April 21, 2014

In Other News, April 21


Coca-Cola pomegranate-flavored juice on trial at U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday heard arguments in a case that claims The Coca-Cola Co.’s advertising of a pomegranate-flavored juice is misleading. Pom Wonderful LLC, which makes a 100 percent pomegranate juice, claims the “Pomegranate Blueberry” juice made by Coca-Cola’s Minute Maid subsidiary misleads consumers into thinking it’s largely pomegranate, when it actually contains only 0.3 percent of pomegranate juice. — Atlanta Business Chronicle



Meg Keflezighi is first American man to win Boston Marathon since 1983

Meg Keflezighi, a 38-year-old immigrant from Eritrea, became the first American man to win the Boston Marathon in more than 30 years, finishing Monday’s race in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 8 minutes, 37 seconds. — The New York Times



Florida jury awards $15.8 million to woman’s family over pap smear miss by lab

Darian Wisekal, like many women, had a routine Pap smear in 2008. But that test and another two years later were misread by overworked technicians. Unknown to the Wellington, Fla., mother, she had a large cervical tumor. She died of cancer at 37 in November 2011. — The Daily Report



‘Ethnic slaughter’ in South Sudan

Hundreds of people were killed because of their ethnicity after South Sudan rebels seized the oil hub of Bentiu last week, the U.N. has said. They were targeted at a mosque, a church and a hospital, the U.N. Mission in South Sudan said in a statement. — BBC



Airline apologizes after video surfaces

Air Canada has apologized for the conduct of its employees after a video surfaced of baggage handlers dropping luggage from the top of a staircase into luggage bins at the bottom. — Huffington Post



Childless Chinese turn to American surrogates

Chinese couples who are unable to have children are turning to a surprising place for help these days: America. By hiring American surrogates, Chinese couples get around a ban on surrogacy in China, as well as the country’s birth limits. It also guarantees their children something many wealthy Chinese want these days: a U.S. passport. — NPR



Defendant rushes witness, gets shot

A U.S. marshal fatally shot a defendant in a Utah federal courtroom Monday morning after he rushed at a witness as his trial began, officials said. Siale Angilau, an alleged gang member charged with racketeering conspiracy, was shot several times at a Salt Lake City federal courthouse after Angilau attacked someone who was on the witness stand, Judge Tena Campbell said in a court document about the incident. — CNN



Jimmy Carter’s grandson: People have right to sport Confederate battle flag license plate

The grandson of former President Jimmy Carter, who is running for governor in Georgia, suggested Monday that if he wins the gubernatorial race he will not stop the state from issuing license plates featuring the Confederate battle flag. — The Washington Times