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  • File photo of Listeria. Listeria monocytogenes is the infectious agent responsible for the food borne illness Listeriosis. In the United States, an estimated 2,500 persons become seriously ill with listeriosis each year. Of these, 500 die.
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    Listeria: What is it, how do you get it, and what’s the risk?

    (CNN) — The recalls have hit every corner of the grocery store: Ice cream. Pizza. Apples. Hummus. The latest on the list is Blue Bell Creameries, which has yanked every one of its products due to Listeria monocytogenes. The company is recalling its entire line of ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet and other frozen snacks because they could be contaminated with Listeria, the Blue Bell said Monday. “Today’s decision was the result of findings from an enhanced sampling program initiated […]

  • Baltimore seeks answers in Freddie Gray's death in police custody

    New information on death of Freddie Gray

    (CNN) — Freddie Gray was arrested Baltimore police on the morning of April 12 without incident, according to police. Less than an hour after he was detained, officers transporting him called for a medic. He subsequently slipped into a coma, dying a week after his initial arrest. So what happened? The events surrounding Gray’s encounter with police remain unclear. To shed light on what happened, police released a more detailed timeline of events on Monday, and officials speaking at a […]

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    Arrests of ISIS supporters in Minnesota shed light on recruiting, U.S. says

    (CNN) SAN DIEGO — A group of six young Minnesota men conspired to sneak into Syria and join ISIS “by any means necessary,” federal prosecutors said Monday. The group of friends, ages 19 to 21, were arrested Sunday. “What’s remarkable about this case was that nothing stopped these defendants from plotting their goal,” said U.S. Attorney Andrew M. Luger of the District of Minnesota. “They were not confused young men. They were not easily influenced. These are focused men who […]

  • Baltimore seeks answers in Freddie Gray's death in police custody

    Freddie Gray death: Questions many, answers few, emotions high in Baltimore

    (CNN) – Freddie Gray, the Baltimore man who died after his lawyer says his neck was partially severed and he lapsed into a coma while in police custody, was arrested “without force or incident” on a weapon charge, according to documents obtained Monday. While the court documents allege that Baltimore Police Department Officer Garrett Miller arrested Gray after finding a switchblade in his pocket, the Gray family attorney called the allegation a “sideshow.” Gray was carrying a “pocket knife of […]

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    “I can’t breathe,” 13-year-old boy’s dramatic 911 call credited with saving his sister’s life

    CLINTON, Md. – A 13-year-old boy is credited with saving his sister’s life from a house fire. As the boy talked with the 911 operator, he remained remarkably calm and communicative. At the same time, he was trying to keep his little sister calm as well. On Sunday morning, firefighters received a 911 call from a 13-year-old boy. Marcus was trapped in a second floor bedroom of his home with his 9-year-old sister. At one point during the 911 call, […]

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    Willie Nelson: My brand of weed will be ‘the best on the market’

    NEW YORK– Willie Nelson has been singing the virtues of smoking pot for decades. Now, the country music icon has his own personal brand of marijuana that will be grown and sold wherever it’s legal to get stoned without a doctor’s note. The brand will be called “Willie’s Reserve” and will feature “high quality strains of marijuana,” according to a news release Monday. It will be grown and sold in Colorado and Washington, where recreational marijuana is legal. Nelson will […]

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    Deputies in Tulsa shooting reassigned after threats, sheriff says

    (CNN) — Two deputies involved in the fatal attempt to arrest Eric Harris in Tulsa, Oklahoma, have been reassigned because of threats against them and their families, Sheriff Stanley Glanz said Monday in a news conference. The deputies were trying to arrest Harris when Reserve Deputy Robert Bates shot him. Unlike Bates, they are not charged with a crime, but have come under criticism for pinning Harris’ head to the ground as he said, “I’m losing my breath.” Police appear […]

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    Kraft ends mac and cheese fake coloring

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — For years that bright yellow color of Kraft macaroni and cheese wasn’t all-natural, but it’s about to be. Kraft is removing artificial preservatives and synthetic colors from its mac and cheese recipe, starting in January 2016. It will use spices like paprika, annatto and turmeric to replace the synthetic colors and promises that its mac and cheese will taste the same as before. Kraft already took out the fake coloring from its character macaroni, like its […]

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    ISIS supporters arrested in Minnesota shed light on recruiting, U.S. says

    (CNN) — A group of six young Minnesota men conspired to sneak into Syria and join ISIS “by any means necessary,” federal prosecutors said Monday. The group of friends, ages 19 to 21, were arrested Sunday. “What’s remarkable about this case was that nothing stopped these defendants from plotting their goal,” said U.S. Attorney Andrew M. Luger of the District of Minnesota. “They were not confused young men. They were not easily influenced. These are focused men who are intent […]

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    “He shot me,” Dying pregnant woman’s call for help saves unborn baby

    RALEIGH, N.C. (WRAL) – Police say a North Carolina woman was shot and killed this weekend by her boyfriend. At the time of the shooting, Kimberly Richardson was six months pregnant and was excited to become a new mom. Friends say after learning she was having a girl, Richardson started thinking about baby names. She ultimately decided to name her child ‘Lacey.’ “She was really, really happy. I sent her a text the day before she went to go find out […]

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    124-pound woman eats three 72-ounce steaks in 20 minutes

    (CNN) — It didn’t seem like a fair fight. On one side were hulking football players and pro wrestlers, competing as teams of two to eat as many pounds of steak as they could, combined, in one hour. On another was a lone 124-pound mother of four. And sure enough, in the end, Sunday’s contest at Big Texan Steak Ranch in Amarillo, Texas, wasn’t even close. Molly Schuyler scarfed down three 72-ounce steaks, three baked potatoes, three side salads, three […]