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1. Former attorney general named Metro law director -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Former Tennessee Attorney General Bob Cooper will take over as the Nashville law director.

Newly installed Mayor John Cooper announced Tuesday that Bob Cooper will lead Metro's Department of Law beginning Nov. 4. He will replace current law director Jon Cooper. The three Coopers are unrelated.

2. Bradley welcomes Davis as litigation associate -

Judea S. Davis is joining Bradley Arant Boult Cummings as an associate in the Litigation Practice Group.

Previously, Davis clerked for Judge Michelle Childs of the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina and Judge Garrison Hill of the South Carolina Court of Appeals. She served as a law fellow and law clerk for the Equal Justice Initiative, researching constitutional and criminal law issues and representing clients before the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles.

3. Top Middle Tennessee residential sales for second quarter 2019 -

Top residential real estate sales, second quarter 2019, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

4. Top Middle Tennessee residential sales for May 2019 -

Top residential real estate sales, May 2019, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

5. Departure of Trump's GOP critics in Senate leaves a void -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's most prominent GOP critics on Capitol Hill are close to completing their Senate careers, raising the question of who — if anyone — will take their place as willing to publicly criticize a president who remains popular with nearly 9 in 10 Republican voters.

6. 182 nominated for new Nashville police oversight board -

NASHVILLE (AP) — A new police oversight board in Tennessee has had more than 180 people nominated.

News outlets report 182 names were submitted by Tuesday's deadline for nominations to the citizen-led Nashville police oversight board. The mayor and Metro Council of the consolidated city and Davidson County government will each pick two of the 11-member board, and the public at-large will select seven.

7. Top Middle Tennessee residential sales for November 2018 -

Top residential real estate sales, November 2018, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

8. Top Middle Tennessee commercial sales for September 2018 -

Top commercial real estate sales, September 2018, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

9. Top Middle Tennessee residential sales for September 2018 -

Top residential real estate sales, September 2018, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

10. Come fly with Phil, Marsha on gilded wings -

Early in his U.S. Senate campaign, former Gov. Phil Bredesen shied away from talking about his opponent, Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, preferring to focus instead on ideas.

But a new TV ad paid for by Majority Forward, a Democrat-leaning group, dubs her as “Air Blackburn” for taking all sorts of junkets and voting herself pay raises over 10 years in Congress.

11. Stage set for races for 3 open US House seats in Tennessee -

MEMPHIS (AP) — The stage is set for spirited races for three open U.S. House seats in Tennessee.

Voters on Thursday chose Republican and Democratic candidates in House districts where longtime GOP Congressman John Duncan Jr. retired and fellow Republicans Marsha Blackburn and Diane Black moved on to seek other political jobs. The races for all nine House seats in Tennessee will be decided in the Nov. 6 general election.

12. $1 million-plus Middle Tennessee commercial sales for Q2 2018 -

Commercial real estate sales, Second quarter 2018, of $1 million of more for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

Chandler Reports has been publishing Real Estate Market Data since 1968. That year, Chandler began collecting residential sales information for the Chandler Residential Report, considered the authoritative source for residential real estate sales information. Over the next three decades, the publications have been continually refined, enhanced and expanded, growing to include lot sales data, new residential construction and absorption information, and commercial sales. In 1987, Chandler Reports began one of the first on–line real estate market data services in the country, and is a nationally recognized leader in the industry. In 2004, Chandler Reports was purchased by The Daily News Publishing Co. In 2007, Chandler introduced RegionPlus, including property research for Nashville and Middle Tennessee. Visit online at chandlerreports.com.

13. Metro Council panel seeks solution for its own inaction on tax rates -

Less than a month into fiscal 2019, Metro Nashville is set to dig into its $2.23 billion budget with a blue-ribbon commission while enforcing spending-reduction “targets” totaling $11.5 million.

14. Top Middle Tennessee residential sales for February 2018 -

Top residential real estate sales,February 2018, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

15. Bredesen's Senate campaign fears it was hacked -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen's campaign for U.S. Senate told the FBI on Thursday that it fears it has been hacked, amid growing concern that candidates in the 2018 election could be targets of cyberattacks.

16. Top Middle Tennessee residential sales for January 2018 -

Top residential real estate sales, January 2018, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

17. Middle Tennessee's $1M-plus residential transactions for 2017 -

There were 735 homes selling for $1 million or more in Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Sumner and Wilson counties in 2017, according to Chandler Reports.

