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Can You Bring Alcohol on a Plane?

As millions of Americans prepare to travel by air during the upcoming holiday season, long lines and delayed flights are poised to grate on travelers' nerves.

But travelers who may be hoping to offset their holiday stress by packing a bottle of their favorite libation in their luggage should be aware of the TSA's rules regarding transporting special items such as alcohol.

Can you bring your own alcohol on a plane?

2014's holiday travel season is expected to get off to a big start during the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.

More than 24 million passengers will travel on U.S. airlines during the 12-day Thanksgiving travel period from November 21 through December 2, reports CBS News. Unfortunately, for some of these travelers, their holiday travel plans may be interrupted due to what's in their luggage. Attempting to bring prohibited items on a plane may result in delayed travel, fines, and in some cases arrest, such as the San Francisco man recently arrested for attempting to bring three pounds of marijuana on his flight.

What are some of the items on the no-fly list? Here are five things you can't bring on a plane:

Americans have now lived through almost a year of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), but barring any changes to the law or major court decisions, it has many more years to come.

On Saturday, open enrollment began for Americans to make their healthcare selections on the insurance exchanges, and for many, there will be little that changed from last year.

However, there are still three things all Americans should know if they're signing up for Obamacare coverage for 2015:

The U.S. Supreme Court announced Friday that it will hear a challenge to Obamacare's healthcare subsidies.

It's been three years since the nation's High Court had a chance to test the constitutional mettle of the Affordable Care Act, and some suspect the healthcare law has some political enemies on the bench. Fortune reports that at least four justices must've voted to hear King v. Burwell, and notes it isn't a coincidence that four justices also voted to strike down Obamacare three years ago.

What should Americans know about this Supreme Court Obamacare challenge?

Michigan was the birthplace of many of America's industrial and manufacturing dreams, and it grew up with its own set of laws.

Whether you're in Detroit living out your "8 Mile" fantasy or visiting one of the Wolverine State's many dairy farms, you need to know what's permitted by state law.

So even if you're a member of the Michigan militia, pay attention to these 10 laws you should know:

As government officials seek to limit growing concern over the possibility of an outbreak of Ebola in the United States, several states have instituted mandatory quarantines for those who may have been exposed to the disease.

Ebola has so far caused just one fatality in America, that of Thomas Eric Duncan who died earlier this month after contracting Ebola in his native Liberia. Nevertheless, states including Florida, New York, New Jersey, and Illinois are moving forward with new quarantines for those returning from areas affected by the Ebola outbreak.

What do these quarantines require?

Today is National Nut Day, a day dedicated to celebrating delicious, nutritious nuts. But for parents of children with severe nut allergies, nuts may not be something to celebrate so much as something to fear.

Nut allergies have been on the rise. According to a study published last year in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, the percentage of children suffering from peanut allergies in the United States more than tripled from 1997 to 2010, reports CBS News. In some cases, children with nut allergies who are exposed to even trace amounts of nuts can suffer fatal allergic reactions

What can parents of a school-aged child with a nut allergy do to help keep their child safe? Here are three legal tips to keep in mind:

Cancer patient Brittany Maynard isn't taking her terminal cancer diagnosis lying down. She moved to Oregon and is planning her assisted suicide.

Maynard, 29, was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer nine months ago, but she didn't want to "die a horrendous death," reports the San Francisco Chronicle. Instead of languishing in front of her loved ones while the cancer spread, Maynard moved from California to Oregon, where she plans to take advantage of the state's "Death with Dignity" law.

As Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan is being treated at a Dallas hospital, his family has been quarantined. But compliance with public health orders hasn't been complete.

The Houston Chronicle reports that Duncan's relatives attempted to leave their Dallas apartment in opposition to official requests to stay home. The family's quarantine is now being enforced by police officers posted outside their apartment.

Where do Texas authorities get the power to impose a quarantine, and what legal consequences could the family face?

California made history on Tuesday by signing the nation's first statewide ban on plastic bags into law.

Gov. Jerry Brown signed the bill, SB 270, on Tuesday, which will eventually remove single-use plastic bags from big box stores like Walmart and Target as well as grocery stores, convenience stores, and pharmacies. The Associated Press reports that plastic bags have been successfully ousted from many large cities, including San Francisco and Los Angeles, but this statewide ban marks a major milestone.

Here are five things every consumer should know about California's plastic bag ban: