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VOL. 43 | NO. 48 | Friday, November 29, 2019

Quest for authentic dim sum

Where – and when – to find the real deal in Nashville area

In Chinese, dim sum roughly translates to “lightly touch your heart.” And it does. Eating dim sum around a shared table with everyone taking samples off multiple plates is one of the happiest ways to build community through food.

Preparing dim sum at home lets you set schedule

One of the attractions of dim sum in Nashville is scarcity. You have to have a plan of attack to get the authentic version.

JOE ROGERS: MY TAKE

No, God hasn’t been banned from public schools

They’re cherished relics now: Pages of lined notebook paper on which an earnest young fellow copied the lyrics of Christmas hymns probably posted on an elementary school blackboard.

Local Weather
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EVENTS

Metro Schools to Host Career Fair for Prospective Teachers. The networking opportunity will allow prospective teachers to interview with MNPS principals from elementary through high school. Appointments are not required. December college graduates are encouraged to attend and job offers may be extended to join the MNPS team as early as January 2020. MNPS is looking to fill more than 100 teacher vacancies. Thursday, 5-7:30 p.m. Martin Professional Development Center, 2400 Fairfax Avenue, Nashville. Information

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TIM GHIANNI: STREET LEVEL

Guthrie honors man who did ‘so much good’ for others

Red-tailed hawks soar over the town tucked along Ewing Street in the Southern Kentucky farmland where the James Gang (with Jesse, not Joe Walsh) visited, where Robert Penn Warren was raised, tossing rocks and having fun with future major league pitcher Kent Greenfield, and where Bill Longhurst spent his life casting a giant shadow of wisdom, hometown pride and love.

RICHARD COURTNEY: REALTY CHECK

Strange houses overlooking I-440 skyrocket in value

Fifty years from now, visitors to Nashville will gaze upon the thousands of structures that are similar in appearance to 309A 33rd Avenue North and perhaps wonder during which year they were they built.

TENNESSEE TITANS

Henry’s runs give Titans emotional boost

It appears the Tennessee Titans might go as far as Derrick Henry’s big-play ability can carry them in 2019.

Titans have chance at Indy if they can hang for 4 quarters

Things don’t get easier for the Tennessee Titans, who are technically in a four-way tie for the AFC’s final wild-card spot, but currently are fourth in the tiebreaking pecking order behind the Steelers, Raiders and Colts.

History against Titans vs. Colts, especially in Lucas Oil Stadium

Colts 24, Titans 20: It’s tempting to predict the Titans will pull the upset in Indianapolis and thrust themselves into the AFC South title chase. History, however, tells us the Colts have a three-game win streak against the Titans and have won 19 of the last 22 games in the series. The Titans have one win at Indianapolis since 2008. Until that changes, it’s tough to pick a Titans win.

NEWSMAKERS

Bass, Berry & Sims adds 11 Associates in Nashville

Bass, Berry & Sims has hired 11 associates for its Nashville office. They are:

BRIEFS

Belmont ranked 20th for entrepreneurship

Belmont University has been ranked No. 20 on The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Magazine’s “Top 50 Undergraduate Schools for Entrepreneurship of 2020.”

BEHIND THE WHEEL

How to take advantage of deals beyond Black Friday

One of the most stressful aspects of Black Friday is fending off crowds or waiting in long lines to get a killer deal. It’s been that way for car buying, too.

BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW

Author traces corporate LGBTQ acceptance

Delivery for your company’s product isn’t what it used to be. No, you can unequivocally say it’s better. With the internet, great shipping partners, better routing and better internal handling, you get product out faster and more efficiently.

PERSONAL FINANCE

Is it time to switch to a better college savings plan?

College savings plans are a great way to save for education. But not all college savings plans are great.

CAREER CORNER

Is it too much to be honest with job applicants?

For years, one of the hardest challenges I’ve seen with the job search is broken promises. These broken promises can happen anywhere along the job-search journey and can be pretty upsetting to job seekers.

MILLENNIAL MONEY

You lost your job. Now what?

It doesn’t matter if you were fired or laid off, whether you saw it coming or were completely blindsided: Losing your job is disorienting. You’ll feel like you’re in a fog. And yet, in that fog you still need to answer some important questions:

UT SPORTS

SEC suspends Tennessee WR Jennings for half of Vols' bowl

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference has suspended Tennessee wide receiver Jauan Jennings for the first half of the Volunteers' bowl game for what the league said was a flagrant personal foul late in a 28-10 victory over Vanderbilt.

