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1. Bradley attorneys appointed to ABA leadership positions -

Seven Bradley Arant Boult Cummings attorneys have been appointed to new leadership roles with the American Bar Association, including Junaid Odubeko, a partner in the firm’s Nashville office.

2. Kepro to buy eQHealthSolutions -

Kepro, a health management and technology solutions company with offices in Nashville, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire eQHealth Solutions, LLC.

“Facilitating care for priority populations is core to our work,” says Dr. Susan Weaver, president and chief executive officer. “The acquisition of eQHealth Solutions will enhance our ability to partner with government and commercial clients to improve health care quality, maximize efficiency and better leverage technology and analytics. I am excited about bringing the combined capabilities of Kepro and eQHealth to our clients.”

3. ANALYSIS: China extends control with online gaming crackdown -

BEIJING (AP) — Hugely popular online games and celebrity culture in China are the latest targets in the ruling Communist Party's campaign to encourage the public to fall in line with its vision for a powerful, more wholesome country.

4. Bone McAllester Norton combines with Spencer Fane -

Bone McAllester Norton PLLC, one of Nashville’s largest law firms, will combine with Spencer Fane, an Am Law 200 ranked law firm with offices in 20 cities nationwide.

The combination will become effective Oct. 1 and position the firms to expand both in terms of size and geography.

5. Harris urges Vietnam to join US in opposing China 'bullying' -

HANOI (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris called on Vietnam to join the U.S. in challenging China's "bullying" in the South China Sea, continuing her sharp rhetoric against Beijing as she met with Vietnamese leaders on Wednesday.

6. Climate bid faces tricky path over money for electric cars -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The bipartisan compromise on infrastructure cuts in half President Joe Biden's call for $15 billion to build 500,000 electric vehicle charging outlets, raising the stakes as the administration seeks to win auto industry cooperation on anti-pollution rules to curb climate change.

7. Key details of the Senate's bipartisan infrastructure plan -

Key details of the Senate's bipartisan infrastructure plan

By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has voted to take up a nearly $1 trillion national infrastructure plan after President Joe Biden and a bipartisan group of senators reached agreement on major provisions of the package.

8. England quarantine rules being relaxed to avoid shortages -

LONDON (AP) — The British government has sought to ease food supply pressures in England by exempting more than 10,000 workers from quarantine rules that led to staff shortages and empty shelves and fears of panic-buying.

9. Latest hack to test Biden's vow for consequences for Russia -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said he would "deliver" a message to Russian President Vladimir Putin about the latest ransomware attacks targeting American businesses, setting up a test of Biden's ability to balance his pledge to respond firmly to cyber breaches with his goal of developing a stable relationship with Russia.

10. UK pushes Pacific trade talks amid broader new focus on Asia -

BANGKOK (AP) — The U.K. launched negotiations Tuesday to join a trans-Pacific trade bloc as it looks to explore new opportunities following its departure from the European Union and strengthen its strategic interests in Asia.

11. Biden abroad: Pitching America to welcoming, wary allies -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden spent his first trip overseas highlighting a sharp break from his disruptive predecessor, selling that the United States was once more a reliable ally with a steady hand at the wheel. European allies welcomed the pitch — and even a longtime foe acknowledged it.

12. Engel & Völkers partners with Pareto -

Engel & Völkers Nashville has partnered with Pareto Realty and will collectively do business under the Engel & Völkers name. Led by license partner Neal Clayton, this announcement adds 18 real estate advisers to Engel & Völkers Nashville, expanding its real estate service into Williamson County.

13. Automakers face a threat to EV sales: Slow charging times -

DETROIT (AP) — If the auto industry is to succeed in its bet that electric vehicles will soon dominate the roads, it will need to overcome a big reason why many people are still avoiding them: Fear of running out of juice between Point A and Point B.

14. Kirkland installed as TMA president -

Dr. Ronald “Ron” H. Kirkland, a board-certified otolaryngologist from Jackson, has been installed as the 167th president of the Tennessee Medical Association, the statewide professional association for more than 9,500 member physicians and their patients.

15. Face to face: June summit for Biden, Putin as tensions rise -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and Russia's Vladimir Putin agreed Tuesday to meet next month in Geneva, a face-to-face encounter the White House hopes will help bring some predictability to a fraught relationship that's only worsened in the first months of the Democratic administration.

