Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam says he is asking the federal government to suspend placement of Syrian refugees in Tennessee.

In a statement released to media on Monday, Haslam acknowledges that the federal government has the authority to place refugees but states "they have said in the past they would be open to cooperating with receiving states."

Haslam says he wants to suspend placement of Syrian refugees in Tennessee "until states can become more of a partner in the vetting process."

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee school board delegates have voted almost unanimously for a resolution urging the state to fund all recommendations made in years past — but recently dropped — by a state panel.


BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Brent Stockstill threw for 301 yards and two touchdowns as Middle Tennessee beat Florida Atlantic 24-17 on Saturday.

Stockstill has thrown for more than 300 yards in six games this season and is one shy of tying the school record held by Wes Counts who had seven his entire career.

The Middle Tennessee (5-5, 4-2 Conference USA) defense forced Florida Atlantic to turn the ball over on downs on its last two drives.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Members of a panel appointed to offer a recommendation about a Middle Tennessee State University building named after Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest say they will have an open and public deliberation process.

MTSU President Sidney McPhee announced in June he would engage the university community about the building's name. That followed a mass shooting at a historically black church in South Carolina that sparked debate about Confederate symbols.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Six of the nine Democratic superdelegates in Tennessee are publicly supporting Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential bid.

One notable uncommitted superdelegate is Al Gore, who was Bill Clinton's running mate in 1992 and served as vice president for two terms.

Superdelegates can support the candidate of their choice at the Democratic National Convention, regardless of what happens in the primaries and caucuses. They make up about 30 percent of the delegates needed to clinch the nomination.