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Third Poultry Producer Recalls Chicken Products Which May Be Tainted

Pilgrim’s Pride is recalling 58,000 pounds of popcorn-style chicken sold at Publix Super Markets after consumer complaints of rubber in the product. The Texas company is the third major poultry producer in recent weeks to recall a total of nearly 163,000 pounds of chicken possibly tainted with extraneous material, or in these cases, rubber and wood.  The problem was discovered on Jan. 30, when Pilgrim’s Pride was told by Publix employees about a consumer complaint regarding white rubber in the products, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).  The popcorn chicken was offered in hot and refrigerated cases in the deli department in all Publix stores in Florida, sold between Jan. 17 and Jan. 31, the grocery chain said in a statement. It was also sold in some Publix stores in southern Georgia, southern and coastal South Carolina and southern Alabama. ... [Read Full Story]

Car Crash In Maryland Kills 5 Children, Injures 2 Adults

Maryland State Police troopers said a Saturday morning crash killed five children and injured two adults. Prince George’s County police and fire responded to reports of a car crash shortly before 5 a.m. showing that the 2005 Chrysler Pacifica went off the left side of the road into a wooded area, hitting several trees before spinning into a snow-covered field. Inside the car, police say, were two adults: 32-year-old Dominique R. Taylor, identified as the driver, and 23-year-old Cornell D. Simon in the front passenger seat. Both were transported by Prince George’s County Fire Department medic units to UM Prince George’s Hospital Center and remain there while undergoing treatment for injuries.... [Read Full Story]

President Trump Pushes Back As Compromise Regarding Border Security Wall Funding Stalls

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday she will allow a floor vote on any bipartisan border security proposal crafted by congressional negotiators, but she drew a red line, insisting “there’s not going to be any wall money in the legislation.” Pelosi’s statement  President Donald Trump to shoot back at Pelosi’s insistence that Congress will not fund the border wall.... [Read Full Story]

Recall Of Infant Ibuprofen Sold At Walmart And CVS Is Expanded

A New Jersey company that issued a voluntary recall in December of infant ibuprofen sold at Walmart, CVS Pharmacy and Family Dollar stores across the nation has expanded the recall to include three additional lots of the product. Tris Pharma, Inc. announced the expansion Tuesday, which specifically affects CVS and Walmart stores. Last month the company said Infants’ Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension, USP (NSAID) 50 mg per 1.25 mL, may potentially have higher concentrations of ibuprofen than labeled.... [Read Full Story]

Deadly Polar Vortex Slams The Midwest, Cancelling Flights

Polar air brought record-low temperatures to much of the U.S. Midwest on Wednesday. School was canceled for Wednesday and Thursday in many cities, including Chicago, and police warned of the risk of accidents on icy highways. Michigan said all state offices would remain closed through Thursday. The U.S. Postal Service even halted deliveries from parts of the Dakotas through Ohio. ... [Read Full Story]

Backlash Against NBC Anchor Tom Brokaw Continues Despite Apology For His Comments About Hispanics

NBC’s veteran anchor Tom Brokaw continues to face backlash for his comments about Hispanics needing to “work harder” to assimilate and Hispanic parents not teaching their children to speak English. ABC News chief national affairs correspondent Tom Llamas said Monday that, “it was hurtful, and besides being ignorant, it’s just not true.”... [Read Full Story]

Government Shutdown Cost U.S. Economy $11 Billion Loss

After the longest shutdown in government history, federal employees went back to work Monday. However, the economic effects will be felt for a long time. A report released Monday by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office found that the economy took an $11 billion hit, including $3 billion that’s gone forever, in the 35 days that parts of the federal government went unfunded.... [Read Full Story]

Louisiana Shooting Suspect Faces First-Degree Murder Charges

Dakota Theriot, the man accused of killing five people in Louisiana, was captured Sunday morning in Richmond County, Virginia. Theriot, 21, was apprehended following a night on the run after being named a suspect in the shooting deaths of his parents, his girlfriend, and her father and brother in two separate shootings Saturday. Richmond County Sheriff Stephan B. Smith said Theriot was arrested without incident as he arrived at a family member’s home. ... [Read Full Story]

President Trump Responds To House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Rejection Of Government Shutdown Proposal

In a series of tweets Sunday morning, President Donald Trump lashed out at Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Democrats for rejecting his proposal offering temporary protections to some undocumented immigrants in exchange for $5.7 billion in border security funding. The president accused Pelosi of behaving “irrationally” for turning down his offer.... [Read Full Story]

Hyundai And Kia Issue Recall Of 168,000 Vehicles For Fire Risks

Hyundai Motor and affiliate Kia Motors stated they will recall about 168,000 vehicles in the U.S. at risk of fuel leaks, following the recall of them in 2017 for engine fire risks. In addition, they will provide software upgrades for 3.7 million vehicles. The companies stated that a high-pressure fuel pipe may have been harmed or improperly installed as part of an engine replacement during the previous recall, and that installation could boost the possibility of fire. The software update intends to protect the vehicles from internal damage, and also provides new extended warranties for engine issues. ... [Read Full Story]