16. Zeglarksi joins Frost Brown Todd -

Robert Zeglarksi, known for his work with clients in the technology, financial and entertainment industries, has joined Frost Brown Todd’s Nashville office as a member in the firm’s securities and corporate governance practice group.

17. EU plans tightening foreign investment with eye on China -

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is planning to tighten the foreign investment rules in the bloc to make sure that local producers and industries are no longer undercut by non-EU investors that have faced slacker rules up to now.

18. TDEC honors 10 parks for ‘Go Green’ projects -

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation has recognized 10 of the 56 Tennessee State Parks with platinum level status for their performance in environmental sustainability in the state’s Go Green With Us program.

19. Eating our lunch: Biden points to China in development push -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pushing for trillions of dollars in development spending, President Joe Biden and Democratic lawmakers are directing Americans' eyes to the rear-view mirror, pointing to a booming, ambitious China they say is threatening to quickly overtake the United States in global clout and capacity.

20. Biden plan would spend $16B to clean up old mines, oil wells -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's $2.3 trillion plan to transform America's infrastructure includes $16 billion to plug old oil and gas wells and clean up abandoned mines, a longtime priority for Western and rural lawmakers from both parties.

21. Buttigieg pitches infrastructure needs to divided Congress -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is warning that the country's infrastructure needs exceed $1 trillion and that other countries, namely China, are pulling ahead of the U.S. with their public works investments, a scenario he describes as "a threat to our collective future."

22. In early foreign policy tests, Biden takes on world as it is -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden in his early days in office has vowed a dramatic reordering of U.S. foreign policy from his predecessor. Yet on some of the most difficult issues, he's shown a preference for using the scalpel over the sledgehammer as he implements his own agenda and tries to move away from Trumpism.

23. Stellantis CEO says 4th largest carmaker to be disruptive -

MILAN (AP) — Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares on Wednesday said the new car company formed from the merger of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Peugeot would be a "disruptive" force in the industry, and that both sides would provide technologies to achieve the promised 5 billion euros ($6 billion) in cost savings each year.

24. Biden declares 'America is back' in welcome words to allies -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden used his first address before a global audience Friday to declare that "America is back, the transatlantic alliance is back," after four years of a Trump administration that flaunted its foreign policy through an "America First" lens.

25. 9 Bradley lawyers named ‘Attorneys for Justice’ -

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP attorneys Kimberly M. Ingram, Alexandra C. Lynn, Erin Malone-Smolla, Casey L. Miller, Peter C. Sales, Edmund S. Sauer, Jeffrey W. Sheehan, Fritz Spainhour and David K. Taylor have been recognized by the Tennessee Supreme Court as 2020 “Attorneys for Justice.”

26. Mule Day canceled due to COVID issues -

The city of Columbia and the Maury County Bridle and Saddle Club – organizers for the annual Mule Day Parade and festivities – have announced the cancellation of Mule Day 2021, which had been planned for April 8-11. The decision was made after consideration of all potential options, and included input and recommendations from local health and public safety officials.

27. HCA, new partner to produce PPE -

Nashville’s HCA Healthcare has announced it has entered into a new joint venture business with A Plus International Inc. to expand access to personal protective equipment by manufacturing surgical and procedure masks in the United States.

28. Highlights of $900 billion COVID-19 relief, wrapup bills -

Congressional leaders have hashed out a massive, year-end catchall bill that combines $900 billion in COVID-19 aid with a $1.4 trillion omnibus spending bill and reams of other unfinished legislation on taxes, energy, education and health care. The huge, still-unreleased bill is slated for votes on Monday — with lawmakers having only a few hours to read it before casting their votes.

29. Nestle to spend $3.6 billion on improving climate footprint -

GENEVA (AP) — Nestle, the world's biggest food company, said Thursday that it will spend 3.2 billion Swiss francs ($3.6 billion) over five years to improve its climate footprint.

Nestle said the investment will increase the Switzerland-based company's use of renewable energy, which it aims to use exclusively by 2025. The money will also boost what it called "regenerative agriculture" throughout Nestle's supply chain with the planting of hundreds of millions of trees over the next decade.

