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Report: Major U.S. Food Makers Cut 6.4 Trillion Calories

Posted: 2:35 PM - Sixteen major food and beverage companies have made good on their pledge to cut calories in their U.S. products, a new report finds.The companies pledged to remove 1.5 trillion calories by 2015. They've actually reduced 6.4 trillion calories.

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AG Holder Calls for Bigger Rewards for Whistleblowers

Posted: 11:16 AM - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is calling on Congress to provide bigger financial rewards to Wall Street whistleblowers, arguing that the current payoffs are too small to entice executives to provide evidence against their employers who have committed wrongdoing.

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2 Biggest Beer Companies May Merge

Posted: 09/16/2014 - A mega-deal could be brewing between two of the world's largest beer makers. A potential deal in which Anheuser-Busch absorbs SABMiller for as much as $122 billion would lead to a beer super-company

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AG Eric Holder Upping Local Involvement in Anti-Terror Fight

Posted: 09/15/2014 - Attorney General Eric Holder says the Justice Department is launching a broad initiative to have local officials and community leaders play a bigger role in the battle against violent extremists -- such as ISIS.

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Study: "Fat Shaming" May Make People Gain More Weight

Posted: 09/12/2014 - Discrimination against overweight or obese people, commonly known as "fat shaming," does not help them lose weight and may do more harm than good, according to research from London.

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Fliers are Getting Fed Up with Cramped Seating

Posted: 09/12/2014 - As carriers add more seats and reduce their size, uncomfortable passengers are turning on each other. In fact, three flights have been diverted from their planned destinations in recent weeks due to in-flight scuffles over reclining seats.

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Can Pres. Obama Wage War without Consent of Congress?

Posted: 09/12/2014 - The White House says Bush-era congressional authorizations for the war on al-Qaida and the Iraq invasion give Pres. Obama the authority to expand the fighting in Syria and Iraq without new approval by Congress under the 1973 War Powers Act.

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Scientists: "Extreme" Solar Storm Streaking Towards Earth

Posted: 09/11/2014 - An extreme solar storm is blasting its way to Earth and could mess up some power grids, satellites and radio transmissions, scientists say. Forecasters from NASA and NOAA predict that the solar storm's impact will peak some time during the day Friday.

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13 years After 9/11, Are We Safer?

Posted: 09/11/2014 - Thirteen years after the terror attacks on September 11, 2001 claimed nearly 3,000 American lives, the group responsible for those attacks, al Qaeda, is a shadow of its former self, but that doesn't mean the U.S. can rest easy.

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Protesters in Spain Demand Secession Vote

Updated: 09/11/2014 - A week before Scotland votes on whether to break away from the U.K., separatists in Spain were urging hundreds of thousands to protest across Catalonia to demand a secession sentiment vote.

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Apple Says a Silent Goodbye to iPod Classic

Updated: 09/10/2014 - When Apple's online store came back online this afternoon at around 12:00 p.m. PT, the iPod classic-- the company's last touchscreen-less music player that first debuted in 2007 -- was gone.

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NTSB Study: More Pilots Testing Positive for Drugs

Posted: 09/09/2014 - More pilots in fatal crashes testing positive for legal and illegal drugs, NTSB study says. The most common drug found in the tests was an antihistamine that causes drowsiness

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Rescuers End Search for Missing Plane Off Jamaica

Updated: 09/08/2014 - Rescuers call off search for wreckage of 'ghost' plane that slammed into waters off Jamaica. Aboard, and apparently incapacitated, were a prominent New York state couple, Laurence and Jane Glazer.

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Rare Respiratory Virus Sickening Kids Across Midwest

Posted: 09/08/2014 - Hundreds of young children suffering from a for a respiratory illness that has symptoms similar to a common cold have been filling up intensive care units in several Midwest cities.

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Beware the Court-Summons Email Scam

Posted: 09/08/2014 - An email scam purports to summon people to court, then installs malware on their computer in order to steal passwords. If you're really being called to court, you’ll get a notice via the U.S. Postal Service or through a process server.

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