Associated Press

GALLATIN, Tenn. (AP) — A Hendersonville woman convicted of smothering her newborn twins is again trying to be granted a new trial.

WTVF-TV ( ) reports that Lindsey Lowe's new lawyer David Raybin says a crucial interview Lowe gave a detective before her arrest should never have been allowed to be used as evidence because he says Lowe was not read her rights and was denied an attorney during questioning.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Muslim groups are criticizing a judge's decision to release from federal custody a Tennessee man accused in court records of planning an attack on a mosque in a Muslim community in New York state.

Court records show Robert Doggart is on home detention after the magistrate judge allowed his release on $30,000 bond after he agreed to plead guilty in April to plotting an attack on "Islamberg," a self-named Muslim community near Hancock, New York.

Another judge last month tossed out the plea agreement.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Department of Children's Services has begun making publicly available the names of people who it believes have committed child abuse or neglect, despite the fact that some of them were never prosecuted for the accusations.

The Commercial Appeal ( ) reports that as of July 1, new additions to a formerly internal, confidential registry of people who investigators say they "substantiated" for child abuse will be shared with an online, publicly accessible registry of abusers of adults.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge has deemed the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security guilty of discrimination in the firing of a Sunni Muslim state trooper.

The Knoxville News Sentinel ( ) reports that U.S. District Judge Tena Campbell ruled in June that the agency violated the rights of De'Ossie Dingus by firing him in 2010 after the 10-year highway patrol veteran was dubbed a budding terrorist without any proof.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two former Vanderbilt football players who were previously convicted of raping an unconscious student have been scheduled to be retried Nov. 30.

The new date came Wednesday after a Nashville prosecutor told a judge that he wants former players Brandon Vandenburg and Cory Batey to be retried as quickly as possible. They had been convicted on multiple charges of rape and were being held in jail awaiting sentencing when a judge set aside their guilty verdicts last month.