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  • Trapped Florida couple uses trees to spell ‘HELP’

    Some residents trapped in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael sent out a satellite SOS. Lucky for them, their family got the message. After Michael slammed through the Florida Panhandle last week, April Hand spent Saturday checking on possible property damage to the home of her fiance’s aunt and uncle. They were scrolling through updated satellite images of the property from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s website when they saw something that stopped them in their tracks — the word […]

  • Nearly 800 dietary supplements contained unapproved drug ingredients, study finds

    (CNN) — Nearly 800 dietary supplements sold over the counter from 2007 through 2016 contained unapproved drug ingredients, a new analysis of US Food and Drug Administration data found. More than one unapproved pharmaceutical ingredient was found in 20% of those supplements, the study published Friday in JAMA Network Open showed. The presence of prescription medicines, often at unknown concentrations, means these supplements are essentially “unapproved drugs” that could be harmful to users’ health, according to the study authors. “These products have […]

  • Sears files for bankruptcy

    CNN — Sears, the once-dominant retail chain that changed how Americans shopped and lived, has filed for bankruptcy. The 132-year-old company has been struggling for several years and is drowning in debt. The final straw was a $134 million debt payment due Monday that it could not afford. Sears Holdings, the parent company, which owns Sears and Kmart, is among dozens of prominent retailers to declare bankruptcy in the era of Amazon. The filing in federal bankruptcy court in New York […]

  • Florida schools scramble to get students back in class after Hurricane Michael

    CNN — Florida Panhandle officials are trying to figure out how to resume classes after Hurricane Michael damaged or destroyed many schools last week. The challenge is especially daunting in Bay County, where schools are closed until further notice, the Florida Department of Education’s website said Sunday. “I would say every single school in Bay County has some type of damage, some more extensive than others,” said Steve Moss, vice chairman of Bay District School Board. “Some it’ll probably take […]

  • Bus crash in Los Angeles injures at least 25 people

    CNN) — A bus and car crashed on a Los Angeles freeway Sunday, causing collisions on both sides of the freeway and at least two dozen injuries, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. The fire department evaluated about 40 patients and transported 25 people to hospitals, the department said in a news release. Five people were in serious condition and 20 were in fair condition with minor injuries, the release said. The wreck happened around 1 p.m. local time when […]

  • Hurricane Michael aftermath: Thousands join recovery efforts as many residents remain missing

    (CNN) — As residents pick up the pieces after Hurricane Michael, and teams comb through rubble in search of survivors, authorities say it could be weeks or months before a sense of normalcy returns to storm-ravaged Florida. In the meantime, residents are doing what they can to restore it. Hiland Park Baptist Church in Panama City sustained some damage in the storm, so the church held its Sunday morning service outside. “For the last couple of days I’ve just been walking […]

  • 4 dead, 1 injured in shooting at Texas toddler’s birthday party

    (CNN) — An altercation between two families at a toddler’s birthday party in Texas led to a shooting that left four men dead and one injured, authorities said. Police responded to reports of a shooting at a 1-year-old’s party in Taft on Saturday, said Sgt. Nathan Brandley of the Texas Department of Public Safety. Police are looking for two suspects they believe were involved in the shooting, he added. The injured man was airlifted to a hospital in Corpus Christi, […]

  • Hurricane Michael death toll climbs to 18 with new victim reported in Virginia

    (CNN) — Hurricane Michael’s death toll climbed to 18 Saturday, after another victim was discovered in Virginia. Fears were mounting for those who did not heed evacuation orders before Hurricane Michael bulldozed large swaths of Florida’s Panhandle, and residents in the hardest-hit areas grew increasingly desperate for provisions. Three days after the monster storm, with rescue workers cutting through hulking debris piles in search of survivors, residents formed long lines outside fire stations, schools and Salvation Army food trucks to […]

  • Retailers wake up to opportunity in plus-size clothing

    (CNN) — Retailers are waking up to a $21 billion industry they have mostly ignored for years: Plus-size women’s clothing. More than half of US women ages 18 to 65 wear a size 14 or higher, according to statistics cited by Walmart. Analysts expect that number to grow. Yet extended sizes represent less than a fifth of women’s overall clothing sales, retail think tank Coresight Research estimated in a report earlier this year. Top retailers are racing to strengthen their selection to […]

  • Trump vows ‘severe punishment’ if journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered by Saudis

    (CNN) — US President Donald Trump vowed in a “60 Minutes” interview that the United States would get to the bottom of what happened to a missing Saudi journalist and that there would be “severe punishment” if he was found to have been murdered. In an excerpt from the interview, released by CBS on Saturday morning, Trump said the case of Jamal Khashoggi was “being looked at very, very strongly” and that his administration “would be very upset and angry” if it […]

  • Michael’s death toll rises to 13, including 5 in Virginia

    (CNN) — The devastation left by Hurricane Michael in several states is still coming into focus, with coastal Florida cities destroyed beyond recognition, and homes, businesses and agriculture torn or swamped from Georgia to Virginia. Hundreds of thousands are left without electricity, and emergency officials have no access to many towns. The US death toll has risen to at least 13 — including five in Virginia and four in Florida — and it’s expected to climb. “I expect the fatality […]

  • Hackers accessed personal information of 30 million Facebook users

    Almost 30 million Facebook users’ phone numbers and email addresses were accessed by hackers in the biggest security breach in the company’s history, Facebook said on Friday. The attackers accessed even more details on 14 million of those users, including the area where they live, their relationship status and their religion. The new details come two weeks after Facebook first announced that attackers had access to 50 million users’ accounts — meaning they could have logged in as those users. Facebook said […]