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Indiana lawmakers approve bill banning eyeball tattooing

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Legislature has approved a bill to effectively ban the practice of eyeball tattooing. The measure comes after a flurry of news reports last fall about a Canadian model who had major complications from getting her eyes tattooed purple. Under the Indiana proposal, tattooists would be …

Australia’s croc hunter is unlikely gay-rights champion

In this Nov. 8, 2017 photo, Warren Entsch poses for a picture near United Nations headquarters in New York. CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — As a self-described straight crocodile hunter from the country’s rugged and socially conservative far north, Australian lawmaker Warren Entsch doesn’t fit many people’s mold of a gay-rights …

Illinois House leader: Revenue vote now set for weekend

“I want this done today,” says Illinois House Minority Leader Jim Durkin, R-Western Springs, as the Republican side of the aisle erupts in applause on the House floor after Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, says the House will be in session Sunday, during the overtime session at …

Thai prosecutors postpone appearance for Red Bull heir

BANGKOK (AP) — An heir to the Red Bull fortune won another delay Thursday in facing charges over an alleged hit-and-run that killed a police officer almost five years ago. Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya has been a no-show for meetings with prosecutors on several occasions, complaining through his attorney of unfair …

German Cabinet OKs plan to annul homosexuality convictions

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s Cabinet on Wednesday approved a bill that would annul the convictions of thousands of gay men under a law criminalizing homosexuality that was applied zealously in post-World War II West Germany. The decision clears the way for compensation for those still alive who were among the …