Davidson County had the most with 386, followed by Williamson (316), Sumner (21), Wilson (10) and Rutherford (2).

18. New tax laws, rising rates bring some new-year angst -

Realtors have no choice but to look forward as the new year begins. It would be more pleasant looking back at 2017 since the year was filled with thousands of closings, each with its own drama, turmoil, and excitement. But that always goes with the residential real estate territory.

19. Top Middle Tennessee commercial sales for November 2017 -

Top commercial real estate sales, November 2017, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

20. French jazz album recorded in French? Why not? -

Eric Brace laughs at himself easily when describing his latest project, an album of French jazz songs – sung in that storied language of love – accompanied by a wall of sound mostly provided by a blind, musical genius who began his career in a South Dakota family gospel band.

21. Rivals Manning, Spurrier enter College Hall of Fame together -

NEW YORK (AP) — After the class picture of the latest Hall of Fame inductees was taken, Peyton Manning made his way over to Steve Spurrier for another handshake and some chit-chat before heading off in opposite directions to do media interviews.

22. Tennessee officials react to Corker retirement announcement -

Elected officials in Tennessee react to Republican Bob Corker's announcement Tuesday that he won't seek a third term in the U.S. Senate:

"Bob has been a close friend for over 40 years. His leadership and wisdom in the Senate will be missed, but I have complete faith in his judgment and respect his decision. I look forward to seeing what he does next." — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam.

23. Top Middle Tennessee residential transactions for July 2017 -

Top residential real estate sales, July 2017, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

24. Micromanaging Nashville is Job 1 for Legislature -

Metro Nashville is used to getting hammered by the Legislature’s Republicans. Nearly every time the Metro Council tries to come up with a solution to growing problems, conservatives in the General Assembly swoop in and save the rest of the state from Music City’s attempts to better handle its success.

25. Tennessee, Left Coast a world apart on immigration -

San Francisco resident Terry Karlsson relishes her hometown’s reputation for embracing “multi-cultural diversity.”

The wife of a Swedish immigrant, Karlsson says she believes San Francisco’s status as a sanctuary city, one in which it refuses to participate in the enforcement of federal immigration law, reflects a nation born of people who moved here, a land of immigrants from many countries.

26. Top Middle Tennessee commercial transactions for March 2017 -

Top commercial real estate sales, March 2017, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

27. Corker, Cooper, DesJarlais weigh in on school meals -

Debate has just begun this year about the federal budget and what role the federal government will play in social welfare programs, including nutrition measures like the National School Lunch Program.

28. Top Middle Tennessee residential transactions for Dec. 2016 -

Top residential real estate sales, December 2016, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

29. How a Trump win might affect Tennessee -

Radical change may be the cry of Donald Trump supporters, but questions loom large over a potential presidency for the Republican nominee.

His policies are largely undefined, and his relationship with the Republican Party is tenuous at best. His slogan is “Make America Great Again,” but he’s been unclear how he will achieve such a goal. And whether Republicans get on board with a Trump administration is a mystery, too.

30. Is this the year the Tide rolls out with a loss? -

Tennessee defensive end LaTroy Lewis was raised in Akron, Ohio, and recalls a special Saturday of football each fall when he was a youth: Ohio State vs. Michigan.

“That’s what I was taught my whole life,” Lewis says, “and then I got down here in the South, and it was kind of like: ‘Is there any other game beside Tennessee and Alabama?’”

31. Gov. Haslam names Young to Nashville chancery court -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam has named Bill Young to fill a vacancy on the chancery court bench in Nashville.

32. Outnumbered Dems hope to ride anti-Trumpmentum -

State Rep. Raumesh Akbari identified herself with the “Fighting 26,” also known as the Tennessee House Democratic Caucus, when she took the podium to support Hillary Clinton at Philadelphia’s Democratic National Convention.

33. Top Middle Tennessee commercial transactions for June 2016 -

Top commercial real estate sales, June 2016, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

34. Estate sale pickers get piece of picker’s life -

By the time the antique dealer from Leiper’s Fork finishes digging and winching to freedom the bronze statue that Tammy Wynette had installed decades ago in the red dirt of this Oak Hill front yard, I had talked about The Beverly Hillbillies, admired the office and desk where Louise Scruggs spent a day chasing Bob Dylan for me and culled through Earl Scruggs’ record collection with the thoughtful guidance of one of Nashville’s best upright bassists.