30. Chartis buys Jarrard Phillips Cate & Hancock -

Jarrard Phillips Cate & Hancock, Inc., a Nashville-based communications and change management firm serving the health care industry, has been acquired by The Chartis Group of Chicago, a leading health care advisory and analytics firm.

31. Legal Aid, Catholic Charities partner for COVID-19 assistance -

Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands has partnered with Catholic Charities of Tennessee to offer assistance to individuals experiencing financial or personal hardships due to COVID-19.

32. Chinese leaders focus on tech as they make 5-year plan -

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese leaders met Monday to formulate an economic blueprint for the next five years that is expected to emphasize development of semiconductors and other technology at a time when Washington is cutting off access to U.S. technology.

33. Tyson & Mendes opens, names managing partner -

Insurance defense firm Tyson & Mendes LLP is launching its first office in Tennessee and has named litigator William Johnson managing partner for the new Nashville branch.

Johnson brings more than 20 years of litigation experience, most recently serving as partner at Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. His practice focuses on defending against claims of catastrophic personal injury, sexual torts, including childhood sexual abuse and sexual assault, medical malpractice and employment practices liability. Johnson has represented skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, physicians, hospitals, religious institutions, and many others throughout state and federal courts in Tennessee and California.

34. Trump highlights foreign policy wins as he woos voters -

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the past two weeks, President Donald Trump has notched a string of diplomatic wins he's highlighting with voters in the run-up to the election, but his report card on the most serious threats to U.S. national security shows an "incomplete."

35. Christmas Parade to become virtual event -

Officials from Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt have announced a new virtual format for this year’s Nashville Christmas Parade, scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 5.

The virtual parade will replace the annual downtown parade, which has been canceled due to COVID-19. This year, viewers will experience a one-hour program featuring a lineup of virtual performances and celebrity appearances from across Nashville, plus historic highlights from previous parades.

36. US to reject nearly all Chinese claims in South China Sea -

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say the Trump administration is poised to escalate its actions against China by stepping squarely into one of the most sensitive regional issues dividing them and rejecting outright nearly all of Beijing's significant maritime claims in the South China Sea.

37. McNally honored with Bar’s Norman Award -

Patrick T. McNally has been named the recipient of the Nashville Bar Association’s 2020 Jack Norman, Sr. Award, given annually to criminal law practitioners – including specifically defense attorneys, prosecuting attorneys and judges of courts with criminal jurisdiction – who practice before or serve as judges of courts exercising criminal jurisdiction located in the Metropolitan Nashville area.

38. Bulging deficits may threaten prized Pentagon arms projects -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government's $3 trillion effort to rescue the economy from the coronavirus crisis is stirring worry at the Pentagon. Bulging federal deficits may force a reversal of years of big defense spending gains and threaten prized projects like the rebuilding of the nation's arsenal of nuclear weapons.

39. Virus outbreak pressures company profits, sales -

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Thursday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of the virus.

40. Trump tells Chevron to "wind down" oil fields in Venezuela -

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday ordered Chevron Corp. to "wind down" operations in Venezuela by Dec. 1, barring the California-based oil giant in the meantime from drilling or exporting, as the U.S. increases pressure on President Nicolás Maduro to give up power.

41. World oil demand forecast to suffer biggest drop ever -

LONDON (AP) — Global demand for oil will fall this year by the most ever due to the economic lockdowns enforced around the world to contain the coronavirus pandemic, the International Energy Agency said Wednesday.

42. Airlines, others to benefit from $2 trillion rescue bill -

The White House and Senate leaders agreed early Wednesday on a $2 trillion economic rescue package, the largest in the country's history. The bill comes in response to the viral pandemic that has shut down businesses and crippled economies around the globe. It would give direct payments to most Americans, expand unemployment benefits and provide direct grants and loans to businesses and hospitals.

43. US seeks $3 billion to boost oil producers as prices plunge -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Thursday that it is seeking $3 billion from Congress to top up the country's strategic petroleum reserves, potentially propping up U.S. oil producers after crude prices crashed globally.

44. US seeks $3 billion to boost oil producers as prices plunge -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Thursday it is seeking $3 billion from Congress to top up the country's strategic petroleum reserves, potentially propping up U.S. oil producers after crude prices crashed globally.

