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California lawmakers pass first US plastic bag ban
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Lawmakers are sending Gov. Jerry Brown a bill that would make California the first to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags....
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California appeals teacher tenure ruling
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Gov. Jerry Brown appealed a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for California's teachers, setting himself apart from leaders in some other states who have fought to end such protections or at least raise the standards for obtaining them....
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Ohio prep football game halted after fights
GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) -- Police say fights on the field and in the stands forced the stoppage of a season-opening high school football matchup in Ohio....
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Lawmakers pass first California groundwater rules
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- The worst drought in a generation has pushed California lawmakers to overhaul the state's longstanding "pump-as-you-please" groundwater policy under a package of bills lawmakers sent Friday to Gov. Jerry Brown....
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NY police probed for 2nd restraint-related death
NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Police Department said Friday it's under investigation for a second restraint-related death, this one involving a drugged, emotionally disturbed man four days before a fatal videotaped chokehold that fueled community outcry and led the department to overhaul its use-of-force training....
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Border Patrol agent fires at armed militia member
McALLEN, Texas (AP) -- A Border Patrol agent pursuing a group of immigrants in a wooded area near the Texas-Mexico border on Friday fired several shots at an armed man who later identified himself as a militia member....
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Prosecutors charge Oklahoma officer with rape
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- An Oklahoma City police officer was charged Friday with 16 counts including first-degree rape and sexual battery after being accused of assaulting at least eight women while on patrol....
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No new trial for doctor convicted of killing wife
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A Utah doctor convicted in November of killing his wife won't get a new trial, a judge ruled Friday....
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Marathon bombing suspect: Delay trial until 2015
BOSTON (AP) -- Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked Friday to delay his trial until at least September 2015....
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Photos under investigation in abandoned baby case
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Police are seeking further details about photos that appear to show a Utah woman at a nightclub with a beer sometime before her newborn baby was dumped in a trash can....
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Man is guilty of murder after his dogs kill woman
LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) -- A jury on Friday found a man guilty of murder after his pit bulls mauled a woman to death in a high desert town in California where residents said they carried rocks and guns for protection against packs of dogs....
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Final arguments unfold at ex-governor's trial
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The corruption trial of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife has boiled down to this: Did they knowingly trade special favors for the $165,000 in loans and gifts they admit they took from a dietary supplements promoter?...
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HIV case proves false; porn moratorium called off
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The advocacy group for the adult film industry has called off a production moratorium after just a day because a performer's HIV test turned out to be a false positive....
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Washington judge upholds small city's pot shop ban
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- A state judge said Friday that a small city can continue to ban state-licensed marijuana businesses, in a case with big implications for Washington's experiment in legal pot....
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Former Wisconsin deputy charged in double homicide
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Prosecutors on Friday charged a former Wisconsin sheriff's deputy suffering from Lou Gehrig's disease with shooting his wife and sister-in-law to death earlier this month....
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