1.Outpouring of Support for Grocery Store Employee With Asperger's Berated for Slowness: A grocery store employee who suffers from Asperger's recently saw a lot of support after people on Facebook learned a woman complained about how slow he was while he was checking the customer out.
2. Hawaii Senate passes gay marriage bill: The state Senate passed a bill Tuesday legalizing gay marriage, putting Hawaii a signature away from becoming a same-sex wedding destination.
3. Ohio boy who came home early for Christmas dies: A boy whose last wish was to be home for his favorite holiday has died, two weeks after his hometown welcomed him with a Christmas tree outside his window and a motorcycle-riding Santa Claus.
4. US doctors urge wider use of cholresterol drugs: The nation's first new guidelines in a decade for preventing heart attacks and strokes call for twice as many Americans - one-third of all adults - to consider taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs.
5. Mo. man freed; AG won't retry for editor's death: A Missouri man freed Tuesday after his murder conviction was overturned thanked what he described as "an army" of supporters who backed his claims of innocence through nearly a decade behind bars for the death of a newspaper sports editor.