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Shares of companies testing Ebola vaccines rise

NEW YORK (AP) - Shares of companies that are studying potential vaccines for Ebola are climbing in aftermarket trading after federal officials announced that the first case of the disease has been diagnosed in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control says a patient being treated at a hospital in Dallas tested positive for the disease. Ebola is believed to...

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Treatment to be mandatory for young sex offenders

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Adolescents and teenagers convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious victim will face mandatory sexual-offender treatment in California. Gov. Jerry Brown's office on Tuesday announced he had signed SB838. Democratic Sen. Jim Beall of San Jose introduced the legislation after 15-year-old Audrie Pott committed suicide after a... Read Story

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California ends one of driest-ever water years

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California officials are urging residents and businesses to conserve water as the state ends one of the driest-ever "water years." The California Department of Water Resources says the state received less than 60 percent of the average precipitation in the 2014 water year that ends Tuesday.... Read Story

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Report: Obama rode elevator with armed man

WASHINGTON (AP) - Published reports say 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. The latest embarrassment for the Secret Service comes after agency Director Julia Pierson took full responsibility for a Sept.... Read Story

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