45. Trump declares virus pandemic a national emergency -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday declared the coronavirus pandemic a national emergency in order to free up more money and resources. But he denied any responsibility for delays in making testing available for the new virus, whose spread has roiled markets and disrupted the lives of everyday Americans.

46. AP Explains: The oil market meltdown and its global impact -

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A clash of two oil titans - Saudi Arabia and Russia - is sending shock waves through energy markets, with wide-ranging implications for consumers and oil companies, including those in the No. 1 producing country, the United States.

47. Saudi-Russia oil fight melts markets, targets US oil patch -

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A clash of the oil titans - Saudi Arabia and Russia - is sending shock waves through energy markets, with wide-ranging implications for consumers and oil companies, including those in the No. 1 producing country, the United States.

48. Sanders struggles to expand supporter base after Warren exit -

WASHINGTON (AP) — It took Joe Biden's moderate rivals just hours to unite behind his presidential campaign after they left the race. Bernie Sanders hasn't been so fortunate.

Elizabeth Warren, one of Sanders' closest ideological allies, declined to endorse anyone after suspending her campaign on Thursday. She didn't rule out an endorsement of her New England neighbor but said she wanted to "take a deep breath and spend a little time on that."

49. Trump wants $1.5B over 10 years to revive US uranium mining -

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Trump administration is asking Congress for $1.5 billion over 10 years to create a new national stockpile of U.S.-mined uranium, saying that propping up U.S. uranium production in the face of cheaper imports is a matter of vital energy security.

50. Genesco announces new corporate headquarters -

Genesco Inc. has announced plans for its new corporate headquarters in Nashville at 535 Marriott that will occupy approximately two thirds of the facility’s 310,000 square feet of space. Relocation is targeted for a early 2021.

51. ‘We shouldn’t be afraid of expectations’ -

Candice Storey Lee has professed a burning passion for Vanderbilt and its athletics department, a fervor that has flamed for a quarter-century since she played for the women’s basketball team, and she fully understands the significance of her new role at the university and in college sports.

52. Turner out, Lee in as interim Vandy AD -

Malcolm Turner has resigned as Vanderbilt athletic director after one year on the job, and Candice Storey Lee has been named interim athletic director effectively immediately.

Vanderbilt announced Tuesday the school had accepted Turner’s resignation. Turner was president of the NBA G League when hired in December 2018 by Vanderbilt to replace David Williams. He started Feb. 1, 2019.

53. AP FACT CHECK: Distortions in Trump's case for acquittal -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's impeachment defense appears to have cleared the bar as far as his fellow Republicans are concerned. But its adherence to the facts is another matter.

Multiple distortions marked Trump's case for acquittal in recent days as the Senate moved toward that expected verdict in the coming week. Meantime the president in various venues misrepresented his record in office. Here's a look at some recent rhetoric by Trump, his legal team and Democrats:

54. AP FACT CHECK: Trump wrong on Bolton; more claims from trial -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump stated falsely Monday that House Democrats never called his former national security adviser to testify in their impeachment inquiry. Actually they did.

Trump's tweet about John Bolton came as the Senate entered the second week of the impeachment trial, where his defense team stretched the facts on Trump's effort to get Ukraine to investigate Democrats.

55. Even as Trump claims two victories on trade, doubts remain -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's trade deal with China last week opened up export opportunities for American farmers, manufacturers and energy producers. And his trade pact with Canada and Mexico, approved Thursday by the Senate, could help restore some auto production in the United States.

56. AP FACT CHECK: Trump says Pelosi, Dems defended Iran general -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's relentless attacks on the impeachment investigation and Democrats' stance on Iran strained the truth on various fronts, from claiming that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi defended Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani to asserting that even Ukraine's president said Trump did nothing wrong in withholding military aid.

57. AP FACT CHECK: Trump's flawed impeachment letter to Pelosi -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The closing passage in President Donald Trump's impeachment-eve letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had the ring of truth to it. He was writing his thoughts for history, he said. For 100 years from now, "when people look back at this affair."

58. EU approves state aid to develop car batteries industry -

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has approved 3.2 billion euros ($3.5 billion) in subsidies from seven member countries that want to develop the electric battery industry and challenge China's supremacy.

