Category Archives: National News

Disinformation Sites Make Millions in Ad Revenue

Websites that peddle disinformation make millions of dollars in ads, new study finds By Clare Duffy (CNN) — As the United States gears up for another presidential election, aware of the role online disinformation played in 2016, the business of publishing false or extremist content online remains a lucrative one. At least $235 million in…MORE

Frozen Chicken Patty Recall

(USDA)–Tyson Foods Inc.  is recalling approximately 39,078 pounds of Weaver brand frozen chicken patty product that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The frozen, fully cooked chicken items were produced on January 31, 2019. The following products are subject to recall:[View labels (PDF…MORE

Americans Hitting the Road This Summer, Despite Higher Gas Prices

The largest seasonal surge in gas prices since 2011 isn’t slowing down travel plans this summer as more Americans are hitting the road than staying home, according to GasBuddy’s 2019 Summer Travel survey. According to the annual survey, nearly 75% of Americans said they will take a road trip this summer, a 16% increase from…MORE

USDA Issues Report on Rural Broadband

(USDA)–Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today unveiled  A Case for Rural Broadband: Insights on Rural Broadband Infrastructure and Next Generation Precision Agriculture Technologies(PDF, 2.5 MB). The report finds that deployment of both broadband e-Connectivity and Next Generation Precision Agriculture Technology on farms and ranches throughout the U.S. could result in at least $47 billion in national economic…MORE

Organic Almond Butter Recalled

Inspired Organics, LLC has issued a voluntary recall of Organic Almond Butter due to potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever,…MORE

Dog Food Recall

(FDA)–ANF, Inc. is issuing a voluntary recall of select products of ANF Pet Lamb and Rice Dog Food (reference below) due to potentially elevated levels of Vitamin D. 3 Kg ANF Lamb and Rice Dry Dog Food Bag UPC: 9097231622 BB NOV 23 2019 7.5 Kg ANF Lamb and Rice Dry Dog Food Bag UPC:…MORE

ThermaCare HeatWrap Recall

Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, a division of Pfizer Inc., is voluntarily recalling six lots of ThermaCare® HeatWrap product to the consumer level. Pfizer Consumer Healthcare initiated this recall because product from these lots has a potential to leak ingredients that are contained in the heat cell wrap. The use of a leaking/damaged heat cell wrap could cause skin…MORE

Shooting in Cincinnati

 (LEX 18)– Authorities in Cincinnati are investigating after multiple people were shot downtown. This was first reported as an active shooter situation, but police say it is no longer active. They say there has been an officer-involved shooting incident at Fifth Third Bank on 511 Walnut Street in lobby and loading dock. WLWT is reporting that there…MORE

Dried Apricot Product Recalled

(FDA)–Golden Star Wholesale of Troy, MI 48084 is recalling, AL Reef  Dried Apricots Sour, because it may contain undeclared sulfites. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product. The recalled AL Reef  Dried Apricots Sour, 12 oz clear plastic…MORE

BBB Warns of Sweepstakes Scams

Here are some of the findings Heather Clary talked about with Jack this morning: (BBB)–Sweepstakes and prize scams bilked $117 million out of half a million North Americans in 2017, according to a new report by the Better Business Bureau (BBB). The fraud also concentrates on senior citizens, who also suffer the most losses. The…MORE