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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 6:22 PM

Police hold evidence in UVa missing student case
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- They both were walking alone, separated from their friends late at night, on or near the University of Virginia campus. One was found dead nearly five years ago. The other is still missing.... 9/30/2014 6:07 PM

Oklahoma man charged with murder in beheading
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- An Oklahoma man apparently uttered Arabic words during an attack in which he allegedly severed a co-worker's head, and had "some sort of infatuation with beheadings," but the killing appeared to have more to do with the man's suspension from his job than his recent conversion to Islam, a prosecutor said Tuesday.... 9/30/2014 6:27 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