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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…

Measles Cases Up To 1,234 In 31 States

Kansas City, MO (KSHB) - The measles outbreak in the United States continues to grow. As of Friday, the number of cases reached 1,234. That's according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That number is 19 cases…

TSA Reverses Decision On Star Wars Coke Bottles

(CNN) - I guess the force was with Star Wars fans this time! The TSA has reversed its decision to ban these Star-Wars themed Coke bottles from flights. Disney sells the bottles exclusively at Star Wars lands in Anaheim,…

200+ Footwear Companies Ask Trump To Cancel Tariffs

(CNN) - Footwear companies are urging president Trump to scrap his new tariffs on Chinese imports, including shoes. More than 200 companies, including Nike, Converse and Adidas sent him a letter on Wednesday. It says the tariffs will amount…

TSA Bans Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Coke Bottles

(CNN) - The TSA says new Star Wars-themed Coke bottles look too much like explosives. So the popular souvenir item is now banned from all checked and carry-on luggage. The bottles are shaped like small orbs that resemble either…

Air Force's X-37B Spacecraft Sets New Record

(CNN) - An Air Force aircraft just finished the longest mission yet for a secretive military test program. The Air Force says its Air Force X-37B space plane has been in orbit for 718-days. The military is using the…

TSA Considered Ending Pilot Security Program

(CNN) - It's happened to most of us. You're waiting in line at the airport and you watch flight attendants and pilots fly through security. Sure, you get a little jealous. It's called the 'known crewmember program.' But the…

Study: U.S. Throws Away At Least 3,500 Kidneys A Year

(CNN) - A new study has found that the U.S. is throwing away at least 3,500 donated kidneys every year. The study was published in Jama Internal Medicine. It found that between 2004 and 2014, more than 17% of…

FDA Encourages Men Be Part Of Breast Cancer Trials

(CNN) - The Food and Drug Administration is encouraging men to be included in clinical trials for breast cancer. Male breast cancer makes up less than one percent of cases. Even though it's rare, men have higher mortality rates…

DEA To Allow Additional Marijuana Growers

(CNN) - The government is finally ready to get into the pot business. The Drug Enforcement Administration says it is expanding scientific and medical research into marijuana. That means the DEA will allow more researchers to grow a wider…

FAA Warns Not To Arm Your Drone

(CNN) - The Federal Aviation Administration has a new warning for drone owners . Don't put guns on your quad-copters. The warning comes in response to photos and videos going around online showing drones outfitted with guns, bombs, fireworks…

BBB Warns Of Sextortion Scam

(CNN) - The Better Business Bureau is warning about an e-mail scam it says you could fall victim to. It's called "Sextortion" and it works like this, the scammer will send you an e-mail claiming to have images or…

USDA: Stop Washing Your Poultry

(CNN) - Before you cook up your favorite chicken dish; don't wash it. That's the latest from the USDA. They say you might actually get sick by doing it. How? Well, a study of home cooks showed washing your…

Lawmakers: No New Tariffs For European Olive Oil

(CNN) - It might not be long before you're shelling out more for everything from olive oil to cheese, pasta, meat, fruit, even coffee. All because of proposed tariffs on the European Union. But it's the olive oil that…

MoviePass Credit Card Numbers Possibly Exposed

(CNN) - MoviePass says some customers' records may have been compromised during a recent data breach. The movie ticket subscription service is confirming a security lapse that happened because a critical server was not protected with a password. That's…

Trump Admin Wants Longer Detention Of Migrant Families

(CNN) - The White House will push for longer detentions of migrant children arrested on the border. Wednesday the Trump administration announced plans to hold undocumented families detained together indefinitely. It would replace the so-called Flores settlement agreement, which…

Toyota Recalls SUVs Due To Faulty Back-Up Camera

Louisville, KY (WDRB) - Toyota is recalling one of its popular SUV's due to a safety concern. The carmaker says certain Rav-4 and Rav-4 hybrids have back-up cameras that can malfunction. They don't always engage when the cars are…

Energy Star AC Recommendation/78F Day/82F At Night

San Francisco, CA (KPIX) - Some air conditioning tips from the federal government are dividing people on the internet. Energy-Star recommends keeping your thermostat at 78 degrees in the summer. The energy saving program also says you should crank…

El Paso Shooting Suspect On Suicide Watch

El Paso, TX (CNN) - The suspect in the deadly El Paso shooting rampage is now reportedly on suicide watch. Patrick Crusius is accused of opening fire at a Walmart earlier this month killing 22 people and wounding more…

Hurricanes Lead To More Aggressive Spiders

Columbus, OH (WCMH-TV) - There's some new material for your nightmares; hurricanes can make spiders more aggressive. Researchers have found that spiders that live in storm prone areas, like the Gulf of Mexico and the East Coast can become…

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