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

May 23, 2019 GMT

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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


MEMPHIS, Tenn. _ A massive new exhibition and entertainment hall is set to open at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Tennessee with three museum-style exhibits, including one focused on the life and career of late boxing great Muhammad Ali. Graceland officials say the 80,000-square-foot (7,432-square-meter) Graceland Exhibition Center opens Saturday to guests visiting the Presley-themed tourist attraction in Memphis. The singer, actor and pop icon lived in Memphis until his death on Aug. 16, 1977. By Adrian Sainz.

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TOKYO _ Nissan’s former chairman, Carlos Ghosn, appeared in a Japanese courtroom Thursday for a hearing ahead of his trial on accusations of financial misconduct. It was the first of a series of hearings to iron out logistics for Ghosn’s actual trial. The trial date has not been set, and experts say it could be months away. By Yuri Kageyama.

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In Brief:

MEMPHIS SPORTS HALL OF FAME, from MEMPHIS, Tenn. _ Basketball stars Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway, Larry Finch and Nikki McCray-Penson are among the more than 20 athletes named to the inaugural class of the Memphis Sports Hall of Fame in Tennessee.

HOUSE SPEAKER-REPLACEMENT-TENNESSEE, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ A handful of lawmakers are throwing their name into the race to be Tennessee’s next House speaker.

STOLEN PATROL CAR, from MEMPHIS, Tenn. _ Police in Tennessee say a man fleeing authorities stole a patrol car and then crashed it before trying to flee on foot.


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