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WhiteWave to remove ingredient from Horizon, Silk

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 04:01
NEW YORK (AP) — WhiteWave Foods says it will remove an ingredient from Horizon milks and Silk beverages in response to customer feedback.

5K-8K gallons of fuel oil spills into Ohio River

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 03:59

Crews dock along the Ohio River as they head towards the Beckjord Power Plant, in New Richmond, Ohio, after an estimated 5,000 to 8,000 gallons of fuel oil spilled into the Ohio River, closing about a 15-mile section of the waterway southeast of Cincinnati, on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/The Cincinnati Enquirer, Amanda Rossmann)CINCINNATI (AP) — An estimated 5,000 to 8,000 gallons of fuel oil spilled into the Ohio River, leading authorities to shut off water intake valves for both the Ohio and Kentucky sides of the waterway to protect water supplies, and a 15-mile section of the river was closed to allow cleanup.

Teen testifies against pal in rock-throwing case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 03:59

FILE - This undated file photo provided by Randy Budd shows he and his wife, Sharon Budd, a middle school language arts teacher. Randy Budd is among those expected to testify Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at a court hearing about a rock-dropping incident on a stretch of rural interstate in Pennsylvania in July 2014 that left Sharon Budd with severe head injuries. (AP Photo/Randy Budd, File)LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP) — One of four young men charged with throwing a rock onto a darkened central Pennsylvania interstate testified Tuesday that they intended to do some damage during a night of mayhem last month but did not anticipate their actions would cause severe injuries to an Ohio teacher.

Spotify's Top 10 most streamed tracks

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 03:57

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2012 file photo, musician Robin Thicke performs during Macy's Passport presents Glamorama 2012 at The Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles. Thicke's "Blurred Lines (feat. T.I. & Pharrell)" was the top streamed tracks on Spotify from Monday, June 10, to Sunday, June 16, 2013. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, August 7 to Sunday August 17 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.

Audit: 'Obamacare' tax not meeting revenue target

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 03:55
WASHINGTON (AP) — A government audit says an "Obamacare" tax on medical devices is falling short of its revenue target because thousands of companies aren't paying it.

US Attorney asks FBI to probe Wal-Mart shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 03:51
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. attorney in Columbus has asked the FBI to investigate the police shooting of a man at a Dayton-area Wal-Mart.

Veteran rock climber killed in fall in Yosemite

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 03:47

Cathedral PeakSEBASTOPOL, Calif. (AP) — A veteran Northern California rock climber died in a fall in Yosemite National Park, just hours after proposing to his girlfriend during another climb, authorities said.

Marketing push, harsh northern winter spur record Florida tourism

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 03:46

Tourists crowd the beach in Perdido KeyBy Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) - A record 24 million tourists visited Florida this spring, up 3 percent from 2013, spurred by unusually cold northern weather, a Google program that allows virtual beach tours and aggressive marketing, a state official said on Tuesday. Preliminary numbers also show tourism spending totaled $35.7 billion from January through May, up 7.4 percent from the same period last year, said Will Seccombe, president and chief executive of Visit Florida, the state's travel promotion agency. “It happened to coincide with the polar vortex, which none of us were really planning on or banking on,” Seccombe said. At a meeting on Tuesday, he showed Florida Governor Rick Scott and the state Cabinet television spots that were aimed at northerners and Canadians with the slogan “Must be the sunshine.” One featured tourists flying in “V” formation like geese to beaches, golf courses and theme parks.

Homeowner scares off Havertown burglar

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 03:45

Homeowner scares off Havertown burglarHaverford police say a would-be burglar was scared off by a homeowner Tuesday, jumping from a second story balcony to make his escape.

Virginia mom pleads guilty in child tattooing case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 03:44
RUSTBURG, Va. (AP) — A Virginia woman has admitted to using a heated razor blade to try to remove tattoos that police say a baby sitter put on her two young daughters.

Prison for mom in boy's sippy-cup methadone death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 03:39
TOOELE, Utah (AP) — A Utah woman whose 2-year-old son died after police say she inadvertently poured her methadone from a Gatorade bottle into his sippy cup will serve up to 15 years in prison.

