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New Mexico governor cites 'dangerous intersection' of crime and homelessness, wants lawmakers to act

Jul. 18, 2024 01:06 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Citing what she calls the “dangerous intersection” of crime and homelessness, New Mexico's governor is calling on lawmakers to address stubbornly high crime rates as they convene Thursday for a special legislative session. In issuing her proclamation, Gov....

Tennessee won't purge voter rolls of people who disregard a letter asking them to prove citizenship

Jul. 17, 2024 14:17 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee election officials who sent letters last month to 14,375 registered voters asking them for proof of citizenship now say the recipients won't be kicked off voting rolls if they don't respond. The state clarified the position in a follow-up letter to all those...

Can a lottery winner run an effective foundation? Meet Roy Cockrum

Jul. 17, 2024 09:09 AM EDT

In the early 1980s, soon after graduating from college, Roy Cockrum was trying to make it as an actor in New York. He was hanging on by his fingernails, getting paid $40 a show for two supporting roles in the off-Broadway comedy “Vampire Lesbians of Sodom.” To cover his rent,...

First Horizon: Q2 Earnings Snapshot

Jul. 17, 2024 06:42 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — First Horizon National Corp. (FHN) on Wednesday reported second-quarter profit of $199 million. The Memphis, Tennessee-based bank said it had earnings of 34 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were 36 cents per...

Pinnacle Financial: Q2 Earnings Snapshot

Jul. 16, 2024 18:23 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Pinnacle Financial Partners Inc. (PNFP) on Tuesday reported second-quarter earnings of $53.2 million. The bank, based in Nashville, Tennessee, said it had earnings of 64 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and...

5-star potential: Oklahoma QB Jackson Arnold and Tennessee QB Nico Iamaleava are SEC wild cards

Jul. 16, 2024 17:50 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Southeastern Conference quarterbacks fall into a few categories this year. There are the cover boys: Texas’ Quinn Ewers, Georgia’s Carson Beck and Alabama’s Jalen Milroe who are all featured on the deluxe version of the new EA Sports College Football video game....

MLB draft rolls into second day, Royals take pitcher Drew Beam from CWS-winning Tennessee

Jul. 15, 2024 22:40 PM EDT

Drew Beam was a key cog of Tennessee's pitching staff on its road to a College World Series title. Now the right-hander hopes to make an impact for the up-and-coming Kansas City Royals. Beam was one of the first selections on Day 2 of Major League Baseball's amateur draft on Monday...

'Hillbilly Elegy': JD Vance's rise to vice presidential candidate began with a bestselling memoir

Jul. 15, 2024 20:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — At the heart of JD Vance's swift journey from venture capitalist to vice presidential candidate is a memoir he first thought of in law school, “Hillbilly Elegy.” Vance's bestseller about his roots in rural Kentucky and blue-collar Ohio made him a national...

FB Financial: Q2 Earnings Snapshot

Jul. 15, 2024 16:28 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — FB Financial Corp. (FBK) on Monday reported second-quarter earnings of $40 million. The bank, based in Nashville, Tennessee, said it had earnings of 85 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, came to 84 cents...

Federal appeals court says there is no fundamental right to change one's sex on a birth certificate

Jul. 12, 2024 20:31 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal appeals court panel ruled 2-1 on Friday that Tennessee does not unconstitutionally discriminate against transgender people by not allowing them to change the sex designation on their birth certificates. “There is no fundamental right to a birth...