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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Country singer Jason Aldean and other stars honored victims of a mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas instead of handing out awards at the CMT Artists of the Year show. The awards show Wednesday night pivoted to focus on victims of the shooting, as well as those recovering from hurricanes and wildfires, with a night of somber tributes, inspirational anthems and voices lifted in harmony.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority has fired Rob Wigington as its president and CEO. The airport's board of commissioners voted unanimously to remove Wigington, citing a "a fiduciary duty to do what is best for the organization." Wigington attorney Kevin Sharp says client was relieved of his duties when he tried to return from medical leave to undergo a successful liver transplant.

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - A house said to be a boyhood home of Elvis Presley and land where he played are part of an upcoming celebrity auction. The small house located on a hill in Tupelo, Mississippi, is a featured item in the sale set for Nov. 11. Other items include singer Whitey Houston's see-though piano and a car owned by the late Playboy founder Hugh Hefner. The house is near a park that includes Presley's birthplace and draws thousands of visitors annually to northeastern Mississippi.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A Tennessee man has received four sentences of life in prison without parole for killing two neighbors and murdering a father and a daughter in separate incidents. Officials say 47-year-old Michael Cullum pleaded guilty to killing 66-year-old Robert Bailey and his 41-year-old daughter Tammie Bailey in July 2016 in their home in Covington. Cullum had earlier pleaded guilty to fatally shooting 49-year-old Rhonda Bishop Dukes and 47-year-old Brenda Dukes in their home in June 2016.

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