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A bill banning plastic bags in California grocery stores, pharmacies, liquor stores and other businesses is headed to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk after the state legislature passed the measure.
The Manhattan District Attorney's office said it would investigate the NYPD's role in the death of a man who was high on a hallucinogenic drug and subsequently restrained in a protective body wrap by officers.
Michael Sam, the first openly gay player selected in the NFL draft, has been cut by the St. Louis Rams.
Four years after losing a Senate race that critics said she should have easily won, Democrat Martha Coakley is trying to redeem herself by running a more spirited campaign for governor of Massachusetts.
The president is considering delaying his expected changes to immigration policy until after the elections, amid pressure from Democrats in tough Senate races.
The Jersey Shore rebounded this year, fueled by decent weather and confidence that attractions, such as the whirring amusement rides on the boardwalk in Point Pleasant Beach, are open for business again.