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Calif. Toxin Law Warns Consumers, But Can Burden Businesses

NPR News - Sun, 2014-01-05 14:54

Proposition 65 requires businesses to post public announcements about toxic chemicals in in their products. The law has been on the books for more than 20 years, and though it protects consumers, some say lawsuits over compliance disproportionately affect small businesses.

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Small jet crashes in Colorado

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 14:17
A small plane crashes on landing at Aspen airport in the US state of Colorado, killing one of three people on board, officials say.

FA Cup review: Moyes misery & Hammers humiliated

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 13:57
An exciting weekend sees Manchester United lose at home again, Forest thrash West Ham and Aston Villa humbled by a League One side

Three charged with Hull man's murder

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 13:45
Two men and a woman have been charged with the murder of a 34-year-old who was found injured in Hull city centre on New Year's Day.

South Sudan general killed in ambush

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 13:16
A South Sudan army general is killed in an ambush during an advance by government forces on the rebel-held town of Bor, the military says.

Samsung connects home gadgets at CES

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 13:02
Samsung is to show off its Smart Home platform at the Consumer Electronics Show, allowing its smart devices to act as remote controls for home appliances.

Brazil moves on World Cup air fares

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 12:02
The Brazilian government says it is considering allowing foreign airlines to operate internal flights during the World Cup to prevent abusive price hikes.

VIDEO: 'So cold water freezes in mid-air'

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 11:59
ABC News' Gio Benitez reports on the freezing weather that has hit north America.

VIDEO: The $3,000 'Iron Man' spectacles

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 11:50
Silicon Valley start-up Meta is showing off a prototype of its 3D augmented reality glasses.

In Sao Paulo, Organic Markets Are Beginning To Take Off

NPR News - Sun, 2014-01-05 11:32

In the biggest city in Latin America, the pickings are pretty slim for local, organic food: The city has just 20 organic farmers' markets. But many Brazilian farmers rely heavily on pesticides, and health-conscious consumers are starting to seek alternatives.

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Flood review looks at storm 'lesson'

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 11:21
A review of coastal flood defences and the impact of recent storms is ordered by the Welsh government, as more heavy rain and strong winds move in.

Triple star system clue to gravity

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 11:18
Astronomers have discovered a unique triple stellar system which could reveal the true nature of gravity.

Khodorkovsky arrives in Switzerland

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 11:16
Ex-oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who was freed from a Russian jail last month, arrives in Switzerland which has granted him a three-month visa.

Manchester United 1-2 Swansea City

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 11:01
Wilfried Bony's late header gives Swansea a 2-1 win at Manchester United in the FA Cup third round.

Goulding album trickles to top

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 10:58
Ellie Goulding's Halcyon tops the UK album chart more than a year after it was released, while US rapper Pitbull and Kesha top the singles chart.

VIDEO: Athletics: British Indoor GP

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 10:48
Phil Jones presents coverage of the British Indoor Grand Prix from the National Indoor Arena.

Blackadder star and Gove in WW1 row

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 10:44
A row has erupted between Baldrick actor Sir Tony Robinson and Michael Gove over comments the education secretary made about Blackadder's portrayal of World War One.

VIDEO: Swimmers brave icy water for contest

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 10:19
More than 700 competitors braved icy waters to compete in an annual ice swimming competition in the northern Chinese city of Harbin.

'Wanted' fugitive arrested in Bolton

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 10:13
One of Britain's most wanted criminals, who was thought to be on the run in Spain, is arrested in Greater Manchester.

Pope Francis to visit Holy Land

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 10:10
Pope Francis announces his first trip to the Holy Land, from 24-26 May, when he will visit Amman, Bethlehem and Jerusalem.

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