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Canned dog food recalled for possible euthanasia drug contamination

Several kinds of canned dog food are being recalled for containing a drug used to euthanize animals. The J.M. Smucker Company said it is recalling certain products, including Kibbles ‘N Bits and Gravy Train cans, for turning up positive results of pentobarbital. Pentobarbital is most...

Monday, February 19, 2018 - 12:00pm

Grigory Rodchenkov: Who is he and why are people talking about him?

Grigory Rodchenkov is the former director of the Russian national anti-doping lab, the Anti-Doping Center, and one of the most infamous whistleblowers in history. In 2015, he revealed Russia's system for distributing illegal performance-enhancing substances to its athletes and covering up dirty...

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 5:15pm

MAP: Timeline of mass shootings in the US since 2000

Horrific mass shootings like the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting put a renewed spotlight on gun violence, but dozens of American lives have been claimed in mass shootings since 2000, many of which involved the use of semiautomatic weapons. The list below offers a glimpse of some, but...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 11:46pm

Florida high school shooter in custody, multiple people killed: Officials

A shooter opened fire at a Florida high school on Wednesday, killing multiple people and sending hundreds of students fleeing into the streets before being taken into custody by law enforcement, authorities said. It is not known yet if the shooter was a student at the school.  Shortly before...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 4:45pm

Are e-cigarettes safe? Doctor lays out benefits and harms

There’s plenty of evidence that smoking is bad for you, but the ruling on e-cigarettes isn’t so clear. Do they help people quit smoking, or do they get people to pick up the habit? Nancy Rigotti, a physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and a Harvard Medical School professor,...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 3:51pm

TV station confuses Pyeongchang for P.F. Chang's

In the fast-paced world of TV news, typos happen. Generally not like this one. On Saturday morning, a Chicago TV station was airing a story on the political climate surrounding the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. They created a snazzy graphic for the piece, which displayed...

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 4:33pm

'He was f---ing pissed:' One of last remaining original staffers has fallenout of Trump's good graces

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly may be under fire after he allegedly did not tell President Trump about the abuse allegations against White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter.  White House Staff  Secretary Rob Porter resigned last Wednesday because of allegations of physical abuse by...

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 2:13pm

Pics photos Vanessa Trump video - New gallery of former model

Vanessa Trump, the wife of Donald Trump Jr., was taken to a Manhattan hospital Monday after opening a letter than contained white powder. The letter was addressed to her husband. Vanessa Trump (maiden name Vanessa Kay Haydon) was reportedly taken to the hospital simply as a precaution and did not...

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 6:05pm

Trump wants to shut down international space station to prep for private space

One of President Trump's visions for the American space program is to turn the International Space Station into a kind of strip mall, with various private companies taking over pieces of the station and its functions as the federal government defunds it within seven years. Quartz reports that...

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 4:36pm

Vanessa Trump opens letter with white powder, taken to hospital

Donald Trump Jr.'s wife Vanessa Trump was taken to a New York City hospital Monday morning after opening an envelope that contained white powder, police said. Officials later found the substance to be non-hazardous. Bonnie Haydon, Vanessa Trump’s mother, was also hospitalized after she...

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 2:33pm

With new MIT system, self-flying drones can avoid crashing into obstacles

Flying a drone is hard — all the crash videos available online make that clear. It’s even harder for a drone to fly itself, especially through areas like cities, forests or warehouses, where there are a lot of things to run into. Autonomous drones could revolutionize a lot of fields,...

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 5:06am

Get a sneak peek of North Korean cheerleaders performing

Apparently attempting to wrest the viral-Olympic-story award away from "110,000 condoms in Olympic village," North Korea has let it be known that the country has a cheerleading squad. The fact that North Korean cheerleaders exist may not be surprising — after all, the entire country...

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 6:10pm

Why is Black History Month celebrated?

It's one of the best-known observances in the United States, but you might have wondered, why is Black History Month celebrated? How and when did it begin? The predecessor to Black History Month was begun in 1926 as "Negro History Week" by the historian Carter G. Woodson, co-founder...

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 4:14pm

Jeff Sessions' solution to the opioid crisis: Take two aspirin and go to bed

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has a solution for opioid addiction: Just take a couple of aspirin and go to sleep instead. Sessions made the suggestion Tuesday night at a Heritage Foundation event celebrating the birthday of Ronald Reagan. The attorney general observed that Nancy Reagan's...

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 6:31pm

People aren't buying Trump's beliefs about immigrants: Survey

President Trump's views and proposed policies on immigration are well out of step with American voters, says a new poll, which found that an overwhelming majority of Americans want Dreamers to stay in the U.S., and a solid majority oppose Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico. The...

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 5:07pm

Is Pyeongchang in North Korea?

Pyeongchang — didn't that used to be called Pyongyang? If you've asked yourself that question, you're not alone. To get it out of the way: the answer to the question is PyeongChang in North Korea is hell no. Although they're only three letters apart, Pyeongchang and Pyongyang...

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 4:28pm

Girl Scout sells 300 boxes of cookies in 6 hours outside marijuana dispensary

Proponents of legalizing marijuana say it will open up new small-business opportunities for the middle class. A Girl Scout in California metaphorically said, "Hold my beer." Last weekend, an enterprising San Diego troop member set up shop outside Urbn Leaf, a legal pot dispensary. Her...

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 5:18pm

President Trump's ethics chief shades him in blog post

The White House was left searching for some ice for that burn yesterday, after the U.S. Office of Government Ethics took a thinly veiled swat at President Trump. In a blog post, the acting director of the agency commented on a recent survey that shows a rising number of Americans believe the...

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 4:14pm

'Test' tsunami warning startles people across the U.S.

People across the country woke up Tuesday to a tsunami warning from the National Weather Service, but the federal agency says there is no such threat, it was simply a test. The alert popped up as a phone notification for many mainly on the East Coast through weather apps like Accuweather. ...

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 12:59pm

Racism linked to higher rates of police shootings of unarmed black people: Study

Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice — their deaths sparked nationwide outrage from those who say there is a connection between racism and police brutality, and received nationwide criticism from those who argue that black people just have more interactions with police. Now, experts have...

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 1:28pm