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

March 5, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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Top Stories:

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. State and local election officials in 31 states say they want to replace their voting equipment before the elections, but the vast majority said they don’t have enough money to do so, according to The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU’s School of Law. By Christina A. Cassidy.

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JAPAN-GHOSN

TOKYO _ The Tokyo District Court approved the release of former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn on 1 billion yen ($8.9 million) bail on Tuesday, although the end of his four months of detention in Japan was delayed when prosecutors appealed that decision. Prosecutors filed their objection to Ghosn’s release within hours of the announcement he was going to be granted bail. By Yuri Kageyama.

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In Brief:

ZONING LAWS-SURGICAL ABORTIONS, from MT. JULIET, Tenn. _ 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, Tenn. _ 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, Ky. _ Soldiers assigned to the 101st Airborne Division are continuing to return home from Afghanistan after nine-month deployments.

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