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FDA to limit antibiotics in meat

The Food and Drug Administration issued two major proposals Wednesday morning in an effort to cut back on antibiotics used on farms that can spur drug-resistant superbugs, making a final push to limit drugs fed to animals before they’re turned into steaks and pork chops.<p>The move — just the latest …

Giant blob of hot rock hidden beneath Antarctica's ice

SAN FRANCISCO — A big, hot blob hiding beneath the bottom of the world could be evidence of a long-sought mantle plume under West Antarctica, researchers say.<p>The possible hotspot — a plume of superheated rock rising from Earth's mantle — sits under Marie Byrd Land, a broad dome at West Antarctica's …

Earth Science

US Army settles in $180 million software piracy case

The United States government has agreed to pay $50 million to the software company Apptricity after settling a $180 million case that the Army pirated the company's software.<p>The complaint filed against the US in February 2012 claimed that the Army had installed Apptricity's software on an …

Senators Want Tech Companies To Serve As Healthcare.gov Alternative

Eight Democratic senators are finally asking the Obama Administration to let startups act as an alternative to the malfunctioning healthcare website, Healthcare.gov. “There are long-term advantages to providing Americans multiple ways to find and sign up for the health coverage that best meets …

Pepsi Pressured To Fight Big Sugar's 'Land Grab'

The anti-poverty group Oxfam is asking Pepsi's shareholders to approve a resolution that, if passed, would force the company to disclose its sugar suppliers and investigate whether those suppliers are implicated in "land grabs" that unfairly take land from the poor.<p>Pepsi's archrival has already …

Bank of America Tellers Picket ATM Machines

Alex Shalom is a Bank of America teller but earlier this week he joined a couple other tellers who picketed an ATM machine in Manhattan.<p>The ATM is …

Judge Considers Closing Sriracha Hot Sauce Factory

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has declined to act immediately on a request to close a factory that residents say is stinking up their Southern California city with spicy smells produced by the manufacture of the popular hot sauce Sriracha.<p>City News Service reports that Judge Robert O'Brien did agree …

Los Angeles

Charter Communications and Comcast may battle for Time Warner Cable

A battle for<p>Time Warner Cable, the nation's fourth-largest pay TV distributor, may be on the horizon.<p>Looking to resist a takeover attempt by<p>Charter Communications, Time Warner Cable has reached out toComcast Corp., the nation's largest operator, about a possible merger, people familiar with the …

How Does A Freaking Amtrak Train Get LOST In The Philly Suburbs?!?

An Amtrak train carrying 130 people got lost last week after it traveled too far backward while turning around and ended up on local tracks in the suburbs of Philadelphia.<p>Amtrak says the train, which was headed to New York from Philly, experienced a mechanical issue in the undercarriage of the …

Somali region appeals for aid after cyclone

Somalia's semi-autonomous region of Puntland has declared a state of emergency and is appealing for international aid after floods triggered by a cyclone killed at least 300 people and left hundreds missing.<p>The UN said some 30,000 people were in need of food, water, shelter and medical supplies, …

Climate Change And Violence Linked, Breakthrough Study Finds

Shifts in climate change are strongly linked to human violence around the world, according to a comprehensive new study released Thursday by the University of California, Berkeley and Princeton University.<p>The research, which was published in Science, examined 60 previous studies from all major …

Magnitude-6.0 quake shakes northeastern Japan

TOKYO (AP) — A strong earthquake shook northeastern Japan on Sunday in the same region devastated by a giant tsunami and temblor 2 1/2 years ago, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.<p>The quake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 struck shortly after midday, and was centered off …

Searchers recover body of Mt. Hood snowboarder

Rescuers searching for a snowboarder on Oregon's Mount Hood have recovered his body, authorities said Sunday.<p>Hood River County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Tiffany Peterson said a rescue crew found the body of Collin Backowski, 25, under 8 to 10 feet of snow and ice Sunday morning, KATU …