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Hundreds of foods in US contain 'ADA' plastics chemical, report finds

Nearly 500 foods found on grocery store shelves in the United States, including many foods labeled as "healthy," contain a potentially hazardous industrial plastics chemical, according to a report issued Thursday by a health research and advocacy group.<p>Azodicarbonamide, also known as ADA, was found …

Raise the Minimum Wage? Some Foes Say They'll Stop Tipping

There's a surprise side order of sourpuss getting served up in the national argument over raising the minimum wage: discontented workers say they'll stop tipping when they go out to eat.<p>The surprise battleground is Seattle, where a movement to raise the minimum wage -- at $9.32, already one of the …

Income Inequality

14 Musical Acts To Watch in 2014

There’s a lot of music out there and sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. That’s where we come in. From Nashville to Portland to Sweden — we …

Report: British spy agency collected millions of Yahoo users' images

A British intelligence agency reportedly intercepted and stored millions of images from Yahoo users' video chats.<p>Under a program code-named Optic Nerve, the Government Communications Headquarters, or GCHQ, would collect still images in bulk from users when they chatted with others via webcam …

Food industry under siege

First lady Michelle Obama’s move to limit junk food marketing in schools and revamp nutrition labels is just the latest salvo in an intensifying battle royale with the food industry.<p>The Obama administration — arguably the most active on food policy in the past century — has issued a slew of new …

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Ship hit by illness sets sail after thorough cleaning

After a thorough cleaning and sanitation regimen, a Holland America ship hit by a possible norovirus outbreak set sail Sunday night on a 15-day Panama Canal cruise.<p>About 114 passengers and 10 crew members became sick with vomiting and diarrhea on the sailing of the Veendam, which completed a 14-day …

Smog chokes China as public, experts demand change

"More forceful measures need to be taken," said Ma Jun, a leading voice on China's environment.<p>BEIJING – China banned outdoor school sports and cookouts as it grappled with a fourth straight day of thick, choking smog, a pollution problem that a recent report says makes Beijing "barely suitable" …

Legal Drinking Age Of 21 Saves Lives, Even Though It's Flouted

Eighty percent of college students say they drink, despite laws making it illegal for anyone under 21 to drink alcohol. Critics of that drinking age say that lowering it would reduce binge drinking and alcohol-related deaths.<p>But that might be wishful thinking, a study says. Researchers from Boston …

Clintons Say to End Ivory Trade, Everyone Needs to Act

Hillary and Chelsea call for a complete ban on ivory sales.<p>The ivory trade is an "ecological and moral disaster" that requires businesses and consumers to take up the fight, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton argued in a joint op-ed published February 23 in the <i>Financial Times</i>.<p>Hillary, the …

Meteorite smashes into moon in largest lunar impact ever recorded

Astronomers have captured the moment a lump of rock slammed into the moon with so much force that the bright flash could be seen from Earth with the naked eye.<p>The 400kg (63st) meteorite, travelling at 61,000 km/h (40,000 mph), punched a fresh crater on the moon's surface some 40 metres wide in what …

Texas Gov. Rick Perry Not About 'To Ride Off Into the Sunset'

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Big Labor, ‘looking for revenge,’ expects to dump $300 million into 2014 elections

Big Labor pledges it will go all in, again, in its drive to knock out its top political adversaries in 2014.<p>And one of the biggest targets is Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker, hero to conservatives, bane of the left for his public-sector collective bargaining reforms.<p>Michael Podhorzer, …

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Kelly Preston talks playing Victoria Gotti, husband John Travolta visiting Brooklyn<p>Vanessa Kirby on what Meghan Markle means for the royal …

Why Dads Matter

A third of American children are growing up in homes without their biological fathers.<p>MIDVALE, Utah — Jordan Ott was the third of his mother’s six children, born over the course of four marriages.<p>By age 8, he’d had two step-dads; his brothers and sisters had more or fewer based on birth order. Each …