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Top U.S. Cities Bothered by Ticks

Spring is in full bloom and so is the tick population throughout the country. TruGreen, the nation’s leading professional lawn care company helping people live life outside, is releasing their first list of the U.S. cities most bothered by ticks. Ticks can transmit disease and cause allergic reactions in both people and pets. For the first time, TruGreen is breaking ...

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Literal Nightmare Scenario: Woman Dressed As Clown Stabs Boyfriend During Sex

  by Ethan Barton A 19-year-old mother was sentenced to 11 years in prison for stabbing her boyfriend while she was dressed as a clown during sex and after telling him men should only be used as a “human sacrifice,” according to a Wednesday report. Zoe Adams dressed up as a clown, put a pillow over her clown-fearing boyfriend Kieran ...

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FDA Alert: Avoid Oysters from Canada

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is working with federal, state, and local officials regarding a norovirus outbreak linked to raw oysters from British Columbia, Canada. The FDA has confirmed that potentially contaminated raw oysters harvested in the south and central parts of Baynes Sound, British Columbia, Canada, were distributed to CA, IL, MA, and WA. It is possible that ...

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Report: Manufacturing sector continued expansion in April

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in April, and the overall economy grew for the 108th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business. The report was issued today by Timothy R. Fiore, CPSM, C.P.M., Chair of the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Manufacturing Business Survey Committee: “The April PMI registered 57.3 percent, a decrease of 2 percentage points from the ...

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Poll: Personal Finance Should be High School Graduation Requirement

Financial Literacy Survey Shows that 90 percent of surveyed U.S. consumers believe personal finance should be required to graduate from high school Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX), a global information solutions provider, today released the results of its annual Financial Literacy Survey,  in which an overwhelming number of surveyed respondents said they thought personal finance should be a required course to graduate from ...

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Papa John’s Announces New Combo Deal to Support Wounded Warrior Project

Pizza lovers rejoice – 131 Papa John’s® stores across multiple western states are offering a special combo to raise support for the warriors served by Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP). Now through May 27, $2 of every special combo sold – two large one-topping pizzas, cheesesticks, and a two-liter beverage for $25 – will be donated to WWP. Since 2003, WWP has been a tireless advocate for our ...

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Bolton: US Expects North Korean Denuclearization To Go Down The Way It Did In Libya

  by Ryan Pickrell The U.S. apparently has the Libya model in mind for North Korean denuclearization, according to White House national security adviser John Bolton. “Will President Trump insist that Kim give up, ship out, all of his nuclear weapons, all of his nuclear fuel, all of his ballistic missiles before the U.S. makes any concessions?” Fox News host ...

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Chinese Scientist Sentenced to Prison in Theft of Engineered Rice

A Chinese scientist was sentenced to 121 months in a federal prison for conspiring to steal samples of a variety of rice seeds from a Kansas biopharmaceutical research facility. Acting Assistant Attorney General John P. Cronan of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, Assistant Attorney General John C. Demers of the Justice Department’s National Security Division and U.S. Attorney Stephen R. ...

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Sunday Stormy Mania: Daniels Poised To Tell All In ’60 Minutes’ Interview

  by Kevin Daley CBS newsmagazine “60 Minutes” will air its interview with Stephanie Clifford, an actress who appears in pornographic films as “Stormy Daniels,” this Sunday night. Clifford, who claims she had an affair with President Donald Trump from the summer of 2006 to early 2007, has not spoken publicly about their alleged relationship, though her attorney has strongly ...

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Trump Considering Flushing Spending Bill Down The Drain

  by Robert Donachie President Donald Trump tweeted Friday morning that he is considering vetoing the $1.3 trillion spending bill Congress passed early Friday morning. “I am considering a VETO of the Omnibus Spending Bill based on the fact that the 800,000 plus DACA recipients have been totally abandoned by the Democrats (not even mentioned in Bill) and the BORDER ...

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‘We Will Fight To The End:’ China Responds To Trump’s Trade Measures

  by Ryan Pickrell The United States’ Chinese Embassy issued a stern response to President Donald Trump’s decision to hit China hard on trade, warning Beijing will not back down from a trade war. The Trump administration will impose “about $60 billion” in new trade penalties on China over Chinese theft of American intellectual property, the first trade measures aimed ...

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Kidde Recalls Dual Sensor Smoke Alarms Due to Risk of Failure

Recall Summary Name of Product:  Kidde dual-sensor (photoelectric and ionization) smoke alarms – models PI2010 and PI9010 Hazard: A yellow cap left on during the manufacturing process can cover one of the two smoke sensors and compromise the smoke alarm’s ability to detect smoke, posing a risk of consumers not being alerted to a fire in their home. Remedy:  Replace Consumers ...

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Orbitz says 880,000 accounts compromised in data breach

Orbitz announced today that it has identified and remediated a data security incident affecting a legacy travel booking platform. “While conducting an investigation of a legacy Orbitz platform, we determined on March 1, 2018, that there was evidence suggesting that, between October 1, 2017, and December 22, 2017, an attacker may have accessed personal information stored on this consumer and business partner platform,” the company ...

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Poll: Most Believe U.S. Electric Grid Vulnerable to Enemy Attack

75 percent believe federal government coordination, funding needed Only eight percent of Americans believe the U.S. government is doing all it should to protect the electric grid from a potential attack.  According to a new Protect Our Power poll, 62 percent of Americans believe the nation’s electric power transmission grid is vulnerable to cyber or physical attacks from foreign enemies. ...

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