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Judge Denies Motion for New Gawker-Hulk Hogan Trial

NATIONAL | By Tamara Lush | May 25
A Florida judge on Wednesday denied Gawker's motion for a new trial in the Hulk Hogan sex-video case and won't reduce a $140 million jury verdict.

US Sen. Richard Burr Mum After Saying LGBT Law Went Too Far

NATIONAL | May 25
North Carolina's senior senator is staying mum about his comments that a new state law limiting some legal protections for LGBT people and directing which bathrooms transgender people could use "was far too expansive."

11 States Sue Over Obama's School Transgender Directive

NATIONAL | By Paul J. Weber | May 25
Texas and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over its directive to U.S. public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity.

A Wrestler, a Website and Maybe a Billionaire Go to the Mat

NATIONAL | By Tamara Lush and Michael Liedtke | May 25
Is Hulk Hogan's courtroom cage match with Gawker being bankrolled by a gay high-tech billionaire with a grudge against the news-and-gossip site?

Kansas Christian School Backpedals on Anti-Gay Pledge

NATIONAL | May 25
The Kansas Christian school that had students and their parents sign off on a statement that clearly reserves their right to deny admission or discontinue enrollment of students with LGBT family members is now backpedaling on their policy.

Governor: Texas Suing Over Obama's Transgender Directive

NATIONAL | By Paul J. Weber | May 25
Texas and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over its directive to U.S. public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity.

'Christian' Online Processing Service Promises to Fund Anti-LGBT Hate Group

NATIONAL | May 25
Anti-LGBT hate group American Family Association has found a new way to fund their agenda of discrimination.

Calif. Police: Carjackers Arrested After Using Grindr to Lure Victims

CRIME | May 25
Police from San Bernardino, Calif. arrested two men this month, claiming they used the gay hookup app Grindr to lure their victims, according to a press release from the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.

APNewsBreak: State Dept Audit Faults Clinton On Emails

NATIONAL | By Michael Biesecker and Bradley Klapper | May 25
Hillary Clinton disregarded various State Department guidelines for avoiding cybersecurity risks, an internal audit found Wednesday.

Northwestern Indiana City Approves LGBT Protections

NATIONAL | May 25
Officials in a northwestern Indiana city have approved a local ordinance banning discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

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