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1. AP-NORC poll: 61% say Trump doesn't respect democratic norms -

WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of Americans say President Donald Trump has little to no respect for America's democratic institutions and traditions, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

2. Stable costs but more uninsured as 'Obamacare' sign-ups open -

WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans are going without health insurance, and stable premiums plus greater choice next year under the Obama health law aren't likely to reverse that.

As sign-up season starts on Friday, the Affordable Care Act has shown remarkable resiliency, but it has also fallen short of expectations. Even many Democrats want to move on.

3. Fiat Chrysler, Peugeot to create fourth-biggest carmaker -

MILAN (AP) — Fiat Chrysler and France's PSA Peugeot said Thursday they have agreed to merge to create the world's fourth-largest automaker with enough scale to confront big shifts in the industry, including a race to develop electric cars and driverless technologies.

4. AP-NORC Poll: Trump approval steady as impeachment rages -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's approval rating is holding steady as the House presses forward with an impeachment probe that could imperil his presidency, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. But there are warning signs in the survey for Trump.

5. Fiat Chrysler, Peugeot to create fourth-biggest carmaker -

MILAN (AP) – Fiat Chrysler and France's PSA Peugeot said Thursday they have agreed to merge to create the world's fourth-largest automaker with enough scale to confront big shifts in the industry, including a race to develop electric cars and driverless technologies.

6. Stable costs but more uninsured as 'Obamacare' sign-ups open -

WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans are going without health insurance, and stable premiums plus greater choice next year under the Obama health law aren't likely to reverse that.

As sign-up season starts on Friday, the Affordable Care Act has shown remarkable resiliency, but it has also fallen short of expectations. Even many Democrats want to move on.

7. Tennessee Innocence Project raises $135,000 -

The Tennessee Innocence Project’s inaugural fundraiser drew nearly 300 individuals raised approximately $135,000 for the organization.

The group’s mission is to exonerate innocent men and women wrongfully convicted in the state of Tennessee. Former Tennessee Titan Eddie George served as emcee of the sold-out event and the keynote featured The New York Times bestselling author John Grisham.

8. 50 years later, musicians still find magic in Beatles ‘Abbey Road’ -

“Sonic fairy dust” is a phrase stuck in my head the last few days as I returned to “Abbey Road.”

It’s an apt assessment that I adopted from one of the folks I interviewed, music masters of various degrees, who generally genuflected while agreeing the album – which has just been released in a remastered/remixed version for its golden anniversary – was “sprinkled with sonic fairy dust.”

9. Threat to US elections in 2020 is not limited to Russia -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia interfered in the 2016 election and may try to sway next year's vote as well. But it's not the only nation with an eye on U.S. politics.

American officials sounding the alarm about foreign efforts to disrupt the 2020 election include multiple countries in that warning. Concerns abound not only about possible hacking of campaigns but also about the spread of disinformation on social media and potential efforts to breach voting databases and even alter votes.

10. Trump's Rust Belt revival is fading. Will it matter in 2020? -

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — President Donald Trump once promised that coal and steel would be the beating heart of a revived U.S. economy — a nostalgic vision that helped carry him to victory three years ago in the industrial Midwest.

11. Senate candidate Hagerty heaps praise on Trump at conference -

MEMPHIS (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Bill Hagerty on Tuesday touted his staunch support of President Donald Trump, defending him from Democrats' impeachment efforts while heaping praise on the president for his handling of the economy and the killing of IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

12. Coal giant Murray Energy seeks bankruptcy protection -

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A major U.S. coal mining company is seeking bankruptcy protection, despite a flurry of regulatory breaks that its CEO pushed for — and received — from the Trump administration.

13. Beverage companies aim to get bottles recycled, not trashed -

Every year, an estimated 100 billion plastic bottles are produced in the U.S., the bulk of which come from three of America's biggest beverage companies: Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Keurig Dr Pepper.

The problem? Only one-third of those bottles get recycled; the rest end up in the trash.

14. Not over yet: New US Syria mission after al-Baghdadi's death -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pivoting from the dramatic killing of the Islamic State group's leader, the Pentagon is increasing U.S. efforts to protect Syria's oil fields from the extremist group as well as from Syria itself and the country's Russian allies. It's a new high-stakes mission even as American troops are withdrawn from other parts of the country.

