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Banquet chicken nuggets meals recalled due to salmonella fears

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The alert affects 110,817 pounds of the frozen meals that contain the potentially contaminated brownie. They were made by Conagra Brands Inc. on January 26. Infants, pregnant women, the elderly or people with a weakened immune system are more likely to experience severe symptoms. Consumers with questions about the public-health alert can contact Conagra Brands Consumer Affairs at 800-289-6014. Read More »

Why would Google want to block its own ads?

For instance, Google needed to pay to become part of the "Acceptable Ads" program developed by Eyeo. While at first the notion that a major player in online advertising would offer features to disable ads in one of its most popular software products seems counter-intuitve, recent trends suggest the idea is not as odd as it sounds at first. Read More »

Cases of hepatitis B and C hit 325 million worldwide

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The new report "aims to provide a starting point for hepatitis elimination by indicating baseline statistics on HBV and HCV infections, including mortality, and coverage levels of key interventions", World Health Organization said. There are 5 hepatitis viruses causing Hepatitis types A, B, C, D, and E. Hirnschall said there was a range of interventions and tools, including highly effective vaccines and medicines that can prevent hepatitis from becoming a chronic and fatal disease. Read More »

UC Berkeley calls off Ann Coulter talk for security reasons

Sutton "abruptly informed our clients that the Coulter event was cancelled due to the University's alleged inability to "find a safe and suitable venue" for the event on the scheduled April 27th date". The prestigious university's vice chancellors said Wednesday that "given now active security threats, it is not possible to assure that the event could be held successfully". Read More »

'Incontrovertible' sarin gas used in Syria: watchdog

A Pentagon intelligence briefing at the time of the US strike stated Syrian warplanes dropped the nerve agent from the regime-controlled Shayrat Airfield. There was no chemical weapons attack in the Syrian province of Idlib, the reports of it were a false flag play which was supposed to justify a USA missile strike on a Syrian armed forces' airbase, Bashar Assad told Sputnik. Read More »

One police officer dead in Paris shooting

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SHAPIRO: That's NPR's Eleanor Beardsley speaking with us from the Champs-Elysees in Paris where police officers were shot. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) has issued a statement, saying an Islamic State "fighter" carried out an attack into the Champs-lysees in Paris . Read More »

Macquarie Reiterates "Outperform" Rating for Wpp Plc (WPP)

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With 3,600 avg volume, 11 days are for Majesco (NYSEMKT:MJCO)'s short sellers to cover MJCO's short positions. The SI to Rush Enterprises Incorporated Class A's float is 3.11%. JP Morgan Cazenove have set their target price at 2500 GBX on its stock. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with "Neutral" on Monday, November 2. Read More »

White House pushes uncertain bid to revive health care bill

After the administration's initial failure to pass the bill through the House of Representatives, the White House hopes new changes to the bill will please the conservative holdouts in the Freedom Caucus. For instance, states could choose to put people with pre-existing conditions in "high-risk pools". Drew Hammill, a spokesman for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said the White House comments make it "more difficult" to reach an agreement, arguing that there is intense ... Read More »

No wildcard for Sharapova: Radwanska

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Maria Sharapova says that she does not fear a backlash as she prepares to return from a doping ban . Five-time grand slam champion Sharapova was initially banned for two years by the International Tennis Federation after testing positive to meldonium at the 2016 Australian Open. Read More »

Father of Tennessee girl says he is overjoyed

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Thomas was found "healthy and unharmed", TBI Director Mark Gwyn said. TBI spokesperson Josh DeVine said Thomas and her former high school teacher were found in a cabin in a remote area with little or no cell service. "He searched what size mattress will fit in the back of a Nissan Rogue". TBI placed Cummins in Decatur, Alabama later that day. January 23, 2017: A student allegedly caught Tad Cummins and Elizabeth Thomas kissing at Culleoka Unit School. Read More »

Former Tennessee teacher in kidnapping case captured, girl safe

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Thomas, who was found safe, vanished with Cummins, 50, more than one month ago. But then the trail has gone cold. The tipster, who said he had rented out the cabin to Cummins and Elizabeth, said in an interview with Today that they said they were from Colorado and that Cummis had claimed that Thomas was 24 and he was in his 30s. Read More »

Man vowed to kill white men

Francine Williams, mother of security guard Carl Williams, 25, described her son as a kind and giving person who had recently gotten engaged. "If in fact he's lashing out at white people - white males in this case - that would constitute a hate crime", Dyer said. Read More »

West Virginia governor signs medical marijuana bill

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West Virginia Governor Jim Justice (D) signs Senate Bill 386 , the Medical Cannabis Act , on April 19, 2017. And West Virginia is on the tail end of the medical marijuana trend. Lawmakers in Pennsylvania and OH approved them last April and June, respectively. "This legislation is going to benefit countless West Virginia patients and families for years to come", says Matt Simon of the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP), a West Virginia native. Read More »

Ivanka Trump promises to donate book profits to charity

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Trump Charitable Fund, which will receive all proceeds from the book and the unpaid half of her advance, and will donate $100,000 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and $100,000 to the National Urban League . The first grants, worth $100,000 each, will support an Urban League program for entrepreneurs, and a Boys & Girls Clubs' program on science, technology, engineering and math for girls and underrepresented youth. Read More »

Paul Clement defends Swansea striker Fernando Llorente's work ethic

A terrible run of one point from six games has Swansea sitting 18th in the table, two points adrift of safety with five matches left to play as they prepare for the visit of 11th-placed Stoke. "He wasn't 100 per cent at Watford. If we win our games at the Liberty then that could be enough to push us over the line". I've seen the players battling and going hammer and tongs in training this week. Read More »

Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez hangs self in MA prison cell

