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U.S. files criminal charges against sellers of Jack3d, other supplements

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/18/2015 - 11:29
USPlabs, which sold the best-selling workout supplement Jack3d, and six of its executives face criminal charges for the unlawful sale of nutritional supplements, the U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday in announcing a larger probe by federal agencies aimed at stemming the sale of unproven products. The indictment says that USPlabs LLC used a synthetic stimulant made in China to make Jack3d and OxyElite Pro but told retailers that the supplements were manufactured from plant extracts. The supplements had $400 million in sales between 2008 and 2013, according to the indictment.

The Latest: Obama calls on China to halt land reclamation

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/18/2015 - 11:18

Alibaba Chairman Jack Ma addresses the audience at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO summit in Manila, Philippines, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila,Pool)MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Leaders from 21 countries and self-governing territories are in Manila for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit. The meeting's official agenda is focused on trade, business and economic issues but terrorism, South China Sea disputes and climate change are also set to be in focus. (All times are local.)

Lawyer: Driver helpless to stop runaway San Francisco bus

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/18/2015 - 11:05
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A lawyer representing the driver of the double-decker tourist bus that careened out-of-control through downtown San Francisco recounted a harrowing tale Tuesday of a "catastrophic" mechanical failure that left 20 people injured but — miraculously, authorities say — no one dead.

Charges brought in dietary supplement fraud case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/18/2015 - 10:59
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Dallas company that had been ordered to recall a dietary supplement pill because of links to liver damage has been indicted along with several of its executives on charges that they intentionally misbranded their products and deceived consumers, the Justice Department announced Tuesday.

Pastor whose pregnant wife was slain says she had no enemies

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/18/2015 - 10:47

This frame grab from surveillance video provided by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department shows a possible suspect walking in the neighborhood where an Indianapolis pastor's wife was shot. Police say Amanda Blackburn, 28, was shot in the head during an attack in her home on Nov. 10, 2015 and died the next day. She was 13 weeks pregnant. (Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department via AP)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis pastor whose pregnant wife was shot and killed in their home last week said Tuesday that she had no enemies and that her death has left him confused and angry.

California State University faculty march for pay raise, threaten strike

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/18/2015 - 10:39
More than 1,000 staff and students marched through the streets of Long Beach, California, on Tuesday to demand a raise for the 26,000 faculty members of the California State University, the nation's largest public university system. The California Faculty Association, which represents faculty at the 23 California State University campuses, organized the so-called "Fight for Five" protest that culminated outside the California State University Board of Trustee's meeting. "People are suffering and hurting financially," said Theresa Montaño, a vice president of the California Teacher's Association.

White House holds call with 34 governors on Syrian refugees

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/18/2015 - 10:29
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The White House sought Tuesday to reassure U.S. governors concerned about accepting Syrian refugees following the attacks in Paris, explaining during a conference call how the refugees are screened and prioritized for entry.

Case against man in daughter's 1989 fire death is dropped

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/18/2015 - 10:29
An elderly man who spent 24 years in prison for his daughter's death in a fire before his conviction was overturned will remain free now that an eastern Pennsylvania prosecutor has decided to drop the case.

Unarmed black man shot by Minneapolis police officer dies

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/18/2015 - 10:17

A makeshift memorial is seen at the location where Jamar Clark was allegedly shot by police early Sunday, in Minneapolis, MinnesotaA 24-year-old black man has died after being shot in the head by a Minneapolis police officer during the weekend, officials said on Tuesday, in an incident deemed a homicide by the medical examiner that has sparked protests and dozens of arrests. Community activists say that Jamar Clark was unarmed and handcuffed when he was shot shortly after midnight on Sunday. The deaths of unarmed black people at the hands of police in the United States over the past year have fueled protests nationwide and rekindled a national civil rights movement called Black Lives Matter.

White House holds call with 34 governors on Syrian refugees

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/18/2015 - 10:16

The North Portico of the White House at sunrise in WashingtonObama administration officials held a conference call on Tuesday with 34 U.S. governors to discuss the country's refugee program, the White House said, after more than a dozen governors said they would refuse to accept Syrian refugees. The administration officials assured the governors that the refugees would undergo the most rigorous screening and security vetting of any category of traveler to the United States, the White House said in a statement. Some of the governors encouraged further communication by the White House to ensure that they are able to better respond to questions from the public about the refugee screening and resettlement process, the White House said.