NASHVILLE AREA

Tennesseans invited for holiday tour of governor's mansion

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennesseans are invited to visit the governor's mansion this holiday season for self-guided tours.

COURTS

Blind Tennessee inmate faces execution for woman's killing

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee is set to carry out what is expected to be only the second execution of a blind prisoner in the United States since the nation reinstated the death penalty in 1976.

Judge: Purdue workers should get bonuses, but maybe not CEO

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — More time is needed to sort out whether the CEO of OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma should receive a $1.3 million bonus next year, but the company should be allowed to pay about $35 million in bonuses to 682 other employees, the judge overseeing the company's bankruptcy case said Wednesday.

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

US trade gap narrows 7.6% to $47.2 billion in October

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit narrowed in October as imports fell faster than exports. The politically sensitive trade gap with China dropped.

China says US must cut tariffs in trade deal

BEIJING (AP) — Washington must roll back punitive tariffs on Chinese imports if the two sides reach a trade deal, China said Thursday, indicating Beijing is sticking to its position ahead of another possible Dec. 15 duty increase.

Huawei asks court to throw out US telecom funds ban

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Chinese tech giant Huawei is asking a U.S. federal court to throw out a rule that bars rural phone carriers from using government money to purchase its equipment on security grounds.

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL POLITICS

Pelosi OKs drafting of impeachment articles against Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Thursday that the House is moving forward to draft articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

Trump dismisses Giuliani calls with White House, OMB

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday dismissed the significance of repeated contacts between his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani and phone numbers linked to the White House and its budget office — contacts that were first revealed in a House Intelligence Committee impeachment report released earlier this week.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump suddenly loses interest in stock market

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump offered a faulty take on the Constitution's grounds for impeachment Wednesday as he wrapped up a NATO summit marked by his misstatements on several fronts.


WEDNESDAY, DEC. 4
MUSIC INDUSTRY

Sundance sets lineup with Taylor Swift, 'Tesla,' 'Downhill'

NEW YORK (AP) — A documentary on Taylor Swift will kickoff the next Sundance Film Festival, where new films including the Will Ferrell-Julia Louis Dreyfus remake of the Swedish film "Force Majeure" and Benh Zeitlin's long-awaited follow-up to "Beasts of the Southern Wild" are set to premiere.

COURTS

Lee not stopping planned execution Thursday

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee announced Wednesday that he won't stop the state from putting a blind inmate to death in the electric chair later this week, clearing the way for the execution unless a federal court intervenes.

Bankruptcy judge considers $1.3M bonus for Purdue Pharma CEO

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — The judge overseeing the bankruptcy case of OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma will consider Wednesday whether the company's CEO should get a bonus equal to half his $2.6 million salary.

Tennessee ordered to pay white nationalist group $46K

NASHVILLE (AP) — A judge has ordered the state of Tennessee to pay more than $46,000 in legal fees to a white nationalist group it unsuccessfully tried to charge for event security costs.

EDUCATION

Diermeier named Vanderbilt University chancellor

Daniel Diermeier, an internationally renowned political scientist and management scholar, has been elected Vanderbilt University’s ninth chancellor.

Tennessee wins grant to study genetic information of cattle

KNOXVILLE (AP) — Researchers at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture have landed a $156,000 grant to look into opportunities to market cattle using genetic information.

TENNESSEE TITANS

Titans claim CB Brock off waivers from Cardinals

NASHVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have claimed cornerback Tramaine Brock off waivers from the Arizona Cardinals and have waived center Hroniss Grasu.

PREDATORS

NHL fines Predators' Ryan Johansen $5,000 for elbowing

NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL has fined Nashville Predators forward Ryan Johansen $5,000 for elbowing Tampa Bay forward Brayden Point during the Lightning's 3-2 overtime win.

Kucherov scores in OT to lift Lightning past Predators 3-2

NASHVILLE (AP) — After giving up the lead midway through the third period, the Tampa Bay Lightning stuck with it and pulled out a needed win in overtime.

VANDERBILT SPORTS

Lee scores 25 points, leads Vanderbilt over Buffalo 90-76

NASHVILLE (AP) — When coaching his Vanderbilt players, Jerry Stackhouse likes to use personal experiences to get his point across to his team.

SPORTS

Kunkel scores 27 to carry Belmont past Lipscomb 80-75

NASHVILLE (AP) — Adam Kunkel had 27 points as Belmont edged Lipscomb 80-75 on Tuesday night in the Battle of the Boulevard city rivalry game.