35. Bradley attorneys elected Tennessee Bar Foundation fellows -

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Nashville partners – William L. Norton, III and Todd Presnell – have been elected as fellows of the Tennessee Bar Foundation, an association of 818 attorneys from across the state.

36. Top Middle Tennessee commercial transactions for March 2016 -

Top commercial real estate sales, March 2016, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

37. Morin is new CEO, president of Ingram Content Group -

Ingram Content Group has selected Shawn Morin, formerly president and chief operating officer, as chief executive officer and president, effective immediately. John R. Ingram will continue to be active as chairman of the company.

38. Youth in Government conference set for Capitol -

More than 1,500 high school students will gather at the Tennessee State Capitol April 7-10 and 14-17 as part of the 63rd annual Tennessee YMCA Youth in Government (YIG) conferences.

While today’s students primarily are taught about government through books or the Internet, the conferences provide the necessary realization that true civic engagement is possible only when citizens effectively submerge themselves in the process.

39. Tennessee Senate Speaker Ramsey announces he won't run again -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey, a leading figure in the Republican takeover of all three branches of Tennessee state government, announced Wednesday that he won't run for re-election.

The Blountville auctioneer became the first Republican speaker of the Senate since Reconstruction in 2007. He said in an emotional speech from the well of the Senate chamber that he wants to spend more time with his family and young grandchildren.

40. Top Middle Tennessee commercial transactions for January 2016 -

Top commercial real estate sales, January 2016, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

41. Middle Tennessee's top commercial real estate transactions for 2015 -

Middle Tennessee's top commercial real estate transactions for 2015, Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

42. Middle Tennessee's $1 million-plus residential real estate transactions for 2015 -

Middle Tennessee's $1 million-plus residential real estate transactions for 2015, Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

43. Top Middle Tennessee residential real estate transactions for September 2015 -

Top residential real estate sales, September 2015, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

44. Mac Wiseman: Last of the original CMA board -

“Charley Pride was sitting right there in that same chair as you. We sang ‘Footprints in the Snow,’’’ says Mac Wiseman, the last surviving member of the original CMA board of directors, nodding to where I sit.

45. At long last, a compelling home opener for Vols -

Finally, Tennessee’s football team has an attractive home opener in Neyland Stadium. It’s been a while.

The No. 23-ranked Vols (1-0) play host to No. 19 Oklahoma (1-0) Saturday at 6 ET in their best home opener in years.

46. Nashville music producer Bob Johnston dead at age 83 -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Music producer Bob Johnston, who played a key role in landmark recordings like Bob Dylan's "Blonde on Blonde" and Johnny Cash's "At Folsom Prison," is being remembered as a maverick who helped bring folk rock to Nashville.

47. Preseason analysis: Vols will defeat Oklahoma, finish 8-4 -

Tennessee’s football team has something to prove as it concludes the first week of preseason practices and moves forward to the 2015 season.

The Vols must prove they belong in the national picture in Butch Jones’ third year as coach.

48. Ramsey clear in push to politicize Supreme Court -

Republican Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey has a penchant for igniting flames of partisanship, and the retirement of Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Gary Wade is no exception.

In this case, Ramsey elicited criticism for injecting politics where some believe political colors shouldn’t be unfurled.

49. Tenn. reactions to the US Supreme Court's health care ruling -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold health insurance subsidies in states that do not operate their own insurance exchanges means the more than 155,000 Tennesseans who use the subsidies will not lose their health insurance. Here's a look at who is getting subsidies in Tennessee and what Tennesseans are saying about the ruling:

50. Tennessee reactions to the US Supreme Court's health care ruling -

NASHVILLE (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold health insurance subsidies in states that do not operate their own insurance exchanges means the more than 155,000 Tennesseans who use the subsidies will not lose their health insurance. Here's a look at who is getting subsidies in Tennessee and what Tennesseans are saying about the ruling:

51. Groups sue for tribal recognition, seeking $36M in damages -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Leaders of three Tennessee groups stripped of their short-lived recognition as American Indian tribes have filed a federal lawsuit seeking more than $36 million in damages.

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/1fciwRO) that the lawsuit was filed last month in a Knoxville U.S. District Court against former state Attorney General Bob Cooper and Deputy Attorney General Janet Kleinfelter, who voided the recognition.

52. Big band, big stadium, big deal -

Pleased to meet you, hope you guessed our name. Well, hell, Mick, if it’s puzzling you, it’s Nashville. Music City USA.