Official: Minneapolis police shooting vids won't be released

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/18/2015 - 10:14
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — State investigators looking into the fatal shooting of a black Minneapolis man by police during a scuffle have several partial videos of the incident but won't release them at this time, despite demands from protesters, an official said Tuesday.

Seattle law requires developers to pay for affordable housing

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/18/2015 - 10:12

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray attends a dinner reception for Chinese President Xi Jinping in Seattle, WashingtonSeattle Mayor Ed Murray signed an ordinance into law on Tuesday he says will add 6,000 living units for low-income residents over the next decade to be paid for by fees on private developers. The new ordinance, part a set of proposals that could add 20,000 units of affordable housing over 10 years, will provide 6,000 units paid for by private residential and commercial developers, the mayor said. A separate resolution, passed by the City Council, requires that up to 8 percent of multifamily dwellings be set aside for residents earning no more than 60 percent of the area's median income - $37,680 for an individual or $53,760 for a family of four.

Indiana dad sentenced to 20 years in child neglect case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/18/2015 - 10:07
ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for allowing his 2-year-old twins to become severely malnourished.

Obama sees hysteria and exaggeration in calls to halt refugee inflow

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/18/2015 - 10:03

Obama gestures while reacting to a question about U.S. politicians opposed to taking in Syrian refugees as he delivers remarks after meeting with the Philippines President Benigno Aquino alongside the APEC summit in Manila, PhilippinesPresident Barack Obama said on Wednesday that he saw "hysteria and exaggeration of risk" in some of the opposition by politicians at home to U.S. acceptance of more refugees from Syria. Speaking on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Manila, he said calls to halt the flow of refugees to the United States were aimed at scoring political points. "It needs to stop because the world is watching," Obama said.

Former retirement centers CEO gets 15 years for fraud

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/18/2015 - 10:01
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The former head of an Oregon-based chain of retirement centers was sentenced by a federal judge on Tuesday to 15 years in prison for defrauding investors of about $130 million.

Utah former lawmaker to be Salt Lake City's first openly gay mayor

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/18/2015 - 10:00
Former Utah Democratic state lawmaker Jackie Biskupski will become Salt Lake City's first openly gay mayor after ousting a two-term incumbent in this month's vote, final election results showed on Tuesday. Biskupski, 49, whose campaign touted her experience working in the private sector and law enforcement, defeated fellow Democrat Ralph Becker, a former colleague in the legislature of the socially conservative state. Becker, who ran on his record of economic growth and clean energy plans, has been mayor of Utah's biggest city since 2008.

1 injured in crash on Conchester Highway

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/18/2015 - 09:42

1 injured in crash on Conchester HighwayAt least one person was seriously injured during an accident involving a large box truck and a car on Conchester Highway in Delaware County.

Pennsylvania prosecutor: will not fight release of Korean businessman

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/18/2015 - 09:39
A Pennsylvania county prosecutor said on Tuesday he would not pursue an appeal of a 2014 federal court ruling that freed a Korean businessman after 24 years behind bars for the arson death of his daughter. Han Tak Lee, 80, of Queens, New York, was freed from prison last year after a federal magistrate ruled the arson evidence used to convict Lee of murder was based on outmoded beliefs about arson. "Our research indicates that the chance of a successful appeal is too remote to legitimately pursue," said Monroe County District Attorney David Christine in a statement to Reuters.

FBI agent testifies against San Francisco Chinatown figure

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/18/2015 - 09:39
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The undercover FBI agent at the center of an organized crime investigation in San Francisco's Chinatown testified Tuesday that he posed as a vulgar, racist member of an East Coast crime syndicate that was involved in illegal sports betting and marijuana cultivation and needed help laundering money.

The Latest: Federal agencies to investigate fatal shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/18/2015 - 09:37

Members of Black Lives Matter continue their encampment, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, outside the Minneapolis Police Department's Fourth Precinct. More than 50 people were arrested during the second day of protests over the shooting of Jamar Clark by a police officer during an apparent struggle. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The latest on the investigation into the shooting by a Minneapolis police officer of a black man suspected in an assault. The shooting has sparked protests. (all times local):