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Big-soda ban falls flat in New York high court

Posted: June 27, 2014 at 3:08 a.m.

FILE - In this March 12, 2013 file photo, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, right, looks at a 64oz cup, as Lucky's Cafe owner Greg Anagnostopoulos stands behind him, during a news conference at the cafe in New York. The New York Court of Appeals ruled Thursday, June 26, 2014 that the city's health department overstepped its bounds when it restricted the size of sodas. The court is siding with a lower court that overturned the 2012 ban.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

FILE - In this March 12, 2013 file photo, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, right, looks at a 64oz cup, as Lucky's Cafe owner Greg Anagnostopoulos stands behind him, during a news conference at the cafe in New York. The New York Court of Appeals ruled Thursday, June 26, 2014 that the city's health department overstepped its bounds when it restricted the size of sodas. The court is siding with a lower court that overturned the 2012 ban. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

NEW YORK -- New York lost its bid to ban oversize sodas in a ruling by the state's highest court, ending the city's efforts to revive a regulation struck down in legal attacks by beverage industry trade groups.

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