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FTC to retailers: Drop your caffeinated drawers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 06:59

In this 2006 photo, airport passengers pass by Norm Thompson retail outlet at Portland International Airport in Portland. The Federal Trade Commission announced this week that two companies have agreed to refund $1.5 million to consumers who purchased "shapewear" that supposedly can reduce cellulite and fat because it's infused with caffeine, vitamin E and other things. In a settlement, Norm Thompson Outfitters of Oregon, and Wacoal America Inc. of New Jersey agree not to make claims that their products cause weight loss or a reduction of body size. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Dana E. Olsen)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — If you purchased caffeine-infused underwear because of promises it will make you thinner, federal regulators say you were hoodwinked — but at least you can get your money back.


Deportation of minors won't stop during lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 06:55
SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge in Seattle is not stopping the deportation proceedings of eight minors suing the federal government over legal representation.

Jailbreak in Washington state goes unnoticed for two days

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 06:53
SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Washington state man jailed on robbery charges managed to slip away from a detention facility last week in an escape that went unnoticed for two days until his lawyer arrived for a visit, officials said on Tuesday. Rhyan Vasquez, 19, walked out of an employee entrance of a jail in Marysville, north of Seattle, last Wednesday as he was awaiting transfer to a county facility, but was back in custody on Tuesday, according to a Marysville court official. ...

Jailbreak in Washington state goes unnoticed for two days

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 06:53
SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Washington state man jailed on robbery charges managed to slip away from a detention facility last week in an escape that went unnoticed for two days until his lawyer arrived for a visit, officials said on Tuesday. Rhyan Vasquez, 19, walked out of an employee entrance of a jail in Marysville, north of Seattle, last Wednesday as he was awaiting transfer to a county facility ...

Michelin Guide knocks Daniel down to 2 stars

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 06:51

FILE - In this May 5, 2014 file photo shows restauranteur Daniel Boulud at the 2014 James Beard Foundation Awards in New York. The Michelin Guide’s latest roster of top New York City restaurants says Brooklyn and Queens are hot, but Daniel Boulud is not. This year, only six maintained the three-star rating for the guide’s 10th edition, which goes on sale Wednesday. Daniel Boulud’s flagship Upper East Side restaurant, was bumped down to two stars. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)The Michelin Guide's latest roster of top New York City restaurants says Brooklyn and Queens are hot, but Daniel Boulud has lost a little sizzle.


Biologists identify pot gardens as salmon threat

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 06:50
Water use and other actions by the marijuana industry in the Emerald Triangle of Northern California and Southern Oregon are threatening salmon already in danger of extinction, federal biologists said Tuesday.

Wildlife populations plummet for 3,000 species

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 06:50
About 3,000 species of wildlife around the world have seen their numbers plummet far worse than previously thought, according to a new study by one of the world's biggest environmental groups.

Tracy Morgan: 'Can't believe' Wal-Mart blaming him

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 06:48
Tracy Morgan said Tuesday that he "can't believe" Wal-Mart's assertion that he and others were partly to blame for their injuries in the highway crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that killed one of his friends.

Government funds lawyers for immigrant children

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 06:47
The Obama administration is spending $4 million on lawyers for unaccompanied immigrant children in deportation proceedings, a move an influential Republican lawmaker says is illegal and will fuel an increase in illegal immigration.

Jailed cop killer is picked as graduation speaker

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 06:47
A man serving life in prison for killing a Philadelphia police officer in 1981 has been selected as a commencement speaker at his Vermont alma mater.

League of Education Voters opposes class-size ballot measure

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 06:46
The League of Education Voters, a non-profit advocacy organization that has backed previous efforts to reduce class sizes, announced Tuesday that it opposes I-1351, the statewide class-size reduction initiative on the November ballot.  For more, see the Education Lab blog.

Paris St-Germain 3-2 Barcelona

BBC World News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 06:45
Barcelona suffer their first defeat of the season as PSG move top of Group F after a thrilling 3-2 Champions League win.
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Feds unveil cleanup plan for nuclear waste dump

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 06:45
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Energy on Tuesday said it's committed to cleaning up and resuming initial operations at the federal government's troubled nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico as early as 2016, work that's expected to cost more than $240 million.

U.S. lawmakers rebuke Secret Service over White House breach

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 06:44
By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Secret Service faced scathing criticism on Tuesday for the agency allowing an intruder with a knife to run into the White House and the Washington Post reported a separate security lapse of an armed contractor with a criminal record who rode an elevator with President Barack Obama. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson acknowledged the agency charged with protecting Obama had failed on Sept. ...

FCC will consider petition to ban 'Redskins'

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 06:43
The head of the Federal Communications Commission says the agency will consider a petition to ban the Washington Redskins nickname from the public airwaves.

Government funds lawyers for immigrant children

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 06:40
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The Obama administration is spending $4 million on lawyers for unaccompanied immigrant children in deportation proceedings, a move an influential Republican lawmaker says is illegal and will fuel an increase in illegal immigration.

First Ebola case diagnosed in the United States: CDC

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 06:39

CDC Director, Dr. Thomas Frieden, speaks at the CDC headquarters in AtlantaBy Julie Steenhuysen and Sharon Begley (Reuters) - U.S. health officials said on Tuesday the first patient infected with the deadly Ebola virus had been diagnosed in the country after flying from Liberia to Texas, in a new sign of how the outbreak ravaging West Africa can spread globally. The patient sought treatment six days after arriving in Texas on Sept. 20, Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), told reporters on Tuesday. He was admitted two days later to an isolation room at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. U.S. ...


Nigeria and Senegal 'contain' Ebola

BBC World News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 06:38
Ebola outbreaks in Nigeria and Senegal appear to have been contained, US health authorities say, with no new cases there since August.
Categories: BBC World News

Woman attacked outside Wissahickon Valley Park in Chestnut Hill

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 06:26

Woman attacked outside Wissahickon Valley Park in Chestnut HillPolice say what started out as an attempted robbery quickly turned into an attempted sexual assault in Chestnut Hill.