Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Nashville judge says a man who has long been on Tennessee's death row will get a new hearing. The Tennessean reports ( 65-year-old Abu-Ali Abdur'Rahman has been on death row since 1987, when he was convicted of first-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of Patrick Daniels. Abdur'Rahman has argued that prosecutors discriminated against African-Americans during jury selection.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The deadline for public comments on an overhaul of teaching standards for social studies has been extended amid an uproar over a proposal to cut out several Tennessee historical events.

The Social Studies Standards Recommendation Committee voted Wednesday to move the deadline from Oct. 28 to Dec. 15.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — For the second year in a row, Christian singer Lauren Daigle won three awards at the Gospel Music Association's Dove Awards on Tuesday night, including artist of the year.

Two worship groups, Hillsong UNITED out of Australia and Bethel Music based in California, also took home two awards apiece during the award show held at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee.

State of Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Republican Gov. Bill Haslam is calling on Donald Trump to step down as the party's presidential nominee for his recently released comments about women.

Haslam issued a statement Sunday calling on Trump to remove himself and clear the way for Trump running mate Mike Pence to face Democrat Hillary Clinton next month.

Trump has said he has no plans to quit. Haslam says if that's the case, he plans to use a write-in vote for president from the Republican Party.

Thomas R Machnitzki

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — State Supreme Court justices want to know whether attorneys for 33 death row inmates who sued over Tennessee's lethal injection protocol would consider any way of executing prisoners to be legal.

Chief Justice Jeff Bivins noted during oral arguments over the case on Thursday that recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings require anyone challenging methods of execution to provide alternative methods under which executions can take place.