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BC-TN--Tennessee News Coverage Advisory 8:40 am, TN

May 17, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 Story:


Tennessee’s GOP-dominant statehouse once again finds itself grappling with a culture that some say remains harmful to many who walk the Capitol’s halls.


TOKYO _ Nissan proposed Friday adding Renault’s chief executive, Thierry Bollore, to its board, as well as several outsiders, to strengthen its governance following the arrest of its former chairman, Carlos Ghosn. The Japanese automaker’s proposals will be put to a shareholder vote at a meeting set for June. By Yuri Kageyama.

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In Brief:

BACKYARD CHICKENS-SALMONELLA, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says backyard chickens likely are behind the Salmonella outbreaks in 21 states.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ An electric motor and fan manufacturer plans to build a new plant in Tennessee, a $37 million investment expected to create 200 jobs over five years.

GANGSTER DISCIPLES-GUILTY PLEA, from MEMPHIS, Tenn. _ Federal prosecutors say a member of the Gangster Disciples street gang has pleaded guilty in Tennessee to trying to kill four people.


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