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  • Thyroid Medications Recalled Due To Risk Of Impurities

    (CNN) — Certain batches of hypothyroid medications are being recalled by Westminster Pharmaceuticals after one of its Chinese suppliers failed a US Food and Drug Administration inspection. The medication in question contains a combination of levothyroxine, called LT4, and liothyronine, called LT3. Both are synthetic thyroid hormones used when a person’s thyroid gland is no longer functioning properly. “While we stand behind the quality of our product, we are taking the utmost precaution by recalling our Thyroid, USP Tablets only […]

  • Colorado Man Charged With Murder After Pregnant Wife And Two Daughters Go Missing

    (CNN) — A Colorado man faces three counts of murder after his pregnant wife and two young daughters disappeared this week, authorities said Thursday. Chris Watts was taken into custody Wednesday night and is being held in the Weld County jail, north of Denver, the Frederick Police Department said in a statement. He’ll appear in court Thursday afternoon. Shanann Watts, who was 15-weeks pregnant, was reported missing on Monday along with her two daughters, Bella, 3, and Celeste, 4. According […]

  • Walmart Sales Growth Was The Best In A Decade

    (CNN Money) — So much for all those worries that Walmart was losing ground to Amazon. Walmart delivered its best US sales growth in more than a decade, and digital sales surged 40%. Some analysts were worried that growth in Walmart’s numerous digital operations, including Jet, ModCloth and Moosejaw as well as Walmart.com, were starting to slow. But a stellar earnings report Thursday may put those fears to rest. Moody’s lead retail analyst Charlie O’Shea called it “a banner quarter […]

  • Resting Spot For Scores Of WWII Sailors, Stern Of Ship Found Off Alaska

    (CNN) — The USS Abner Read, a destroyer with more than 300 men aboard, was sailing near an island of the US territory of Alaska 75 years ago, hunting for Japanese submarines. About 1:50 a.m. on August 18, 1943, a huge explosion separated the stern from the ship and more than 90 sailors went into the water. About 20 were rescued, one body was pulled from the Bering Sea, but 70 men were never found. The exact location of their […]

  • Elvis Presley’s Mobile Home Is Up For Auction

    (CNN) — Today (Aug. 16) marks 41 years since the death of Elvis Presley. Now, people who want to keep close the memory of “The King” have a chance to do so in a rather unique way – by owning one of his homes. He may have sang about Heartbreak Hotel, but when it came to his own vacations Elvis Presley preferred to spend time in his 60-foot mobile home at his Circle G Ranch. The iconic rock ‘n’ roll […]

  • A Contact Lens Was Embedded In Woman’s Eyelid For 28 Years

    (CNN) — Calling all contact lens users: Do not panic. (Shuddering is fine.) Imagine going to the eye doctor because your upper eyelid is swollen and painful. The doctor tells you it’s a cyst and operates. Inside the blister, the surgeon finds a contact lens: a rigid gas-permeable one. But you haven’t worn that type of contact in 28 years! That’s what happened to a 42-year-old British woman, according to a report recently published in the journal BMJ Case Reports. […]

  • ‘At Least 20 People Dead’ After Highway Bridge Collapses In Italy

    (CNN) — At least 20 people died and 13 people were injured after a section of a highway bridge in northern Italy partially collapsed Tuesday, according to Angelo Borrelli, head of the Italian Civil Protection Agency. Speaking to journalists, Borrelli said that around 30 vehicles and several heavy-duty trucks were on the affected section of the Morandi Bridge, which lies to the west of the port city of Genoa, when it gave way. The number of casualties is expected to […]

  • Crash Outside UK Houses Of Parliament Treated As Terror Incident, Police Say

    (CNN) — A car crashed into security barriers outside the UK’s Houses of Parliament during rush hour Tuesday morning, injuring several people in what police are treating as a terrorist incident. The man’s car collided with several cyclists and pedestrians before crashing into the barrier shortly after 7:30 a.m., police said. The driver, a man in his late 20s, has been arrested on suspicion of terrorist offenses and remains in custody in a south London police station. It appears to […]

  • Eco-Friendly Open-Air Urinals Cause Uproar In Paris

    (CNN) — An attempt by officials in Paris to tackle public urination by installing open-air urinals, or “uritrottoirs,” has outraged some residents of the French capital. The new urinals, housed in flower boxes, aren’t subtle — they’re fully exposed on street corners, painted bright red, and have nearby signs advertising their presence. One in particular, located near the Notre Dame cathedral, has drawn attention for its view of the River Seine. The “intelligent urinals,” which have a straw layer that […]

  • Utah Man Crashes Plane Into His Own Home After Being Arrested On Domestic Violence Charges

    (CNN) — A Utah man died flying a Cessna 525 Citation Jet into his home, where his wife and her son were, early Monday, hours after he was arrested for domestic violence, police said. The incident began at American Fork Canyon, about 35 miles south of Salt Lake City, when the Utah County Sheriff’s Office received calls about a domestic violence situation between Duane Youd and his wife on Sunday night, according to Payson Police Department spokeswoman Sgt. Noemi Sandoval. […]

  • Source: Aretha Franklin Is In Hospice Care At Home

    (CNN) — The “Queen of Soul” is in hospice care at her home, a source close to the singer told CNN’s Don Lemon. Word of Aretha Franklin, 76, being gravely ill was first reported by Showbiz 411. Showbiz 411’s Roger Friedman told CNN: “She has a great family, she’s surrounded by love, and the world is sending prayers. All further announcements will be made by her family. We just want to send love and prayers.” The soul singer has been […]

  • Florida Man Charged With Manslaughter In ‘Stand Your Ground’ Case

    (CNN) — Michael Drejka, who fatally shot Markeis McGlockton after McGlockton shoved him in a Clearwater, Florida, convenience store parking lot, has been charged with manslaughter, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said Monday. “Consistent with the decision-making process established under Florida law in this case, the State Attorney conducted his review and decided to charge Drejka with manslaughter,” Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said in a news release. Drejka was arrested Monday morning and booked into Pinellas County Jail. His bail is set at […]