• elvis presley May 18

    Elvis Presley's Graceland Set to Reopen This Week in Memphis

    Elvis Presley’s Graceland says it will reopen Thursday after it shut down tours and exhibits due to the new coronavirus outbreak.

  • Apr 22

    The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    On April 4, 1968, a single bullet fired in Memphis, Tennessee, changed the world. An assassin fatally shot Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. He would be 90 this year if he lived. The civil rights leader carried the banner for the causes of social justice — organizing protests, leading marches and making powerful speeches exposing the scourges of segregation, poverty…

  • San Francisco Oct 20, 2019

    As the Lab-Grown Meat Industry Grows, Scientists Debate If It Could Exacerbate Climate Change

    Companies across the world are moving quickly to bring to the market hamburgers and other meat products that are grown from animal cells in a lab. This month, Israeli-based company Future Meat Technologies raised $14 million to build a production plant for its cultured meat products, joining several dozen other start-ups poised to launch their first commercial products within the...

  • Pennsylvania Oct 9, 2019

    Football Star DeAngelo Williams Pays for 500 Mammograms to Honor Mom Who Died of Breast Cancer

    Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams is still dedicated to fighting breast cancer. The star running back, who played college football at the University of Memphis, started covering the cost of mammogram screening for women in 2015 through his nonprofit organization, The DeAngelo Williams Foundation. Since then, the foundation has covered the cost of over 500 mammograms at hospitals...

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Oct 9, 2019

    Killer's Lifetime of Evil Backed Up by a Prodigious Memory

    Samuel Little’s depravity is matched only by his prodigious memory.

  • Netflix Sep 9, 2019

    In ‘Dolemite Is My Name,' a Return to Form for Eddie Murphy

    It took Eddie Murphy more than a decade to get a movie made about Rudy Ray Moore. Judging by the response to the film at the Toronto International Film Festival, the wait was worth it. “Dolemite Is My Name” drew some of the best reviews of Murphy’s career, following the film’s premiere over the weekend in Toronto.

  • Donald Trump Sep 5, 2019

    False Claims Blur Line Between Mass Shootings, 2020 Politics

    Minutes after media outlets identified the gunman who killed seven people in West Texas, a Twitter account that may be automated began spreading baseless information linking the shooter to Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke. “The Odessa Shooter’s name is Seth Ator, a Democrat Socialist who had a Beto sticker on his truck,” said the post, which also appeared on Facebook....

  • executive director Sep 4, 2019

    Study Finds Carving Up School Districts Worsens Segregation

    A new study finds that the carving out of new school districts in the South is increasingly dividing white students from their black and Latino peers, reinforcing segregation. The study examines 18 districts created since 2000 across Alabama, around Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and around Memphis, Tennessee. The study found that an increasing share of segregation between black and white students...

  • Prince Aug 27, 2019

    Prince's Estate Will Operate Studio Complex Paisley Park

    Prince’s estate will take over management of the late rock star’s studio complex near Minneapolis. Graceland Holdings, which runs Elvis Presley’s tourist attraction in Memphis, Tennessee, had been operating Prince’s Paisley Park in Chanhassen as a museum since October 2016.

  • Associated Press Aug 20, 2019

    FBI: Truck Driver Threatened Mass Shooting at Memphis Church

    A truck driver who threatened to “shoot up” a church in Memphis and said he was haunted by “spiritual snakes and spiders” people put in his bed was arrested in Indiana, less than a week before the day of the planned attacks, authorities said in newly filed court records. Thomas Matthew McVicker was arrested in Indianapolis on Friday, according to...

  • judge Jul 26, 2019

    Lorenzen Wright's Ex-Wife Pleads Guilty to Facilitating the Former NBA Player's Murder

    The ex-wife of slain former NBA player Lorenzen Wright pleaded guilty Thursday to facilitation of first-degree murder in his shooting death nine years ago, a surprise development in one of Memphis, Tennessee’s biggest murder cases.

