California prisons alter treatment of mentally ill

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California prison officials on Friday pledged to take a gentler approach with mentally ill inmates after graphic images of prisoners being repeatedly doused with pepper spray in...

Ebola forces Mormon missionaries from West Africa

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Church officials say 274 Mormon missionaries are being transferred out of Sierra Leone and Liberia due to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.The Church of Jesus...

Showdown votes may decide fate of soda tax

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The question of whether a bottle of Dr Pepper with 64 grams of sugar should be treated like a pack of cigarettes is being considered in San Francisco and Berkeley, with the two California cities aiming to become the country’s first to pass per-ounce taxes on sugary drinks.