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Judge strikes down NYC ban on supersized sodas

March 11, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this March 8, 2013 file photo, customers at Brother Jimmy’s BBQ call cheers with 24-ounce, left, and 16-ounce beverages, in New York. New York City’s groundbreaking limit on the size of sugar-laden drinks has been struck down by a judge shortly before it was set to take effect. The restriction was supposed [&hellip...

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Senate Democrats prepare government funding bill

March 11, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this June 5, 2012 file photo, Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md. takes part in a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. A Senate bill to carry the government through September denies the Obama...

America’s new love: Water

March 11, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Tuesday, March 5, 2013 photo, a customer takes a bottle of water off a store shelf in Jackson, Miss. As sugary drinks come under fire for fueling obesity rates, people are increasingly reaching for bottled water as a healthier, relatively affordable...

Lawmakers: Obama wooing might break budget logjam

March 10, 2013 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. arrives at the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Thursday, March 7, 2013. President Barack Obama is having a private lunch with Ryan and the committee’s ranking Democrat Rep. Chris Van...

6 teens killed, 2 hurt in northeast Ohio SUV crash

March 10, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Dominique Ellison, left, and Rickie Bowling, of Warren, bring stuffed animals to a memorial in honor of their friends who died in a car crash on Park Ave. in Warren, Ohio on Sunday, March 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Scott R. Galvin) WARREN, Ohio (AP) — A speeding...

Politicians look for credit in a rising economy

March 9, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this March 8, 2013 file photo, specialist Donald Civitanova, right, works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. When it comes to the economy, presidents usually get the rap for downturns and reap benefits from upturns. But...

Senators hush-hush as they craft immigration bill

March 9, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this March 7, 2013, file photo Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington after a GOP policy meeting. McCain was one of a small group of Republican senators who dined with President Barack Obama the previous...

Pro-gun voters put heat on Democratic senators

March 9, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This Jan. 10, 2013 file photo shows U.S. Sen. Max Baucus addressing the Montana Legislature in Helena, Mont. Democrats who long ago embraced pro-gun politics to gain a foothold in Western and other gun-friendly states are facing constituents...

Kenya vote winner gets 50.07 pct; loser challenges

March 9, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Kenyan presidential candidate Raila Odinga, who lost the presidential election, speaks to the media in Nairobi, Kenya Saturday, March 9, 2013. Odinga says he will not concede defeat and will contest the election result in court, saying that “democracy...

Dump truck crash closes I-90 in Ohio

March 9, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

A dump truck is lodged underneath a pedestrian bridge over I-90 near E. 179 Street after its raised trailer struck the bridge, dumping its load and severely damaging the bridge Saturday, March 9, 2013 in Cleveland. (AP Photo/The Plain Dealer, Peggy Turbett)...