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CDC: No New Measles Cases Reported Last Week

(CNN) - For the first time in 11 months, no new cases of the measles were reported. That's according to health officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 1,241 cases have been reported this year. That's the…

Colorado Bans QR Codes For Counting Votes

(CNN) - No more counting ballots with barcodes in Colorado. That's the plan state officials announced Monday. The state cites security concerns as a reason for the change. Colorado says it will upgrade its voting machines to print out…

NOAA: August Tied For Second Warmest August On Record

(CNN) - This past August was the second hottest on record. That's according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association. The agency has been tracking global temperatures for 140-years. It says august was 1.66 degrees above the average over the…

Ford Recalls Some 2017 Explorers For Sharp Seat Edge

(CNN) - A recall has been issued for some Ford Explorers. Ford Motor company says the SUV's have an improperly coined seat-frame edge, which means they have sharp edges. They say people could get hurt by reaching between the…

White House Considering App For Gun Background Checks

(CNN) - Could an app reduce gun violence? In the wake of multiple mass shootings this summer, politicians have been trying to figure out what it's going to take to prevent those kinds of tragedies, and they're expected to…

FEMA Data Breach Impacts Disaster Survivors

(CNN) - The Federal Emergency Management Agency is notifying 2.5  million people their personal information was shared with a third party. FEMA shared the data with a contractor that supports its transitional sheltering assistance program. Anyone who applied for…

2K+ Fetal Remains Found At Doctor's Home

South Bend-Elkhart, IN (WNDU ) - Indiana authorities say fetal remains were found on the property of an abortion doctor who died earlier this month. The will county sheriff's office says the family of doctor Ulrich Klopfer reported finding…

FDA:Probable Carcinogen Found In Zantac

(CNN) - Some common heartburn and acid reflux may be contaminated with a cancer-causing impurity. The Food and Drug Administration says the drug Zantac and its generics contain small amounts of a substance known as NDMA. It's the same…

U.S. Budget Deficit Widens To $1 Trillion

(CNN) - The U.S. budget deficit has topped a jaw-dropping one trillion dollars for the first time in seven years, and the year isn't even over yet. The Treasury Department reported Thursday that the deficit grew to $1.067 trillion…

39 States Report Lung Disease Cases With Poss Link To Vaping

(CNN) - Six deaths from lung disease possibly tied to vaping have been reported in the U.S. And now 39 states confirm similar illnesses. That's according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Experts are warning teens and…

U.S. Delays Tariffs In "Good Will" To China

(CNN) - President Trump is delaying new tariffs on Chinese goods by a few weeks. A tariff increase to 30% on $250 billion worth of goods will be pushed from October 1st, the 70th anniversary of the people's Republic…

Harvest Moon Will Light Up Friday The 13th Sky

(CNN) - Tomorrow is Friday the 13th and it will be joined by a full moon! And since it is the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox or the beginning of fall, it is known as the harvest…

Uninsured Rate Rises For 1st Time Since 2009

(CNN) - For the first time in nearly a decade, the number of uninsured Americans has gone up. The Census Bureau reported Tuesday some 27.5 million people were uninsured last year. That's an increase of 1.9 million people. It's…

Rare Mosquito-Borne Illness Kills 3 People

(CNN) - Health officials say three people have died from a rare illness spread by mosquitos. Rhode Island reported the latest death from Eastern equine encephalitis Monday. It says the victim in their 50's died Sunday. No other details…

Measles Cases Now At 1,241 In 31 States

(CNN) - The measles outbreak in the United States continues to grow. As of Thursday, the number of cases reached 1,241. That's according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That's 7 cases more than the previous week.…

Sisters Become First Army Generals

(CNN) - These two sisters are making history. The U.S. Army believes they are the first ever pair of sister generals. Major General Maria Barrett is the commanding general of Netcom. And younger sister Brigadier General Paula Lodi was…

CDC/FDA: Warning Over Pig Ear Dog Treats Continues

(CNN) - Officials are continuing to advise people to avoid all pig-ear dog treats due to a risk of multi-drug resistant salmonella infection. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration say people can…

99% Government Student Loan Forgiveness Applications Rejected

(CNN) - A federal loan forgiveness program has turned out to be not so forgiving. The government accountability office released a report Thursday saying 99% of requests for federal student loan forgiveness were denied. Of the more than 53,000…

Automakers Commit To Reducing Hot Car Deaths

(CNN) - Automakers are making a pledge to reduce hot car deaths. The alliance of automobile manufacturers says 20 automakers; including General Motors, Ford, BMW, Toyota, and Honda have promised to install rear seat reminder features in all cars…

500 People Stung By Stingrays Over Weekend

Los Angeles (KCAL) - You may be worried about sharks or jellyfish when you go to the beach, but hundreds of people in California had painful interactions with another sea animal...  Stingrays! According to the Orange County Register, more…

Border Patrol Arrests Drop In August

(CNN) - Preliminary data shows that U.S. Border Patrol arrests are down. According to a Border Patrol source, around 51,000 people along the U.S.-Mexico border were arrested in August. In July, they were around 72,000. Homeland Security acting secretary…

White House Allocating Nearly $2 Billion To Fight Opioid Crisis

(CNN) - The White House is allocating nearly $2 billion to fight the opioid crisis. On Wednesday, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced that $932 million will go to state and local governments to provide treatment, recovery,…

Facebook Rolls Out Face Recognition For Users

(CNN) - In a blog post Tuesday, Facebook said it will offer facial-recognition features to all of its users, but it says it will keep the capabilities turned off by default. Users will have to specifically turn the capability…

NY Officials Declare End Of Measles Outbreak

New York, NY (WABC) - Some good health news for New York, the measles outbreak there has been declared over. Mayor Bill de Blasio and the city's health commissioner announced Tuesday the end of an outbreak that has sickened…

Deported Harvard Student Back On Campus

(CNN) - A Harvard spokeswoman says a student previously blocked from entering the U.S. has arrived on campus. U.S. Customs and Border Protection had said Ismail Ajjawi was deemed inadmissible to the United States based on information from the…

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