution.

JAPAN-NISSAN WITHOUT GHOSN

TOKYO _ Nissan is seeing sales and profits tumble, as its once revered former chairman, Carlos Ghosn, awaits trial on charges of financial misconduct. Nissan Motor Co. says it is beefing up corporate governance and sticking with its alliance with French partner Renault SA and smaller Japanese automaker Mitsubishi Motors Corp. That’s critical to getting sales back on track, analysts say. But the way forward is clouded by questions about setting strategy without a visionary Ghosn there to guide it. By Yuri Kageyama.

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In Brief:

BANK FRAUD, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ A Tennessee woman has pleaded guilty to her role in a scheme to steal money from credit union customers.

PUBLIC SCHOOLS-SEXUAL ASSAULT LAWSUITS, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ The public school district of metro Nashville, Tennessee, is accused of not protecting its students from a known sexual harassment problem that involved female students being sexually assaulted, secretly recorded and then bullied.

PASTOR-CHILD SEX ABUSE, from KNOXVILLE, Tenn. _ A former pastor who repeatedly raped his adopted teenage daughter has been given an effective 12 year prison sentence.

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