• Having A Drink A Day? It Could Be Killing You

    People who follow government guidelines to have a drink or so a day could be drinking themselves into an early grave, researchers said Thursday.  Any more than five drinks a week on average can take years off a person’s life, the new study of more than half a million people around the world shows. That’s […]

  • FDA acts to pull concentrated caffeine from market

    Bulk caffeine products may have killed at least two people and they don’t belong on the market, the Food and Drug Administration said Friday.  The FDA declared concentrated, bulk caffeine products illegal and said it would act to get them off the shelves. “These products present a significant public health threat because of the high […]

  • Study shows Americans are forgetting about the Holocaust

    In 1945, Sonia Klein walked out of Auschwitz. Every day of the 73 years since she has been haunted by the memory of what happened there, and the fate of the millions who never made it out of the Nazi death camps.  But Klein wonders, once she and the few survivors still alive are gone, […]

  • More Than 1,000 Suspected Fighting Fowl Seized in Lancaster

    A search warrant served at a location in Lancaster led to the seizure of more than 1,000 game fowl that were being bred and raised to take part in cockfighting, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced Wednesday. The seizure was made on Monday in the 6300 block of East Avenue E, according to Deputy […]

  • Kid Skips School for Cubs Home Opener, Where He Runs Into Principal

    “Skipping school…Shh! Don’t tell Principal Versluis,” read a not-so-inconspicuous sign at the Cubs’ home opener Tuesday. And sure enough, Principal Versluis saw the sign that Tucker Steckman, a fourth-grader at Wells Elementary School in East Moline, brought to the game, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. That’s because Wells Elementary’s principal, Pat Versluis, was at the game, too. “I didn’t […]

  • Bank of America stops financing for makers of ‘military style’ rifles

    Bank of America confirmed Wednesday that it will no longer lend to gun-manufacturing companies that produce “military style” weapons for civilians. The bank made the decision after what Anne Finucane, the bank’s vice chairman, called “intense conversations” about company values and intentions. “We want to contribute in any way we can to reduce these mass […]

  • Lakeland teen surprises formerly homeless veteran with Honor Flight

    An Army Veteran who spent years living on the streets in Lakeland is getting the trip of a lifetime, all thanks to a teen who has made it her mission to help him. Vietnam Veteran William Dread, also known as Willie, and 17-year-old Emily Cornelius will take off on Wednesday on the Honor Flight to Washington […]

  • ‘The Sandlot cast reunites on TODAY – See the gang 25 years later

    Long days, no school, good friends, and baseball — summers are the very best part of childhood. And for anyone who grew up in the ’90s, another treat that defined the season was “The Sandlot.” Of course, the kids from that coming-of-age film are all grown up now, but their memories from those glory days […]

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