15. GM 3Q profit falls 7% as auto workers strike cuts production -

DETROIT (AP) — Only two weeks of a lengthy strike against General Motors took place in the third quarter, but that was enough to dent the company's net profit by about $1 billion.

GM's third-quarter net income fell 7% as a strike by the United Auto Workers union brought its U.S. factories to a standstill.

16. AP FACT CHECK: Trump claims on extremists, impeachment -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump fabricated a tale about foreshadowing Osama bin Laden's 9/11 attack and warning against a war in Iraq before it happened in a weekend of exaggerated boasts and faulty assertions about the U.S. fight against extremists.

17. Stocks post gains on solid earnings, US-China trade optimism -

The S&P 500 closed just short of an all-time high Friday as investors welcomed solid company earnings reports and an encouraging update on trade talks between the U.S. and China.

Technology, communications services and financial stocks powered the rally. The index ended within 0.1% of its record set July 26. It also notched its third straight weekly gain.

18. Esper: US troops, armored vehicles going to Syria oil fields -

BRUSSELS (AP) — The United States will send armored vehicles and combat troops into eastern Syria to keep oil fields from potentially falling into the hands of Islamic State militants, U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Friday.

19. Massive American Dream mall to open but will shoppers come? -

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — More than two decades ago when a mega entertainment and shopping complex was being conceived on a vast swath of swamp land in New Jersey, the iPhone didn't exist, Amazon was only selling books online and malls were where you went for all your shopping needs.

20. Schumer proposes $462 billion car swap - gas for electric -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is moving Democrats' climate talk to where the rubber meets the road, proposing a $462 billion trade-in program to get millions of Americans out of climate-damaging gas vehicles and into electric or hybrid cars over the next decade.

21. World's largest beer maker sees sales dip -

BRUSSELS (AP) — The world's largest brewer, the maker of Budweiser and Corona, says the amount of beer it sold fell in the third quarter largely due to weaker demand as well as temporary shipping disruptions in China.

22. After withdrawal, Trump shifts focus to Syria's oil fields -

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Russian and Turkish leaders divvy up security roles in northeast Syria following an abrupt U.S. troop withdrawal, President Donald Trump is focused on oil fields elsewhere in the war-torn country.

23. GOP stands by Trump, gingerly, after diplomat's testimony -

WASHINGTON (AP) — They pleaded ignorance, saying they'd not read the diplomat's damning statement. They condemned the Democrats' tactics as unfair. They complained that the allegations against President Donald Trump rested on second- or third-hand evidence.

24. Tennessee says it has staying power as SEC contender -

KNOXVILLE (AP) — Tennessee wants to show it has built the type of program that can withstand the loss of three NBA draft picks and remain a Southeastern Conference contender.

The Volunteers must replace All-America forward Grant Williams, all-conference selections Jordan Bone and Admiral Schofield and 105-game starter Kyle Alexander. That quartet helped Tennessee go 57-15 over the last two seasons, win a share of an SEC regular-season title in 2018 and earn a No. 1 ranking and Sweet 16 appearance last year.

25. Post Malone tops AMA noms, Swift could break MJ's record -

NEW YORK (AP) — Post Malone is the top contender at the 2019 American Music Awards, where Taylor Swift has a chance to moonwalk past Michael Jackson's record for most wins at the show.

Dick clark productions announced Thursday that Malone scored seven nominations, while newcomer Billie Eilish and Ariana Grande each earned six nominations. Swift, who has won 23 AMAs, is up for five awards and could surpass the King of Pop, who holds the record for the most wins with 24 trophies.

26. Analysis: Trump's 'success' in Syria cedes region to Russia -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared success in Syria and created a bumper-sticker moment to illustrate his campaign promise to put a stop to American involvement in "endless wars."

But with his abrupt withdrawal from what he called "bloodstained sand," the Republican president ceded American influence over a huge swath of the region to rivals and may have spun the Middle East into a new season of uncertainty.

27. GOP stands by Trump, gingerly, after diplomat's testimony -

WASHINGTON (AP) — They pleaded ignorance, saying they'd not read the diplomat's damning statement. They condemned the Democrats' tactics as unfair. They complained that the allegations against President Donald Trump rested on second- or third-hand evidence.

28. Ford 3Q profit falls nearly 60% on restructuring costs -

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford Motor Co.'s third-quarter net income tumbled nearly 60% as the company booked $1.5 billion in charges mainly for restructuring, and Chinese and U.S. sales fell.

