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PGA Tour says players knew consequences of joining LIV Golf

Aug. 08, 2022 15:34 PM EDT

The PGA Tour asked a federal judge in San Francisco to deny the appeal of three suspended players who joined Saudi-backed LIV Golf and now want to compete in the tour's lucrative postseason, arguing the players knew the consequences two months ago. Talor Gooch, Matt Jones and Hudson...

Ahead of school year, judges OK rollout of voucher program

Aug. 06, 2022 10:40 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee will be able to implement a contentious school voucher program while opponents continue challenging the initiative, a three-judge panel decided just days before the new school year begins. On Friday, attorneys representing Nashville, Shelby County...

With school about to begin, voucher foes aim to stop program

Aug. 05, 2022 18:07 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Opponents to a contentious Tennessee school voucher program on Friday argued the state is acting in a “haphazard fashion” attempting to roll out the initiative ahead of the new school year as they asked a panel of judges to once again block the 2019 law from being...

Democrat defeats incumbent Republican in Memphis DA race

Aug. 05, 2022 17:13 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Democratic lawyer who pledged to make abortion prosecutions under Tennessee’s “trigger law” an extremely low priority in the county that includes Memphis has defeated the incumbent Republican district attorney who refused to say whether she would go after doctors who...

AP News Guide: A look at Tennessee's primary elections

Aug. 05, 2022 14:42 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee’s primary elections were held Thursday to determine party nominees for governor, Congress and state legislative seats. A handful of ballot initiatives and district attorney races were also on the ballot in some counties, as well as Supreme Court...

Doctor critical of lax COVID rules wins Tenn. Dem gov race

Aug. 05, 2022 14:25 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jason Martin, a Nashville doctor critical of Republican Gov. Bill Lee’s hands-off approach to the COVID-19 pandemic, won the Democratic nomination for governor Friday and will face Lee in November. Martin, a first-time political candidate, defeated Memphis...

Meeting set to discuss Memphis medical sterilizing plant

Aug. 05, 2022 13:43 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to host a community meeting to discuss a medical equipment sterilizing plant in Memphis that used a chemical whose emissions could cause health risks, health officials said. The EPA said Wednesday that 23...

Long days grind on search teams in flood-ravaged Appalachia

Aug. 03, 2022 18:44 PM EDT

HINDMAN, Ky. (AP) — For days, a search-and-rescue team led by Phillip Dix has combed debris-clogged creekbanks looking for survivors in flood-ravaged eastern Kentucky. His crew is used to the stifling heat and humidity but is laboring under the grind of 12-hour shifts spent pulling people from...

Nashville council axes GOP convention bid; Milwaukee in line

Aug. 03, 2022 13:57 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville's metro council has dealt a likely final blow to proponents of bringing the 2024 Republican National Convention to the city, leaving Milwaukee as the almost-certain winner to host the GOP's biggest party. The council of the reliably Democratic city...

DA candidates clash over abortion prosecutions, sentencing

Aug. 02, 2022 18:48 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The contentious race for the job of top prosecutor in Tennessee’s most populous county ends Thursday, when voters decide between the current Republican district attorney and a Democratic challenger in a contest that's gained some national attention as the two clash on a...