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Dallas hospital confirms first Ebola case in US
DALLAS (AP) -- A patient at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola, the first case of the disease to be diagnosed in the United States, federal health officials announced Tuesday.... 9/30/2014 10:14 PM

A look at California's landmark plastic bag ban
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic shopping bags, following the lead of more than 100 California cities and counties. The fight between environmentalists and manufacturers is not over, as plastic bag makers vow to take their opposition to the ballot box.... 9/30/2014 9:48 PM

California becomes first state to ban plastic bags
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags at grocery and convenience stores, driven to action by pollution in streets and waterways.... 9/30/2014 8:14 PM

Police on manhunt find pipe bombs in woods
BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) -- State police searching for a man accused of killing a trooper said Tuesday they found two pipe bombs in the Pennsylvania woods during their manhunt that were capable of causing significant damage.... 9/30/2014 9:40 PM

Florida loud music killing trial coming to close
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Michael Dunn was shooting to kill, not defending himself, when he fired at 17-year-old Jordan Davis after the two had an argument over loud music outside a Jacksonville convenience store, prosecutors said during closing arguments on Tuesday in the second trial in the case.... 9/30/2014 9:12 PM

Gov. Jerry Brown signs California gun restriction
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California will become the first state that allows family members to ask a judge to remove firearms from a relative who appears to pose a threat, under legislation Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday he had signed.... 9/30/2014 9:56 PM

Index ranks Norway tops for well-being of elderly
NEW YORK (AP) -- A global index reflecting economic security, health and other factors - and not deducting for cold winters - ranks Norway and Sweden with the highest level of well-being for older people. Of the 96 nations in the index, Afghanistan ranked last.... 9/30/2014 7:06 PM

Jailed cop killer is picked as graduation speaker
FRACKVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- A man serving life in prison for killing a Philadelphia police officer in 1981 has been selected as a commencement speaker at his Vermont alma mater.... 9/30/2014 10:30 PM

Forensic link at center of missing Va student case
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Virginia police aren't saying much at all about their evidence against a suspect in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student, but they seem to be working systematically to link his DNA to an expanding circle of attacks on women, a criminal defense expert suggested Tuesday.... 9/30/2014 10:34 PM

Government funds lawyers for immigrant children
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- The Obama administration is spending $4 million on lawyers for unaccompanied immigrant children in deportation proceedings, a move an influential Republican lawmaker says is illegal and will fuel an increase in illegal immigration.... 9/30/2014 10:40 PM