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  • 62,000 pounds of raw meat are being recalled, just days before Memorial Day

    If you’re planning on firing up the grill this Memorial Day weekend, you may want to double check your meat products before you get a very un-festive surprise. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has issued a recall for more than 62,000 pounds of raw beef due to E. coli concerns. Here are some things to keep in mind when checking your labels: The meat was packaged at the Aurora Packing Company, Inc in North Aurora, […]

  • NTSB calls for greater safety measures for charter flights after recent crashes

    The National Transportation Safety Board on Wednesday called for tighter regulations for charter flights after a series of fatal crashes over the past month. A Taquan Air floatplane on a commuter flight went down Monday in Metlakatla Harbor, south of Ketchikan, Alaska, killing the pilot and a passenger. On May 13, a Taquan Air floatplane and a second floatplane collided mid-air near Ketchikan, Alaska, killing a passenger on the Taquan plane and all five people on the other plane. Taquan Air said this […]

  • Coca-Cola is bringing back New Coke in honor of ‘Stranger Things’

    Coca-Cola is hoping a failed product from the 1980s will help it go viral in 2019. The company is bringing back a limited number of New Coke cans in honor of the upcoming third season of “Stranger Things,” in which the product is featured. “Stranger Things” creators Ross and Matt Duffers came up with the idea to bring New Coke back as a way to promote the show, which will start streaming on Netflix on July 4. The third season […]

  • A flamingo in an Illinois zoo had to be put down after a child threw a rock at it

    A Miller Park Zoo flamingo was euthanized Monday after an elementary school student threw a rock inside the animal’s exhibit. A representative from the Bloomington, Illinois zoo told CNN affiliate WMBD the rock broke the flamingo’s leg and caused injuries that led to it being put down. The zoo said it’s working with the student’s family to make sure this is a learning experience, WMBD reported. The greater flamingo exhibit at the zoo opened in June 2016, according to the city of Bloomington. […]

  • Nevada bill giving electoral votes to popular-vote winner heads to governor’s desk

    Nevada will send legislation to the governor’s desk that would give the state’s Electoral College votes to the winner of the popular vote — and could become the 15th state to do so. The Nevada Senate passed AB 186 by 12-8 on Tuesday, which would include the state in the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact and allocate its electors to the national popular-vote winner — as opposed to the winner of the popular vote in the state — in the […]

  • 30 tornadoes reported in the central U.S. Tuesday

    Vicious weather brought damaging tornadoes and heavy rains to areas of the central United States already dealing with floodwaters that prompted scores of water rescues over the past two days. There were at least 30 preliminary reports of tornadoes in the central U.S. on Tuesday, most of the twisters occurring in Kansas and Missouri. Over the past five days, there have been 130 tornado reports, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Storm Prediction Center. A tornado warning that […]

  • Alabama Public Television blocks episode of ‘Arthur’ over gay wedding

    Alabama Public Television says it won’t air an episode of the children’s show “Arthur” that featured a same-sex marriage. “Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone” aired as the premiere for the show’s 22nd season on May 13. But not in Alabama. Programming director Mike McKenzie says Alabama Public Television has no plans to broadcast the episode. The storyline about Mr. Ratburn’s marriage conveys a positive message, he said. But while many parents will find it appropriate, many others will disagree, he […]

  • Flood rescues are underway in Oklahoma as millions in US face severe storms

    Rescuers pulled people to safety and ferried them through fast-moving floodwaters in middle Oklahoma on Tuesday morning after severe storms swamped the area — and more severe weather will threaten a large portion of the central US as the day goes on. Floodwater closed parts of Interstate 40 in Oklahoma’s Canadian County, just west of Oklahoma City, after storms hit late Monday and early Tuesday. In that county, high water was lapping up against homes in a rural area near […]

  • Meet Karli, the new ‘Sesame Street’ muppet in foster care

    “Sesame Street” has introduced a new Muppet with the aim of highlighting the stories and unique love of foster families. The center of the new initiative is a Muppet named Karli, a yellow-haired friend of Elmo’s who introduces viewers to the concept of “for-now parents.” In one video, Karli’s foster mom explains to Elmo that Karli’s mother is “having a hard time” and that they will “keep her safe until her mommy can take care of her again.” Elmo innocently […]

  • CBD effective in treating heroin addiction, study finds

    Cannabidiol, the non-psychoactive ingredient in hemp and marijuana, could treat opioid addiction, a new study says. Given to patients with heroin addiction, cannabidiol, also known as CBD, reduced their cravings for the illicit drug as well as their levels of anxiety. “The intense craving is what drives the drug use,” said Yasmin Hurd, the lead researcher on the study and director of the Addiction Institute of Mount Sinai. “If we can have the medications that can dampen that [craving], that […]

  • A couple heard buzzing in their bedroom; the culprits turned out to be 80,000 bees

    Bee populations are under threat around the world, but one house in Spain apparently provided the perfect conditions for a huge hive. A couple in the historic southern city of Granada, in Andalusia, had been troubled by a strange buzzing noise in their house for some time — and when things got so bad they couldn’t sleep at night, they decided to take action. Beekeeper Sergio Guerrero told CNN the couple had first noticed bees at their property around a […]

  • West Virginia man accused of murdering his girlfriend’s teenage daughter

    BATH, W. Va. – A West Virginia man is accused of murdering his girlfriend’s 15-year-old daughter, law enforcement said. Andy J. McCauley Jr. was arrested and charged in Riley Crossman’s murder, the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department said. Riley has been missing since May 8, when her mother learned she did not attend school, the sheriff’s department said in a statement. McCauley has been a “person of interest since day one,” Morgan County Sheriff K.C. Bohrer said in a news conference […]

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