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Major storm hits drought-stricken California

San Francisco | Reuters — A Pacific storm lashed drought-parched northern and central California on Thursday with heavy rain and high winds, knocking out power to tens of thousands of homes, disrupting flights, washing out roads and prompting school closures in the Bay Area. Nearly 240 departing and incoming commercial flights had been canceled at

A Diamond Food’s Pop Secret microwave popcorn box is seen illustrated in New York, November 8, 2013. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration November 7, 2013 proposed banning artificial trans fats in processed food ranging from cookies to frozen pizza, citing the risk of heart disease.  
photo: REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Popcorn makers could face long, expensive road to lose trans fats

Microwave popcorn makers could face a long and difficult task ridding their snacks of trans fats, if a U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposal to ban the additives goes into effect. Just ask Orville Redenbacher. Redenbacher’s, a division of ConAgra Foods Inc., spent six years changing its leading line of popcorn, company scientists said Nov.