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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A bill that would have made California the first state in the nation to require warning labels on sodas and other sugary drinks was effectively killed Tuesday. Sen. Bill Monning's SB1000 failed on a 7-8 vote as his fellow Democratic lawmakers doubted...
NEW YORK (AP) — A 1-cent postage stamp from a 19th century British colony in South America has become the world's most valuable stamp — again. The 1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta sold Tuesday at auction in New York for $9.5 million, Sotheby's said. It was the fourth time...
PHOENIX (AP) — A Roman Catholic priest responding to a break-in at his downtown Phoenix church grabbed a handgun that police say ended up in the burglar's hands — and was then used to kill a fellow priest who tried to help. The Diocese of Phoenix has no policy on priests...
CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal appeals court will hear arguments in gay marriage fights in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee in a single session, setting the stage for historic rulings in each state. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, based in Cincinnati, scheduled...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's longest-serving sheriff has been indicted on bribery charges, becoming the eighth sheriff in the state to face criminal charges or investigations in the past four years. U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles said Tuesday that 68-year-old Lexington...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vowing to protect fragile marine life, President Barack Obama acted Tuesday to create the world's largest ocean preserve by expanding a national monument his predecessor established in waters thousands of miles from the American mainland. The designation for a...
SALEM, N.H. (AP) — Five members of a Vermont family assaulted police officers during a melee that erupted when security guards at a New Hampshire amusement park told them to leave their knives in the car, police said Tuesday. The fracas started at about 1:30 p.m. Monday when the...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Convicted killers in three states were facing executions within a 24-hour period starting Tuesday night, potentially the first lethal injections in the nation since a botched execution in Oklahoma seven weeks ago. All the states planning executions — Florida,...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The defense for the Los Angeles Dodgers and former owner Frank McCourt has begun presenting its side in a lawsuit stemming from the beating of a San Francisco Giants fan in a Dodger Stadium parking lot after a 2011 game between the rivals. Major League...