A Push To Have Cars Say 'No' To Drunk Drivers

As cars become smarter and safer, some members of Congress want to require them to be built to prevent drunk driving. Sens. Tom Udall, D-N.M., and Rick Scott, R-Fla., introduced legislation last week that would make it mandatory for all new cars and trucks to come loaded with passive, virtually unnoticeable, alcohol detection systems by 2024. The Reduce Impaired Driving for Everyone Act of 2019 , called the RIDE Act, would also allocate $10 million to continue government-funded research into...

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  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is testifying before the House Financial Services Committee about the company’s plans for a new cryptocurrency and allegations that Facebook violated the Fair Housing Act. 

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If you’re fighting cancer, don’t go it alone

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The doctor called me personally to tell me the news. 

Monogram Foods

Bacon, sausage and beef jerky are just a few of the items that will be taking center stage at the 8th annual Meat Me in Memphis gala which will be held on Oct. 24 at The Columns at One Commerce Square.

Rhodes College

“Spotlight on Lifelong Learning” is a weekly look at some of the exciting public conversations upcoming around Memphis. Host Jonathan Judaken is the Spence L. Wilson Chair in the Humanities at Rhodes College.

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It surprised more than a few people in the Public Relations industry when Harold Burson, a founder of the legendary PR firm Burson-Marsteller (now Burson, Cohn & Wolfe), relocated from New York to Memphis last year and set up an office for himself in the multinational company's East Memphis location. 

"A lot of people think I'm daffy for doing this," he says during a break between emails, organizing photos, scheduling lunches and reminiscing about 7 decades in the business.

Six years ago, the bottom 5% of academically ranked schools in the state were taken over by the Achievement School District. Among them were Frayser and Corning Elementary School, Georgian Hills, and Whitney Elementary School.

Vintage B-17 Bomber Offers First Class View of History

Oct 16, 2019
Katie Riordan


It’s not easy ducking beneath the cockpit and crawling toward the nose of this Boeing B-17 dubbed “Ye Old Pub.” The historic World War II bomber is designed for combat; it’s narrow and austere passageways require finesse to negotiate.  

And that’s the idea, says pilot John Hess⁠—to experience the vintage aircraft as WWII aviators did, claustrophobic spaces and all.

“This is very accurate, the way it was,” Hess says, who’s been volunteering with the nonprofit Liberty Foundation for 14 years. 

The group flies historic airplanes around the country to honor both the machinery and the pilots that flew them.  

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Dozens of Memphis-area residents spurned Tennessee's planned "experiment" with a new funding model for its low-income healthcare program, TennCare.

At a public forum Tuesday hosted by TennCare officials, opponents scrutinized Gov. Bill Lee's proposal to pay for healthcare through a so-called block grant, rather than through federal reimbursements.

Brush Up on Your Tooth Brushing Routine this October!

Oct 16, 2019

Everyone loves a clean mouth, right?

Mempho Music Festival

The third annual Mempho Music Festival  is this Saturday and Sunday at Shelby Farms Park.


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Two of Rudy Giuliani's associates appeared in federal court Wednesday in Manhattan, where they pleaded not guilty to charges of illegally funneling foreign donations to U.S. political candidates.

Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman are both U.S. citizens born in the former Soviet Union: Parnas in Ukraine, and Fruman in Belarus.

At a bend in the Potomac River, about 30 miles south of Washington, D.C., there's a fleet of "ghost ships" — shipwrecks that rise eerily from the water at low tide. It's one of the largest collections of shipwrecks in the world, and they're now part of a new national marine sanctuary.

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The biggest wildfire in 20 years in Spain's Catalonia region began on June 26, when a pile of chicken manure, baking in record high temperatures, burst into flames.

Fed by strong winds, the flames spread quickly, igniting dry brush and pine forest. In three days the fire burned more than 16,000 acres, and it took more than 500 firefighters to put it out.

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