29. Stocks eke out gains after a mixed set of earnings reports -

U.S. stock indexes eked out tiny gains Wednesday following a wobbly day of trading as investors reviewed another set of mixed quarterly report cards from big companies.

Some of the companies' earnings topped analysts' expectations. Others put traders in a selling mood after warning that the slowing global economy and trade tensions are hitting their profits.

30. Former clerk, paralegal joins firm as associate -

James Brandon Tomlin has joined MTR Family Law as an associate.

Tomlin is a 2019 graduate of Belmont University College of Law, where he was president of the Family Law Society and was a member of the Belmont American Inns of Court. Tomlin graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 2015 with a degree in criminal justice.

31. Chaotic scene as Republicans disrupt impeachment deposition -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans briefly brought House Democrats' impeachment investigation to a halt Wednesday as around two dozen GOP House members stormed into a closed-door deposition with a Defense Department official. Democrats said the move compromised national security as some of them brought electronic devices into a secure room.

32. Trump lifts sanctions on Turkey, says cease-fire permanent -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday he will lift sanctions on Turkey after the NATO ally agreed to permanently stop fighting Kurdish forces in Syria and he defended his decision to withdraw American troops.

33. Slowing global economy hits Caterpillar in 3Q -

NEW YORK (AP) — A slowing global economy is taking a toll on Caterpillar, which cut its outlook for the year Wednesday after profits and revenue slid in the third quarter.

Hinting at a pull-back in spending by builders, dealers slashed inventories by about $400 million. That's a $1.2 billion swing from last year's third quarter, when dealers increased inventories by $800 million. Caterpillar's revenue and sales declined about 6%.

34. Facebook ramps up election security efforts ahead of 2020 -

With just over a year left until the 2020 U.S. presidential election, Facebook is stepping up its efforts to ensure it is not used as a tool to interfere in politics and democracies around the world.

35. AP FACT CHECK: Trump exaggerates scope of cease-fire deal -

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump describes it, the U.S. swooped into an intractable situation in the Middle East, achieved an agreement within hours that had eluded the world for years and delivered a "great day for civilization."

36. Energy Secretary Perry says he is resigning by year's end -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Energy Secretary Rick Perry announced Thursday that he will leave his job by the end of the year, saying that under President Donald Trump the nation is nearing energy independence.

37. IMF, World Bank leaders appeal for an end to trade wars -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The leaders of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank appealed to their 189 member countries on Friday to resolve widening disagreements on trade and other issues, warning that the divisions threatened to make the consequences of a global slowdown even worse.

38. GM workers to stay on picket line until vote on new contract -

DETROIT (AP) — Striking General Motors workers will stay on the picket lines for at least another week until they vote on a tentative contract with the company.

Factory-level officials from the United Auto Workers union voted to recommend the agreement to members at a daylong meeting in Detroit Thursday. But they also voted not to return to factories unless members approve the deal.

39. US, Turkey agree on Turkish cease-fire with Syrian Kurds -

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The U.S. and Turkey agreed Thursday to a cease-fire in the Turks' deadly attacks on Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, requiring the Kurds to vacate the area in an arrangement that largely solidifies Turkey's position and aims in the weeklong conflict. The deal includes a conditional halt to American economic sanctions.

40. GM contract: Worker pay hikes, factory closings move forward -

DETROIT (AP) — A tentative four-year contract with striking General Motors gives workers a mix of pay raises, lump sum payments and an $11,000 signing bonus.

In return, the contract allows GM to proceed with factory closures in Lordstown, Ohio; Warren, Michigan; and near Baltimore.

41. Diplomat says politicization of foreign policy disturbed him -

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former top State Department aide testified in the impeachment inquiry that the Trump administration's politicization of foreign policy contributed to his resignation, while the Senate GOP leader briefed colleagues on a possible Christmas impeachment trial.

42. Workers celebrate deal with GM, show union power in industry -

DETROIT (AP) — On the picket lines at a General Motors transmission plant in Toledo, Ohio, passing cars honked and striking workers celebrated a tentative contract deal by munching on 10 pizzas dropped off by a supporter.

43. AP FACT CHECK: Trump muddles facts on US Syria withdrawal -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump muddled the facts Wednesday on America's withdrawal from Syria and the conditions on the ground there, as he distanced himself and the U.S. from the ongoing Turkish invasion into Syria.

