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People walk with groceries in plastic bags in Chinatown in San Francisco. (David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

California Becomes 1st State To Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags

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.

4 hours ago

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TSA Studies Plan To Screen Baggage Based On Passenger’s Security Risk

The TSA is studying plans to give luggage different levels of screening depending on the passenger.

06/08/2014

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How To Never Lose Your Luggage Again

While fewer bags are being lost by the airlines these days, people are still stealing them! Which is why Air France and KLM have spent the last year developing two gadgets that help prevent luggage from being lifted.

04/09/2014

Southwest Jets lined up at an airport terminal (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Southwest Increasing Fees, Planning To Charge No-Shows

Southwest will still allow travelers to bring two free checked bags, but plans increase the charge for a third bag from $25 to $75 and double the overweight fee to $100.

12/17/2012

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San Jose Plastic Bag Ban Starts On Sunday

The ban on single-use plastic shopping bags that takes effect in San Jose on Jan. 1 applies to all retailers, not just grocery stores.

12/29/2011

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San Francisco May Expand Plastic Bag Ban

Legislation in San Francisco to ban all retailers and restaurants from using plastic bags and mandating a charge for each recycled bag is moving forward, after the measure got a green light yesterday by a supervisors’ committee.

11/15/2011

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San Jose Stops Supplying Doggie Cleanup Bags

More budget cuts in San Jose could mean messier parks because the city is no longer supplying plastic bags to help dog-walkers clean up after their pets.

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