We’re the national media’s flavor of the day – the “It city,” which has gone from being a secondary concert market – remember The Beatles played Memphis, not Nashville – to one of the country’s prime touring destinations.

53. Ramsey: No Medicaid expansion until 2017 -

The Tennessee legislative session ended in late April, giving itself a little more than two and a-half months to handle the state’s business. That’s plenty of time, according to Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey.

54. European vacation as much as 25 percent cheaper due to euro -

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Vacations in Europe have a new attraction: the euro's steep drop in value is making the continent much cheaper for tourists from across the world, especially the United States and China.

55. Events -

Predators Foundation Wine Festival & Tasting. The event includes more than 200 wines, spirits and brews as well as hors d’oeuvres. Plus, a silent auction featuring Predators memorabilia and exclusive packages. A VIP option is available including a five-course dinner with wine pairings. All proceeds benefit the Nashville Predators Foundation, which supports Middle Tennessee nonprofit groups and programs in the community. Thursday, 6-10 p.m., Bridgestone Arena. Information: http://predators.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=37101.

56. Events -

Business Studio: Customer Valuation Workshop. This workshop is designed to help you accurately value your customers to use your marketing budget and resources more efficiently. The Chamber has partnered with Pryor Consultation to develop this workshop, which will be led by owner and lead marketing strategist Ryan Pryor, whose background is in online marketing, customer acquisition, lead generation and conversion rate optimization. Thursday, 8-9:30 a.m., Refinery Nashville, 438 Houston Street, Suite 263, Nashville. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3060.

57. Top December 2014 residential real estate transactions -

Top December 2014 residential real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

58. Tennessee joins multi-state lawsuit over immigration -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Tennessee is joining a multistate lawsuit seeking to halt President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration, state Attorney General Herbert Slatery announced Monday.

Slatery notified the parties in the lawsuit that Tennessee will become the 25th state to join the legal challenge filed in federal court in Texas, saying the state "cannot sit on the sidelines of this case, when unlawful directives of this magnitude grant lawful presence and other rights like work permits to such a large number."

59. Response to Gov. Haslam's proposed Medicaid deal -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Reaction to Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to expand Medicaid in Tennessee:

"When a state has an opportunity to take power away from the federal government and institute real conservative reform, that is an opportunity that must be taken seriously. Governor Haslam has negotiated a deal which returns tax dollars back to Tennessee while using conservative principles to bring health insurance to more Tennesseans." - Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey, R-Blountville.

60. Ernest Tubb Record Shop: Where the stars really shop on Lower Broadway -

When Bob Dylan drops by, he generally goes right for “a handful” of Hank and Carter Family recordings, although on one Lower Broadway afternoon the old man from the North Country also is reported to have purchased a “Larry the Cable Guy” DVD.

61. Slatery stays out of GOP AG letter on Obama -

NASHVILLE (AP) - New Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery isn't joining a group of Republican colleagues from other states in issuing a statement vowing "appropriate action" on President Barack Obama's executive order on immigration.

62. New chief justice echoes Haslam mantra on review -

NASHVILLE (AP) - First, the state Supreme Court hired Gov. Bill Haslam's top legal adviser as Tennessee's next attorney general. Now the high court's new chief justice is also adopting the Republican governor's rhetoric.

63. Senate Speaker Ramsey spins wins out of defeats -

NASHVILLE (AP) - State Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey has a way of turning spectacular failures into soaring victories.

The latest example is Ramsey's recent attempt to defeat Democratic state Supreme Court justices in last month's retention elections as a way to install a Republican attorney general. The ouster effort was solidly defeated at the polls, but the court this week still decided to replace incumbent Attorney General Bob Cooper, a Democrat, with Republican Herbert Slatery.

64. Tennessee Supreme Court names Slatery as attorney general -

NASHVILLE (AP) - The state Supreme Court on Monday named Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's top legal adviser, Herbert Slatery, as Tennessee's next attorney general.

The announcement came in the aftermath of a failed campaign led by Republican Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey to oust three Democratic justices who make up a majority on the five-member court. That effort focused heavily on incumbent Attorney General Bob Cooper's refusal to take part in a multistate lawsuit challenging President Barack Obama's health care law.

65. Senate speaker lauds 3 Republican AG candidates -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey on Thursday voiced support for Republican state attorney general candidates, while refusing to divulge how much he spent on trying to oust members of the Supreme Court who will decide the next AG.

