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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — 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.
NEWARK, N.J. — Tracy Morgan said Tuesday that he "can't believe" Wal-Mart's assertion that he and others were partly to blame for their injuries in the highway crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that killed one of his friends.
NASHVILLE — Twenty-five years ago, the exclusionary reputation of a Knoxville country club led to a furor when the University of Tennessee feared that its first African-American basketball coach would be rejected based on race. Today, a membership in that club by the state's new attorney general has been met with barely a shrug.
LAS VEGAS — O.J. Simpson got a fair trial after a hotel room heist and there's no need for another trial following his 2008 conviction and imprisonment on kidnapping and armed robbery charges, prosecutors told the Nevada Supreme Court.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The games, ice cream and play rehearsals that 9-year-old Joshua Rowell experienced during summer school this year weren't just for fun.
The public's help has been requested to identify an elderly woman found deceased seven years ago at the entrance to Foster Falls State Park in Marion County, according to a news release from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Court of Appeals has denied access to records related to a Vanderbilt University rape case against four former Vanderbilt University football players.
DALLAS — Federal health officials on Tuesday confirmed the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S., a patient who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas and a sign of the far-reaching impact of the out-of-control epidemic in West Africa.
WASHINGTON — For years, football fans have bemoaned the rule barring NFL home games that haven't sold out from being televised in the local market.