McDonald’s Recalls Happy Meal Toy

(CNN) — McDonald’s is recalling a potentially dangerous Happy Meal toy. The Hello Kitty-themed toy was given out in the US and Canada in the last few weeks. Now McDonald’s has gotten two reports of children coughing up pieces of the attached whistle. The chain has recovered more than half of the nearly 2.5 million … Continue reading »

NYC Changes Pot Possession Policy

(CNN) — New York City is reportedly planning to change its policy on marijuana possession. According to a report in the New York Times, officials will have the option to write a ticket instead of making an arrest. Some cities have legalized recreational marijuana, but New York laws still ban possession of the drug.

4th Victim in Marysville Shooting Dies

(CNN) — A teen shot by his cousin during last month’s rampage at a Washington state school has died, making him the fourth victim to lose his life. 15-year-old Andrew Fryberg was hospitalized after the October 24th shooting in the cafeteria of Marysville-Pilchuck High School. He died Friday. In a statement announcing his death, the … Continue reading »

North Korea Releases Two Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNN) — The last two Americans detained in North Korea are on their way home. Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller have been allowed to leave North Korea. Bae spent two years in custody and Miller seven months. Bae is from Washington state and attended the University of Oregon. The Director of National … Continue reading »

Honda Expanding Airbag Recall

(CNN) — Honda has expanded a recall of its vehicles made from 2001 to 2006 because the airbags could explode. That’s on top of the five million cars Honda has already recalled over the defect. Those airbags are made by a Japanese company named Takata. The move comes amid disturbing allegations that Takata knew a … Continue reading »

Same-Sex Marriage Ban Upheld

(CNN) — In a rare move, a U.S. Appeals Court upheld same-sex marriage bans in four states. Now, gay marriage is illegal in Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee and Kentucky. Justices say that while gay marriage in the United States is almost inevitable, it should be decided by voters and not the courts. This is the first … Continue reading »

Ford Recalls Cars to Fix Improper Recall

(CNN) — Ford issued five safety recalls Tuesday. Among them, a recall to fix a problem it created while correcting a previous recall. The automaker is recalling nearly 40,000 Ford Crown Victorias, Lincoln Town Cars and Mercury Grand Marquis. They have a steering shaft that could break, causing a loss of steering. Ford says there’s … Continue reading »

Duke Patient Tests Negative for Ebola

(CNN) — In North Carolina, preliminary tests for a patient being monitored for Ebola have come back negative. The State Department of Health says additional testing will be conducted to be sure. Until then, the unidentified patient will remain isolated at Duke University Hospital. Health officials say the patient developed a fever after a trip … Continue reading »

One World Trade Center Opens

NEW YORK (CNN) — One World Trade Center welcomes its first tenants Monday. Construction on the 1,700-foot office tower was completed earlier this year. The New York Times reports about 175 employees of magazine publisher Condé Nast will work there for the first time Monday morning. More than three-thousand other employees will move in later. The … Continue reading »

Pilot Recovering After Crash

(CNN) — A test pilot on board Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShip Two as it broke up about Mojave appears to be recovering. Co-pilot parachuted to the ground and is alert and speaking, according to Scaled Composites, the company that partnered with Virgin Galactic on the test flight that ended in disaster Friday. Saturday, the NTSB said … Continue reading »

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