44. Diplomat says politicization of foreign policy disturbed him -

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former top State Department aide testified in the impeachment inquiry that the Trump administration's politicization of foreign policy contributed to his resignation, while the Senate GOP leader briefed colleagues on a possible Christmas impeachment trial.

45. Workers celebrate deal with GM, show union power in industry -

DETROIT (AP) — On the picket lines at a General Motors transmission plant in Toledo, Ohio, passing cars honked and striking workers celebrated a tentative contract deal by munching on 10 pizzas dropped off by a supporter.

46. Survey: Nashville hotels most expensive in U.S. -

A new survey by Cheaphotels.org lists Nashville as the most expensive city in the U.S. for hotel rates.

Only centrally located hotels rated 3 stars or more were considered for the survey.

47. McLeod joins Butler Snow’s Nashville office -

Robert R. McLeod has joined Butler Snow’s Nashville office and will practice with the firm’s pharmaceutical, medical device and health care litigation group.

Before joining Butler Snow, McLeod clerked for Judge Thomas W. Brothers.

48. GM, union reach tentative deal that could end strike -

DETROIT (AP) — Bargainers for General Motors and the United Auto Workers reached a tentative contract deal on Wednesday that could end a monthlong strike that brought the company's U.S. factories to a standstill.

49. You should run away to avoid Politicon circus -

The temptation is to say a circus is coming to town, but this involves a less appealing bunch of clowns: Politicon arrives next weekend.

“All of your favorite political heroes and villains in one Unconventional Political Convention,” its website states.

50. Nashville’s Kurds feel betrayed by ‘very good’ America -

Cevahir Mustafa and her friend, Jameela Khoshaba, welcome the guy with long, white hair who walks up to the driver’s side of their black SUV after they leave Mazi International Market in downtown Little Kurdistan.

51. Trump dismisses US stakes in Syria: "We're 7,000 miles away" -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washing his hands of America's presence in Syria, President Donald Trump declared Wednesday the U.S. has no stake in supporting the Kurdish fighters who died by the thousands as U.S. partners against Islamic State extremists.

52. AP FACT CHECK: Dems flub details on guns, Syria in debate -

WASHINGTON (AP) — A dozen Democrats seeking the presidency tussled in a debate packed with policy, flubbing some details in the process.

Several gave an iffy explanation Tuesday of why they're not swinging behind a bold proposal to make people turn over their assault-style weapons. Sloppiness also crept in during robust exchanges over foreign policy, health care, taxes and more.

53. Bank of America 3Q profits fall 19% due to charge -

NEW YORK (AP) — Bank of America's third quarter profits fell 19% from a year ago as the bank wrote down the value of its long-time joint venture payment processor First Data.

Excluding that non-cash charge the bank topped expectations, though it's being pressured by falling interest rates.

54. Solid company earnings power broad rally for US stocks -

Stocks notched solid gains on Wall Street Tuesday as investors welcomed surprisingly good quarterly results from some of the nation's biggest companies.

Strong earnings from UnitedHealth Group, JPMorgan Chase and other companies helped power the market's broad gains, erasing modest losses from a day earlier.

55. Trump threatens to 'destroy' Turkey's economy with sanctions -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Targeting Turkey's economy, President Donald Trump announced sanctions aimed at restraining the Turks' assault against Kurdish fighters and civilians in Syria — an assault Turkey began after Trump announced he was moving U.S. troops out of the way.

56. UN urges action against food losses, says 14% lost globally -

ROME (AP) — The United Nations' food agency says around 14% of the food produced globally is lost and is urging action to address the causes of food loss as part of efforts to protect the environment.

57. AP FACT CHECK: Trump's premature win on trade, Syria fiction -

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a week of caustic rhetoric by President Donald Trump over Syria and the impeachment inquiry, and truth often took a beating.

Seeking to justify pulling U.S. troops out of Syria, Trump spread false information about the total defeat of the Islamic State and misrepresented the scope of the original U.S. mission, saying it was only supposed to last "30 days."

58. US troops scramble for the exits in Syria -

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. troops scrambled for Syria's exits Monday while the Trump administration threatened economic penalties on Turkey for an invasion that opened the door to a resurgence of the Islamic State group -- the fighters who were the reason U.S. forces came in the first place.

