News Summary: NYC mayor says soda ruling 'setback'

Mayor: Decision on NYC soda restrictions just 'temporary setback'; diner complies voluntarily

Associated Press

STILL SUPERSIZED: Eateries from corner delis to movie concession stands have gotten a last-minute reprieve from the nation's first ban on big sugary drinks. But Mayor Michael Bloomberg is urging them to shrink their cups and bottles, anyway.

MORAL ARGUMENT: Hours after a judge struck down the 16-ounce size limit for sodas and some other sweet drinks as arbitrary and outside city health regulators' purview, Bloomberg defended it as a groundbreaking anti-obesity effort and all but challenged businesses to comply out of concern for their customers.

WHAT'S AHEAD: The city plans to appeal the ruling.

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