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Settlement Bars Misleading Health Claims by Tanning Salons in New York State

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 09:03
A settlement with New York’s attorney general, Eric T. Schneiderman, bars the owner of the Hollywood Tans franchises in the state from making health claims or aiming its marketing at high school students.
    

Two firefighters killed in Boston

BBC World News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 09:03
Two firefighters are killed and 13 injured in the US city of Boston in a wind-whipped blaze that destroyed a three-storey residential building.
Categories: BBC World News

China quotas on rare-earth metals violate law, WTO says

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 09:02
The WTO found the export taxes, quotas and bureaucratic delays Beijing imposes on overseas sales or rare-earth elements and other metals artificially raise prices and create shortages for foreign buyers.

Facing new rivals, Amazon expands its cloud-computing offerings

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 09:02
Amazon Web Services hosts a conference Wednesday in San Francisco to discuss its strategy, days after Google and Cisco step up their efforts to compete against it.

Autism rates soar, now affects 1 in 68 children

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 09:02
Autism rates have more than doubled since the turn of century.

Report: Global executions up 15 percent in 2013

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 09:02

FILE - This May 27, 2008, file photo, shows the gurney in Huntsville, Texas, where Texas' condemned are strapped down to receive a lethal dose of drugs. A new report says the number of reported executions around the world rose almost 15 percent in 2013, and the United States was among the five countries putting the most people to death. The Amnesty International report released Thursday, March 27, 2014, says the 778 executions it was able to count last year don’t include the thousands of people put to death in China, where such information is a state secret. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The number of known executions around the world rose almost 15 percent in 2013, and the United States was among the five countries putting the most people to death, a new report says.


Putin and the laws of gravity

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 09:01
The morning after the morning after, the laws of gravity start to apply themselves; things often don’t look as good or as bad as you thought, writes syndicated columnist Thomas L. Friedman about Vladimir Putin’s annexation of Crimea.

Sounders partner with Red Cross to collect donations for Oso mudslide relief

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 09:01
The Sounders will partner with the American Red Cross to collect donations at Saturday's game for disaster relief, particularly the devastating Oso mudslide.

New radar analysis prompts shift in search zone

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 09:00
Australia refocuses search after radar analysis indicates Flight 370 flew faster than thought.

Obama Renewing U.S. Commitment to NATO Alliance

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 09:00
In a sharp rebuke, President Obama, in Brussels, denounced Russia’s takeover of Crimea and described Moscow as an out-of-touch power.
    





Jurors Convict Abu Ghaith, Bin Laden Son-in-Law, in Terror Case

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 08:58
Sulaiman Abu Ghaith’s swift conviction is seen as a rejoinder to critics of the Obama administration’s efforts to try terror suspects in civilian courts, rather than before a military tribunal.
    





TSA wants police at checkpoints after LAX shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 08:55

FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2013 file photo provided to the Associated Press, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, police officers stand near a weapon at the Los Angeles International Airport after a gunman opened fire in the terminal, killing one person and wounding several others. The Transportation Security Administration recommended Wednesday March 26, 2014, that airports post armed law enforcement officers at security checkpoints and ticket counters during peak hours. The recommendation was one of 14 determined after a nationwide review of security at airports prompted by the shooting at the airport last fall. (AP Photo, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration recommended Wednesday that armed law enforcement officers be posted at airport security checkpoints and ticket counters during peak hours after a review of last year's fatal shooting at Los Angeles International Airport.


DealBook: Bank of America to Pay $6.3 Billion to Settle Mortgage Securities Suit

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 08:54
The payment settles a lawsuit arising out of troubled mortgage-backed securities the bank cobbled together and sold to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in the run-up to the financial crisis.
    





How stag beetles bite so hard

BBC World News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 08:52
Researchers stage stag beetle battles to solve the mystery of how the male beetles bite so hard.
Categories: BBC World News

Jared Allen signs with the Bears

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 08:52
While you were sleeping  this morning, the Chicago Bears announced they had signed defensive end Jared Allen.
Categories: Sports Center

State senator in bribery scheme appears in court

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 08:49

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2011, file photo, State Sen. Leland Yee poses beside a bowl of shark fin soup during a news conference to oppose a bill to ban the sale of shark fin soup in San Francisco's Chinatown. Yee was arrested Wednesday March 26, 2014, during a series of raids in the San Francisco Bay Area. Yee declined to discuss the charges, citing an ongoing investigation. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California state senator is being held on $500,000 bail after appearing handcuffed in shackled in federal court.


Christie: Scandal hasn't altered political plans

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 08:49
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he has not ruled out running for president in 2016 despite his aides' involvement in a traffic-blocking plot that has engulfed his administration.

Mariners grant Randy Wolf release

Seattle Mariners - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 08:49
Randy Wolf said he was asked to sign a waiver allowing the team to release him within the first 45 days without paying his full season salary. He refused to agree to the clause.
Categories: Sports Center

Autism 'begins long before birth'

BBC World News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 08:48
Scientists say they have new evidence that autism begins in the womb with changes in the early development of the brain.
Categories: BBC World News

Connecticut approves highest state minimum wage

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 08:45
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers Wednesday approved raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2017, the highest for any state in the country and the same rate that President Barack Obama wants for the federal minimum wage.