HEALTH CARE

Once-a-month birth control pill? Experiment works in animals

WASHINGTON (AP) — Birth control pills work great if women remember to take them every day but missing doses can mean a surprise pregnancy. Now scientists have figured out how to pack a month's supply into one capsule.

AUTO INDUSTRY

Retired UAW vice president is the latest to plead guilty

DETROIT (AP) — A retired vice president at the United Auto Workers pleaded guilty Wednesday to corruption charges, admitting he received a $250,000 kickback after arranging a contract for 58,000 watches.

Local union leaders to vote on new Fiat Chrysler contract

DETROIT (AP) — Union leaders from Fiat Chrysler factories are sending a new four-year contract to a membership vote.

California recovers $23M from auto parts makers' bid rigging

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has recovered more than $23 million from settlements with 52 automobile parts manufacturers for illegal bid rigging that jacked up consumer costs, state Attorney General Xavier Becerra said Wednesday.

BMW: Park some older 3-Series cars due to air bag danger

Detroit (AP) — BMW is telling owners of some older 3-series cars to stop driving them after another recall of dangerous Takata air bag inflators.

ENVIRONMENT

US feels the heat as Trump pulls out of global climate pact

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is aiming to make the annual U.N.-sponsored climate talks underway in Madrid the last ones for full participation by the United States, which is the world's No. 1 economy and the second-biggest carbon emitter.

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

Stocks rise broadly; S&P 500 ends 3-day losing streak

Stocks closed broadly higher Wednesday amid renewed hopes on Wall Street that a U.S. trade deal with China may be nearing, despite tough recent talk from President Donald Trump.

Mexico, US negotiators discuss final trade deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mexico's top trade negotiator said Wednesday that two or three issues must be resolved to Mexico's satisfaction before finalizing a new trade agreement with United States and Canada.

Microsoft shareholders defeat 2 activist proposals

Microsoft's shareholders have defeated two proposals by activist investors calling for the company to add a rank-and-file employee on its board of directors and report on gender disparities in company salaries.

US service companies saw activity slow in November

WASHINGTON (AP) — Growth in the U.S. service sector slowed in November with service companies complaining about higher tariffs from various trade battles and the inability to find enough qualified workers.

Survey: Businesses added just 67,000 jobs in November

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. companies added just 67,000 jobs in November, a private survey found, barely half the gain of the previous month.

OPEC nations grapple with oversupply of oil

The world may be heading for an even greater oversupply of oil, and that possibility — which could drive down fuel and energy prices — is hanging over members of the OPEC cartel as they head into negotiations Thursday.

Google co-founders step aside as antitrust scrutiny heats up

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's co-founders are relinquishing their executive positions just as state and federal regulators, not to mention the Department of Justice and Congress, are taking a keen interest in possible abuse of its privacy practices and market power.

Trump's US-Japan trade deal wins Japan parliament approval

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Parliament on Wednesday approved a trade deal that was agreed upon by President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe earlier this year.

Season's greetings at Sears: Dingy shops, sparse shelves

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly 10 months out of bankruptcy, Sears is limping into the holiday shopping season.

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL POLITICS

Impeachment takeaways: History lessons, partisan feuds

WASHINGTON (AP) — The next phase of the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump moved to the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday with public hearings featuring professors of law who discussed the constitutional origins of Congress' impeachment power.

Fiery disagreements as Trump impeachment hearing opens

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee's first impeachment hearing quickly burst into partisan infighting Wednesday as Democrats charged that President Donald Trump must be removed from office for enlisting foreign interference in U.S. elections and Republicans angrily retorted there were no grounds for such drastic action.

Georgia governor picks political newcomer for U.S. Senate

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's Republican governor has chosen a wealthy businesswoman and political newcomer to fill an upcoming vacancy in the U.S. Senate, flouting President Donald Trump's preferred candidate in a play for moderate suburban voters.

668,000 will lose food stamp benefits under new work rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Americans who rely on the federal food stamp program will lose their benefits under a new Trump administration rule that will tighten work requirements for recipients.

Of founders and findings: What to watch on impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Same pillared House hearing room. Different chairman with his own mission.

Report links Giuliani with top Republican on intel panel

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new report from Democrats compiling evidence on impeachment revealed contact between President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani and California Rep. Devin Nunes, the top Republican on the intelligence committee.

NATO downplays divisions as infighting roils alliance

WATFORD, England (AP) — NATO leaders sought Wednesday to paper over their differences on an array of issues, such as the military alliance's future priorities, but insisted they would respond as one in the event of any attack on any 29 member countries.


