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U.S. appeals court upholds federal meat labeling regulation

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 01:45
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday rejected a food industry challenge to a federal rule concerning labeling requirements for meat, marking a potential setback for other businesses fighting federal regulations on free-speech grounds. For the second time, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said the 2013 regulation could be enforced. It requires labels on muscle cuts of meat to list the country of origin and other details. The rationale embraced by the court could apply in other cases in which business interests object to regulations on free speech grounds.

More than a third of U.S. adults pursued by collection agencies

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 01:43
More than a third of U.S. adults have bad debt that has been handed over to a collection agency and their average debt in collections is $5,178, according to a study published on Tuesday by the Urban Institute. "Delinquent debt can harm credit scores, which can tip employers' hiring decisions, restrict access to mortgages and even increase insurance costs." The study looked at a random sample of 7 million individual credit reports from TransUnion credit bureau - one of the three big credit reporting companies. The sort of debt in collections could be a credit card, medical or utility bill or a parking fine but does not include mortgage debt. Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana all have 40 percent of people with a credit report have debt in collections but the level of debt is also relatively low in those states.

N.C.A.A. Settlement Overhauls Head-Injury Policies

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 01:43
The settlement brings a significant change in the care and safety of current and former college athletes, including a $70 million medical monitoring fund and a new national protocol for head injuries.

Bits Blog: The ‘Sharing Economy’ Goes White-Collar

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 01:36
In some ways, the new focus Uber and Airbnb are putting on business professionals is a risky maneuver as regulators have grown increasingly interested in how the services operate.

West Africa flight ban over Ebola

BBC World News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 01:33
A West African airline halts flights to Liberia and Sierra Leone amid concern about Ebola as a leading doctor dies of the virus in Sierra Leone.
Categories: BBC World News

New Hampshire man arraigned in teen's kidnapping

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 01:33
CONWAY, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man has been arraigned on charges he kidnapped a teenager last year.

Man found naked and bleeding outside Overbrook home

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 01:32

Man found naked and bleeding outside Overbrook homeA 49-year-old man is in custody after another man was found naked and bleeding on a street in the Overbrook section of Philadelphia

Unbuttoned: Beyoncé, Superstar but Not a Fashion Icon

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 01:27
The singer demonstrates that you don’t have to create clothing trends to be a superstar.

Trial reveals governor's wife had 'crush' on CEO

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 01:27

In this courtroom sketch at the federal corruption trial of former Virginia Governor Robert F. McDonnell, center, and his wife, former first lady Maureen McDonnell, second from right, Judge James R. Spencer, left, presides during jury selection Monday, July 28, 2014, in Richmond, Va. Bob and Maureen McDonnell are charged in a 14-count indictment with accepting more than $165,000 in gifts and loans from the CEO of a dietary supplements company in exchange for helping promote his products. The defense team is gathered at a courtroom table and includes Victoria Taraktchian, John L. Brownlee, Robert McDonnell, Henry W. "Hank" Asbill, Marjorie Fargo, Maureen McDonnell, and William "Bill" Burck at left. Foreground figure, third from right, is Stephen Hauss. (AP Photo/Dana Verkouteren)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's marriage was broken and his wife developed a crush on a businessman who lavished her with expensive gifts and attention, an attorney for the first lady said Tuesday during the couple's corruption trial.

Full appeals court upholds labels on meat packages

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 01:27
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld new government rules requiring labels on packaged steaks, ribs and other cuts of meat to say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered.

Fire injures four, shuts CVR Refining's Kansas refinery

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 01:26
(Reuters) - Four employees were hurt in a fire at CVR Refining's 115,000-barrel-per-day refinery in Coffeyville, Kansas, after a fire broke out at an isomerization unit early on Tuesday, the company said in a statement. "Reports indicate CVR employees were working on a pump when it caught fire with flames engulfing the area," said a statement prepared by the Coffeyville Fire Department and placed on the city's Facebook page. The fire department responded to assist with the injuries, the city said. In the city's statement, Fire Chief James Grimmett said firefighters had remained on the scene until 2:30 a.m. to provide backup for CVR's emergency response team.

