Trump Defends Roy Moore Amid Sexual Assault Allegations: 'He Totally Denies It'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKFNThEiilU Updated at 5:25 p.m. ET President Trump is defending Alabama GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore, who has been accused by multiple women of sexually assaulting them when they were teenagers and Moore was in his 30s. "I can tell you one thing for sure, we don't need a liberal person in there, a Democrat," the president told reporters shortly before departing the White House to head to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida for Thanksgiving. "I've looked at his...

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A once-abandoned church is now the first-ever Memphis building to be designated a "National Treasure" by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. 

Clayborn Temple, at 280 Hernando St. next to the FedExForum, played a prominent role in the 1968 Sanitation Workers' Strike. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke in the sanctuary on several occasions. Recently, the building has been re-activated as a community event space. 

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When watching the big game – whether it be American football or an international soccer match, you definitely need a tasty snack!


Last month, Memphis visual art lovers were asked to imagine a new home for a local insitution.

The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art's board of directors unanimously voted to consider moving out of its 100-year-old home in Overton Park. 

That possibility got even closer to reality last week as plans emerged to build a new museum on Front Street and Union Avenue on a piece of city-owned property newly designated for a cultural amenity. 

Brooks executive director Emily Ballew Neff speaks with WKNO's Christopher Blank on why the board sees the move as necessary.


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This week on WKNO-TV's Behind the Headlines, Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland discusses the ongoing battle over Confederate monuments, Downtown investments and changes to the city's sewer policies that could affect future growth in Shelby County's unincorporated areas. Host Eric Barnes and Bill Dries of the Memphis Daily News pose questions. 

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Four years ago, Commercial Appeal food writer Jennifer Biggs made an ambitious foray down Summer Ave. with the goal of eating at every local restaurant on the 10-mile strip. She recently revisited the more than 50 dining establishments to see if anything had changed. 


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This week on WKNO-TV's Behind the Headlines, panelists discuss the impact of changes implemented by the City of Memphis to its sewer policies as it attempts to rein in costly expansions to unincorporated areas of Shelby County. Host Eric Barnes and Memphis Daily News reporter Bill Dries speak with Heidi Shafer, chairman of the Shelby County Commission, Kelly Rayne, senior vice president of public policy with the Greater Memphis Chamber, and Alan Crone, senior policy advisor with the City of Memphis.

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There is a new lunch spot in town located in one of the prettiest spots in the city. 


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Research shows that 80 to 90% of Americans do not eat enough seafood each week.


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On this week's episode of WKNO's Behind the Headlines, host Eric Barnes and reporter Bill Dries talk with Jerry Collins, exiting president and CEO of Memphis Light, Gas & Water. Collins discusses the company's past, present and future. 

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Memphis is among a host of cities trying to lure the new Amazon headquarters, called HQ2, with major incentives. City leaders recently promised $60 million in perks, including $10 million for upgrades to transportation infrastructure. But John Paul Shaffer of BLDG Memphis says that efforts to enhance the city's attractiveness to businesses are ongoing.


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Dr. Larry Nassar, the former Michigan State University sports doctor and USA Gymnastics team doctor accused of molesting or assaulting more than 100 girls and women, has pleaded guilty to seven counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and faces decades in prison.

This state criminal case involved seven of his accusers. There are other criminal charges pending, and many more girls and women have sued Nassar in civil cases.

The Federal Communications Commission chairman announced plans Tuesday to repeal Obama-era regulations on Internet service providers. The 2015 rules enforce what's called net neutrality, meaning that the companies that connect you to the Internet don't get to decide which websites load faster or slower, or charge websites or apps to load faster.

Puerto Rico is in the midst of the worst electricity outage in U.S. history. Most of the island remains without power more than two months after Hurricane Maria hit the island.

Some Puerto Ricans are saying that the current crisis should be a wake-up call that the island needs to move to a less centralized power system — and that solar power might be part of the solution. In other words, they believe Puerto Rico should follow the lead of many developing nations where solar power production is expanding rapidly.

The Mystery And The Magic Of Giving Thanks

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This Thanksgiving I will be thinking about turkey, of course.

But also about chickens and roosters.

I now live in the United States, but I grew up in Ghana, where there is no national holiday of Thanksgiving. But giving thanks is a very important part of my culture.

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Remembering How Mel Tillis Overcame Stuttering To Be A Country Music Star

Hear the radio version of this story One of Nashville's most prolific hit-makers died Sunday. Mel Tillis spent the last year dealing with intestinal issues, according to his publicist. He died at a hospital in Ocala, Florida, at age 85.

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Turkey Week Declared In Arkansas To Tout Economic Impact

The traditional trappings of Thanksgiving have a significant economic impact on the state of Arkansas, officials said in a ceremony on the steps of the state Capitol Monday. Gov. Asa Hutchinson declared this Turkey Week in Arkansas. According to The Poultry Federation President Marvin Childers, the state ranks third in the nation in turkey production. “Our Arkansas turkey farmers raise 26 million turkeys per year, which provides 525 million pounds of protein annually. Our turkey farmers raise...

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