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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.A national coalition of plast ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service Director Julia Pierson says even 11 days after an Army veteran jumped the fence and burst into the White House, she still hasn't concluded why officers and agents failed to follow security rules.Testifying on Cap ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Sectarian violence between Buddhists and minority Muslims has thrown up "an unfortunate and unexpected challenge" in Myanmar's transition to democracy, the nation's foreign minister said Tuesday, but denied the unrest has been fueled by ...more

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DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Supreme Court is considering a marijuana-related firing case that could have big implications for the state's pot smokers.The justices heard arguments Tuesday in the case of Brandon Coats, a quadriplegic medical mariju ...more

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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.Alt ...more

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BALTIMORE (AP) — Authorities say Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps has been arrested on a DUI charge in Maryland.Transit police say they stopped the 29-year-old Phelps at the Fort McHenry Tunnel in Baltimore around 1:40 a.m. Tuesday.Maryland ...more

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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.Police ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing blistering criticism from Congress, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson acknowledged on Tuesday that her agency failed in executing its plan to protect the White House when a man with a knife entered the mansion and ran throu ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Cori Jo Long, 31, and Brooke Powell, 30, did everything right before they married. They fell in love slowly, based on years of friendship stretching back to high school. They planned their nuptials carefully for about a year, choosing t ...more

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee must turn over the names of people involved in executions to the attorneys for 11 death row inmates, a state appeals court ruled.The ruling Monday came as part of a broader lawsuit from the inmates challenging t ...more