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Mars Food tells customers to go easy on the pasta sauce

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 21:39

Dolmio pasta sauces are seen in a store in in LondonMars Food plans to tell customers to eat some of its Dolmio pasta sauces and macaroni cheese only once a week to maintain a balanced diet because of the products' high levels of salt, sugar or fat. Products that are particularly high in salt, sugar or fat, including Dolmio lasagne meal kits and lasagne sauces, will come with a label advising "occasional" consumption, meaning once a week. Products with lower levels of salt, sugar or fat will be considered "everyday" products.


Dad fights to erase $250k student loan debt for his 3 kids

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 21:23
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man who owes about $250,000 he borrowed to put three children through college has won a major court victory in his effort to have the debt forgiven.

Panel OKs parole for former Manson cult member Van Houten

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 21:01

Panel OKs parole for former Manson cult member Van HoutenA California panel recommended parole Thursday for former Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten more than four decades after she and other cult members went to prison for the notorious killings of a wealthy grocer and his wife.


Cop's widow wants pension; husband allegedly staged suicide

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 20:38
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — The widow of a suburban Chicago police officer who authorities say staged his suicide to make it appear he was killed on duty has applied for her late husband's pension as she awaits trial on conspiracy charges.

Opening arguments to begin in trial of Ohio man charged with killing three women

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 20:21

File photo of Michael Madison, suspected of killing three women during an appearance in East Cleveland Municipal CourtOpening arguments are slated to begin on Friday in the trial of an Ohio man who may face a death sentence after being charged with killing three women and wrapping their bodies in garbage bags. Jury selection in Cuyahoga County Court in downtown Cleveland has taken nearly two weeks, and prosecutors plan to call 50 witnesses in the trial, which is expected to last for an additional three weeks.


Saudi confirms 'genuine' $681M donation to Malaysian PM

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 20:17

FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 25, 2016 file photo, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak delivers his opening speech at a conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Saudi Arabia has for the first time publicly confirmed Malaysia's claim that $681 million in Prime Minister Najib Razak's bank accounts was a donation from the Saudi royal family, countering accusations that the money was siphoned from heavily indebted state investment fund 1MDB. Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir called the money a "genuine donation" in comments Thursday, April 14, 2016, to Malaysian reporters in Istanbul after a meeting with Najib. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul, File)KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Saudi Arabia has for the first time publicly confirmed Malaysia's claim that $681 million in Prime Minister Najib Razak's bank accounts was a donation from the Saudi royal family, countering accusations that the money was siphoned from heavily indebted state investment fund 1MDB.


Bird strike causes plane to make emergency landing

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 19:53

Bird strike causes plane to make emergency landingOfficials say a plane flying from New York to Tennessee made an emergency landing in West Virginia after striking a bird.


Man, 73, killed after being run over by tractor on N.J. farm

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 19:46

Man, 73, killed after being run over by tractor on N.J. farmNew Jersey correspondent Nora Muchanic spoke with 73-year-old Anthony Russo last year during an interview.


Official: Man killed partner, 2 sons, then set house on fire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 19:31
LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a man fatally shot his partner and their two children before setting their New Jersey shore house on fire and killing himself.

Son convicted of driving SUV into mother's house to kill her

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 19:18
MONTICELLO, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been convicted of trying to kill his mother by ramming his SUV into her upstate New York home.

Highway reopens after crash downs power lines in Horsham

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 18:58

Driver loses control, crashes into pole in MontcoA major Montgomery County thoroughfare is back open after an overnight crash that brought down power lines.


Spain: Princess Cristina's accuser arrested by police

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 18:50

FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, file photo, Spain's Princess Cristina arrives at a makeshift courtroom for a corruption trial, in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. A Spanish police official says the leader of the anti-corruption group that brought criminal tax fraud charges against Princess Cristina has been arrested by financial crimes officers. The official says Manos Limpias (Clean Hands) chief Miguel Bernad was detained at his Madrid home on Friday April 15, 2016. The group has pursued criminal tax fraud charges punishable by up to eight years in prison against Cristina, the sister of King Felipe VI, after prosecutors declined to do so, saying Cristina should face an administrative fine at most. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti, File)MADRID (AP) — The leader of the anti-corruption group that brought criminal tax fraud charges against Princess Cristina was arrested Friday by financial crimes officers, a Spanish police official said


Obama backs effort to give consumers options on cable boxes

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 18:37
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is throwing his weight behind an effort to give consumers more choice when it comes to the cable boxes that control which television channels they watch.

Driver loses control, crashes into pole in Montco

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 18:22

Driver loses control, crashes into pole in MontcoPolice say a driver lost control and crashed into utility pole in Horsham, Pennsylvania.


10 Things to Know for Friday

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 18:14

In this April 12, 2016 photo, a dried up pond is seen in Talagoan, 145 kilometres (90 miles) north-east of Mumbai, India. Another year of severe drought has left hundreds of millions reeling in at least 13 Indian states, and experts predict the situation will only worsen as summer stretches on. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:


Man found guilty of sexually abusing teen sleeping in Delco

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 17:41

Man found guilty of sexually abusing teen sleeping in DelcoA jury in Delaware County has found a man guilty of sexually abusing a teenage girl while she was asleep in her bed.


School band director found hiding in teen's closet arrested

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 17:18
GONZALES, La. (AP) — A high school band director in Louisiana has been arrested after authorities say he was found hiding in a 16-year-old girl's closet.

1 person injured in Logan house blaze

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 17:11

1 person injured in Logan house blazeOne person was treated for smoke inhalation after a fire in Philadelphia's Logan section.


Scandal-hit VW brand sees sales drop in German market

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 17:00
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German automaker Volkswagen AG saw sales fall in its home market as it struggles to overcome a scandal over cars that cheated on diesel emissions tests.

Albania to probe failed privatization of power utility

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 16:53
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's Parliament launched an investigation of the botched sale of its power corporation, which reportedly cost the state 414 million euros.