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Government confirms first case of Ebola in US
DALLAS (AP) -- Federal health officials on Tuesday confirmed the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S., a patient who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas and a sign of the far-reaching impact of the out-of-control epidemic in West Africa.... 9/30/2014 11:18 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

The US Ebola case: 5 things to know
Health officials on Tuesday announced the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States - a man isolated in intensive care at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.... 9/30/2014 11:29 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

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 she threatened to "put a bomb" on a perceived romantic rival.... 10/1/2014 12:55 AM

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

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.... 10/1/2014 12:20 AM

Timeline for first case of Ebola diagnosed in US
The first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States flew from Liberia, federal health officials said. The unidentified man, who traveled to Dallas to visit family, is being treated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital:... 9/30/2014 11:16 PM

Oklahoma unveils new execution procedures
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma prison officials unveiled new execution procedures Tuesday to replace those used in April when an inmate writhed and moaned before being declared dead 43 minutes after his lethal injection began - a situation that renewed debate over what constitutes cruel and unusual punishment.... 10/1/2014 12:52 AM

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 11:20 PM