59. Stocks rise on trade progress, S&P 500 notches weekly gain -

The S&P 500 finished with its first weekly gain in four weeks Friday as investors welcomed a thaw in the punishing trade war between the U.S. and China.

After two days of negotiations in Washington, the U.S. agreed to suspend a planned hike in tariffs on $250 billion of Chinese goods that had been set to kick in Tuesday. Beijing, meanwhile, agreed to buy $40 billion to $50 billion in U.S. farm products.

60. AP FACT CHECK: Trump hypes US economy, minimizes IS threat -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday minimized the ongoing threat of the Islamic State and overstated his economic success, declaring inaccurately that China would have overtaken the U.S. as the world's largest economy if he wasn't president.

61. Florida men tied to Giuliani, Ukraine probe arrested -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Florida businessmen tied to President Donald Trump's lawyer and the Ukraine impeachment investigation were charged with federal campaign finance violations.

The charges Thursday relate to a $325,000 donation to a group supporting Trump's reelection.

62. Arrest of Giuliani associates ensnares 'Congressman 1' -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Businessmen with ties to Rudy Giuliani lobbied a U.S. congressman in 2018 for help ousting the American ambassador to Ukraine around the same time they committed to raising money for the lawmaker.

63. Takeaways from the arrests of 2 men with ties to Giuliani -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Florida businessmen tied to President Donald Trump's lawyer and the Ukraine investigation were charged Thursday with federal campaign finance violations.

The indictment contained the first criminal charges stemming from a July 25 phone call in which Trump asked Ukraine's leader to dig up dirt on Democratic foe Joe Biden and his son. The charges did not suggest wrongdoing by the president, but they are likely to add fuel to the House impeachment inquiry.

64. Stocks climb for 2nd straight day on US-China trade optimism -

Stocks closed broadly higher on Wall Street for the second straight day Thursday as the U.S. and China kicked off a new round of negotiations in their long-running trade war.

Technology companies and banks led the rally as investors turned hopeful that the 13th round of trade talks will bring both sides closer to ending the costly conflict between the world's two biggest economies.

65. 2 Florida men tied to Giuliani arrested on campaign charges -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Florida businessmen tied to President Donald Trump's lawyer and the Ukraine investigation were charged Thursday with federal campaign finance violations. The charges relate to a $325,000 donation to a group supporting Trump's reelection.

66. 2 Florida men tied to Guiliani arrested on campaign charges -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Florida businessmen tied to President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani have been arrested on campaign finance violations resulting from a $325,000 donation to a political action committee supporting Trump's re-election.

67. Trump: US doesn't 'endorse' Turkey's assault on Syria -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday the U.S. does not endorse Turkey's military assault on Syria, calling the operation a "bad idea."

Trump's written statement was issued hours after Turkey, a NATO ally, launched an offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria, who have helped the U.S. against the Islamic State but are viewed by Turkey as terrorists. Trump's recent decision to pull back U.S. troops leaves those fighters vulnerable.

68. Baker Donelson selects Broadwest for new home -

Baker Donelson law firm has signed a multiyear lease and will move its Nashville office in 2021 to Broadwest, the new urban, mixed-use community rising in Nashville’s expanding core.

Baker Donelson will occupy about 70,000 square feet of Class AA space in the top three floors of the 21-floor office tower being built on a full city block at 1600 West End Avenue, across from the West End-Broadway split.

69. Hopes are dim as US and China resume high-stakes trade talks -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and China's Xi Jinping have plenty of reasons to call off their trade war.

Both face weakening economies that would likely further deteriorate if their conflict escalates.

70. Stocks skid as tensions flare ahead of US-China trade talks -

Stocks closed broadly lower on Wall Street Tuesday as tensions between the U.S. and China flared ahead of negotiations aimed at resolving the costly trade war between the world's two biggest economies.

71. World Bank: Trade tensions could block path out of poverty -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rising trade tensions are threatening to block a path out of poverty for the world's poorest countries: their ability to manufacture low-cost parts for multinational corporations.

72. US producer prices drop 0.3% in September -

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. producer prices fell in September, another sign that inflation remains tame more than 10 years into America's economic expansion.

The Labor Department says its producer price index, which measures inflation before it reaches consumers, fell 0.3% last month, the first drop since June and the biggest since January. Even core wholesale prices, which exclude volatile food and energy prices, tumbled 0.3%.