59. AP Exclusive: US officials knew of Ukraine’s Trump anxiety -

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. State Department officials were informed that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy was feeling pressure from the Trump administration to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden even before the July phone call that has led to impeachment hearings in Washington, two people with knowledge of the matter told The Associated Press.

60. Penske buys Indianapolis Motor Speedway, IndyCar Series -

Roger Penske was a car-loving, 14-year-old who regularly listened to the Indianapolis 500 on the radio when his father landed tickets to the 1951 race. They made the trek from Cleveland, and when Penske saw the cars zipping around Indianapolis Motor Speedway at 200 mph he fell instantly in love.

61. Arrest of Giuliani associates ensnares 'Congressman 1' -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Businessmen with ties to Rudy Giuliani lobbied a U.S. congressman in 2018 for help ousting the American ambassador to Ukraine around the same time they committed to raising money for the lawmaker.

62. 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.

63. Grand Hyatt shows off its indoor spaces -

The 25-story Grand Hyatt Nashville, opening in the fall of 2020, has released updated renderings of its indoor event spaces.

Located on Broadway within the 17-acre, Nashville Yards development, the hotel will be surrounded by shopping, restaurants, bars and entertainment

64. US blames Iran for Saudi strike; big hit for oil prices -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. tried to build its case Monday that Iran was behind the fiery weekend attack on key Saudi Arabian oil facilities that raised new war worries and sent energy prices soaring. Iran denied responsibility, while President Donald Trump said the United States was "locked and loaded" to respond if necessary.

65. Aramco attacks show company entanglement in Saudi politics -

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The weekend drone attack on the world's largest crude oil processing plant in Saudi Arabia that dramatically cut into global oil supplies is the most visible sign yet of how Aramco's stability and security is directly linked to that of its owners — the Saudi government and its ruling family.

66. Oil prices jump as attack on Saudi plant jolts supply -

Global energy prices spiked Monday by 15% after a weekend attack on key oil facilities in Saudi Arabia caused the worst disruption to world supplies on record.

The attack on the country's largest oil processing plant halted more than half of its daily exports, resulting in the loss of 5% of world crude oil output. That's especially worrying for oil-thirsty Asia, where China, Japan, South Korea and India are major customers of Saudi oil.

67. Space Command set to open, will defend US interests in space -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mindful of President Donald Trump's intense interest in space, the Pentagon is declaring U.S. Space Command open for business as part of a broader effort to better defend American interests in space.

68. World powers increasingly see icy Arctic as a hot property -

TASIILAQ, Greenland (AP) — From a helicopter, Greenland's brilliant white ice and dark mountains make the desolation seem to go on forever. And the few people who live here — its whole population wouldn't fill a football stadium — are poor, with a high rate of substance abuse and suicide.

69. Trump wields sanctions hammer; experts wonder to what end -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Call it the diplomacy of coercion.

The Trump administration is aggressively pursuing economic sanctions as a primary foreign policy tool to an extent unseen in decades, or perhaps ever. Many are questioning the results even as officials insist the penalties are achieving their aims.

70. Benchmark taps Floyd for 40 & Under list -

Benchmark Litigation has selected Lee Adair Floyd, an attorney at Butler Snow, for its 2019 40 & Under Hot List.

She was also recognized in the 2018 edition.

Attorneys named to the list have proven their eligibility as individuals at the partner level of their respective firms who are age 40 or younger. They have also had a hand in some of their firm’s most noteworthy recent cases and have earned praise from clients and peers regarding the quality of their work.

71. Veteran attorney West moves to Miller & Martin -

Attorney Dudley West, formerly with White & Reasor, has joined Miller & Martin’s Nashville office.

West has a diverse civil practice with an emphasis on business litigation and real estate. He has handled numerous commercial real estate acquisitions, dispositions and other transactions, and represented clients in a wide variety of business, real estate and other civil litigation matters in state and federal courts.

72. Trump signs order imposing sanctions on Iran supreme leader -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Monday targeting Iran's supreme leader and his associates with financial sanctions, the latest action the U.S. has taken to discourage Tehran from developing nuclear weapons and supporting militant groups.

73. Trump suggests other countries pay US for protecting tankers -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is suggesting the United States should not protect ships in the strategic Strait of Hormuz without compensation from other countries.