AP Exclusive: US changing no-fly list rules

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 03:25

 US changing no-fly list rulesWASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is promising to change the way travelers can ask to be removed from its no-fly list of suspected terrorists banned from air travel.

Family of Michigan woman sues homeowner in porch shooting case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 03:20

Theodore Wafer sits in the court room during his arraignment in Detroit, MichiganBy Aaron Foley DETROIT (Reuters) - The family of a 19-year-old black woman shot dead by a white suburban homeowner after she knocked on his door early in the morning last November filed a wrongful death lawsuit against him on Tuesday. The shooting of Renisha McBride in Dearborn Heights, Michigan, sparked controversy in the Detroit area, which has long been troubled by racial tensions. A jury on Aug. 7 convicted Theodore Wafer, 55, of second-degree murder, involuntary manslaughter and felonious use of a firearm in McBride's death. The lawsuit filed in Wayne County Circuit Court seeks $10 million in damages, according to paperwork filed in court and the attorney representing the family.

NY regulators sanction Standard Chartered Bank

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 03:11
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Standard Chartered Bank reached an agreement with New York regulators to pay a $300 million penalty and suspend dollar exchanges through its New York branch for high-risk retail business clients at its SCB Hong Kong subsidiary.

New York City grand jury to hear police choke-hold case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 03:09
By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York City prosecutor said on Tuesday he will present evidence to a grand jury next month to determine whether anyone should be criminally charged in the death of an unarmed man who police put in a choke hold while arresting him. Daniel Donovan Jr., the district attorney in the New York borough of Staten Island, said in a statement that Eric Garner's death had been investigated "with a full appreciation that no person is above the law, nor beneath its protection." The death of Garner, who was black, stoked outrage across the city and has become the first major test of Mayor Bill de Blasio's campaign promise to mend relations between the police and black and Latino New Yorkers since taking office in January. In bystanders' videos of his last moments, he can be seen arguing angrily with police officers before he was taken to the ground. The city's medical examiner ruled Garner's death a homicide, saying the police officers killed him by compressing his neck and chest as they restrained him.

PHOTOS: Thief dressed as Wawa employee swipes cigarettes

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 03:06

 Thief dressed as Wawa employee swipes cigarettesPolice in Mount Laurel, New Jersey say a man, dressed as an employee, walked into a Wawa store and swiped several cartons of cigarettes.

Fresh reality TV was last week's big Nielsens draw

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 02:58
NEW YORK (AP) — New reality fare remained a big draw on a prime-time landscape jammed otherwise with reruns.

N.Y. state demands thrift stores comply with ban on child drawstring apparel

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 02:50
By Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - Dozens of New York thrift stores selling children's clothing with drawstrings have received cease and desist letters as part of a clampdown on the sale of products that the state has long banned in retail outlets, officials said on Tuesday. New York prohibited the sale of most children's clothing with drawstrings in 2003, after a series of strangulation deaths, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in a statement. The 46 thrift stores that received letters this month were ordered to stop selling illegal drawstring garments immediately and to remove such items from their shelves. In a sampling of New York used clothing stores, about 90 percent sold illegal drawstring children's clothing, including shirts, sweatshirts and pants, the attorney general's office said.

Start of school again delayed in Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 02:43
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The start of fall classes has been postponed again in the St. Louis suburb where a fatal police shooting continues to provoke unrest.

Oklahoma police officer charged with murdering daughter's boyfriend

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 02:34
A Tulsa police officer has been charged with first degree murder on suspicion of shooting dead his daughter's boyfriend when the 19-year-old tried to introduce himself, court officials said on Tuesday. Shannon Kepler, a 24-year police veteran, was charged in Tulsa County Court on Monday with killing Jeremy Lake, and also with shooting with intent to kill at his 18-year-old daughter, Lisa Kepler, in the same Aug. 5 incident. Lake and Lisa Kepler, who were living together, were walking in front of Lake's house when Shannon Kepler, then off duty, pulled up in his sport utility vehicle, according to court documents filed by prosecutors.