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Two U.S. senators are insisting the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) restrict caffeine levels in certain energy drinks after thirteen deaths were linked to energy drink consumption, news sources report.

Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin and Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal urge the FDA to classify energy drinks under the same category as soft drinks. "The FDA limits caffeine levels in soft drinks to about 70 milligrams per 12-ounce soda," FOX News reports.

"There's increasing evidence of the very urgent and dangerous threat posed by these drinks because of their high levels of caffeine, which are often undisclosed, and the effects of combining that caffeine with other ingredients," Blumenthal said, FOX News reports.

While anyone can report a relationship to the deaths and the amount of energy drinks consumed, no cause-and-effect relationship has been proven. As required by law, the FDA is investigating the connection, CNN reports.

"If we find a relationship between consumption of the product and harm, FDA will take appropriate action to reduce or eliminate the risk," the FDA said. "While the FDA investigates all reports to the best of its ability, it does not always have access to all the information needed to conclusively determine the cause of the event," CNN reports.

The drinks include NOS, Full Throttle, Red Bull, Amp and 5-hour Energy drink. The senators aren't the only one calling attention to these drinks. A New York attorney general and the city attorney of San Francisco are asking the drink companies to provide more information when they're marketing their products to the public, FOX News reports.

There have also been a total of 92 patient reports connected to energy drinks consumption, including 33 hospitalizations reported as "5-Hour ENERGY adverse events", according to the FDA. (FOX News)

2 killed, over 80 homes affected in Indianapolis explosion

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Two people were killed in an explosion that destroyed two homes and set several others on fire in an Indianapolis neighborhood late Saturday night, news sources report.

The flames forced hundreds of residents to flee their homes and took firefighters over two hours to contain the fire of nearly three dozen homes, FOX news reports.

Two adults were killed and seven others went local hospitals due to the explosion and related fires, said Deputy Chief Kenny Bacon of the Indianapolis Fire Department, CNN reports.

The cause of the explosion remains unknown, and investigation is still underway, Lieut. Bonnie Hensley with the Indianapolis Fire Department Hensley said Saturday.

Power and Fuel Slowly Return to New York

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Many New Yorkers remain without basic essentials, like food and shelter, but they awoke Saturday to power being restored for the first time since Superstorm Sandy struck the region, news sources report.

Nearly all of Manhattan is back to having electricity. The main port in the city was working again, and with a widespread lack of gasoline, this means millions of gallons of gasoline is expected to start flowing to gas stations, NY Times reports.

"The Defense Department will set up emergency mobile gas stations at five locations around the New York City metropolitan area to distribute free fuel with a limit of 10 gallons per person," New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said, Associated Press reports.

About 60 percent of the New York metropolitan area has been restored with power. About 900,000 remain without electricity, including about 550,000 in the hardest hit are of Long Island, Cuomo said, NY Times reports.

105 people in the United States died as a result of Hurricane Sandy, including 41 in New York City,which struck the East Coast on Monday, NY Times reports.

Wis. man accused of a spa shooting; injuring 7, killing 4

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A Wisconsin man shot 7 seven women, killing three, in a rampage shooting in a spa near Brookfield, Wis. Sunday, news sources report.

The shooting took place at approximately 11:15 a.m, when the suspected gunman, Radcliffe Haughton of Brown Deer, Wis., 45, came came in looking for his wife who worked there and started shooting, Star Tribune reports.

This set off a confusing, six-hour search for the gunman that locked down a nearby mall, hospital, and country club. He was later found dead in the spa, Star Tribune reports.

According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, a restraining order requested by Haughton's wife was issued against him on Thursday in Milwaukee County Circuit Court. Haughton was previously accused of domestic violence and slashing his wife's tires, Yahoo News reports.

Police said it would take some time to sort out what happened, and they are still interviewing witnesses and rescuers about the time of events. At a news conference Sunday night, Mayor Steve Ponto called the shootings "a senseless act on the part of one person," news sources report.

According to a spokeswoman from Froedtert Memorial Hospital, the four shooting victims are being treated for non-life threatening injuries at the hospital, Yahoo News reports.

Australian Skydiver Breaks Sound Barrier

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Australian extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner landed safely Sunday after becoming the first skydiver to break the sound barrier, news sources report.

The helium balloon departed Roswell, New Mexico and ascended too more than 120,000 ft. where Baumgartner jumped. He landed safely on the ground, eliminating the crowd with cheers, FOX news reports.

Baumgartner was expected to hit a speed of 690 mph, breaking the speed of sound as he falls, according to FOX news. The whole trip took about 10 minutes, half of it being freefall, BBC news reports.

The previous record for the biggest jump was held by US Air Force Col Joe Kittinger over 52 years ago when he jumped from a helium envelop at 102,800ft, BBC news reports. Kittinger was apart of Baumgartner's team and was the only one directly in contact with him throughout the jump, FOX news reports

Baumgartner's medical director, Dr. Jonathan Clark, told reporters "he expected the pressurized spacesuit to protect him from the shock waves of breaking the sound barrier," according to FOX news.

Baumgartner promised this was his final jump. The Australian plans to settle down with his girlfriend and do flying rescue missions in the U.S. and Austria, FOX news reports.

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