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  • CDC links salmonella outbreak to precut melon sold in several states, including Pennsylvania

    A salmonella outbreak linked to precut melon has affected 117 people in 10 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. The CDC and the Food and Drug Administration say the likely source of the outbreak is Caito Foods LLC in Illinois, but the investigation is ongoing. On April 12, Caito voluntarily recalled several types of precut melon sold at Kroger, Target, Trader Joe’s, Walmart, and Amazon.com under the Whole Foods label. The recall includes precut watermelon, honeydew […]

  • FBI executing search warrant at Baltimore mayor’s homes, city hall

    The FBI and criminal investigators from the Internal Revenue Service on Thursday executed court-authorized search warrants at the home of Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh and Baltimore City Hall, FBI spokesman Dave Fitz said. Investigators are also searching a second residence belonging to the Democratic mayor — who has taken a leave of absence amid a scandal over the sale of a children’s book she authored — as well as the Maryland Center for Adult Training, a non-profit the mayor has worked with, Fitz said. […]

  • Texas executes John William King in horrific 1998 dragging death or James Byrd Jr.

    A man who helped carry out the dragging death of James Byrd Jr. — one of the most horrific hate crimes in modern American history — was executed by injection on Wednesday evening in a Texas prison. John William King, 44, was one of three men convicted for the murder. He is the second person to die for the crime that made news around the world and helped inspire Congress to pass federal hate crime legislation. King was put to death […]

  • U.S. measles outbreak is largest since disease was declared eliminated in 2000

    Measles cases in the United States have surpassed the highest number on record since the disease was declared eliminated nationwide in 2000. Overall, there have been 681 measles cases across 22 states this year, according to CNN’s analysis of data from state and local health departments. The states reporting measles cases are Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas and Washington. As of […]

  • Netflix may have to say goodbye to ‘The Office’ and ‘Friends’

    Some of the greatest American sitcoms of our generation, from “The Office” to “Friends,” could be leaving Netflix, the Wall Street Journal reports. As NBCUniversal prepares to launch its own streaming service, it has “begun internal discussions about removing ‘The Office’ from Netflix” after Netflix’s contract to air the show expires in 2021, according to the Journal. When they aired, the shows were tentpoles of NBC’s prime time comedy lineup, and the network that birthed them may want to bring […]

  • Police: Patient kills other patient over loud radio at psychiatric facility

    PHOENIX – Phoenix police say an 83-year-old man is dead after getting into a fight with another patient at the Arizona Community Protection and Treatment Center Tuesday morning. Authorities were called to the psychiatric facility at the Arizona State Hospital around 7:32 a.m. Police said Donald Prather got into an argument with a patient in the room next door about his radio being too loud. Robert Wayne Fleming, 58, struck Prather several times and he fell to the ground unconscious, and […]

  • Joe Biden announces he is running for president in 2020

    After months of deliberation, former Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday announced his decision to run for president for a third time, answering one of the biggest outstanding questions about the makeup of the 2020 race. The announcement came in a campaign video released Thursday morning. The core values of this nation… our standing in the world… our very democracy…everything that has made America — America –is at stake. That’s why today I’m announcing my candidacy for President of the United States. […]

  • List of Boy Scouts leaders accused of sexual abuse has nearly 3,000 more names than previously known

    The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) believed more than 7,800 of its former leaders were involved in sexually abusing children over the course of 72 years, according to newly exposed court testimony — about 2,800 more leaders than previously known publicly. The Boy Scouts identified more than 12,000 alleged victims in that time period, from 1944 through 2016, according to the testimony, which was publicized Tuesday by attorney Jeff Anderson, who specializes in representing sexual abuse victims. The numbers, Anderson said, […]

  • Missing Illinois boy AJ Freund found dead and his parents are accused of murder

    The body of a 5-year-old boy reported as missing last week was found wrapped in plastic in a shallow grave on Wednesday, and his parents have been charged with murder, police said. Soon after beginning their investigation, police said it was unlikely the boy, Andrew “AJ” Freund, was neither abducted nor walked away from the family’s home in Crystal Lake, outside of Chicago. Instead, the investigation has focused on the home itself. The search for AJ began last Thursday morning […]

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