It's unclear how Hernandez would've gotten the phony drugs, but investigators have been questioning a close friend of his, who apparently was the last to see the former New England Patriot. Hernandez, 27, was later pronounced dead at a local hospital, according to a statement released by the DOC. A legal technicality redeemed Hernandez, at least for the record, in death. Read More »

There's evidence! The Pill does make women feel lousy

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They stressed the pill's negative effect on quality of life should be considered of clinical importance when it comes to prescribing birth control to women. They weren't told which of the pills they were taking while they were monitored for a period of three months. That hormonal birth control can affect a woman's mood is no surprise. Read More »

Polar bear dies unexpectedly at SeaWorld San Diego

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It is reported that Szenja lost her appetite in the days after Snowflake's departure but her death still came as a shock to SeaWorld staff. PEOPLE has reached out to the Pittsburgh Zoo for an update on Snowflake's condition. She lived alongside Snowflake in the enclosure for around 20 years and the two females developed a deep friendship. A polar bear cub makes its public debut with her mother Anana in their habitat at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Powell, Ohio on Wednesday, April 19, ... Read More »

Diet soda study looks at dementia, heart risks

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In the observational study , those who drank at least one artificially-sweetened beverage a day were almost three times more likely to develop ischemic stroke (HR 2.96, 95% CI 1.26-6.97) and 2.9 times more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease (95% CI 1.18-7.07) over 10 years than those who abstained, Matthew Pase, PhD, of Boston University School of Medicine, and colleagues reported in the American Heart Association's journal Stroke . Read More »

When oxygen is scarce, naked mole-rats metabolize fructose like plants

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If scientists could harness this process and apply it humans, it could aid the survival of people who are deprived of oxygen during cardiac crises like heart attacks or strokes. What started as research of how naked mole rats are remarkably insensitive to pain, such as the burn felt when lemon juice gets in a human's eye, became a study of how the animals can survive in low oxygen environments. Read More »

Oracle Buys Digital Measurement Specialist Moat

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The company will help Oracle by providing it with measurement, analytics, and intelligence, which will then be leveraged by oracle on behalf of companies like Nestle, Procter & Gamble, and Unilever, and leading publishers such as ESPN, Facebook, NBCUniversal, Snapchat, and YouTube. Read More »

Texas House approves major school finance fix; Senate's plan uncertain

Tension rose in the room when some of the few speakers in favor of the bill took the mic. Dave Welch, head of the Texas Pastor Council told the committee that the state needed a "uniform standard" for who's allowed in what restroom, and then got in an argument with state Representative Eddie Rodriguez, who argued that the state already had laws on the books to prevent bathroom attacks. Read More »

Alison Sweeney is returning to Days of Our Lives

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Sweeney, who played the occasionally villainous Sami Brady/DiMera from 1993 to 2014, is returning to the fold for an extended visit, Soap Opera Digest reports. This isn't even her first time returning. Sweeney has more recently appeared in Hallmark's Murder, She Baked TV movies and served an 8-year stint as the host of NBC's The Biggest Loser . Read More »

Home ownership at its lowest rate since 1971

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Though the vacancy rate in small rural towns is quite high - Blacklion in Cavan having the highest rate where nearly half of all homes are empty. A quarter of them were by first-time buyers and 23% were by people or investors who will not be living in them. Read More »

FDA Issues Multiple Restrictions on Codeine, Tramadol Use

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To view the full article, register now. Parents should also discuss alternative pain medications for their kids with their doctors, as well as effective cough and cold remedies that do not contain opioids, the FDA said. The agency also found, in a review of the medical literature, a report of an infant who died after being exposed to codeine while breast-feeding. Some children and adults are genetically predisposed to process opioid drugs more quickly, the FDA said. Read More »

Tremendously disheartening that we part ways: Bill O'Reilly on his ouster

O'Reilly and co-author Martin Dugard are due to release another book in the "Killing" series in September, and a spokeswoman for publisher Henry Holt and Co. Rounding out the Fox prime-time lineup, "Hannity" remains at 10 p.m. EDT. The five women who received settlements either worked for O'Reilly or appeared as guests on his program, according to The New York Times. Read More »

Trump Responds to Canadian Milk Issue During Wisconsin Trip

President Donald Trump attacking the way Canada manages the production of dairy products. The president also called Canada's dairy system a "one-sided deal", saying the North American Free Trade Agreement rules between Canada and the USA were "a complete and total disaster" overall. Read More »

Nadler: President trying to 'blackmail' Dems on shutdown

Three weeks after Republican infighting killed an initial effort at repealing the Affordable Care Act, Trump is poised to use a maneuver that could effectively undermine the sustainability of Obamacare and expedite its collapse. That's about half as long as the current open enrollment season. The new regulation cuts the length of the next Obamacare annual enrollment period in half and makes it more hard to obtain a special enrollment period. Read More »

Legal Cannabis Has Been Introduced by the Government of Canada

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It would also be against the law to sell cannabis in a package or with a label that could be construed as appealing to young people, to include testimonials or endorsements, or to depict a person, character or animal. Legalized pot would reduce organized crime's earnings from drug trafficking, the government's statement said. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne said a year ago she wouldn't rule out the sale of marijuana at the popular Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) stores. Read More »

Mass. Unemployment Rate Ticks Up To 3.6 Percent; State Adds 200 Jobs

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The latest numbers released by the Employment Security Department Wednesday show that March's rate dropped from February's rate of 4.9 percent. The new numbers show Washington employers added almost 11,000 jobs in March. Employment in the other services sector, which includes repairs and maintenance, personal care services, and religious organizations, increased by 100 positions in March 2017 compared to the month before, and gained 1,200 positions since March 2016. Read More »