TUESDAY, DEC. 3
STATEWIDE

16 Democrats, 3 from GOP qualify for TN presidential primary

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett says three Republican and 16 Democratic candidates have been certified to appear on the state's Super Tuesday presidential primary ballot.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Gov. Lee says prayers for state will be answered

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee says if residents pray to God to favor the state, God will answer those prayers.

Gov. Lee signs order transferring early education program

NASHVILLE (AP) — Gov. Bill Lee has signed an executive order transferring an early education program for infants and toddlers with disabilities to a new state agency.

NASHVILLE AREA

iHeartMedia announces 2nd headquarters coming to Nashville

NASHVILLE (AP) — Broadcast radio streaming company iHeartMedia has announced it will be establishing a second headquarters in Nashville.

REGION

TVA fined $145K for inaccurate nuke plant info

NASHVILLE (AP) — Federal regulators have fined the nation's largest public utility $145,000 for submitting incomplete and inaccurate information on a backup system at its Watts Bar Nuclear Plant.

MUSIC INDUSTRY

Iconic Southern rock recording studio is revived in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia music studio that fused blues, country and other sounds into Southern rock is being reborn.

COURTS

Tennessee death row inmate moved to death watch

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee inmate Lee Hall is on death watch in anticipation of his upcoming execution.

Tennessee doctor pleads guilty to overprescribing opioids

COLUMBIA (AP) — A Tennessee doctor who lost five patients to fatal overdoses in 10 months now faces up to 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine.

Tennessee election security lawsuit in appeals court Tuesday

MEMPHIS (AP) — A federal appeals court in Cincinnati is holding oral arguments in a lawsuit challenging the security of voting machines in Tennessee's largest county.

HEALTH CARE

Health program offers free HIV prevention drug to uninsured

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government launched a new program on Tuesday to provide an HIV prevention drug for free to people who need the protection but have no insurance to pay for it.

AUTO INDUSTRY

German authorities search Volkswagen offices in diesel probe

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities have searched Volkswagen offices as part of their investigation into the automaker's manipulation of diesel emission tests to defeat environmental regulations.

EDUCATION

Census Bureau: Drop in college students over past 7 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Census Bureau says 2.2 million fewer students were enrolled in school last year compared to seven years earlier, with the bulk of the dip coming from college enrollment.

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

US stocks fall for 3rd consecutive day over more trade worries

Stocks closed broadly lower and bond prices rose sharply on Wall Street Tuesday after President Donald Trump cast doubt over the potential for a trade deal with China this year.

Trump against the world: A snapshot of his trade disputes

WASHINGTON (AP) — There are lots of ways, it seems, to land on one of President Donald Trump's tariff hit lists.

Gun background checks are on pace to break record in 2019

Background checks on gun purchases in the U.S. are climbing toward a record high this year, reflecting what the industry says is a rush by people to buy weapons in reaction to the Democratic presidential candidates' calls for tighter restrictions.

Trump says China deal could wait until after 2020 election

LONDON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday downplayed the likelihood of reaching a U.S.-China trade deal before next year's elections — and then shrugged off the tailspin that his remarks caused in the stock market.

UN agency: Europe leads in readiness for online shopping

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.'s trade and development agency estimates that Europe, led by the Netherlands, leads the world in readiness for online shopping.

Workers fired from Google plan federal labor complaint

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Four workers fired from Google last week are planning to file a federal labor complaint against the company, claiming it unfairly retaliated against them for organizing workers around social causes.

Huawei moving US research center to Canada

BEIJING (AP) — The founder of Huawei says the Chinese tech giant is moving its U.S. research center to Canada due to American sanctions on the company.

France threatens retaliation if US doubles Champagne price

PARIS (AP) — France is threatening a "strong European riposte" if the Trump administration follows through on a proposal to hit French cheese, Champagne, handbags and other products with tariffs - of up to 100%.

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL POLITICS

Takeaways from House report on Trump impeachment inquiry

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Intelligence Committee released a sweeping impeachment report Tuesday that asserts President Donald Trump misused his office to pressure Ukraine into opening investigations that he believed would help his reelection bid.

Records: Giuliani, Nunes and White House in frequent contact

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new report from Democrats compiling evidence on impeachment has revealed extensive contact between President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, and California Rep. Devin Nunes, the top Republican on the Intelligence panel.

