WASHINGTON (AP) — Tennessee Rep. Jim Cooper came to the defense of FBI Director James Comey on Capitol Hill Thursday as Comey was being grilled by Republicans over his handling of the Hillary Clinton classified email investigation.

Comey testified before a House committee this morning that while it was a serious mistake for then Secretary of State Clinton to send classified email using her personal account, the breach of security did not warrant criminal charges.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A spokesman for Republican Sen. Bob Corker says he has withdrawn his name as a possible running mate for Donald Trump.

Micah Johnson confirmed the comments that the Tennessee senator made in an interview with The Washington Post published Wednesday in which the senator said, "There are people far more suited for being a candidate for vice president, and I think I'm far more suited for other types of things."

Corker is the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He appeared with Trump at a campaign event in North Carolina on Tuesday.


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

Officials say voter registration applications must be turned in at the Commission Office by 4:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. Mail-in applications have to be postmarked no later than July 5.

Voters can register at election commission offices in each Tennessee county or online. Officials say anyone who registers online must vote the first time in person and are not eligible to vote absentee.


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has struck down abortion laws in Texas that are nearly identical to abortion regulations on the books in Tennessee.

The justices voted 5-3 Monday in favor of Texas clinics that protested the regulations as a thinly veiled attempt to make it harder for women to get an abortion in the nation's second-most populous state.


WASHINGTON (AP) — One of Tennessee’s largest companies has lost a precedent setting Supreme Court case that defines the limits of Native American tribal court authority.

The U.S. Supreme Court announced Thursday that justices were deadlocked 4-4 in a closely watched dispute between the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians and mid-state based Dollar General Corp. The impasse leaves a lower court decision in place that favors the tribe.