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Groups: Absentee ruling didn't exclude new Tennessee voters

Jul. 14, 2020 11:41 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Voting rights groups argue that Tennessee's continued enforcement of a state law barring many first-time voters from casting absentee ballots doesn't comply with a judge's ruling that all eligible voters can vote by mail during the coronavirus pandemic. The American Civil Liberties...

FILE - In this July, 26, 2019 photo, actor and producer Michael B. Jordan poses for a portrait during the 2019 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Beverly Hills, Calif. Jordan has partnered with Amazon Studios for “A Night at the Drive-In” that will bring diverse films to drive-in theaters for free screenings. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Michael B. Jordan wants you to view a drive-in movie, on him

Jul. 14, 2020 11:35 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For Michael B. Jordan, timing is everything. So when the SAG award winner marched in a Los Angeles Black Lives Matter protest last month demanding that Hollywood drastically increase its diversity in the executive ranks, it was a moment he felt prepared for. ’I think it’s...

Police: 4-year-old accidentally shoots, kills sibling

Jul. 14, 2020 11:01 AM EDT

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — A 4-year-old Tennessee child has accidentally shot and killed a younger sibling, police said. Officers were called to the Bristol Regional Medical Center Saturday night when a child arrived with a gunshot wound, news outlets reported, citing a police statement issued Monday. The...

Tennessee revenues came up $12.5M short in June amid virus

Jul. 14, 2020 4:27 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee officials say state revenues came up $12.5 million short of projections in June amid the coronavirus pandemic. State Finance Commissioner Butch Eley says June revenues were $1.5 billion, which is $29.8 million less than in June 2019. The month’s overall...

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2015, file photo, Washington Mystics guard Kara Lawson (20) tries to move around the defense of New York Liberty center Avery Warley-Talbert, front right, and guard Candice Wiggins during the first half of Game 3 of a WNBA basketball Eastern Conference semifinal series in New York. Lawson has always wanted to coach at Duke, a fact the first-time college coach had not shared with many people. Once the job opened up earlier this month, the Boston Celtics assistant jumped at the opportunity. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek, File)

Kara Lawson excited for chance to coach at Duke

Jul. 13, 2020 6:21 PM EDT

Kara Lawson has always wanted to coach at Duke — a fact the first-time college coach hadn't shared with many people. Once the job opened up earlier this month, the Boston Celtics assistant jumped at the opportunity. “I knew that if it ever came open I’d try and put my best foot forward and...

Calgary Flames' players take to the ice during NHL hockey practice in Calgary, Alberta, Monday, July 13, 2020. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)

Pucks and masks prevalent as 24 NHL teams open training camp

Jul. 13, 2020 6:06 PM EDT

St. Louis Blues goalie Jordan Binnington is so accustomed to wearing a mask, he didn’t mind doing so for the past four months during the coronavirus pandemic. “Sometimes, I forgot I’m wearing it while driving,” Binnington said Monday, when the Blues were among the NHL’s 24 teams...

Bubba Wallace (43) waits for the start of a NASCAR Cup Series auto race Sunday, July 12, 2020, in Sparta, Ky. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Column: Wallace deserves a slot in NASCAR's All-Star race

Jul. 13, 2020 5:12 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Bubba Wallace deserves a spot in NASCAR's All-Star race, a $1 million exhibition designed for race winners and previous champions of the event. Wallace doesn't qualify under those conditions, though he has four chances to make the 20-driver field Wednesday night at Bristol Motor...

Tennessee sets record for new virus cases with 3,314

Jul. 13, 2020 4:09 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee reported a record number of new virus cases on Monday with 3,314, according to the Tennessee Department of Health. That brings the total number of active cases in Tennessee to more than 65,000. Shelby County had the most cases statewide with 14,163. It was followed closely...

Tennessee governor signs, court blocks 6-week abortion ban

Jul. 13, 2020 3:51 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee on Monday signed one of the strictest abortion bans in the country, and a federal judge quickly blocked the measure. U.S. District Judge William Campbell in Nashville opted to wait for the bill to become law to rule on whether to block the bans included in...

Tennessee draws about 3,000 poll workers for Aug. 6 primary

Jul. 13, 2020 2:56 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nearly 3,000 people have signed up to be poll workers during the coronavirus pandemic for the Aug. 6 primary, and many Tennessee counties still need more, officials said Monday. Secretary of State Tre Hargett’s office says it’s not too late to apply, with signups...