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Tennessee, Delaware to become first states to offer free diapers for Medicaid families

May. 22, 2024 16:37 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee will soon become the first state in the country to offer free diapers to families enrolled in the state's Medicaid program after receiving federal approval, state officials have confirmed. Similarly, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services...

Use of Wegovy and other weight-loss drugs soars among kids and young adults

May. 22, 2024 13:50 PM EDT

At 17, Israel McKenzie was so burdened by obesity that he stopped going to high school in person and was embarrassed to speak to people at his restaurant job. “I was in a really dark place,” says McKenzie, whose weight had climbed to 335 pounds on his 6-foot-1 frame, despite...

Judge in Tennessee blocks effort to put Elvis Presley's former home Graceland up for sale

May. 22, 2024 10:32 AM EDT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Judge in Tennessee blocks effort to put Elvis Presley's former home Graceland up for sale.

Tennessee is the latest state to mandate automatic defibrillators at high schools

May. 21, 2024 15:12 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell joined Gov. Bill Lee on Tuesday to celebrate Tennessee's new law requiring all high schools to keep an automated external defibrillator available during classes, athletic practices and games. Lee signed the legislation earlier...

Father says the 10-year-old child swept into a storm drain in Tennessee after severe storms has died

May. 21, 2024 12:40 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A 10-year-old Tennessee boy who was swept into a storm drain after severe weather two weeks ago has died, according to posts by his father on social media. Asher Sullivan had been playing with other children in water in the streets as the adults cleaned up...

AutoZone: Fiscal Q3 Earnings Snapshot

May. 21, 2024 07:03 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — AutoZone Inc. (AZO) on Tuesday reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $651.7 million. On a per-share basis, the Memphis, Tennessee-based company said it had net income of $36.69. The results topped Wall Street...

Trump or Biden? Either way, US seems poised to preserve heavy tariffs on imports

May. 21, 2024 06:47 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As president, Donald Trump imposed a 25% tariff on foreign steel, which hurt Clips & Clamps Industries, a Michigan auto supplier — raising its materials prices, making it harder to compete with overseas rivals and costing it several contracts. Jeff...

Tennessee professor swept away by wave during Brazil study-abroad trip has died

May. 20, 2024 17:21 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee community college professor who was swept away by an ocean wave during a study-abroad trip in Brazil has died, his school said Monday. Clifford Gordon, associate professor of art, was walking with three students along an oceanside road in Paraty,...

3 dead after small plane crashes in Tennessee

May. 15, 2024 20:21 PM EDT

FRANKLIN, Tennessee (AP) — Three people are dead after a small plane crashed on Wednesday in Williamson County, local officials confirmed. Williamson County Chief Deputy Mark Elrod told reporters that the plane had left Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and was headed to Louisville,...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee - Advisory

May. 15, 2024 16:38 PM EDT
Eds: The Tennessee editorial roundup will not move this week due to a lack of editorials of state-wide interest. We will resume the roundup at its normal time on Thursday, May 23, 2024. The AP