Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee transgender bathroom bill has failed after a sponsor pulled the measure until next year.

The move Monday comes after intense opposition from businesses and gay, lesbian and transgender rights' organizations that called the measure discriminatory and amid questions of whether the state would lose more than $1 billion in federal education funds.

The bill would have required students in public schools and universities to use bathrooms and locker rooms that match their sex at birth.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The House has passed a resolution that directs the state to sue over the federal refugee resettlement program.

The Senate previously approved the resolution and would only have to agree to a change that would allow a private law firm to sue on behalf of the state before the measure becomes law.

Gov. Bill Haslam cannot veto it because it is a resolution and not a bill.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's Legislature is close to passing a bill that would make clear that fantasy sports betting is legal, but would also regulate it and put a tax on it.

The House on Monday night passed the Fantasy Sports Tax Act. The move came after the state attorney general issued a legal opinion earlier this month saying that fantasy sports contests are illegal gambling.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Angry parents are demanding action after they say at least five students were handcuffed at a Middle Tennessee elementary school for not stopping an off-campus fight.

The complaints were aired Sunday at First Baptist Church in Murfreesboro, where The Daily News Journal ( reports more than 150 people gathered for a community meeting over Friday's incident at Hobgood Elementary School. The Rev. James McCarroll said the students were detained and later released from a juvenile center.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam is fighting a court order for him to testify in a civil lawsuit against the Pilot Flying J truck-stop chain owned by Haslam and his brother, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam.

The Tennessean ( reports an attorney for Jimmy Haslam filed a motion Friday after an Alabama judge ordered his deposition in the lawsuit by Wright Transportation.