AP-TN--Tennessee News Digest 1:30 pm, TN
Aug. 20, 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 email@example.com. Beth Campbell is on the desk. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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REPUBLICANS LEFT BEHIND
NEW YORK — The ranks of forgotten Republicans are growing. Some were forced out, such as Tim Pawlenty, a former two-term Minnesota governor who lost this week's bid for a political comeback. Some, such as the retiring Republican Sen. Bob Corker, chose to leave on their own.
CHINA TARIFFS-PLEAS FROM US COMPANIES
WASHINGTON — Fishermen off the Alaskan coast. A Florida maker of boat trailers. A building materials distributor in Tennessee. Those and hundreds of other American businesses are delivering the same plea to President Donald Trump as he considers imposing tariffs on nearly 40 percent of imported Chinese goods.
SOUTHERN GAYS-HIDDEN HISTORY
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A new project is documenting a once-hidden history of LGBTQ people in the Deep South, with donors providing troves of information and items on gay life, systemic oppression and activism.
CIVIL RIGHTS COLD CASE, HOLD FOR RELEASE
CORINTH, Miss. — Eberlene King remembers her 15-year-old brother as he lay dying, after white teenagers cruised through their black neighborhood in a pickup on Halloween night 1959 and shot him in the face. Hold for release at 11:01 p.m.
—FATAL ROBBERIES-TENNESSEE, from Nashville: The sole survivor in a series of shootings in Nashville, Tennessee, is beginning rehabilitation in the hopes that she'll walk again.
—FATHER KILLED-SON CHARGED, from Hixson: Authorities in Tennessee say a man fatally shot his 15-year-old son and the family dog.
—DISASTER LOANS, from Greeneville: Businesses in three Tennessee counties are eligible to seek relief from flooding in May as a result of Tropical Storm Alberto.
—GHOST TRAIN, from Stearns, Ky.: Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area is once again offering a trip on the Ghost Train, to the former Blue Heron coal camp, where eerie tales will be told.
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