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  • Crab Meat From Venezuela May Be Contaminated, FDA Says

    WASHINGTON — The US Food and Drug Administration is advising people to avoid eating fresh crab meat from Venezuela because of potential contamination by bacteria. As of Thursday, 12 cases have been reported of people sickened by the bacteria, Vibrio parahaemolyticus, the FDA said in a news release. Eight cases were reported in Maryland, two in Louisiana and one each in Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia, with four people requiring hospitalization, the news release said. People reported becoming ill […]

  • Common Blood Pressure Drug Recalled for Possible Cancer Link

    The US Food and Drug Administration announced Friday that a common drug used to control blood pressure and help prevent heart failure was recalled because the drug contains a chemical that poses a potential cancer risk. This comes a week after 22 other countries recalled the drug, Valsartan. Valsartan is off patent and is used as a component of other generic medicines, but not all medicines containing the ingredient are involved, according to the FDA. The US recall includes the versions of valsartan that are […]

  • ‘Prime Day’ Is Here and Amazon Isn’t the Only Retailer Offering Deals

    There’s Black Friday and there’s Cyber Monday. Now, there’s Prime Day. For 36 hours, Amazon will offer more than a million deals, including discounts on Echo devices, kitchen appliances and more. Plus, with Prime Day kicking off at 3 p.m. Monday, you’ll get six more hours to shop than last year. According to think tank Coresight Research, revenue from Prime Day sales is expected to reach 3.4 billion dollars this year. Other retailers are also getting in on the shopping […]

  • Officers on Leave After Using Coin Toss to Determine Speeding Driver’s Fate

    Roswell, GA — The mayor of Roswell says she is shocked and offended after two officers were caught on camera using a coin to determine if they were going to arrest a speeding driver. The shocking video taken of the incident on April 7 made national headlines and has led to both officers being placed on administrative leave. Roswell Police officer Courtney Brown knew the driver passing her on the right in this dash cam video was going way over the […]

  • New Christening Photo of Prince Louis Released by Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

    LONDON — Kensington Palace has released one more official photograph from the christening of Prince Louis, the third child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The four portraits previously released by the Palace on July 9 show the young prince surrounded by his adoring family, including a grinning Prince George, who turns 5 next week. The latest photograph, published on Monday, shows the Duchess of Cambridge holding Prince Louis, who is looking away from the camera with open-mouthed amusement. […]

  • Jaguar Escapes Enclosure, Kills 8 Animals at New Orleans Zoo

    NEW ORLEANS, La. – A New Orleans zoo was closed over the weekend after a jaguar escaped its habitat and killed eight other animals. Audubon Zoo said the 3-year-old male jaguar, named Valerio, was spotted outside his enclosure by a zoo employee around 7 a.m. Valerio attacked and killed five alpacas, two foxes and one emu. Another fox was also attacked, but survived. Kyle Burks, vice president and managing director for the zoo, said at a news conference that Valerio […]

  • Ahead of Summit, Trump Blames US — Not Putin — For Sour Relationship

    HELSINKI, Finland — President Donald Trump blamed US policy — not Vladimir Putin — for the dismal state of relations between the two countries, just hours before arriving to meet with the Russian leader. Trump arrived Monday afternoon at the Finnish presidential palace for what he has called a summit with Putin, hoping once again that his personal touch can reverse the steep decline in US-Russia relations in recent years. US officials have stressed the path to improving US-Russia ties runs through a clear-eyed understanding of […]

  • British Rescuer Considers Legal Action Against Elon Musk Over ‘Pedo’ Tweet

    British rescuer Vern Unsworth says he is considering legal action against US billionaire Elon Musk after he made an unfounded and disparaging claim he was a “pedo”, or pedophile, in a now-deleted tweet. Unsworth, a caver based in Thailand, provided knowledge of the Tham Luang cave system, which helped with the rescue of 12 school boys and their soccer coach in a flooded Thai cave last week. Musk, the CEO of several high-profile American tech companies, broadcast the claim to his […]

  • They Thought a Squirrel was Eating their Tomatoes — but it was the Mailman

    When their tomatoes began disappearing, a family in Montreal assumed it was the work of a squirrel. But when they checked their security camera, they saw the tomato thief was none other than their mailman. Now, they want an apology. Rob Morin told CNN that he and his wife regularly grow fruit in hanging baskets outside their home in the Mount Royal neighborhood and said he expected the culprit to be a squirrel. “Each year we hang out tomatoes and […]

  • 12 Russians Indicted in Mueller Investigation

    WASHINGTON — The Justice Department announced indictments against 12 Russian nationals as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election, accusing them of engaging in a “sustained effort” to hack Democrats’ emails and computer networks. All 12 defendants are members of the GRU, a Russian Federation intelligence agency within the main intelligence directorate of the Russian military, who were acting in “their official capacities.” The revelations detail a sophisticated assault on the US election […]

  • Honey Smacks salmonella cases reach 100

    The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday that 27 more people have gotten sick in a multistate outbreak of salmonella illness linked to recalled Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal. This brings the total number of illnesses to 100 people since March, although the outbreak was not announced until June. Symptoms of salmonella infection include diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps and typically present 12 to 72 hours after exposure to the bacteria. The first cases of illness in this outbreak began with symptoms on […]

  • Trump Says NATO Allies Agreed to Boost Defense Spending After His Pressure

    BRUSSELS, Belgium — President Donald Trump said Thursday in an unscheduled news conference that all NATO members have agreed to increase their defense spending after he told them he was “extremely unhappy.” “Everyone has agreed to substantially up their commitment. They’re going to up it at levels that they never thought of before,” Trump said. “I told people that I’d be very unhappy if they didn’t up their financial commitments substantially,” Trump said when asked if he threatened to pull […]