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Proposed label would give context to sugar in foods

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 03:38

Proposed label would give context to sugar in foodsWondering if you are eating too much added sugar? The nutrition label on your food may one day help you figure it out


Q&A: A look at Shell Oil and Arctic offshore drilling

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 03:33
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Shell Oil drill vessels are heading to the Arctic.

Cardinals' rookie Powell shot in face outside his home

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 03:07
Powell, who had 19 catches for 317 yards and three touchdowns last season for the University of Iowa, was shot while sitting in a car with some friends in his driveway, according to a police report. The 22-year-old was taken to the University of Toledo Medical Center for treatment, though police said his injuries were not life threatening. "We are aware that Damond Powell was the victim of a shooting last night in Toledo, where he remains hospitalized," the Cardinals said in a statement on Saturday.

FBI arrests activists accused of releasing 5,740 mink

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 03:05
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Two animal-rights activists have been charged with terrorizing the fur industry during cross-country road trips in which they released about 5,740 mink from farms, and vandalized the homes and businesses of industry members, the FBI said Friday.

Authorities: EMT killed when car, ambulance collide

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 02:56
EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in New Jersey say an EMT was killed when a car collided with an ambulance heading to a call in a neighboring town.

PHOTOS: Mourners remember Sandra Bland

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 02:32

 Mourners remember Sandra BlandFamily and friends traveled to DuPage African Methodist Episcopal Church in Lisle, Illinois, to remember Sandra Bland, the woman who died inside her cell at the Waller County Jail in Hempstead.


Ga. debates Confederate carving set in stone and state law

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 02:27

FILE - A Tuesday, June 23, 2015 file photo shows a carving depicting confederates Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis, in Stone Mountain, Ga. The "Confederate Memorial Carving" in a state park outside of Atlanta is once again stirring controversy, as Georgia officials try to decide what, if anything, to do about a huge sculpture that memorializes three of the South's Civil War heroes but causes offense to blacks and others. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)ATLANTA (AP) — Art, monument or embarrassment?


EMT killed in ambulance crash in north Jersey

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 02:25

EMT killed in ambulance crash in north JerseyAuthorities say an EMT was killed when a car collided with an ambulance that was headed to a call in a neighboring town.


4 swimmers rescued from ocean in Wildwood, New Jersey

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 02:18

4 swimmers rescued from ocean in Wildwood, New JerseyFour people had to be rescued from the ocean on Saturday morning in Wildwood, New Jersey.


Ohio zoo presses charges against man who petted cougars

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 02:17
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio zoo officials say they are pressing charges against a man who jumped a fence to pet cougars, then posted his video on YouTube.

Obama in Kenya says gays need equality, draws African criticism

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 02:13
By Edith Honan and Jeff Mason NAIROBI (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama told Africans on Saturday that discriminating against gays was like treating people differently because of race, drawing criticism from anti-gay activists who said he was imposing his morality on the continent. The comments in Kenya by Obama, whose father was Kenyan and who Africans claim as their son, exposed the divide on gay rights between Western states and religiously conservative Africa where many states ban homosexual relations. "As an African American in the United States I am painfully aware of what happens when people are treated differently," Obama told a news conference in Nairobi during his first trip as president to his father's homeland.

Obama chides Kenya on gay rights, ready for closer security work

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 02:13

U.S. President Barack Obama arrives together with Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta to hold a joint news conference after their meeting at the State House in NairobiBy Jeff Mason and Edith Honan NAIROBI (Reuters) - President Barack Obama told Kenya on Saturday the United States was ready to work more closely in the battle against Somalia's Islamist group al Shabaab, but chided his host on gay rights and said no African state should discriminate over sexuality. Obama also said during his first visit as president to his father's homeland that Kenya had to tackle corruption by showing it was prosecuting culprits, saying it would spur growth. Graft is cited as a major obstacle to business across Africa.


House Benghazi panel says no date set for Clinton testimony

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 02:02
The U.S. House committee investigating the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, said on Saturday that no date has been set for Hillary Clinton's testimony before the panel, contradicting a Clinton campaign spokesman who said the former secretary of state would appear on Oct. 22. "Secretary Clinton's campaign may want to reach out to her lawyer, Mr. David Kendall, with whom the Committee has had ongoing conversations. As of last night, Mr. Kendall was still negotiating conditions for her appearance," the committee said in a statement.

Clinton, congressional Benghazi panel at odds over appearance date

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 02:02

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during an event at the New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business in New YorkHillary Clinton's presidential campaign said on Saturday the former secretary of state will testify on Oct. 22 before a House committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi, Libya, attacks, but a spokesman for the panel said no date had been set. Republican Representative Trey Gowdy, chairman of the Benghazi investigation committee, had sought to hear from Clinton on the attacks, in which four Americans were killed, and her use of a private email account while she was America's top diplomat. A spokesman for Clinton, the front-runner in polls for the Democratic nomination in next year's presidential election, said she had accepted an offer from the committee to testify on Oct. 22.


25 years on, disabilities act has changed lives of millions

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 01:59

Fred Maahs, poses for a photograph in Philadelphia on Monday, July 13, 2015. The Comcast executive has become a prominent disability-rights activist since being paralyzed from the chest down in a diving accident 35 years ago. Sunday, July 26, 2015 marks the 25th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)NEW YORK (AP) — Five days before he was to start college, Fred Maahs' world turned upside down. Off the Delaware coast in 1980, on the last day of summer vacation, the 18-year-old took a dive from his family's boat into an unseen sandbar barely a foot below the surface, sustaining injuries that paralyzed him from the chest down.


As Democrats fret over 'sharing economy,' GOP moves in

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 01:46

FILE - In this July 16, 2015, file photo, Republican presidential candidate, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, puts on his seat belt getting into an Uber car after speaking at Thumbtack, an online startup in San Francisco. The debate over ride-hailing firm Uber is laying bare divides in the Democratic Party and on the left about how to handle the new “sharing” economy. Republicans are hungry to exploit that ambivalence and make inroads into a wealthy sector of the tech industry. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)DENVER (AP) — The debate over ride-hailing firm Uber is laying bare divides in the Democratic Party and on the left about how to handle the new "sharing" economy. Republicans are hungry to exploit that ambivalence and make inroads into a wealthy sector of the tech industry.


Patronage claims dominate latest New York corruption cases

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 01:42

FILE - This Jan. 12, 2015 file photo shows Sen. Tom Libous, R-Binghamton, right, as he speaks in the Senate Chamber as Senate Republican leader Dean Skelos, R-Rockville Centre, listens at the state Capitol in Albany, N.Y. Prosecutors say Sens. Dean Skelos, who was Senate majority leader, and Thomas Libous, his deputy, both helped their sons get or hold high-salaried positions in exchange for favorable influence. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — It's a practice seemingly as old as politics itself: top elected officials finding jobs for their wayward sons.


Authorities say small plane crashes in northwest Ohio

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 01:34
NORTHWOOD, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a small plane has crashed into a corn field in northwest Ohio.

Visitation continues for slain metro Atlanta Marine

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 01:15

A U.S. Marine walks out of the visitation of Lance Cpl. Skip Wells, Friday, July 24, 2015, in Kennesaw, Ga. The Georgia Marine gunned down at a Navy-Marine reserve center in Chattanooga, Tenn., will be buried following his funeral Sunday at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton. (AP Photo/David Goldman)KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — Mourners are expected to continue paying their respects to a metro Atlanta Marine who was fatally shot in attacks on military facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee.