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Gay Billionaire is Unlikely Hulk Hogan Ally in Gawker Fight

By Tam | May 27
Former pro wrestler Hulk Hogan has an unlikely ally in his corner for his courtroom cage match with Gawker - a high-tech billionaire with a long-standing grudge against the news-and-gossip site.

Hawaii Could Be First to Put Gun Owners in Federal Database

By Marina Starleaf Riker | May 26
Hawaii could become the first state in the United States to enter gun owners into an FBI database that will automatically notify police if an island resident is arrested anywhere else in the country.

Republicans Block Stricter Rules on Retirement Savings

By Andrew Taylor | May 25
Republicans controlling the Senate passed legislation Tuesday to block new Obama administration rules that require financial professionals to put their client's best interest first when giving advice on retirement investments.

Texas Police Say Criminals Often Using Imitation Weapons

By David Warren | May 25
Police in Texas say more crimes are being committed with imitation weapons like BB guns, likely because they're cheap and easy to obtain.

No Clothes? No Beach. Court Rules Against Spanish Naturist

By Harold Heckle | May 24
Nudists have lost a seven-year legal battle for access to a popular tourist resort beach on Spain's southwestern tip.

Elderly Book End-of-Life Talks Once Labeled 'Death Panels'

By Matt Sedensky | May 23
"Any distrust people have about, 'What is this?' really disappears when patients sit down and find out this is about empowering them."

California Senate Approves Sweeping Gun-Control Measures

By Jonathan J. Cooper | May 21
Democrats in the California Senate approved a wide-ranging series of gun control bills Thursday, reviving an effort to significantly tighten California's already strict gun laws in the wake of last year's terrorist attack in San Bernardino.

California Ballot Measure Blamed for Shoplifting Jump

By Don Thompson | May 19
Perry Lutz says his struggle to survive as a small businessman became a lot harder after California voters reduced theft penalties 1½ years ago.

Missouri Lawmakers Pass Expanded Gun Rights on Final Day

By David A.Lieb and Summer Ballentine | May 17
Missouri lawmakers passed a sweeping expansion of gun rights Friday, allowing people to carry concealed guns without needing permits while also expanding their right to stand and fight against perceived threats.

Marijuana Legalization Still Contentious in Oregon Counties

By Andrew Selsky | May 17
Shortly after Oregon voters decided to legalize marijuana, the state allowed cities and counties to ban marijuana production and sales where at least 55 percent of voters opposed legalization.

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