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Uncle Ben’s rice recalled due to adverse reactions in children

  WASHINGTON (AP) – The Food and Drug Administration is warning against eating Uncle Ben’s rice products served at schools, restaurants, hospitals and other food service institutions after children in three states had skin reactions and other symptoms that were linked to the rice. Mars Foodservices of Greenville, Miss., is recalling 5- and 25-pound bags […]

Bananas are good for your health

When you think of bananas, what do you see? Cereal, milk and bananas? Banana pudding, banana cream pie, a monkey eating a banana or if you are like Elvis, maybe bananas and peanut butter.   Believe it or not, bananas are good for a lot more than you ever thought.   Bananas contain three natural […]

Petition seeks Medal of Honor for fallen Marines

A petition was posted on the White House website asking the president to award the nation’s highest award for valor to two fallen Marines who in 2008 stopped a truck laden with explosives from barreling through the checkpoint they were guarding in Iraq,saving dozens of lives. Cpl. Jonathan Yale, a rifleman with 2nd Battalion, 8th […]

Jeopardy contestant iratates Alex

Fans of “Jeopardy” won’t soon forget the name Arthur Chu. Chu, 30, stunned fans of the long-running game show last week, as he barreled his way past a dozen competitors to win the game four nights in a row. But it wasn’t his impressive winning streak that turned him into an Internet sensation — it […]

British actor meets the Muppets in PBS video

Benedict Cumberbatch is a star used to working with other stars, but even he was impressed by the cast of a new project. The British actor of “Sherlock” and “Star Trek” fame appears with a pair of “Sesame Street” Muppets in a video posted Tuesday on PBS’ YouTube channel. With the help of Count von […]

Baby Messiah magistrate who changed baby’s name replaced

  NEWPORT, Tenn. (AP) — An East Tennessee magistrate has been replaced months after ordering a baby’s name changed from Messiah to Martin because she believes Messiah is a title held only by Jesus Christ. Lu Ann Ballew was a child support magistrate, serving at the pleasure of the chief judge of Tennessee’s fourth judicial […]

Kids crushing and snorting “Smarties”

Teens and middle school children are “smoking” and snorting crushed up Smarties candy. Many teens are uploading their Smartie snorting and smoking adventures on You Tube and surprisingly, many of the uploaded videos are filmed while students are in class. When “smoking Smarties,” the kids aren’t actually lighting a match to the candy. Instead, they […]

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