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Hundreds pay it forward at Florida Starbucks in generosity rally

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 00:56

The logo of a Starbucks Coffee store is pictured in Boca Raton, FloridaThe rally of java generosity began on Wednesday morning at a Starbucks in Florida, when one patron offered to buy an iced triple grande latte for the next customer in the drive-through line. "It was just somebody wanting to do a nice thing," said Celeste Guzman, a shift supervisor at the Starbucks, located near a busy shopping mall in St. Petersburg, Florida.


Man charged with leaving 3 kids in car outside bar

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 00:49
OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Police say a Florida man is accused of leaving his three children in a car for hours outside a bar while he got drunk inside.

10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 00:24

10ThingsToSee - Hotel security officers guard at an entrance door of a hotel room set aside for relatives or friends of passengers aboard a missing Malaysia Airlines plane, in Beijing, China Wednesday, March 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.


Colorado voters to weigh in on GMO food labeling

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 00:22
Colorado voters in November will have their say on a proposition that would require labels on foods that contain genetically modified ingredients, or GMOS. Proponents of GMO labeling initiatives, who say they have the right to know what is in their food, have been gaining steam in the United States. Their wins have come despite well-funded opposition from GMO crop backers ranging from PepsiCo Inc to Monsanto Co who say GMOs are safe, labels will confuse consumers and switching to non-GMO ingredients would significantly increase the cost of food. Colorado's Secretary of State on Wednesday confirmed that supporters submitted enough valid signatures to get the GMO labeling measure, which will be Proposition 105, on the Nov. 4 ballot.

Of 163 arrests since shooting, 7 from Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 00:14
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Police records show that 163 arrests have been made in the Ferguson protest zone since the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, but just seven are residents of the St. Louis suburb.

Weather system east of Caribbean could turn into tropical storm

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 23:59
(Reuters) - An area of low pressure located east of the Caribbean Sea has a 50 percent chance of becoming a tropical depression or storm in the next 48 hours, U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) meteorologist Dennis Feltgen said, referring to the weather system now about 350 miles (563 km) east of the Lesser Antilles islands. Arthur, a Category 2 storm, made landfall over North Carolina’s Outer Banks in early July. A tropical depression later that month did not develop into a storm.

Hostess closing bakery that created the Twinkie

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 23:49
CHICAGO (AP) — About 400 people will lose their jobs and a piece of American baking history will shut down when Hostess Brands closes the suburban Chicago bakery where the Twinkie was invented.

Public safe as two Americans treated for Ebola released from hospital: doctor

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 23:46

Handout photo of Dr. Kent Brantly speaking with colleagues at the case management center on the campus of ELWA Hospital in MonroviaATLANTA (Reuters) - Two American aid workers discharged from an Atlanta hospital after being treated for Ebola pose no health risk to the public, an Emory University Hospital doctor said on Thursday. Dr. Kent Brantly and missionary Nancy Writebol, who both contracted the deadly virus in Liberia, have tested clear of the virus and are likely to make a complete recovery, said Dr. Bruce Ribner, medical director of Emory’s Infectious Disease Unit. "I am forever thankful to God for sparing my life," Brantly said during a news conference. ...


Noodles: Friend or foe? S. Koreans defend diet

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 23:30

In this Aug. 19. 2014 photo, a cook prepares "ramyeon" instant noodles for Han Seung-youn, left, during an interview at a ramyeon restaurant in Seoul, South Korea. Instant noodles are an essential, even passionate, part of life for many in South Korea and other Asian countries. Hence the emotional heartburn caused by a Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital study in the United States that found excessive consumption of instant noodles by South Koreans was associated with risks for diabetes, heart disease or stroke. The study has provoked feelings of wounded pride, mild guilt, stubborn resistance, even nationalism among South Koreans, who eat more instant noodles per capita than anyone in the world. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon )SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Kim Min-koo has an easy reply to new American research that hits South Korea where it hurts — in the noodles. Drunk and hungry just after dawn, he rips the lid off a bowl of his beloved fast food, wobbling on his feet but still defiant over a report that links instant noodles to health hazards.


Doctor: No health risk from 2 US Ebola patients

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 23:28

2 American Ebola patients released from hospitalA doctor at the hospital that treated two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa says their discharge poses no public health risk.


Jury: Woman downloaded child porn to frame husband

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 23:22
INDIANA, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman has been found guilty of downloading child pornography in a failed attempt to frame her estranged husband.

Discharge of patients who were infected with Ebola poses no public health threat, doctor says

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 23:14
ATLANTA (AP) — Discharge of patients who were infected with Ebola poses no public health threat, doctor says.

Card cheat who used invisible ink gets casino ban

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 23:12
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A New Jersey man who marked cards with invisible ink that he could see with special contact lenses has been banned from Connecticut's casinos.

Toms River man accused of killing dog by attaching crate to car exhaust

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 23:07

Toms River man accused of killing dog by attaching crate to car exhaustProsecutors say 75-year-old Clifford Robbins, of Toms River, was taken into custody Thursday morning and charged with third degree cruelty to animals.


New restrictions on hydrocodone to take effect

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 23:06
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government is finalizing new restrictions on hundreds of medicines containing hydrocodone, the highly addictive painkiller that has grown into the most widely prescribed drug in the U.S.

Mongolia, China pledge $10 billion in annual trade

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 23:01

In this photo released by China's Xinhua news agency, Chinese President Xi Jinping, center left, and his wife Peng Liyuan, center right, pose for a photo with Mongolian Prime Minister Norov Altankhuyag and his wife Khonichin Selenge at Ulan Bator airport, Mongolia, Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. Landlocked Mongolia is hoping to secure better access to Chinese ports as Xi became the first Chinese head of state in more than a decade to visit this sprawling nation sandwiched between China and Russia. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Ju Peng) NO SALESULAN BATOR, Mongolia (AP) — China and Mongolia pledged Thursday to almost double their annual two-way trade to $10 billion by 2020 as President Xi Jinping became the first Chinese head of state in more than a decade to visit this sprawling resource-rich nation sandwiched between China and Russia.


Ford tells U.S. dealers to stop selling some C-Max, Focus models

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 22:56

The new Ford Focus C-Max Flexifuel car is displayed on media day at the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile in ParisFord Motor Co has told its U.S. A Ford spokeswoman said Thursday none of the affected vehicles were sold to customers and that less than 50 were on U.S. Some C-Max and Focus models built at the Michigan Assembly Plant outside of Detroit from Aug. 8 to Aug. 15 may not have enough ball bearings in the steering gear assembly, the notice to dealers obtained by Reuters said.


Dad left young kids in car while gambling at Sands Casino, police say

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 22:46

Dad left young kids in car while gambling at Sands Casino, police sayA Lehigh Valley father is behind bars, after authorities say he locked his young children in his car while he gambled.


Penn State opener in Ireland threatened by volcano

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 22:42

Penn State opener in Ireland threatened by volcanoPenn State's season opener in Ireland next week against UCF may be in peril because of a possible volcanic eruption in Iceland.


One dead, one injured in New York boat explosion

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 22:28
(Reuters) - One person was killed and another was injured in a boat explosion at a New York marina fuel station, police said on Thursday. The 33-foot (10 meter) Carver motor boat burst into flames while being refueled at the Manhasset Bay Marina in the Long Island community of Port Washington on Wednesday, Nassau County police said in a statement.