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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee judge has upheld the state's lethal injection process for executing inmates.

Davidson County Chancery Judge Claudia Bonnyman said Wednesday from the bench that the plaintiffs, 33 death row inmates, didn't prove that the one-drug method led to a painful and lingering death.

She also said the plaintiffs didn't show during a lengthy trial that there have been problems in states where the method has been used.

There was no immediate comment from attorneys for either side.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says a man on a roadway overpass has fallen and died after being shot by an officer.

Local media report 22-year-old Steven Dodd was pronounced dead at a hospital early Wednesday after the shooting in Hendersonville.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eight people across the U.S. who registered to use Ashley Madison are suing the cheating website after hackers released personal and detailed information on them and millions of other users, including credit card numbers and sexual preferences.

The lawsuits were filed between last month and Monday by Ashley Madison users in California, Texas, Missouri, Georgia, Tennessee and Minnesota. They all seek class-action status to represent the estimated 37 million registered Ashley Madison users.

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — A fraternity chapter at Middle Tennessee State University has been suspended by the national fraternity while a sexually suggestive sign placed outside an off-campus house is investigated.

The Daily News Journal in Murfreesboro (http://on.dnj.com/1LvA3Q0 ) reported that a statement from the university said the Theta-Omega chapter of Sigma Pi had a banner that was reportedly taken down by fraternity leadership 30 minutes after it first went up.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Five Republican state senators are calling on Gov. Bill Haslam to enact "emergency rules" for abortion providers in Tennessee.

The lawmakers want the governor to take action to ensure that the illegal sale of fetal tissue after abortions isn't taking place in the state. They want the emergency rules to provide a "chain of custody" until the disposal of the fetus; create a hotline for reporting any illegal activity at abortion clinics; and authorize the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to investigate abortion facilities.

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