GNC Reaches Deal with NY AG

NEW YORK (AP) – There’s a deal between GNC and the office of New York’s attorney general over the company’s Herbal Plus products. Last month, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sent letters to GNC, Target, Walmart and Walgreens. They were accused of selling store-brand herbal supplement products in New York that either couldn’t be verified to … Continue reading »

Indiana Gov. Defends New Law

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Indiana Governor Mike Pence is defending the new state law that’s garnered widespread criticism over concerns it could foster discrimination and said it wasn’t a mistake for the state to have enacted it. Pence appeared on ABC’s “This Week” to discuss the measure he signed last week prohibiting state laws that “substantially … Continue reading »

Ski Lodge Evacuated Due to Wildfire

RED LODGE, Mont. (AP) – Authorities evacuated a ski lodge in southern Montana on Saturday because of a wind-driven wildfire heading toward it. U.S. Forest Service spokesman Jeff Gildehaus says the wildfire was reported about 1:45 p.m. Saturday and had burned an estimated 200 acres of grass and timber about 4 miles west of the … Continue reading »

10 States to Test Job Training Program

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. Agriculture Department says ten states will test new ways to get food stamp recipients back to work, using federal grants aimed at helping some of the 46 million Americans who receive benefits move off the rolls. The grants come as the Republican Congress is exploring ways to cut the program, … Continue reading »

Health Benefits of Coffee

CONSUMER REPORTS: WHY COFFEE IS GOOD FOR YOU If you’re a coffee lover, you can perk up. Experts at Consumer Reports have reviewed the latest research and say drinking coffee has several health benefits. In fact, it may even lengthen your life, because of the antioxidants in coffee that protect against disease. Coffee, both caffeinated … Continue reading »

House Members Send Letter to Obama

(CNN) — Three hundred and sixty-seven members from the House of Representatives have signed and sent a letter to President Obama, warning him about his dealings with Iran. The letter points to “grave and urgent issues that have arisen” surrounding nuclear negotiations, and could refuse to roll back sanctions, and it reminds the president that … Continue reading »

Breast Cancer Patients Manage Stress

(CNN) — Women who learn to manage stress early in their breast cancer treatment may improve their mood and quality of life in years to come. The study looked at 240 women who were diagnosed in the U.S. Some were sent to a one-day educational seminar, while others went to a 10-week support group. Those … Continue reading »

One Year Anniversary of Deadly Landslide

OSO, Wa. (CNN) — Sunday marks the one year anniversary of a deadly landslide in Washington State. People gathered together to remember the 43 people killed in the disaster on March 22, 2014. The mudslide wiped out the Steelhead Haven neighborhood in Oso. Officials said it moved quickly, at 50 to 70 miles per hour. … Continue reading »

Airport Stabbing Suspect Dies

KENNER, La. (CNN) — The man accused of attacking a TSA agent with a machete at the New Orleans Airport has died. Authorities say 62-year-old Richard White chased an agent through a security checkpoint with the knife on Friday knight. A sheriff’s deputy then shot White three times. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff says White also … Continue reading »

Avoiding Pesticides in Produce

AVOIDING PESTICIDES IN FRUITS & VEGETABLES We know it’s healthy to eat more fruits and vegetables. But a lot of produce contains pesticides. That’s especially a concern for children because they’re still growing and they metabolize toxins differently. Produce samples are tested every year by the Department of Agriculture for pesticide levels. Consumer Reports’ Food … Continue reading »

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