Jury again tries for verdict in Ventura libel case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 01:24

FILE - In this July 22, 2014 file photo former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura, center, arrives at court with his wife, Terry, and others for his defamation lawsuit against "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle in St. Paul, Minn. Kyle wrote in his best-seller that he decked Ventura in a California bar in 2006 after Ventura allegedly said Navy SEALs "deserve to lose a few." Ventura, a former SEAL and pro wrestler, testified Kyle fabricated the story. Kyle denied that in testimony videotaped before his death last year. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Jim Gehrz, File) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES LOCAL TELEVISION OUTST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Jurors have gone back to work at trying to reach a verdict in former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura's defamation lawsuit against "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle.

Alabama woman dies after being doused in gasoline, set ablaze

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 01:18
Deborah Diane Prater, 49, had recently ended her three-year relationship with Michael Kennedy, 48, when police say he came to her house in a Birmingham suburb early on Sunday and argued with her before setting her ablaze. "It's a totally senseless and violent loss of life," said Sergeant Jack Self, spokesman for the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. "This is a special kind of evil that has no place existing in our society." Kennedy fled in Prater's sport utility vehicle and was arrested on Monday about five miles away by U.S. Marshals.

Mother of slain Mexican teen sues U.S. Border Patrol agents

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 01:17
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - Lawyers for the mother of a Mexican teenager fatally shot by U.S. border police filed a U.S. federal civil rights lawsuit on Tuesday, calling the killing "brazen and lawless" and the latest example of agents using excessive force. The lawsuit says unnamed U.S. Border Patrol agents violated the constitutional rights of Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez, who was 16 years old when he died in the cross-border shooting from Arizona into Nogales, Mexico, in October 2012. An autopsy by Mexican authorities found the teen was shot seven times from behind. "I want to know who assassinated my son and why?" Araceli Rodriguez, the slain boy's mother, said in a statement released by her attorney.

Half of Yosemite fire evacuees allowed to return

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 01:10

Rick Ogden who lost his home in the Sand Fire, waits for fire updates from officials at the evacuation center in Shingle Springs, Calif., on Monday, July 28, 2014. Their home of 12 years was completely destroyed at 2pm on Saturday.(AP Photo/Steve Yeater)SHINGLE SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — Evacuation orders have been lifted for about half of the estimated 100 homes cleared out by a wildfire in Yosemite National Park.

California tuberculosis patient found, arrested

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 01:04
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A California man who was charged after refusing treatment for his tuberculosis was found and arrested, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

Q&A: How Hawaii health care compares to federal

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 01:04
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers and other key officials say the state's health care law faces an unlikely threat from the Affordable Care Act that could lead to a lower standard of care for state residents. Here's how Hawaii's longstanding law compares with federal reforms:

Senate to vote on highway money as deadline looms

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 01:02

FILE - This April 14, 2014 file photo shows a section of the I-75 Phase II modernization project under way in Dayton, Ohio. The Senate is set to take up legislation to keep federal highway money flowing to states, with just three days left before the government plans to start slowing down payments. The House passed a $10.8 billion bill last week that would pay for highway and transit aid through the end of May 2015 if transportation spending is maintained at current levels. Under a schedule outlined by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., the Senate would take up that bill Tuesday. (AP Photo/Skip Peterson, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is set to take up legislation to keep federal highway money flowing to states, with just three days left before the government plans to start slowing down payments.

Seahawks add veteran offensive tackle Eric Winston

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 01:01
The Seahawks have made another move this morning, adding veteran right tackle Eric Winston to the roster.
Categories: Sports Center

White Pass - 7/29/2014 9:37:58 AM

White Pass Report - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 01:00
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7/29/2014 9:37:58 AM

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Monday through Friday during daylight hours maintenance work is in progress in several locations west of the summit. Motorists will experience delays of up to 30 minutes.