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Herbalife Pyramid Scheme Claims Investigated

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Hedge fund manager Bill Ackman has won a round in his 15-month fight against supplements and weight-loss products maker Herbalife. The direct seller’s shares tumbled Wednesday after Herbalife revealed that it is being investigated by the Federal Trade Commission for possible “deceptive practices.”

Since December 2012 Ackman has spent millions ...

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2 NYC Buildings Collapse In Explosion, 2 Dead

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

A thunderous explosion flattened two East Harlem apartment buildings Wednesday as utility workers were on their way to investigate a report of a gas leak, killing at least two people, injuring more than 20 and leaving over a dozen others unaccounted for.

The fiery blast rocked the neighborhood about 9:30 ...

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Analyst: Possible De-Escalation In Ukraine

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The Crimean parliament on Tuesday said it would declare itself independent if its residents approve a referendum to split off from Ukraine – an ambiguous legal maneuver that could offer a way of de-escalating the standoff between Russia and the West.

The referendum called for Sunday proposes seceding from Ukraine ...

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Lack Of Passport Checks Expose Air Security Flaw

Monday, March 10, 2014

When you travel, airport security agents may pat you down, inspect your deodorant and scan your body from head to toe. But there’s a good chance that no one’s checking whether you’re using someone’s lost or stolen passport.

A gaping, if little-known, loophole in international aviation security came into broader ...

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Pistorius Trial: Ex-Girlfriend Describes Gunplay

Friday, March 07, 2014

A former girlfriend of Oscar Pistorius testified Friday at the double-amputee runner’s murder trial that he always carried a firearm, sometimes shouted angrily at her and her friends, once shot his gun out the sunroof of a car, and that their relationship ended when he cheated on her with Reeva ...

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Tea Party Influence Uncertain After Texas Primary Races

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

The first primary in what Republicans hope is a triumphant election year sent a message that U.S. Sen Ted Cruz and the tea party still wield considerable influence in one of the nation’s most conservative states.

But to find out exactly how much, Texans will have to wait.

In a ...

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Obama Releases 2015 Budget Proposal

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

President Obama releases his 2015 budget today, which will include proposals to raise taxes on wealthy individuals, expand the earned income tax credit for low-income Americans without children, upgrade roads, enhance job training and finance pre-K programs.

NPR White House Correspondent Scott Horsley joins Here & Now’s ...

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Obama Says Russia Violating International Law

Monday, March 03, 2014

President Barack Obama says Russia is “on the wrong side of history” in Ukraine and its actions violate international law.

Obama told reporters in the Oval Office on Monday that the United States is considering economic and diplomatic options that will isolate Russia. The president called on Congress to work ...

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Latest Newscast: Obama Warns Russia on Ukraine, Charters Showdown in NYC

Friday, February 28, 2014

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USDA Releases New Rules On Sugary Ads

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Even the scoreboards in high school gyms eventually will have to promote good health.

Moving beyond the lunch line, new rules that will be proposed Tuesday by the White House and the Agriculture Department would limit marketing of unhealthy foods in schools.

They would phase out the advertising of sugary ...

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Major Bitcoin Exchange Shuts Down

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The website of major bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox is offline today amid reports it suffered a debilitating theft, a new setback for efforts to gain legitimacy for the virtual currency.

The URL of Tokyo-based Mt. Gox was returning a blank page. The disappearance of the site follows the resignation Sunday ...

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Death Toll Mounts In Ukraine

Thursday, February 20, 2014

The top medic for the protesters occupying central Kiev says at least 70 protesters have been killed in clashes with police in the Ukrainian capital.

The coordinator for the protesters’ medical team also says the number killed Thursday could well go even higher.

There was no way to independently confirm ...

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Facebook Puts $19 Billion Bet On WhatsApp

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Facebook is placing a $19 billion bet on reaching its next billion mobile users with the acquisition of WhatsApp, a popular messaging service that lets people send texts, photos and videos on their smartphones.

The $19 billion deal is by far Facebook’s largest and bigger than any that Google, Microsoft ...

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US, Canada To Play For Women's Hockey Gold Medal

Monday, February 17, 2014

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The United States and Canada will play for the women's hockey gold medal for the fourth time in the five Olympics since the sport was added to the Winter Games.

"We feel like we've prepared all year for this game," said Natalie Spooner, who scored twice ...

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Duke Energy To Shed Midwest Generation Business

Monday, February 17, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy says it will get out of the wholesale power-generation business in the Midwest because the financial results are too volatile.

The company owns a stake in 11 power plants in Ohio and one each in Illinois and Pennsylvania.

Charlotte, N.C.-based Duke said Monday that ...

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Plushenko Retires After Olympic Withdrawal

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Evgeni Plushenko’s Olympics are over. His competitive career, too. The Russian star retired Thursday just after he withdrew from the men’s event at the Sochi Olympics for medical reasons.

The 31-year-old Plushenko is the only modern-era figure skater to win medals in four Olympics. He helped Russia win the team ...

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Deaths, Power Outages In South; Storm Heads North

Thursday, February 13, 2014

The latest storm to roll off nature’s assembly line this bustling winter spread heavy snow and sleet along the Northeast corridor Thursday, while utility crews in the ice-encrusted South labored to restore power to hundreds of thousands of shivering residents.

The sloppy weather shuttered schools and businesses, made driving scary, ...

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Former New Orleans Mayor Found Guilty On 20 Counts

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

A federal jury has convicted former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin on charges that he accepted bribes, free trips and other gratuities from contractors in exchange for helping them secure millions of dollars in city work while he was in office.

The jury today convicted Nagin of 20 of 21 ...

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Shirley Temple Dies At Age 85

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Shirley Temple, the dimpled, curly-haired child star who sang, danced, sobbed and grinned her way into the hearts of Depression-era moviegoers, has died, according to publicist Cheryl Kagan. She was 85.

Temple, known in private life as Shirley Temple Black, died Monday night at about 11 p.m. at her home ...

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Jay Leno Says Goodbye To 'Tonight Show'

Friday, February 07, 2014

Make way for Jimmy Fallon.

“Tonight Show” host Jay Leno ended a stellar if sometimes stormy run Thursday night with high emotion at concluding what he termed “the greatest 22 years of my life.”

Calling himself “the luckiest guy in the world,” Leno went out on top, which was where ...

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