The U.S. blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tankers this month near the Strait of Hormuz, denouncing what it called a campaign of "escalating tensions" in a region crucial to global energy supplies.

74. US stocks notch gains, snap short losing streak -

Gains in energy and internet companies helped drive stocks broadly higher on Wall Street Thursday, snapping a two-day losing streak for the market in an otherwise choppy week of trading.

The gains were initially fueled by rising oil prices, which boosted energy companies following a suspected attack on two oil tankers in the strategic Strait of Hormuz. The sector sustained its gains as a mix of media, internet and consumer-oriented companies took the lead in pushing every major index higher. Small company stocks rose more than the rest of the market.

75. Oil tanker attacks echo Persian Gulf's 1980s 'Tanker War' -

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Mysterious attacks on oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz this week show how one of the world's crucial chokepoints for global energy supplies can be easily targeted, 30 years after the U.S. Navy and Iran were entangled in a similarly shadowy conflict called the "Tanker War."

76. Oil surges on Mideast tanker incident, stocks rise -

SINGAPORE (AP) — World stocks mostly rose Thursday and energy prices surged after two oil tankers suffered a suspected attack in the Gulf of Oman, raising tensions over a key trade route for crude.

77. Oil surges on Mideast tanker incident, stocks rise -

SINGAPORE (AP) — World stocks mostly rose Thursday and energy prices surged after two oil tankers suffered a suspected attack in the Gulf of Oman, raising tensions over a key trade route for crude.

78. Trade impasse: Trump pledges $16B to farmers; markets buckle -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump rolled out another $16 billion in aid for farmers hurt by his trade policies, and financial markets shook Thursday on the growing realization that the U.S. and China are far from settling a bitter, year-long trade dispute.

79. Historic Franklin photo contest is underway -

In honor of preservation month, the city of Franklin is conducting the 2019 My Historic Franklin Photo contest with hundreds of dollars in prizes, plus a chance to win two free tickets to the Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival in September.

80. Bass, Berry & Sims adds pro bono program -

Bass, Berry & Sims has launched a comprehensive pro bono program that will provide opportunities and incentives for the firm’s attorneys to give back to the community.

One of the key components of the program includes the BBS Fellowship, which will allow up to two attorneys across the firm’s four offices to spend up to six months serving full-time in a pro bono capacity within the community. The first BBS Fellowship placement began April 22 with attorney Angie Bergman starting a six-month fellowship at the Choosing Justice Initiative to advocate for bail reform in Nashville’s criminal courts.

81. Government strategist named VU vice chancellor -

Daniel Culbreath, a government strategist and policy expert who previously worked for the Tennessee General Assembly’s senior leadership, has been named assistant vice chancellor for state government relations at Vanderbilt University.

82. Floods show national security threat posed by climate change -

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. (AP) — The Missouri River floodwater surging on to the air base housing the U.S. military's Strategic Command overwhelmed round-the-clock sandbagging by airmen and others. They had to scramble to save sensitive equipment, munitions and dozens of aircraft.

83. Elliott Davis names Schmitz market leader -

Elliott Davis, a business solutions firm with nine offices across the Southeast, has hired James (Jim) Schmitz as market leader for the firm’s Nashville office. Schmitz retired last year as Middle Tennessee president of Regions Bank.

84. Climate threat doubter is leading effort to advise Trump -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is exploring the idea of forming a special committee to look at climate change and security risks, with the effort being coordinated by a 79-year-old physicist who rejects mainstream climate science.

85. Germany, US seek to set aside spat over natural gas supplies -

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's economy minister said Tuesday he's confident the country will soon have two terminals capable of receiving shipments of U.S. liquefied natural gas, something Washington has been pressing for in its bid to increase exports to Europe.

86. US faces tough choices as it weighs next moves on Venezuela -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says "all options are on the table" as the U.S. seeks to push Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to give up power. But the reality is much more complicated.

87. Auto parts firm picks Antioch for HQ -

LKQ Corporation has opened its North American headquarters in Antioch.

LKQ Corporation, with operations in Europe and Taiwan, is a provider of alternative and specialty parts to repair and accessorize automobiles and other vehicles.

