More than 220,000 pounds of Spam recalled over oral injuries

More than 220,000 pounds of Spam recalled over oral injuries

AUSTIN, Minn. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is recalling more than 228,000 pounds of Spam and another product made by Minnesota-based Hormel after four consumers complained about metal objects in the food. The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service says the canned chicken and pork in question was produced in February at the company’s plant in Fremont, Nebraska.  The agency said “minor oral injuries” were reported but said they received “no additional reports of…

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A Memorial Day worth remembering

A Memorial Day worth remembering

This commentary was written by Andy Rooney and originally broadcast on May 29, 2005. Tomorrow is Memorial Day, the day we have set aside to honor by remembering all the Americans who have died fighting for the thing we like most about our America: the freedom we have to live as we please. No official day to remember is adequate for something like that. It’s too formal. It gets to be just another day on…

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Dramatic video shows major flooding in Baltimore area

Dramatic video shows major flooding in Baltimore area

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. — Flash floods struck a Maryland community wracked by similar flooding in 2016, authorities said, and water rescues were being carried out as raging brown waters surged through the streets Sunday. CBS Baltimore  showed photos and video of turbulent water rushing down Main Street in Ellicott City, some 13 miles west of Baltimore. That’s in the same area devastated by flash flooding in July 2016. There was no immediate report of any…

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Helping orphaned rhino find their way

Helping orphaned rhino find their way

Walk into conservationist Karen Odendaal’s rhino orphanage at feeding time, and you’ll find 7-month-old, 400-pound rhinoceros, Ntoto, eagerly consuming 4 liters of milk in what seems like an instant. It is a carefully concocted batch of formula—a mix of glucose, milk powder, probiotic, and water—heated to around 100 degrees Fahrenheit to mimic the temperature his mother’s milk would have been, had she not been killed by poachers. Home to multiple orphaned rhino—and an abandoned hippopotamus…

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Abused woman held captive by boyfriend slips note to vet staff

Abused woman held captive by boyfriend slips note to vet staff

DELAND, Fla. — Florida authorities say a woman who was beaten and held captive for two days at gunpoint by her boyfriend escaped when she convinced him bring their dog to an animal hospital – and then slipped a note to a staff member. CBS affiliate WKMG-TV, citing the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, reports that 39-year-old Jeremy Floyd was arrested at DeLand Animal Hospital. He is being held without bond on domestic violence and other…

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Controversial rhino horn sales eyed as solution to poaching crisis

Controversial rhino horn sales eyed as solution to poaching crisis

We think of the rhinoceros lumbering through the bush on its tank-like body; a magnificent, if cumbersome, creature of the wild. But in South Africa’s parks and game reserves, rhino are being slaughtered at the rate of three a day, targeted by poachers who want their horns. Tonight we’ll show you an unusual and controversial plan to save the rhino by removing them from the wild and, instead, farming them like cattle. Rhino on John…

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Crowd boos when there’s no national anthem at game, sings it anyway

Crowd boos when there’s no national anthem at game, sings it anyway

No anthem? It was no problem for a Fresno, California, crowd that started booing and then singing the “Star Spangled Banner” at a high school softball championship game after an announcer said the anthem wouldn’t be sung. Video of the act of patriotism made the rounds on the social media days before Memorial Day.  Hundreds of fans attending a game between Clovis High and Buchanan at Fresno State University’s Margie Wright Diamond on Friday were…

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Will Power wins sweltering Indy 500

Will Power wins sweltering Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS — Will Power took the lead in the Indianapolis 500 with four laps to go, knew he had it won when he took the white flag all alone and spent the final lap yelling to himself as he pulled away from the field. “Man,” he said, “I think I’m going to win this!” The 37-year-old Australian did just that in a dominant performance for Team Penske. He managed his fuel strategy perfectly as Oriol…

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Lava from Hawaii volcano creeps closer to power plant

Lava from Hawaii volcano creeps closer to power plant

HONOLULU — Lava from the Kilauea volcano has reached a geothermal power plant on the Big Island, approaching wells that have been capped to protect against the release of toxic gas should they mix with lava.  The lava breached the property overnight and now is within 200 yards of the nearest well, said David Mace, a spokesman for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Asked about safety hazards, he replied: “I think it’s safe to say…

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Retired teacher critiques “appalling” letter signed by Trump

Retired teacher critiques “appalling” letter signed by Trump

Yvonne Mason knows a few things about grammar. She taught English composition for 17 years in South Carolina public schools. Mason has since retired, but the veteran teacher recently received a letter that she had to publicly call out for its “stylistically appalling” prose. It was a missive sent by the White House, signed by President Trump. Earlier this month, Mason shared a photo of the letter, covered in purple ink and blunt editorial critiques….

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