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USDA: 1/2 Million Students Could Lose Free School Lunch

Providence, RI (WJAR) - The Trump administration acknowledges that its proposed changes to the food-stamp program could leave nearly half a million children without access to free school lunches. The U.S. Department of Agriculture released its analysis Tuesday. The…

NOAA: September 2019 Ties For Hottest September On Record

(CNN) - September 2019 was a scorcher! Last month tied with 2015 as the hottest September on record. That's according to a report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The average temperature for September across the U.S. was…

Trump Admin Proposes New Logging In Tongass National Forest

(CNN) - The Trump administration is proposing opening more than 180,000 acres of the country's largest national forest for logging. On Tuesday, the Agriculture Department unveiled a proposal allowing road construction and reclassifying forest areas of the huge Tongass…

Yahoo Could Owe You $358 For Data Breach

(CNN) - Yahoo users can now file a claim for a piece of the $117.5 million class-action settlement related to massive data breaches. According to USA-Today, if you had a Yahoo account between January 1, 2012 and December 31,…

Reese's Cups Most Popular Halloween Candy

(CNN) - Researchers say they have figure out Halloween's most popular candy! According to Monmouth University, it's Reese's peanut butter cups. The university says in a pol, 36% of Americans picked the chocolate and peanut butter treat as their…

IKEA Recalls Infant Bibs Due To Choking Hazard

(CNN) - IKEA has recalled 7,000 infant bibs that could become a choking hazard for babies. The company says there are concerns that parts of the snap closure on the Matvra bibs can fall off. IKEA says it received…

U.S. Sees 2nd Warmest September On Record

(CNN) - Last month was tied as the second warmest September on record in the contiguous United States. It was tied with September 2015. That's according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's monthly climate report released Tuesday. The…

Flight Attendant Hepatitis Exposure Warning

(CNN) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a flight attendant may have exposed passengers to Hepatitis A. The CDC said in a Tuesday email that it has alerted passengers. The airline is notifying crew members…

CDC: 3 STDs Reach All-Time High In U.S.

(CNN) - Some alarming statistics from health officials. Three types of sexually transmitted diseases are at an all time high in the United States. Gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis cases have risen for the fifth straight year, according to the…

CBO: U.S. Deficit Just Under $1 Trillion In Fiscal 2019

(CNN) - The U.S. government deficit is nearly $1 trillion. That's 200 billion more than last year. The new numbers were released by the Congressional budget office on Tuesday. The report shows the 2019 fiscal budget deficit has widened…

Strong Holiday Shopping Season Expected

(CNN) - One trade group doesn't think America's trade war with China is going to impact holiday spending much. The National Retail Federation is forecasting retail sales will grow between 3.8% and 4.2% in November and December. That's more…

Economy Added 136,000 Jobs In September

(CNN) - American hiring is still strong amid signs the global economy is slowing. The U.S. added 136,000 jobs in September. The unemployment rate was at 3.5%. That's nearly a 50-year low. The number of discouraged workers, or people…

NASA Poised For Record-Breaking Spacewalks

(CNN) - The International Space Station is gearing up for a record number of spacewalks this year. NASA previewed the upcoming spacewalks during a live briefing Friday. The expedition 61 spacewalkers will upgrade the orbiting lab's power systems and…

CDC Updates Measles Elimination Status In U.S.

Kansas City, MO (KSHB) - After more than 1,200 measles cases this year, the U.S. was in jeopardy of losing its elimination status on the disease. But Thursday the CDC said it expects the country to keep that distinction.…

Study: $5 Fees? Bank ATM Surcharge On The Rise

(CNN) - Using an ATM will cost you a lot more than it did 20-years ago. According to a new survey done by bankrate.com; the average surcharge that ATM operators charge non-customers to withdraw cash rose 2% over the…

GM Has Lost $600M, Thousands Impacted By Strike

(CNN) - $600 million! That's how much one consulting firm says General Motors will soon lose in profits by week's end because of an ongoing strike. The Anderson Economic Group warns GM could lose $90-million a day if the…

DHS Moves Forward With Plans To Collect Migrant DNA

El Paso, TX (KFOX) - The Trump administration is moving forward with a plan to collect the DNA of migrants being held in custody. That's according to an official with the Department of Homeland Security. The law mandates the…

DOJ: DEA Let Opioid Supply Surge Amid Growing Crisis

(CNN) - A new Justice Department report says the drug enforcement agency allowed opioid manufacturers to make more pills, even as overdose rates rose. The inspector general says the DEA approved a more than 400% increase in oxycodone output…

FDA Warns About Salmonella-Laden Dog Food

(CNN) - The Food and Drug Administration is recalling some dog food over salmonella concerns. The agency is warning pet owners to stay away from Performance Dog brand frozen raw pet food produced on or after July 22, 2019.…

Santa Barbara Zoo Euthanizes Its Last Elephant

(CNN) - In California, the Santa Barbara Zoo says it's last elephant was euthanized after a series of health issues. The zoo says Little Mac, a 48-year-old Asian elephant, died Wednesday in her exhibit yard surrounded by her keepers…

NASA Tells SpaceX It's Time To Deliver

(CNN) - NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine has a message for Elon Musk's SpaceX: "It's time to deliver." NASA's chief took to twitter Friday to chide SpaceX for delays in its multi-billion contract to fly astronauts to space. Bridenstine tweeted:…

Report: CBP Illegally Sent Asylum Seekers To Mexico

(CNN) - Customs and Border Protection in California violated federal law. That's according to a Department of Homeland Security Inspector General report released Friday. CBP officials at one port of entry returned some asylum seekers to Mexico after they…

Survey: Employer Health Insurance Less Affordable

(CNN) - New data from the Kaiser family foundation shows that employer-sponsored health coverage appears to be getting less affordable. That's according to the foundation's 2019 employer health benefits survey. The survey included upwards of 2,000 interviews with nonfederal…

Potential Measles Exposure At LAX

Los Angeles, CA (KCAL) - Health officials are warning of potential measles exposure for people who were at the Los Angeles International Airport a few days ago. The Los Angeles County Public Health says a person infected with the…

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