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  • Pot decriminalization bill drafted in Jamaica

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaica's justice minister said Tuesday that legislation has been drafted to decriminalize marijuana on the Caribbean island where the drug has been pervasive but prohibited for a century. Mark Golding told reporters that lawmakers should make possession of 2 ounces or...

  • What's PayPal's first solo move?

    NEW YORK (AP) — PayPal's impending split from long-time partner eBay Inc. will ratchet up its appeal to online retail competitors such as Amazon.com and give it the freedom to aggressively take on new mobile pay challenger Apple Pay. For eBay, the challenge will be how to drive revenue without...

  • California governor signs bill opening beach

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation meant to compel public access to a beach controlled by a billionaire businessman. The Senate bill was authored by San Mateo Democrat Sen. Jerry Hill. It authorizes the state to negotiate with Vinod Khosla to reopen an...

  • Government confirms first case of Ebola in US

    DALLAS (AP) — 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. The unidentified patient was critically ill and...

  • 3 charged with homicide in Mexico army killings

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Three soldiers have been charged with homicide in the June killings of 22 suspected gang members in southern Mexico, Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam announced on Tuesday. Murillo Karam said a total of eight military personnel initially participated in a brief, 8- to...

  • Napolitano plans review of UC admissions, tuition

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The University of California will examine whether it admits too many out-of-state and international students as it develops a budget for the next academic year that might include the system's first tuition increases in four years, university President Janet Napolitano said...

  • Bell Gardens mayor shot, no word on condition

    BELL GARDENS, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say the mayor of Bell Gardens has been shot but there's no immediate word on his condition. Employees at City Hall confirm that Daniel Crespo is the shooting victim. Los Angeles County fire officials say paramedics were called to the 6300-block of East...

  • Fannie, Freddie lawsuit thrown out

    A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit by investors in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac against the federal government.

  • Secret Service chief on hot seat for WH breach

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Under withering criticism from Congress, the director of the Secret Service on Tuesday admitted failures in her agency's critical mission of protecting the president but repeatedly sidestepped key questions about how a knife-carrying intruder penetrated ring after ring of...

  • Report: Obama rode elevator with armed man

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama rode an elevator this month with an armed security contractor who had three criminal convictions, a violation of Secret Service security protocols, according to published reports. The latest embarrassment for the Secret Service comes after agency...

  • Mexico prosecutor: 3 soldiers charged with homicide in army killing of 22 gang suspects

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico prosecutor: 3 soldiers charged with homicide in army killing of 22 gang suspects.

  • California will get pet-insurance disclosure rules

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The overhaul of health insurance marketplaces in California is now spreading to Fido and Snowball. Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday said he has signed a bill to add disclosure rules for the mostly unregulated pet insurance industry. AB2056 requires insurers to clearly...

  • Ebola victim admitted to hospital on second visit

    DALLAS (AP) — A hospital official says the man who's tested positive for Ebola appeared at a Dallas hospital complaining of illness but was released before returning later as his condition worsened. Dr. Edward Goodman, epidemiologist at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, says the man first...

  • DA announces sex abuse charges against NYC teacher

    NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors have announced a new 36-count indictment against a Brooklyn high school teacher who was already facing charges in connection to an indecent photo authorities say he sent to a student. Brooklyn District Attorney announced the indictment against Brooklyn Tech teacher...

  • Here's why you don't steal your jobs plan from other candidates' websites

    The Republican Governors Association on Tuesday released an ad questioning the integrity of Wisconsin Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke. The new commercial states that her campaign's plagiarism scandal raises serious questions about her character.



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