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

August 6, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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

Top Stories:

CORECIVIC PROTEST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Police have begun arresting protesters who are blocking the entrances to the headquarters of private prison operator CoreCivic.

ATOMIC BOMB TEST-HISPANIC VILLAGE

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The National Cancer Institute says its long-anticipated study into the cancer risks of New Mexico residents living near the site of the world’s first atomic bomb test likely will be published in 2019.

MAGAZINE DISTRIBUTION

NEW YORK — A New York appeals court has rejected an antitrust lawsuit brought against publishers by what was once one of the country’s largest wholesale magazine distributors.

In Brief:

—WORKER KILLED-CITATION LESSENED, from Johnson City: A wood flooring manufacturer cited after a worker’s death in March has negotiated with Tennessee officials to reduce a fine by $14,000 and delete several violations within the citation.

—FILMMAKER DROWNS, from Chattanooga: Authorities say a prominent Tennessee filmmaker fell off a boat and drowned.

—FATAL CRASH-TENNESSEE, from Walnut Grove: The Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating a fiery crash that killed two people.

—VETERANS CEMETERY, from Parkers Crossroads: A new Tennessee state veterans cemetery is being dedicated this week.

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