House report outlines evidence for Trump impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House released a sweeping impeachment report Tuesday outlining evidence of what it calls President Donald Trump's wrongdoing toward Ukraine, findings that will serve as the foundation for debate over whether the 45th president should be removed from office.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's misstatements at NATO summit

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday wholly misrepresented the U.S. record on international trade disputes and dismissed as a mysterious "rumor" his own statement from months ago about Britain's health system.

Senate panel backs Trump's pick to run FDA

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate lawmakers on Tuesday moved one step closer to confirming President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Food and Drug Administration, the agency responsible for combating a recent wave of underage vaping.

Impeachment a political judgment call, crime not required

WASHINGTON (AP) — The conditions for impeaching a president are set out in a passage of the Constitution that is short enough to be a tweet and puzzling enough to be argued over more than two centuries later.

Rosenstein said he was 'horrified' at how Comey was fired

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told the FBI he was "angry, ashamed, horrified and embarrassed" at the way James Comey was fired as FBI director, according to records released Monday.

Trump campaign to stop giving credentials to Bloomberg News

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's campaign said Monday it will no longer give credentials to Bloomberg News reporters to cover campaign events because of coverage "biases," an accusation that the news organization rejects.


MONDAY, DEC. 2
STATEWIDE

Tennessee lands $16M federal transit grant to buy new buses

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee has landed a $16.2 million federal grant that will help transit agencies buy new buses.

AUTO INDUSTRY

New Nissan CEO reaffirms alliance, promises revival

TOKYO (AP) — Nissan's new chief executive, Makoto Uchida, reaffirmed on Monday the importance of the Japanese automaker's alliance with France's Renault as it strives to puts its financial scandals behind it.

TENNESSEE TITANS

Blocked field goal helps Titans topple Colts 31-17

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Dane Cruikshank and Tye Smith teamed up to make a game-changing play Sunday.

REAL ESTATE

US construction spending falls 0.8% in October

WASHINGTON (AP) — Spending on U.S. construction projects fell 0.8% in October, dragged down by declines in apartment and multi-family homebuilding.

COURTS

Appeals court upholds order blocking federal executions

WASHINGTON (AP) — An appeals court is declining to block the federal government's plan to restart federal executions next week after a 16-year hiatus.

Tennessee prepares to execute blind death row inmate

NASHVILLE (AP) — The state of Tennessee is preparing to execute a blind man this week.

Roberts seems to hold key to case over New York City gun law

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts appeared Monday to be the key vote in whether the Supreme Court considers expanding gun rights or sidesteps its first case on the issue in nearly 10 years.

TECHNOLOGY

Technology to keep lights on could help prevent wildfires

LOS ANGELES (AP) — B. Don Russell wasn't thinking about preventing a wildfire when he developed a tool to detect power line problems before blackouts and bigger disasters.

ENVIRONMENT

China's climate paradox: A leader in coal and clean energy

WASHINGTON (AP) — As world leaders gather in Spain to discuss how to slow the warming of the planet, a spotlight falls on China — the top emitter of greenhouse gases.

MEDIA

Organization announces funding for 250 local journalists

NEW YORK (AP) — An organization that is trying to bolster the struggling local news industry said Monday that it will help fund the hiring of 250 journalists across the country next year.

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

US stocks stumble amid trade tensions, weak economic data

Technology companies led a broad slide for stocks on Wall Street Monday, handing the market a downbeat start to the month after notching strong gains in November.

Still on top: 'Cyber Monday' sales on track to hit record

NEW YORK (AP) — Cyber Monday is still holding up as the biggest online shopping day of the year, even though many of the same deals have been available online for weeks and the name harks back to the days of dial-up modems.

For banks, data on your spending habits could be a gold mine

NEW YORK (AP) — There's a powerful new player watching what you buy so it can tailor product offerings for you: the bank behind your credit or debit card.

US manufacturing contracts for fourth consecutive month

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturing output deteriorated for the fourth consecutive month, damaged by trade conflicts and a weakening global economy.

Trump to tariff steel and aluminum from Argentina, Brazil

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday accused Argentina and Brazil of hurting American farmers through currency manipulation and said he'll slap tariffs on their steel and aluminum imports to retaliate.

China urges rollback of US tariffs, Huawei exec's release

BEIJING (AP) — China's foreign ministry on Monday urged Canada to free an executive of telecom equipment giant Huawei Technologies held for more than a year as she awaits an extradition trial.

China to suspend US Navy visits to Hong Kong over new law

HONG KONG (AP) — China said Monday it will suspend U.S. military ship and aircraft visits to Hong Kong and sanction several American pro-democracy and human rights groups in retaliation for the signing into law of legislation supporting anti-government protests in the semi-autonomous territory.