88. Huawei calls on US, others to show proof of security risk -

DONGGUAN, China (AP) — The chairman of Huawei challenged the United States and other governments to provide evidence for claims the Chinese tech giant is a security risk as the company launched a public relations effort Tuesday to defuse fears that threaten its role in next-generation communications.

89. AP FACT CHECK: Prosecutors' filings do not exonerate Trump -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is in denial when it comes to the Russia investigation and other scandals besieging him.

The president insists he's been fully vindicated by court filings released Friday that lay out the level of cooperation from two of his former top advisers, whom prosecutors have accused of lying to federal investigators or Congress. In fact, Trump's Justice Department puts him in even greater legal jeopardy by directly implicating him in an illegal scheme involving hush money payments to a porn actress and a former Playboy model.

90. White House intensifies confusion and fear on US-China deal -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration raised doubts Tuesday about the substance of a U.S.-China trade cease-fire, contributing to a stock market plunge and intensifying fears of a global economic slowdown.

91. UN chief: Climate change is 'most important issue we face' -

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres issued a dramatic appeal to world leaders Monday to take the threat of global warming seriously and to act boldly to avert a catastrophic rise in temperatures before the end of the century.

92. Free flu shot events planned statewide -

Tennessee’s county health departments are holding special “FightFluTN” events Dec. 5 to provide flu shots at no charge to increase the number of people vaccinated in Tennessee.

The Tennessee Department of Health urges all Tennesseans who have not yet received a flu shot this flu season to get one as soon as possible, as seasonal influenza is spreading across the state.

93. Caymas Boats bringing 280 jobs to Ashland City -

Caymas Boats has announced the boat manufacturing company will establish operations in Ashland City.

Caymas Boats plans to invest $30.3 million and create approximately 280 jobs during the next five years.

94. Compass launches in Nashville market -

Compass, which touts itself as a real estate technology company, has announced its entrance into the Nashville market.

The company welcomes eight agents/teams, which collectively represent more than $135 million in collective sales volume. The agents come from Synergy, Village, Zeitlin Sotheby’s, Parks and Chateau Properties.

95. Banks, insurers pull stocks lower; Oil snaps 12-day skid -

A turbulent day of trading on Wall Street ended Wednesday with a fifth consecutive loss for the benchmark S&P 500 index.

An early rally drove major indexes sharply higher but was gone by midday, leaving the market headed lower for the rest of the day. The Dow Jones Industrial Average swung from a high of 214 points to a low of 350 before the sell-off eased somewhat by late-afternoon.

96. Western government officials cancel trip to Saudi event -

PARIS (AP) — Senior government officials from the United States, France, Britain and the Netherlands joined a growing list of people cancelling out of an investment conference in Saudi Arabia amid questions over the kingdom's involvement in the disappearance of a dissident writer.

97. Organizing committee named for 2019 NFL Draft -

The local organizing committee for the 2019 NFL Draft includes 35 Nashville business and community leaders, including country artist Tim McGraw and Eddie George, formerly of the Tennessee Titans, and is led by honorary co-chairs Amy Adams Strunk, Tennessee Titans owner, and Mayor David Briley. Serving as co-chairs are Steve Underwood, CEO and president of the Tennessee Titans, and Dan Mohnke, senior vice president, sales & marketing and operations, Nissan North America.

98. Journalist's disappearance tests Trump's close Saudi ties -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sword dancers. Gleaming palaces. Military jets streaming red, white and blue trails.

President Donald Trump soaked up the grandeur of Saudi Arabia on his first foreign stop as president last year and envisioned huge benefits for the United States in building closer ties with the repressive and oil-rich desert kingdom.

99. Pinnacle is top bank in Nashville area for deposits -

Pinnacle Financial Partners is the No. 1 bank in the Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin MSA by deposit market share, data from the FDIC reveals.

The firm leapt ahead of a large regional bank and one of the biggest banks in the nation to earn the top spot. Last year, Pinnacle was at No. 3 behind Bank of America and Regions, respectively.

100. Events -

REIN’s Williamson County Lunch Meeting. Rehabbers, new construction builders, commercial, mini-storage, wholesalers, private lenders, transaction funders, hard-money lenders, bankers, title attorneys, Realtors and vendors discuss deals, the state of the market, and how they can help each other prosper. First Watch, 1000 Meridian Blvd. Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Information