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Nashville bombing spotlights vulnerable voice, data networks

Nashville bombing spotlights vulnerable voice, data networks

Technology
PHOENIX -- The Christmas Day bombing in downtown Nashville led to phone and data service outages and disruptions over hundreds of miles in the southern U.S., raising new concerns about the vulnerability of U.S. communications.The blast seriously damaged a key AT&T network facility, an important hub that provides local wireless, internet and video service and connects to regional networks. Backup generators went down, which took service out hours after the blast. A fire broke out and forced an evacuation. The building flooded, with more than three feet of water later pumped out of the basement; AT&T and said there was still water on the second floor as of Monday.The immediate repercussions were surprisingly widespread. AT&T customers lost service — phones, intern...
British singer Rumer finds her country voice with ‘Nashville Tears’

British singer Rumer finds her country voice with ‘Nashville Tears’

Entertainment
Aug. 14 (UPI) -- British singer Rumer said Nashville Tears (The Songs of Hugh Prestwood) represents the "culmination" and "encapsulation" of the seven years she spent living in the southern United States. Rumer, whose real name is Sarah Joyce, said the story of Nashville Tears (The Songs of Hugh Prestwood), which is out Friday from label Cooking Vinyl, began when she left London to move to the United States -- first to Los Angeles and then to Arkansas and finally to Macon, Georgia. Advertisement "I had a baby, I worked a little job, and I was just living as an ordinary mom in Georgia," Rumer, 41, told UPI in a recent interview. "I had kind of run away from the music business." The singer of pop hits "Slow" and "Aretha" said life in the South sparked an appreciation for the music of countr...
‘Nashville Flipped’ star Troy Shafer dead at 38

‘Nashville Flipped’ star Troy Shafer dead at 38

Entertainment
May 9 (UPI) -- Troy Shafer, the star behind DIY Network's Nashville Flipped, has died at the age of 38. Shafer's death was confirmed by an obituary in the Erie Times-News, a publication from his hometown of Erie, Pa. The television star died unexpectedly on April 28. The cause of death is under investigation by the Erie coroner's office, The Tennessean reported. Nashville Flipped, which ran for two seasons for a total of 17 episodes, featured Shafer remodeling old homes from the 1800s and 1900s. The series was launched in 2016. "The DIY Network family is sorry to hear about the passing of Troy Dean Shafer, a dedicated, driven entrepreneur and restoration expert who was admired by everyone who worked on the series," the network said in a statement. "We continue to extend our deepest condol...
Nashville Predators sign first-round pick Dante Fabbro to entry-level deal

Nashville Predators sign first-round pick Dante Fabbro to entry-level deal

Sports
March 27 (UPI) -- The Nashville Predators signed defenseman Dante Fabbro to a three-year, entry-level contract, the team announced Wednesday. The Predators selected Fabbro with the No. 17 overall pick in the 2016 NHL Draft. He could make his professional debut when the Preds visit the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night at PPG Paints Arena. Fabbro had 33 points (seven goals, 26 assists) in 38 games during his junior season in 2018-19 with Boston University. He was named a Hockey East second-team All-Star for the second straight year. He finished his three-year collegiate career with 80 points (22 goals, 58 assists) in 112 games.FABBRO SZN. #Preds | @17Fabbro https://t.co/tKlftITGay— x - Nashville Predators (@PredsNHL) March 27, 2019 The 20-year-old defenseman has represented Cana...
Connor Hellebuyck, Winnipeg Jets cruise past Nashville Predators

Connor Hellebuyck, Winnipeg Jets cruise past Nashville Predators

Sports
Jan. 17 (UPI) -- The Winnipeg Jets scored first and didn't look back, defeating the Nashville Predators 5-1 on Thursday night at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. The Jets (31-14-2) extended their winning streak to four games and increased their Central Division lead over Nashville (28-17-4) to four points following the victory. Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck steadied Winnipeg with 37 saves on 38 shots (.974 save percentage). The Predators edged the Jets in shots on goal (38 to 34) but struggled to figure out Hellebuyck. Predators goalie Pekka Rinne stopped 29 shots for a .853 save percentage. Brendan Lemieux gave the Jets a 1-0 lead midway through the first period on a wraparound. Winnipeg forward Mason Appleton added his second goal of the season 3:36 into the second period for a 2-0 a...