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American Red Cross Urging Everyone To Give Blood To Circumvent Blood Shortage Crisis

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The American Red Cross is urging donors of every blood type to give due to a nationwide blood shortage. In a press release, the agency asked eligible donors to make and show up to donation appointments to keep an emergency situation from occurring. The Red Cross said blood donations have dropped eight percent since May, […]

July 24th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,Health,New | Read More »

FDA Begins Investigation Of Caffeine Powders After Ohio Student Death

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a statement saying the agency would investigate caffeine powders and consider regulatory actions after a Ohio high school student died after taking the widely available powder. The caffeine powder can be purchased through the Internet is typically added to drinks before exercise to give the user a […]

July 22nd, 2014 | Posted in Health,New | Read More »

Verizon Wireless Launches Nationwide Loyalty Program To Increase and Retain Customer Base

Verizon Wireless, the U.S. largest wireless carrier, is set to launch a nationwide loyalty program for its 100-million-plus subscribers. But, it’s got a twist. If people want to earn points for every dollar they spend, Verizon will need their subscribers’ consent to track their movements to better target ads that match their customers’ interest. Verizon […]

July 22nd, 2014 | Posted in Business,New,Sci/Tech | Read More »

Major Fruit Recall: California Company Recalls Fruit Due To Listeria Contamination

A voluntary nationwide fruit recall from a California packing company is in progress right now due to listeria contamination. The affected fruit include the following: Whole white or yellow peaches White or yellow nectarines Plums Pluots (apricot-plum hybrids) These fruits were packaged from June 1 to July 12. The recall was prompted after Wawona Packaging […]

July 22nd, 2014 | Posted in Health,New | Read More »

Downed Airliner Could Negatively Impact Gas Pump Prices

It’s not just the pain and anguish of the family members who lost loved ones in the crash of Malaysia Airliner 17 and caused an increase of conflict in Ukraine; it’s also the pain and anguish that could hit the gas pumps. When news broke that the Malaysian Airliner was brought down by a missile, […]

July 21st, 2014 | Posted in Finance,New | Read More »

China KFC and McDonald’s Restaurants Halt Use Of Shanghai Husi Food Meat

Both KFC and McDonald’s restaurants in China have quit using meat that comes from a Shanghai company upon media reports that the supplier allegedly uses expired chicken and beef, which triggered local food safety officials to begin an investigation. The program aired Sunday on Shanghai-based Dragon TV, which showed secret camera footage of meat-processing facility […]

July 21st, 2014 | Posted in Business,New | Read More »

Massachusetts Sees First Case Of Deadly Triple E Virus

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Although Massachusetts hasn’t been very hot or humid this summer, there are several reports that the state’s recent weather conditions have caused the arrival of a practically fatal disease. In fact, one person has been reported to be infected with the eastern equine encephalitis virus (triple E), which comes from mosquitoes. The state’s department of […]

July 20th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,Health,New | Read More »

Actress To Play “The Patriot” Youngest Daughter Dead at 21

Skye McCole Bartusiak, who was cast as Susan Martin in Mel Gibson’s 2000 The Patriot, passed away Saturday from unknown causes in Houston, Texas. She was 21. Bartusiak’s mother said her daughter suffered with epileptic seizures and had been suffering them for a big part of her life.  She said they hit her again just […]

July 20th, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment,New | Read More »

Florida Jury Hits Tobacco Company With $23.6B Damage Amount

A Florida jury hit R.J. Reynolds Tobacco company with a $23.6 billion ruling for damages in a lawsuit brought on by the widow of a chain smoker. Cynthia Robinson was also given $16.8 million in compensatory damages after the four-week trial that caused one head Reynolds executive to see red. Robinson’s husband, who was a […]

July 20th, 2014 | Posted in New | Read More »

5-Year-Old Leavenworth Girl Killed In Police Shootout

5-year-old Cadence Harris of Leavenworth, Kansas was killed Friday night after a shootout between her alleged kidnapper and police. Harris, who had been kidnapped around 7:30 p.m. Friday, was trapped in the cross-fire between the suspect and police after a high-speed car chase that ended in a Leavenworth construction yard. Both Kansas and Missouri police […]

July 20th, 2014 | Posted in New | Read More »

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