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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Aspen Institute are leading a year-long effort with Nashville and nine other cities around the world to accelerate their efforts to prepare for the arrival of self-driving cars.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nearly 480,000 Tennesseans have cast ballots through the first four days of early voting, up from the 388,000 who had gone to the polls through the same period four years ago.

The state's early voting period began Wednesday and the state's tally carries through the weekend. Early voting ends on Nov. 3.

Shelby County had the highest turnout with about 57,000 early votes, followed by 52,000 in Davidson, 40,000 in Knox and 24,000 in Williamson counties.


CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Drug overdoses in Chattanooga and the surrounding area have increased by at least 40 percent in the past year, according to data from area hospitals and ambulance services.

The Chattanooga Time Free Press reports ( Erlanger hospital's emergency room saw 159 overdose patients in the first nine months of 2016, compared to 113 for the same time period the previous year.

Fiala, Arvidsson score 2 each as Predators beat Penguins 5-1

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kevin Fiala and Viktor Arvidsson scored two goals each to lead the injiury-riddled Nashville Predators to a 5-1 victory over the defending champion Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night.

Calle Jarnkrok also scored and P.K. Subban and Filip Forsberg each added two assists for Nashville. Juuse Saros had 34 shots for his first NHL victory as the Predators snapped a three-game skid.

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Historical Commission is blocking a plan by Memphis city leaders to move a statue honoring a Confederate general and early Ku Klux Klan leader out of the downtown area.

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that the commission denied an application to waive criteria for relocation of the statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest during a meeting Friday. Under the Tennessee Heritage Protection Act, the commission must approve decisions to change or remove historical war memorials on public properties.