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Grizzlies' Jackson Jr. out up to 6 months with hurt foot

Jun. 30, 2022 20:14 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis Grizzlies forward-center Jaren Jackson Jr. will be sidelined up to six months after having surgery to repair a stress fracture in his right foot. The Grizzlies announced Thursday that Jackson had the procedure Wednesday and is expected to make a full...

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Jun. 30, 2022 17:57 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Jun. 30, 2022 13:47 PM EDT

Kingsport Times News. June 26, 2022. Editorial: Do you have what it takes to be a foster parent? As Frontier Health seeks foster parents to help meet a growing need in the region, the Census Bureau says that nearly 18.5 million American children are growing up without...

Cyberattack disrupts unemployment benefits in some states

Jun. 30, 2022 13:41 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A cyberattack on a software company has disrupted unemployment benefits and job seeking assistance for thousands of people in several states. In Tennessee, the website for unemployment benefits remained down Thursday morning after the vendor, Geographic...

Tax breaks, trans athletes, more: Tennessee laws kicking in

Jun. 30, 2022 12:09 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — As Tennesseans prepare to enjoy fireworks and cookouts over the long weekend, a long slate of new state laws affecting transgender athletes, which books can be in school libraries, homeless camps, and harsh criminal sentences will go into effect Friday. In...

Louisiana man charged in shooting that injured officer

Jun. 30, 2022 04:04 AM EDT

ERIN, Tenn. (AP) — A Louisiana man has been charged in a shooting that resulted in injury to a Tennessee police officer. BJ Brown, 32, was taken into custody Wednesday about two miles from the location of the shooting that occurred two days earlier, the Tennessee Bureau of...

EXPLAINER: Abortion landscape under state 'heartbeat' laws

Jun. 29, 2022 17:13 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Laws banning most abortions at the point of the “first detectable heartbeat” are beginning to take effect across the country, following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision Friday to overturn the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized the procedure in 1973. Such...

Man fatally shot in Kentucky after wounding Tenn. officer

Jun. 29, 2022 08:42 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police fatally shot a suspect who fled after allegedly shooting an officer in Tennessee. Nashville Metro Police said a warrant was issued Tuesday night charging Samuel Quinton Edwards, 34, with attempted murder of a Hendersonville police...

In flurry of court activity, rulings on abortion bans mixed

Jun. 28, 2022 21:06 PM EDT

A federal court Tuesday allowed Tennessee to ban abortions as early as six weeks into pregnancy, while in Texas — which is already enforcing a similar ban based on an embryo's cardiac activity — a judge temporarily blocked an even stricter decades-old law from taking effect. The...

Court lets Tennessee 6-week abortion ban take effect

Jun. 28, 2022 17:04 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal court on Tuesday allowed Tennessee's ban on abortion as early as six weeks into pregnancy to take effect, citing the Supreme Court's decision last week overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion rights case. The action by the 6th U.S. Circuit...