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  • Top 34 Bestselling ‘fruit’ Drinks for Kids Deemed Unhealthy

    Americans spent $1.4 billion on the most popular brands of children’s fruit drinks and flavored waters last year. Yet according to nutritional guidelines, none of the drinks were healthy. Why would loving parents do this? Perhaps because US beverage companies spent $20.7 million to advertise fun, fruity drinks with added sugars to families in 2018, according to Children’s Drink Facts 2019, a new report from the University of Connecticut’s Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity. “I know that parents […]

  • Wells Fargo Takes $1.6 Billion Hit Linked to Fake-Account Scandal

    Wells Fargo’s fake-account scandal continues to haunt the big bank, exacerbating headaches caused by shrinking interest rates. Wells Fargo revealed on Tuesday a 23% drop in third-quarter profit that disappointed investors. The decline was driven by a $1.6 billion charge for legal costs linked to the bank’s infamous retail sales tactics. The legal hit underscores Wells Fargo’s struggles to move past a scandal that first came to light three years ago. It will fall to Charlie Scharf, Wells Fargo’s incoming […]

  • Taco Bell Seasoned Beef Recalled Over Concerns of Metal Contamination

    About two million pounds of seasoned beef used in Taco Bell burritos and tacos have been removed from restaurant locations across the country. Kenosha Beef International recalled the products over concerns that they may be contaminated with metal shavings, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said in a news release. The bags of meat were shipped from the supplier to five distribution centers and then to restaurant locations across the country, the USDA said. The restaurant […]

  • Girl Dies After Being Flung From a Ride at a New Jersey Festival

    A 10-year-old girl died after she was thrown from a ride Saturday at the Deerfield Township Harvest Festival. The girl was ejected from a ride called “Extreme” at 6:18 p.m. and suffered serious injuries, New Jersey State Police said in a statement. She was airlifted to Cooper University Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 7:20 p.m. The girl has not been identified and the cause and circumstances of her death are still under investigation, police said. Police said the […]

  • ‘Serial stowaway’ Arrested Again for Trying to Board a Flight in Chicago with No Travel Documents

    The woman who has been nicknamed a “serial stowaway” for her repeated attempts to sneak onto flights without boarding passes was arrested again, Chicago authorities said. Marilyn Hartman was taken into custody Friday night after she tried to pass through Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport security without a boarding pass or identification, the Chicago Police Department said in a news release. The Illinois woman was charged with one felony count of criminal trespass to a registered area/airport and is scheduled to […]

  • Defense Secretary: Trump Orders Withdrawal of Remaining US Troops From Northern Syria

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump is ordering the remaining US forces out of northern Syria, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Sunday, a development that has paralyzed the fight against ISIS and ceded US and Kurdish battlefield gains to Moscow and Damascus. “We have American forces likely caught between two opposing, advancing armies and it’s a very untenable situation. I spoke with the President last night, after discussions with the rest of the national security team, and he directed that we […]

  • Hunter Biden to Step Down From Chinese Company Board and Not Work for Foreign-Owned Firms if Father Elected

    Former Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden announced that he will resign at the end of the month from his board role in the management company of a private equity fund backed by Chinese state-owned entities, according to a statement released Sunday by his attorney. The announcement comes as President Donald Trump continues to lash out at the Bidens amid a House impeachment inquiry into his attempts to pressure Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate the former vice president during a July 25 phone […]

  • ‘Sesame Street’ Tackles the Addiction Crisis

    One of “Sesame Street’s” tiny, young Muppets is dealing with a big, adult issue as part of an effort to help families dealing with substance abuse. Sesame Workshop, the organization that produces the beloved children’s show, has created a series of videos that features 6-year-old Karli talking to her friends about her mom’s struggle with addiction. Karli came to “Sesame Street” in May to stay with a foster family because her mother was “having a hard time.” In the latest […]

  • Three STDs Reach All-Time Highs in the US, New CDC Report Says

    Health officials are raising alarm about a rise in STDs across the United States. For the fifth consecutive year, combined cases of gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis have risen in the United States, according to a Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published on Tuesday. “Combined they total 2.4 million infections that were diagnosed and reported just in last year alone,” said Elizabeth Torrone, a CDC epidemiologist who worked on the new report, adding that the combined […]

  • Dick’s Sporting Goods Has Destroyed $5 Million Worth of Weapons, Its CEO Says

    Dick’s Sporting Goods has destroyed $5 million of the chain’s gun inventory, its CEO said. After finding out that Dick’s had sold the Parkland shooter a shotgun, CEO Edward Stack decided last year the company would no longer sell firearm to anyone under 21. Dick’s announced it would destroy its inventory of weapons, rather than allow them to be sold by another retailer. Since then, about $5 million of the chain’s gun inventory has been turned into scrap metal, Stack […]

  • Record-Breaking Pumpkin is Heavier Than a Small Car and Big Enough to Fit Inside

    If you think you picked the biggest pumpkin at the patch, think again. A Connecticut man just set a local record for the heaviest pumpkin at the Topsfield Fair in New England. The winner of the All New England Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off is 2,294.5 pounds. To put that in perspective, one of the lightest cars on the market, the Mitsubishi Mirage, only weighs 2,018 pounds. Seeing a Mirage rolling down the highway is a lot less alarming than watching a […]

  • President Trump Defends Syria Decision Amid Republican Backlash

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump on Monday defended his decision to pull US troops from northern Syria ahead of an impending Turkish invasion despite criticism from top Republicans including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The abrupt move, announced in a Sunday night statement from the White House press secretary following a call between Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has prompted a rare show of bipartisan opposition to the Republican President. It has also left national security officials to […]

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