66. Candidates makes pitches for state attorney general post -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Tennessee Supreme Court justices on Monday heard candidates make their case for the next eight-year term as state attorney general.

The eight candidates spoke at a public hearing and were interviewed by the justices, who will appoint one of them. Tennessee is the only state where the high court appoints the attorney general.

67. 8 apply to become next Tennessee attorney general -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Eight candidates submitted applications with the Tennessee Supreme Court by Friday's deadline to be considered for the next eight-year term as state attorney general.

Tennessee is the only state where the high court appoints the attorney general. The justices will make their choice after public hearings with finalists.

68. AG gives opinion for District 30 seat replacement -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Tennessee's attorney general has released an opinion on the legal mechanism for filling the District 30 seat held by Democratic state Sen. Jim Kyle.

69. Looks like 6-6 season, return to bowl game for Vols -

KNOXVILLE – Pull out your 2014 schedules, UT fans.

Fall camp is done, and it’s time to get in game-week mode with the season opener against Utah State fast approaching.

So go to the little box next to each of UT’s opponents on the 2014 schedule and pick the winner.

70. Tennessee AG: Parents can't give kids new last names -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee's attorney general says married parents can't invent new last names for their children.

Attorney General Bob Cooper writes in a legal opinion that state law limits the options to the last name of either the father or the mother, or both.

71. Tennessee AG Bob Cooper to seek another 8-year term -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Tennessee Attorney General Bob Cooper announced Monday he will seek another eight-year term after three Democrats were retained on the Supreme Court.

Cooper, a former aide to then-Gov. Phil Bredesen, a Democrat, had not divulged his plans before last week's election in which the three justices fended off a conservative effort to oust them.

72. AG: Applications for court clerk are open records -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Attorney General Bob Cooper says in a legal opinion that applications for chancery court clerk are covered by Tennessee's open records laws.

73. AG: Tennessee can lawfully electrocute inmates -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The State Attorney General says Tennessee can lawfully use the electric chair on death row inmates if drugs used for lethal injection are not available.

Attorney General Bob Cooper's written legal opinion was issued this week as state lawmakers consider a bill that would allow condemned prisoners to be electrocuted if lethal injection is thwarted by big drug companies or the courts.

74. Senate defeats proposal to elect attorney general -

NASHVILLE (AP) - The Senate on Wednesday defeated an effort to change the Tennessee constitution to require the popular election of the attorney general.

The measure sponsored by Republican Sen. Mae Beavers of Mt. Juliet received 15 votes in favor and 14 votes against. Proposals need at least 17 votes - a majority of the 33-member chamber - to pass.

75. Full Senate to vote on latest AG election proposal -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The state Senate is taking another run at changing the way Tennessee's attorney general gains office.

Under a proposed constitutional amendment advanced to a full Senate vote Tuesday, the attorney general would stand for popular election rather than being appointed by the state Supreme Court.

76. AG: Local governments can't create anti-meth rules -

NASHVILLE (AP) — State Attorney General Bob Cooper says in a legal opinion that Tennessee law prohibits cities and counties from enacting their own ordinances controlling the sale of cold medicines used to make methamphetamine.

77. Agreement keeps merged airline at 5 Tennessee airports -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Tennessee's top five airports will continue to be served by a merged US Airways and American Airlines for the next five years under an agreement with the state.

The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday announced it reached an agreement to allow the two entities to become the world's largest airline after agreeing to scale back its presence at Reagan National Airport in Washington and in other big cities.

78. What’s next for e-cigarette fans – FDA regulation or business boom? -

Beaming blue lights in the midst of odorless vapors are setting a smokeless firestorm amongst lawmakers, health officials and the advocates for electronic cigarettes.

The product has sparked federal regulation talks and varying concerns about the health and safety of the smokeless cigarette alternative.

79. Gov. Haslam sets up own judicial nominating panel -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam has issued an executive order to create a panel to nominate candidates to fill judicial vacancies after fellow Republicans in the Legislature let the Judicial Nominating Commission expire in June.

80. States get $30M from discount club marketer -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee is one of a group of states that has won a $30 million settlement against a marketing company the state says used confusing and deceptive business practices.

According to the state attorney general's office, Affinion and its subsidiaries offer a variety of services, including credit monitoring, roadside assistance and discount travel.

81. 40 AGs urge tight regulation of e-cigarettes -

BOSTON (AP) — Forty attorneys general, including Tennessee's Bob Cooper, sent a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday urging the agency to meet its own deadline and regulate electronic cigarettes in the same way it regulates tobacco products.

