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CDC: Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Kratom

(CNN) - An outbreak of 28 salmonella infections in 20 states has been linked to Kratom products. Native to Malaysia; the leaves of the Kratom plant are known for their opiate-like effects. It's traditionally crushed and made into tea but…

Union Workers Want Disney to Pay Bonuses

(CNN)-  About 3,500 workers at Disney World are demanding the bonuses they say they were promised. Last month, Disney was among several companies to announce $1,000 for their employees, Disney also included those represented by unions. But the union says…

Making A Murderer' Subject Asks for SCOTUS Review

(CNN) - Brendan Dassey whose conviction was featured in the documentary "Making a Murderer" wants the Supreme Court to throw out his confession. He was 16-years-old when authorities interrogated him more than a decade ago in the murder of photographer…

NYT: Fox News to Launch Streaming Service

(CNN) - Good news for Fox News fans. The network is releasing a new streaming service named "Fox Nation." An official announcement is expected to be made Tuesday, according to the New York Times. The paper describes the product as…

Florida School Shooting Suspect had at Least 10 Guns

(CNN) - Authorities determined Nikolas Cruz had at least 10 rifles in his possession. Cruz is charged with premeditated murder in the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida last Wednesday. All of the firearms were…

Dog Food Recall: Could Have Euthanasia Drug

St.Louis, MO (KMOV) - The J.M. Smucker company is recalling four dog food brands after a drug used to euthanize animals was found in some canned food. The move follows a warning from the FDA that low levels of the…

Columbus State Graduate's Art Goes Viral

      A Georgia elementary school teacher's classroom door tribute to black history has brought her some attention. Nakimer Daniels is an Radium Springs Elementary school art teacher and a Columbus State University Graduate. Her…

JetBlue: Family of Parkland Victims Fly Free to Florida

(CNN) - JetBlue wants to help the families impacted by Wednesday's shooting in Parkland, Florida. The airline announced on Saturday that it is offering free flights for victims' families traveling to Florida. JetBlue also announced a partnership with ride-share company…

Walmart Commitment To Hiring Veterans

Walmart just announced that it has hired more than 194,000 veterans since 2013. They've also promoted more than 28,000 of those veterans to position of greater responsibility. Walmart's commitment to hiring veterans guarantees a job offer to any eligible, honorably…

Family of Parkland Victims Fly For Free Compliments of JetBlue

(CNN)- JetBlue wants to help the families impacted by Wednesday's shooting in Parkland, Florida. The airline announced on Saturday that it is offering free flights for victims' families traveling to Florida. JetBlue also announced a partnership with ride-share company Lyft…

CDC: Flu Blamed For 84 Child Deaths this Season

(CNN) - 84 children have died from the flu since this season began in October. The Centers for Disease Sontrol and Prevention released the newest numbers Friday. In the weekly surveillance report, 22 deaths were added to the flu-related statistics…

ICE Agent Pleads Guilty to Stealing Immigrant Info

(CNN) - A senior ICE official has pleaded guilty of stealing immigrants' identities. Raphael Sanchez was Seattle's chief ICE attorney. According to court documents, Sanchez was charged with stealing the personal information of seven people who were involved in immigration…

Study: Extreme Weather Events Expected to Continue

(CNN) - New research shows many countries world-wide aren't keeping the greenhouse gas goals set in the Paris climate deal. According to a report in the journal 'Science Advances' -- that means we are likely to see more extreme weather…

U.S. Officials Warn Citizens Away from Huawei Phones

(CNN) - U.S. Intelligence agencies have issued a stern warning to Americans: Do not buy smartphones made by Chinese tech companies Huawei or ZTE. Top officials from the CIA, NSA, FBI and the Defense Intelligence Agency testified in front of…

McDonalds to Change Happy Meal Options

(CNN) - Say goodbye to McDonalds' cheeseburger Happy Meal. McDonalds has vowed to make healthier options for children. The fast food giant announced Thursday it will make some changes to improve its Happy Meal menu. McDonalds says it will "offer…

MetLife Failed to Pay Some Retirees for 25 Years

(CNN) - MetLife says it failed to pay some retirees for 25 years. The company disclosed Tuesday it owes customers for annuity payments going back about 25 years. An annuity is a fixed sum of money paid to someone each…

Home Depot Hiring 80K Employees

(CNN) - In time for spring cleaning and gardening, Home Depot is hiring 80,000 new employees. To help get candidates into the positions, the home improvement chain is allowing applicants to sign up online for in person interviews. Job seekers…

Trump Admin: Food Box, Instead of Food Stamps

(CNN) - The Trump administration wants to deliver food directly to food stamp recipients. Budget director Mick Mulvaney compared the proposal to home meal delivery service, Blue Apron. The USDA America's Harvest box would be sent to some 38-million people, …

Amazon to Lay Off Hundreds Of Employees

(CNN) - Hundreds of workers at Amazon will have to find new work. The company has confirmed the layoffs. A source familiar with the matter told CNN the majority of the layoffs are at the company's Seattle headquarters. Some global…

2nd Federal Judge Blocks Move to End DACA

(CNN) - A second federal judge has temporarily blocked the Trump administration to end the DACA program; which allows undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children to remain in the country. The judge in New York state ruled that…

Facebook Losing Young Users to Snapchat at Fast Pace

(CNN) - Facebook is losing young users faster than ever to Snapchat; that's according to new research from E-Marketer. The research firm says for the first time, less than half of internet users in the U.S. aged 12 to 17…

No More McDonald's Ads During Olympics

(CNN) - American audiences won't be seeing any Olympics-themed McDonald's television advertisements during this year's games. The 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics will also be the last to feature McDonald's restaurants in the Olympic park and village. That's because the fast food…

Disney's Theme Parks Prices Increase

If you plan to visit one of Disney's theme parks this year, you can expect a slight pay increase. New admission prices are now in effect at Walt Disney World in Florida and Disneyland in California. At Disney World, the…

Suspicious Letter Sent to Don Jr., Wife Opened

(CNN) - A substance found in a letter opened by president Trump's daughter-in-law is being tested. According to the New York Police Department, the letter was addressed to Donald Trump Junior, and delivered to his Manhattan apartment Monday morning. Vanessa…

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