73. Trump defends decision to abandon Kurdish allies in Syria -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump cast his decision to abandon Kurdish fighters in Syria as fulfilling a campaign promise to withdraw from "endless war" in the Middle East, even as Republican critics and others said he was sacrificing a U.S. ally and undermining American credibility.

74. Pence asks Tennesseans to support Mexico-Canada trade deal -

GOODLETTSVILLE (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence on Monday urged a group of Tennesseans to call the state's two Democratic congressmen and ask them to help pass the Trump administration's trade deal with Mexico and Canada.

75. Trump sends strong, conflicting signals on Syria, Turkey -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing unusually wide criticism, President Donald Trump sent out strong but conflicting signals on the "endless war" in Syria and Middle East on Monday. He declared U.S. troops would step aside for an expected Turkish attack on Kurds who have fought alongside Americans for years but then threatened to destroy the Turks' economy if they went too far.

76. US trade deficit widened in August to $54.9 billion -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit widened in August for the first time in three months as exports increased but imports increased more. The politically sensitive gap with China in the trade of goods narrowed.

77. Democrats answer Trump’s ire and name-calling with subpoenas -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Agitated and angry, President Donald Trump squared off against House Democrats, packing his increasingly aggressive impeachment defense with name-calling and expletives. Quietly but just as resolutely, lawmakers expanded their inquiry, promising a broad new subpoena for documents and witnesses.

78. Pence to headline Goodlettsville event with Gov. Lee -

GOODLETTSVILLE (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is slated to headline an event on trade in Tennessee next week alongside Gov. Bill Lee and U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue.

An event invitation says Pence will speak at a Tyson Foods facility in Goodlettsville on Monday to advocate for passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. The event is funded by Trade Works for America, a group that is pushing for the trade deal.

79. Democrats answer Trump’s ire and name-calling with subpoenas -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Agitated and angry, President Donald Trump squared off against House Democrats, packing his increasingly aggressive impeachment defense with name-calling and expletives. Quietly but just as resolutely, lawmakers expanded their inquiry, promising a broad new subpoena for documents and witnesses.

80. Google to commit to White House job training initiative -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Google is committing to a White House initiative designed to get private companies to expand job training for American workers.

CEO Sundar Pichai was making the announcement Thursday during an appearance with White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump at El Centro community college in downtown Dallas.

81. Pence to headline Goodlettsville event with Gov. Lee -

GOODLETTSVILLE (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is slated to headline an event on trade in Tennessee next week alongside Gov. Bill Lee and U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue.

An event invitation says Pence will speak at a Tyson Foods facility in Goodlettsville on Monday to advocate for passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. The event is funded by Trade Works for America, a group that is pushing for the trade deal.

82. Garth Brooks to receive Gershwin Prize for Popular Song -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Country music superstar Garth Brooks has more than just friends in low places. The Library of Congress said Wednesday the Grammy winner will receive the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song in March 2020.

83. Pompeo acknowledges he was on Trump call at center of probe -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo acknowledged Wednesday he was on the July phone call between President Donald Trump and Ukraine's president that's at the center of the House impeachment inquiry. But Pompeo continued to push back against what he said was Democrats' "bullying and intimidation."

84. Accusations over Trump probe fly between Pompeo, Democrats -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Setting a defiant tone, the Trump administration resisted Congress' access to impeachment witnesses, even as House Democrats warned such efforts themselves could amount to an impeachable offense.

85. Tennessee Medicaid block grant push gets backlash at hearing -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee's plan to become the first state to receive Medicaid funding in a lump sum drew overwhelming opposition and no praise at its first public hearing Tuesday.

Around 30 people worried aloud at the Nashville hearing that the $7.9 billion block grant proposal could compromise coverage and care for Tennessee's most vulnerable citizens. Some contended the plan would be illegal. Many called for Tennessee to expand Medicaid instead.

86. Watchdog finds DEA was 'slow to respond' to opioid epidemic -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Drug Enforcement Administration was "slow to respond" as America grappled with a rising opioid epidemic, the Justice Department's inspector general said in a report Tuesday that faulted the agency for cutting back use of a key enforcement tool and continuing to raise production quotas even as the number of deaths rose.

87. House Democrats subpoena Giuliani in Trump impeachment probe -

WASHINGTON (AP) — At one end of Pennsylvania Avenue, the president raged about treason. At the other, the methodical march toward impeachment proceeded apace.

