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California becomes first state to ban plastic bags
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed legislation imposing the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags, driven to action by a buildup of litter and damage to aquatic ecosystems.... 9/30/2014 5:09 PM

Police hold evidence in UVa missing student case
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The lawyer for the man charged in a University of Virginia student's disappearance says police haven't told him what evidence they have against his client in that case or another young woman's disappearance and death.... 9/30/2014 5:12 PM

Oklahoma man charged with murder in beheading
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- An Oklahoma man who had been suspended from his job was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder in the gruesome beheading of a co-worker, who was attacked from behind as the man sought revenge, a prosecutor said Tuesday.... 9/30/2014 4:43 PM

Decorated NYPD officer indicted on assault charge
NEW YORK (AP) -- Authorities say a newly decorated New York City police officer has been indicted after a woman was beaten in her home.... 9/30/2014 5:28 PM

Marathon bombing suspects' sister faces NYC judge
NEW YORK (AP) -- A sister of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects was led away in handcuffs Tuesday after a brief court appearance on allegations that she threatened to "put a bomb" on a perceived romantic rival, which her lawyer called "an uncorroborated claim."... 9/30/2014 5:28 PM

Colorado high court considers pot firing case
DENVER (AP) -- Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it.... 9/30/2014 5:16 PM

Olympian Michael Phelps arrested on DUI charge
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Police arrested Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps on a DUI charge early Tuesday, and officials say he was speeding and failed field sobriety tests when officers pulled him over.... 9/30/2014 5:17 PM

Parents charged in death of son found in home
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A central Pennsylvania married couple have been charged with homicide in the starvation death of their 9-year-old son, whose decomposing body was found when police were called to their Harrisburg home two months ago.... 9/30/2014 4:38 PM

Dozens of possible jurors rejected in Arias case
PHOENIX (AP) -- Roughly a third of 300 potential jurors were dismissed Monday in the penalty retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias after telling a judge they had seen too much media coverage of her first trial to be impartial or had already made up their minds about her punishment.... 9/30/2014 2:35 AM

Road salt supply low, demand high as winter looms
DETROIT (AP) -- The reward for surviving last winter's frigid temperatures and record snowfall, several states are learning, is drastic price increases for road salt - and that's if they can even get it.... 9/30/2014 1:23 AM