In Tennessee, final debate puts surging virus in spotlight

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden arrive in Nashville Thursday for their final debate before the Nov. 3 election, they’ll be greeted by a city with r...

Federal appeals court upholds Kentucky abortion law

A federal appeals court has upheld a decades-old Kentucky law requiring abortion clinics to have written agreements with a hospital and an ambulance service in case of medical emergencies. ...

Tennessee's medication abortion law blocked by judge

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge has blocked a Tennessee law that required women undergoing drug-induced abortions be informed the procedure could be reversed. The statute was...

Trump-appointed judges under an election-year political lens

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. District Judge Eli Richardson, a Trump administration appointee who bucked the president's conservative base by blocking a Tennessee law that restricts mail-in voting, had...

Tennessee defends abortion reversal law in legal challenge

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee law requiring doctors to inform women that drug-induced abortions may be reversed is critical for women who may change their minds halfway through the procedure, th...

Lawsuit seeks to block Tennessee abortion reversal law

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Abortion rights groups on Monday filed a lawsuit challenging a newly enacted Tennessee law that would require women undergoing drug-induced abortions be informed the procedure ...

Woman seeks justice for sister as killer's execution delayed

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Three decades ago, Lisette Monroe turned to her 18-month-old daughter and came to a sobering realization: Her baby would likely finish college before the man who killed Monroe’...

House COVID oversight panel demands documents from 4 states

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The head of a congressional coronavirus oversight panel on Wednesday demanded Tennessee's Gov. Bill Lee and three other Republican governors provide documents showing how their...

Federal judge blocks sweeping anti-abortion law in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee will not be allowed to enforce one of the strictest abortion bans in the country as a legal battle over the measure's constitutionality moves through court, a federal...

Tennessee governor delays scheduled execution due to virus

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Gov. Bill Lee on Friday issued a temporary reprieve to a Tennessee death row inmate who had been scheduled to be executed later this year. “I am gr...

Tennessee gov to do 'whatever it takes' in abortion fight

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said Tuesday that he will do “whatever it takes in court” to defend one of the strictest abortion bans in the country currently blocked from being imple...

Tennessee lawmakers adjourn without addressing race, reform

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee’s Black lawmakers came back to the Capitol earlier this month with a request for their white colleagues: Advance public policy to send modest signals that say, 'Yes, ...

Tennessee advances 6-week abortion ban, lawsuit filed

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Amid nationwide unrest and a global pandemic that wrecked the state budget, Tennessee lawmakers advanced one of the strictest abortion bans in the country as most Tennesseans w...

Tennessee to halt sharing COVID-19 patient data

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee will soon stop providing the names and addresses of COVID-19 patients with first responders after initially arguing doing so would protect those on the front line. ...

Retirees, isolated by virus, become DJs for new radio hour

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tucked away inside his room at a senior care facility, Bob Coleman knew he couldn't go out into the world with the coronavirus raging. But he could share with the world his fir...