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  • CDC expands E. coli warning to all romaine lettuce

    (CNN) — The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has expanded its warning about an E. coli outbreak connected to romaine lettuce to cover all forms of romaine, including whole heads and hearts of romaine grown in the Yuma, Arizona, growing area. A previous warning was limited to chopped forms of romaine, including salads and salad mixes. The CDC based the new warning on eight new cases of acute gastroenteritis at a correctional facility in Nome, Alaska, that appear to be […]

  • Renowned DJ Avicii dies at 28

    Grammy nominated Swedish DJ Avicii died Friday, his publicist confirmed to CNN. He was 28. “It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii,” a statement to CNN read. “He was found dead in Muscat, Oman this Friday afternoon local time, April 20th. The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time. No further statements will be given.” Avicii was one of the most […]

  • Is MoviePass too good to be true? Company needs funding

    (CNN Money) — Will the meteoric, feelgood rise of movie subscription service MoviePass end like a cliché Hollywood melodramatic tearjerker? MoviePass, which buys tickets from theaters and offers them to subscribers, is losing money. That’s not a shocker, considering members pay just $7.95 a month to see a movie a day. The company’s majority owner, Helios and Matheson Analytics, issued a dire warning about the company’s ability to stay in business in a regulatory filing earlier this week. “MoviePass has […]

  • It’s time you learned how 4/20 became ‘Weed Day’

    There is something in the air today. Maybe you’ve noticed. April 20, or 4/20, is known as “Weed Day” in some circles because the date corresponds with a numerical code for marijuana. Yes, it seems arbitrary. So how did the number 420 come to represent smoking pot? First, let’s get the myths and rumors out of the way: The legend of the California penal code Some claim the number is drawn from the California criminal codes used to punish the use or distribution […]

  • ‘It’s an invasion’: Tumbleweeds take over California town, trapping residents in their homes

    VICTORVILLE, Calif. – A California town has been overrun with tumbleweeds — lots and lots of tumbleweeds. Strong winds, with gusts topping 50 mph, have been blowing the prickly plants into neighborhoods in the High Desert town of Victorville, California. When the tumbleweeds hit an obstacle, like a fence or even a house, they start piling up. And boy have they been piling up. City workers were using pitchforks and heavy equipment to clean up the mess on Tuesday, but […]

  • Indiana woman’s future in doubt after leaving packing plant to become unwitting ISIS bride

    For Samantha Sally, a vacation was all it took to flip her quiet middle-American world of muscle cars, cotton candy and an Indiana packing company, into the horror of the ritual beatings, serial rape, torture and propaganda videos of ISIS’s so-called Caliphate. A holiday is what her husband, Moussa Elhassani, promised her when she went to Hong Kong in 2014, she says. The couple was planning to move to Morocco to start a new, cheaper life, she says, and needed […]

  • Manhattan nanny found guilty in deaths of two children in her care

    (CNN) — A New York nanny accused of murdering two children she was trusted to care for has learned her fate in a Manhattan courtroom. Yoselyn Ortega was found guilty on two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of second-degree murder for stabbing Lucia Krim, 6, and Leo Krim, 2, to death in their Upper West Side home in Manhattan in October 2012. Ortega showed little emotion when the counts were read. She kept her head up and looked […]

  • Report: Bed Bath & Beyond is in serious trouble

    (CNN Money) — Bed Bath & Beyond … hope? The struggling retailer issued a lousy outlook last week, sending the stock to a nearly 10-year low. Credit ratings agency Standard & Poor’s cut its rating on Bed Bath & Beyond late Tuesday to a BBB- level, the lowest that S&P still considers investment grade. S&P warned that it could soon downgrade Bed Bath & Beyond’s bonds to junk, if “the company cannot stabilize operating performance in the face of continued […]

  • Southwest Airlines victim Jennifer Riordan was ‘thoughtful leader’ in New Mexico

    (CNN) — Jennifer Riordan, a well-known leader and altruist from New Mexico, died Tuesday when a Southwest Airlines jet engine failed midair and its debris blew up a window. Riordan, 43, was making her way back home to Albuquerque, New Mexico, when a terrifying episode ensued about 20 minutes after her plane left New York’s LaGuardia Airport. Passengers had to pull her back into the plane when she was sucked out of the shattered window. She died at a Philadelphia […]