Associated Press


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The state attorney general's office says Tennessee is in line to receive a $12.6 million share of Volkswagen's settlement with the states over deceptive trade practices in the sale of diesel vehicles designed to cheat emissions testing standards.

The German automaker agreed to pay the states more than $1,000 per car that violated consumer protection laws, totaling $570 million nationwide.

The state is also eligible to receive $42 million in support of environmental programs to reduce emissions.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Pat Summitt, the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history who boosted women's game, has died at 64.

Amid reports of Summitt's failing health, her family issued a statement Sunday asking for prayers and saying that the 64-year-old Summitt was surrounded by the people who mean the most to her. They also asked for privacy.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — If you plan on voting in the August 4 election, election officials want you to know that July 5 is the last day you can register.

Officials say voter registration applications must be in by 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 5. Mail-in applications must also be postmarked by that date.

You’re getting an extra day to register this year because the last day to register actually falls on July 4, a national holiday.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The United Auto Workers says Volkswagen officials have reneged on a pledge to recognize the union at the German automaker's lone U.S. plant in Tennessee.

Gary Casteel, the UAW's secretary-treasurer, released a 2014 document Tuesday stating that Volkswagen would recognize the UAW as the representative of its members in exchange for the union dropping a challenge to the outcome of a union election at the plant in Chattanooga.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The public policy chief of the Southern Baptist Church on Wednesday gave an impassioned defense of the denomination's support for the right of Muslims to build mosques in the United States.

The Rev. Russell Moore responded to a question by Arkansas Pastor John Wofford’s at the SBC’s annual meeting in St. Louis.