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EPA introduces new graphic to help consumers when selecting insect repellents
The following release was issued by the EPA Thursday:
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today unveiled a new graphic that will be available to appear on insect repellent product labels. The graphic will show consumers how many hours a product will repel mosquitoes and/or ticks when used as directed.
Starbucks sees more Apple-like stores after Colombia debut
CHICAGO - This week Starbucks opened its first location in Colombia — a 2,700-square-foot store with a heated patio, concrete columns, mirrors on the ceiling and walls of colorful plants.
Facebook tests button to let people shop from its website
SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook is testing a feature that will let users shop directly from its website.
The terrible history of passenger planes getting shot out of the sky
What is more clear is that, if initial reports are true, this would be the deadliest incident of a civilian passenger plane being shot down in modern memory. In some instances, the causes of the disaster are still shrouded in mystery. Here are some of the worst events.
Gunshots narrowly miss TV reporter
BECKLEY, W. Va. - A reporter for a West Virginia television station narrowly escaped injury or worse Monday while covering a fatal weekend shooting in Beckley.
Police: Man claims prostitute crashed his pickup truck
NEW CASTLE, Pa. - Police in Pennsylvania are investigating a story they were given by a man who they found intoxicated at the scene of a one-vehicle crash.
Almost half of the world actually prefers instant coffee
Americans' taste in coffee might be getting more high-end _with a growing fixation on perfectly roasted beans, pricier caffeinated concoctions, and artisan coffee brewers - but it turns out a surprisingly big part of the world is going in the opposite direction: toward instant coffee.
Wildlife Commission Hosts Falconry Apprentice Workshop in Raleigh
RALEIGH —The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will host a falconry apprentice workshop, presented by the N.C. Falconers Guild, on Aug. 23 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at its Centennial Campus Center for Wildlife Education in Raleigh.
Airman laid to rest back home in Indiana six decades after death
ELWOOD, Ind. - The mystery of what happened to a military transport plane that disappeared in the fall of 1952 into an Alaskan glacier was solved two years ago when a helicopter crew spotted the wreckage. But it took another two years to retrieve the remains of Airman Howard Miller and 16 other servicemen passengers. Saturday, Miller was laid to rest in his hometown of Elwood, Ind., with full military honors. Hundreds turned out for the funeral and burial services.
Why Taco Bell is turning its health menu into a muscle menu
WASHINGTON - Like it or not, the paleo diet fad has now gone mainstream.
This week, Taco Bell announced that it will be beefing up its menu - quite literally - by launching a new menu centered around meat and protein.
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