Updated at 5:56 PM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) " California ends its legislative season having enacted some of the country's most aggressive social policies: Laws requiring student vaccinations, granting terminally ill people the right to take life-ending medications, and mandating equal pay for women were among dozens approved.

Updated at 5:54 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) " Three times Dayton Leroy Rogers has been sentenced to death, and three times his sentence has been overturned.

Updated at 5:54 PM

LONDON (AP) " Marlon James has won literature's Booker Prize with a vivid, violent, exuberant and expletive-laden novel based on the attempted assassination of Bob Marley. He is the first Jamaican writer to take the prestigious award.

Updated at 5:52 PM

CORONADO, Calif. (AP) " Sybil Bailey Stockdale, a Navy wife who fought to end the torture of U.S. prisoners of war in Vietnam, has died.

Updated at 5:50 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " A chronic shortage of controllers has reached a crisis that will lead to widespread flight delays if left unchecked, officials for the union that represents air traffic controllers said Tuesday.

Updated at 5:49 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) " A federal appeals court on Tuesday reinstated a lawsuit challenging the New York Police Department's surveillance of Muslim groups in New Jersey after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, saying any resulting harm came from the city's...

Updated at 5:32 PM

GILZE-RIJEN AIR BASE, Netherlands (AP) " The missile shot skyward from war-ravaged eastern Ukraine. With deadly accuracy more than six miles up, it detonated just in front of the Malaysia Airlines jetliner, sending hundreds of jagged steel shards...

Updated at 5:32 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The U.S. military says conditions are now right for the Iraqi army to make a decisive assault on Ramadi and reclaim the provincial capital from Islamic State fighters.

Updated at 5:31 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The White House says there are "strong indications" that Iran violated U.N. Security Council resolutions when it test fired a new ballistic missile.

Updated at 5:24 PM

Based on available information, Baltimore police it can't verify Republican presidential contender Ben Carson's account that he was held at gunpoint at a fast-food restaurant in the city, the department said Tuesday.

Updated Oct 13, 2015 at 5:23 PM

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) " A Connecticut jury on Tuesday rejected a woman's bid to sue her 12-year-old nephew for injuries she says she suffered from his exuberant greeting at his birthday party four years ago.

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