82. Top Midstate residential real estate transactions for July 2013 -

Top June 2013 residential real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

83. House GOP, Democrats clash over immigration -

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans took a tentative step toward offering citizenship to some unauthorized immigrants Tuesday, but hit an immediate wall of resistance from the White House on down as Democrats said it wasn't enough.

84. AG lays out rules for blue lights in funerals -

NASHVILLE (AP) - A legal opinion issued by the state Attorney General Bob Cooper outlines exactly when it's legal for blue flashing lights to be used as part of a funeral procession in Tennessee.

85. Initiative warns about deceptive travel promoters -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee is participating in a national law enforcement initiative to warn consumers about deceptive travel promoters and timeshare resellers.

The initiative is coordinated by the Federal Trade Commission and state Attorney General Bob Cooper announced Tennessee's participation this week.

86. Tennessee receives portion of drug quality claim -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee will receive a portion of a $500 million settlement with generic drug manufacturer Ranbaxy.

Tennessee Attorney General Bob Cooper announced Thursday that Tennessee will receive more than $5.5 million. The settlement resolved claims that Ranbaxy sold inferior drugs and made false statements about how they were made.

87. Haslam vetoes bill aimed at animal abuse stings -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Gov. Bill Haslam on Monday vetoed a bill that would require images that document animal abuse be turned over to law enforcement within 48 hours, saying his main concern is its constitutionality.

88. Settlement with nonprofits could bring $40 million -

NASHVILLE (AP) - A long-standing legal dispute between two publicly traded healthcare companies and the receiver for two Tennessee non-profit corporations could ultimately result in $40 million going to charities in the Volunteer State.

89. Top Midstate residential real estate transactions for March 2013 -

Top March 2013 residential real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

90. Senate votes to block access to gun carry records -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Before last year's elections, the Senate Republican Caucus obtained a copy of the entire database of handgun carry permit holders in Tennessee. On Wednesday, the GOP-controlled chamber voted to block public access to those records.

91. Tennessee Supreme Court agrees to hear DUI test case -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee Supreme Court has agreed to take a case that could determine whether police can arrest people suspected of driving drunk after they pass field sobriety tests.

The case involves a 2009 DUI charge in Sevier County that was dismissed because driver David Dwayne Bell passed six field sobriety tests.

92. Top Midstate residential real estate transactions for February 2013 -

Top February 2013 residential real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

93. Constitutional concerns raised over VU police bill -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The state's attorney general has raised constitutional concerns over an effort to strip Vanderbilt University of its police force because of a nondiscrimination policy for student groups.

94. Constitutional concerns raised over VU police bill -

NASHVILLE (AP) - The state's attorney general has raised constitutional concerns over an effort to strip Vanderbilt University of its police force because of a nondiscrimination policy for student groups.

95. AG: Utility bills would climb under legislation -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The state Attorney General says a measure pending in the General Assembly could cause bills from for-profit utility companies to climb significantly without much government oversight.

96. Foreclosure settlement claims are due today -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee Attorney General's office says Friday is the last day for Tennesseans to file a claim form to receive a payment under the national mortgage settlement.

Approximately 37,000 borrowers in Tennessee who lost their homes between Jan. 1, 2008 and Dec. 31, 2011, may be eligible to receive a payment. The nation's five largest mortgage servicers — Ally/GMAC, Bank of America, Citi, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo, agreed to the settlement with the federal government and 49 state attorneys general last year.

97. Deadline in mortgage settlement is Friday -

NASHVILLE (AP) - The deadline to file a claim under the national mortgage settlement is Friday.

Approximately 37,000 Tennessee borrowers who lost their homes to foreclosure between Jan. 1, 2008, and Dec. 31, 2011, may be eligible to receive a payment under the settlement.

98. Phenomenal 2012 sales good sign for new year -

As the year ends in the residential real estate market, buyers, sellers, Realtors and all associated with sales are dancing in the “sold” sign-filled streets and counting their blessings.

99. Top commercial real estate transactions for October 2012 -

October 2012 commercial real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

100. More than 5,000 consumers to get refunds -

NASHVILLE (AP) - More than 5,000 consumers in and outside of Tennessee will be eligible for refunds following an agreement involving several East Tennessee telemarketing firms and their operators.

U.S. District Judge Ronnie Greer signed final agreements this week that provide an estimated $1 million to consumers harmed by alleged deceptive business practices.