  • New York City Jul 24, 2019

    Man Searching for Taylor Swift Arrested Near Her Home With Bat, Crowbar

    A man hoping for a “visit” with Taylor Swift was arrested near her home in Rhode Island over the weekend. Westerly Police Chief Shawn Lacey confirms to E! News that David Liddle was taken into custody on Friday, July 19, after receiving a call about a suspicious man in the area.

  • social media Jun 14, 2019

    Memphis Police Appeal for Calm After Marshals Kill Black Man

    Police appealed for calm Thursday in a tense Memphis neighborhood where a rock-throwing crowd gathered after federal marshals fatally shot a black man who, authorities said, had rammed a police vehicle with a stolen car. Thirty-six officers suffered minor injuries from flying rocks and bricks in the hours following the death of 20-year-old Brandon Webber, who was killed Wednesday evening...

  • NBC Jun 13, 2019

    Around 25 Officers Injured in Memphis Protest After Task Force Kills Man

    Several law enforcement officers in Memphis were injured during a protest that began after federal officials killed a man they were attempting to arrest Wednesday, officials told NBC News. A driver wanted on multiple felony warrants attempted to ram law enforcement vehicles when officers with a regional U.S. Marshals Service fugitive task force attempted to arrest him in Memphis’ Frayser...

  • Donald Trump Jun 1, 2019

    Wide Range of Emotions on Impeachment Underscores Challenge

    In suburban Philadelphia, it took a little more than eight minutes into the question-and-answer session at freshman Rep. Madeleine Dean’s town hall before someone asked about impeachment. The topic was broached in Southern California as Rep. Katie Porter fielded other questions on health care, homelessness, border security and the minimum wage. In military heavy Yorktown, along coastal Virginia, another newly...

  • director May 20, 2019

    Amid #MeToo, States Debate Teaching Consent to Kids

    Inside a Catholic school in Portland, Oregon, high school sophomores break into groups to discuss some once-taboo topics: abusive relationships and consent. At one desk, a girl with banana-colored fingernails begins jotting down some of the hallmarks of abuse: Physically hurting you, verbally abusive, can be one-sided. She pauses to seek input from her classmates, boys and girls alike, before...

  • head May 16, 2019

    NBC Bets on Comedy Next Year, ‘This Is Us' For Years to Come

    NBC didn’t invoke its “must-see TV” 20th-century marketing slogan in announcing a renewed emphasis on sitcoms next season, but it could have....
    Calling comedy the “heart” of its brand, the network announced it is adding four new sitcoms to its lineup for 2019-20, with stars including Kenan Thompson of “Saturday Night Live” and sitcom veterans Fran Drescher (‘The Nanny’) and Steven...

  • New York May 15, 2019

    Falling Home Sales Not Helping Middle-Class Buyers: Analysis

    When home sales weaken, prices typically do, too, and buyers benefit. Not quite this time. Home purchases in many areas of the country have dipped, and price gains have slowed. Yet a rising number of middle-class Americans are finding that home ownership is unaffordable. Why? Mortgage rates are up after years near historic lows. Price increases have been outrunning paychecks....

  • Miami May 14, 2019

    New Orleans Wins NBA Draft Lottery, Right to Pick No. 1

    New Orleans has bucked the odds and won the NBA draft lottery, and now will have the first chance at choosing Zion Williamson next month. The Pelicans won the lottery for the first time since 2012, when they selected Anthony Davis. And the lottery win comes after a season when Davis wanted a trade — something that might not seem...

  • judge May 12, 2019

    More ‘Heartbeat' Abortion Bans Advancing in South, Midwest

    If a new Mississippi law survives a court challenge, it will be nearly impossible for most pregnant women to get an abortion there. Or, potentially, in neighboring Louisiana. Or Alabama. Or Georgia. The Louisiana legislature is halfway toward passing a law — like the ones enacted in Mississippi and Georgia — that will ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is...

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