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Olympian Michael Phelps apologizes for DUI arrest
Michael Phelps' comeback has been sidetracked by more trouble away from the pool.... 10/1/2014 1:57 AM

Ebola case stokes concerns for Liberians in Texas
DALLAS (AP) -- The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. has been confirmed in a man who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas, sending chills through the area's West African community whose leaders urged caution to prevent spreading the virus.... 10/1/2014 5:41 AM

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.... 10/1/2014 3:47 AM

Timeline for first case of Ebola diagnosed in US
The first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States traveled from Liberia, federal health officials said. The unidentified man, who was visiting relatives in Dallas, is being treated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital:... 10/1/2014 2:27 AM

California gun restraining order may deter suicide
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California's first-in-the-nation gun restraining order legislation was born out of a college-town rampage that left six people dead at the hands of a killer whose family felt helpless to stop him.... 10/1/2014 5:07 AM

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

App teaches kindergartners basic computer coding
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) -- Researchers in Massachusetts have created an app that teaches basic computer programming to kindergartners.... 10/1/2014 5:59 AM

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

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 1:25 AM