The government says junk food marketers shouldn't advertise to kids. Not just on TV, but also online, in schools and in stores.
The guidelines being proposed are voluntary; food companies can opt out. Still, with four powerful agencies, including the Federal Trade Commission and the Food and Drug Administration, throwing their weight behind the proposal, the food industry is taking the measure seriously.
One of the most contentious issues is whether the marketing limits should be applied to older kids, aged 12 to 17 — like 13-year-old Reed Weisenberger.
Growing numbers of lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are balking both at the length of the war in Afghanistan and its cost.
Late last month, a few weeks after U.S. forces killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, the Republican-run House voted on a bipartisan amendment aimed at hastening an end to the war in Afghanistan. To the surprise of many, it fell just six votes shy of passing.
Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ) was one of 26 members of his party who joined nearly every Democrat in voting for the measure.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates urges NATO members to boost defense spending. He is speaking on June 10 in Brussels.
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One of the calculations in President Obama's decision Wednesday on U.S. troops in Afghanistan is the growing concern about the cost of military operations — not only in that country, but in other areas as well.
Funding for NATO is coming under the microscope amid growing complaints about the U.S. paying a disproportionate share to the alliance.
Earth from a beet field in northern France hit by drought — the country's worst in 50 years. Crop shortages in Europe and the U.S. have led some experts to predict a rise in grain prices like those that sparked riots in 2008.
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Agriculture is topping the G-20 agenda for the first time as agriculture ministers from the world's largest economies gather in Paris beginning Wednesday.
Ever since a dramatic spike in world food prices in 2008 sparked panic and deadly riots in countries across three continents, agriculture and food security have become issues of global, political importance.
And crop shortages this year have some experts already predicting another rise in grain prices like that of 2008.
Attorney James Bopp talks to the media outside the Supreme Court on April 28, 2010, after arguing a case testing whether the names on a petition asking for the repeal of Washington state's domestic partnership rights should be kept secret.
A new loophole is being pried open in the campaign finance rules. It would enable federal candidates to once again solicit corporate money to finance organizations that promise to help them get elected.
The idea comes from a lawyer who has done more than anyone else over the years to upset the status quo in America's political money laws — James Bopp Jr., of Terre Haute, Ind.
Dozens of tour buses have added the tiny town of Elma, N.Y., as a stop this year. On their way to scenic sites like Niagara Falls, these tourists are squeezing in a visit to the Made in America store.
Shop owner Mark Andol climbs aboard a bus and tells the riders that shopping here is a patriotic act.
"When you walk through them doors, I guarantee when you're shopping — the homework's been done — it's 100 percent made-in-America products. Made in this country by American workers, and the money stays in our economy. So, enjoy yourself," he says.
Spain's Rafael Nadal (right) and Switzerland's Roger Federer pose with their trophies after the men's final match at the 2011 French Open. The two men are currently playing in the 2011 Wimbledon Championships.
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Always, the worst thing you could call an athlete was "goat." He's the chump who cost his team by dropping a fly ball, making a turnover, fumbling.
Bill Gallo, the beloved New York Daily News cartoonist, would draw a portrait of the goat of every World Series game, depicting the poor stiff with horns for ears. In fact, I suspect the designation of the goat as the figure of ridicule derives from the medieval sign of the horn for a cuckolded husband.
The political world learned Tuesday that two more aides, this time top fundraisers, quit Newt Gingrich's campaign.
The official word is that financial director Jody Thomas and consultant Mary Heitman decided to "step away from the campaign." That's the campaign's phrasing.
Their departure comes 12 days after Gingrich's top campaign strategists all quit along with grassroots organizers in Iowa, the first state in the Republican nomination contest, and staff in New Hampshire and South Carolina.
Anyone who's ever been to the Montreal International Jazz Festival knows there's nothing else quite like it in North America. Every year for a week and a half, the festival takes over a massive plaza, several adjacent city blocks and everything that can be called a concert venue in the area. There's live music all day and deep into the night, and at the heart of the matter is plenty of exceptional, well-programmed jazz.