Democrats on Monday subpoenaed Rudy Giuliani, the president's personal lawyer who was at the heart of Trump's efforts to get Ukraine to investigate political rival Joe Biden's family. That was after one of Trump's staunchest defenders, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, said he would have "no choice" but to consider articles of impeachment if the House approved them.

88. US targets Russia in first step against meddling in midterms -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department on Monday took its first action in response to foreign interference in the 2018 midterm elections by placing the yacht and private planes of a Russian financier on an international sanctions list along with employees of a Russian troll farm he funded to spread false information on social media.

89. Trump warns of treason, civil war; GOP congressman outraged -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is warning that the Democrat-driven impeachment proceedings and any move to oust him from office amount to "treason" and would spark a civil war, prompting outrage from a Republican congressman.

90. AP FACT CHECK: Trump untruths on Ukraine, impeachment fight -

WASHINGTON (AP) — A whistle blew, an impeachment inquiry swung into motion and the president at the center of it all rose defiantly to his own defense, not always in command of the facts.

A CIA officer, in a complaint filed under federal whistleblower protections that preserve anonymity, alleged President Donald Trump abused his office in pressing for a Ukrainian investigation of a Democratic rival, Joe Biden. That revelation persuaded Democrats to move ahead with an inquiry that could produce articles of impeachment. Trump has reacted with anger, with weekend tweets that made the groundless accusation that Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff, the Intelligence Committee chairman taking the lead in the impeachment review , criticized him "illegally."

91. Sanders calls for 'income inequality' taxes on top firms -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders announced Monday an "income inequality" plan calling for steep tax increases on companies that pay CEOs far more than their workers' median salaries.

92. Forever 21 fashion chain files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy -

NEW YORK (AP) — Low-price fashion chain Forever 21, a once-hot destination for teen shoppers that fell victim to its own rapid expansion and changing consumer tastes, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

93. President's windmill hatred is a worry for booming industry -

BLOCK ISLAND, R.I. (AP) — The winds are blowing fair for America's wind power industry, making it one of the fastest-growing U.S. energy sources.

Land-based turbines are rising by the thousands across America, from the remote Texas plains to farm towns of Iowa. And the U.S. wind boom now is expanding offshore, with big corporations planning $70 billion in investment for the country's first utility-scale offshore wind farms.

94. Whistleblower accuses White House of Ukraine call cover-up -

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House officials took extraordinary steps to "lock down" information about President Donald Trump's summertime phone call with the president of Ukraine, even moving the transcript to a secret computer system, a whistleblower alleges in a politically explosive complaint that accuses the administration of a wide-ranging cover-up.

95. Iranian president: US should end 'maximum pressure' policy -

NEW YORK (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani urged the United States on Thursday to "cease this policy of maximum pressure" on his nation, saying it was driving the possibility of negotiations even further away.

96. Whistleblower accuses White House of Ukraine call cover-up -

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House officials took extraordinary steps to "lock down" information about President Donald Trump's summertime phone call with the president of Ukraine, even moving the transcript to a secret computer system, a whistleblower alleges in a politically explosive complaint that accuses the administration of a wide-ranging cover-up.

97. Trump: US, Japan agree on 1st stage of new trade agreement -

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.S. and Japan on Wednesday signed a limited trade deal that will eliminate tariffs and expand market access on farm, industrial and digital products. But the deal does not address autos, a key sticking point during months of contentious negotiations, and President Donald Trump indicated the two countries were still working on a broader agreement.

98. Bradley wins at Life Sciences Awards -

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP was named a “Firm to Watch” in the nationwide Litigation & Enforcement category at the LMG Life Sciences Awards.

The LMG Life Sciences Awards recognize the year’s top firms and legal professionals in the life sciences sector. The award winners were announced Sept. 18 at an event in New York City.

99. Where, when to find Nashville’s best fried chicken -

Nashville is a fried chicken town. Before Hot Chicken blew up across the country (thank you Prince’s for starting the ball rolling and creating hourslong lines on the weekend), there was only fried chicken. Glorious, crispy, unfancied-up fried chicken.

100. AP FACT CHECK: Trump misstates NAFTA impact on US job losses -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is attributing too many job losses to the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Addressing the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday, Trump called for significant changes in international trade and criticized NAFTA as unduly harming American factory workers, saying it led to four million lost jobs. The statement by him and the White House in a separate news release misrepresented reality.