UK probes Google's Looker purchase over competition concerns

LONDON (AP) — Britain's competition watchdog says it's investigating Google's purchase of cloud data analytics company Looker Data Sciences, adding to the regulatory pressures the U.S. tech giant is facing.

Amazon pulls Auschwitz 'Christmas ornaments' after protest

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Amazon said Monday it has removed "Christmas ornaments" and other merchandise bearing the images of Auschwitz that had been available on its online site.

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL POLITICS

Trump campaign won't allow Bloomberg reporters at events

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's campaign said Monday it will no longer give credentials to Bloomberg News reporters to cover campaign events because of coverage "biases," an accusation that the news organization rejects.

Trump administration quietly releases Lebanon military aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has quietly released more than $100 million in military assistance to Lebanon after months of unexplained delay that led some lawmakers to compare it to the aid for Ukraine at the center of the impeachment inquiry.

Zelenskiy: Allies 'can't go blocking' aid at time of war

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said in an interview Monday that he didn't speak with President Donald Trump "from the position of a quid pro quo" last summer. Zelenskiy says, "That's not my thing. … I don't want us to look like beggars."

House impeachment report coming ahead of landmark hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House impeachment report on President Donald Trump will be unveiled Monday behind closed doors for key lawmakers as Democrats push ahead with the inquiry despite the White House's declaration it will not participate in the first Judiciary Committee hearing.

Judiciary panel to take reins on Trump impeachment inquiry

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee is moving to the forefront of President Donald Trump's impeachment inquiry, starting with a hearing Wednesday to examine the "high crimes and misdemeanors" set out in the Constitution.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's Ukraine defense at odds with facts

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's defense of his actions with Ukraine collides with the known facts and the testimony of witnesses on multiple fronts as the impeachment inquiry moves into a new phase this week.


WEDNESDAY, NOV. 27
STATEWIDE

Tennessee's parks offer free, post-Thanksgiving hikes

NASHVILLE (AP) — Ever want to tell a relative who is visiting during Thanksgiving to take a hike?

STATE GOVERNMENT

Tennessee AG's wife holds Walgreens stock amid opioid suits

NASHVILLE (AP) — The wife of a state attorney general who's helping lead national opioid epidemic settlement negotiations has held investments in Walgreens for years.

TENNESSEE TITANS

Titans place linebacker Cameron Wake on injured reserve

NASHVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have placed five-time Pro Bowl linebacker Cameron Wake on injured reserve after the 37-year-old veteran was hurt late in their win over the Jaguars.

Titans place tight end Delanie Walker on injured reserve

NASHVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have placed three-time Pro Bowl tight end Delanie Walker on injured reserve for a second straight season.

REAL ESTATE

US mortgage rates edge up slightly, 30-year at 3.68%

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. mortgage rates crept slightly higher this week but remain at low levels that could encourage more home-buying.

Pending US home sales fell 1.7% in October amid short supply

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans signed fewer contracts to purchase homes in October, as would-be buyers struggled to find available properties.

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

Modest gains drive US stock indexes to more record highs

Investors capped a day of light trading on Wall Street ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday by serving up another set of stock market record highs.

Fed survey finds US economy expanding despite trade fallout

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that the U.S. economy was expanding at a modest pace in October and early November, supported by growing consumer spending.

US economy grew at a moderate 2.1% annual rate last quarter

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a moderate 2.1% annual rate over the summer, slightly faster than first estimated, the government said Wednesday. But many economists say they think growth is slowing sharply in the current quarter.

US consumer spending up 0.3% in October with incomes flat

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans increased their spending in October at the fastest rate in three months even though income growth was essentially flat, its weakest showing in 13 months.

US durable goods orders rebound in October, rising 0.6%

WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods rebounded last month on a surge in demand for military aircraft.

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL POLITICS

Trump was briefed on complaint before Ukraine aid released

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was briefed on the whistleblower complaint about his dealings with Ukraine before the White House released nearly $400 million in military aid to Kyiv, officials say, shedding new light on events that triggered the impeachment inquiry.

Judge puts temporary hold on McGahn subpoena ruling

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal judge who ordered former White House counsel Donald McGahn to appear before Congress is temporarily delaying the effect of her ruling.

Judiciary Committee set to take over Trump impeachment probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee is set to take over the impeachment probe of President Donald Trump, scheduling a hearing for next week as they push closer to a possible vote on actual charges of "high crimes and misdemeanors."

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