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  • More people sickened by parasite in outbreak linked to McDonald’s salads

    (CNN) — More illnesses have been reported across the United States in two separate cyclospora outbreaks, federal health officials said Thursday. In less than a week, the number of cases of reported illness from eating McDonald’s salads rose from 61 to 163. The US Food and Drug Administration announced the latest count on Thursday: 163 people in 10 states, which includes three hospitalizations and no deaths. The FDA is working with McDonald’s to identify the salad ingredients making people sick […]

  • Americans can legally download 3-D printed guns starting next month

    (CNN) — Gun-rights activists have reached a settlement with the government that will allow them to post 3-D printable gun plans online starting August 1. The settlement ends a multi-year legal battle that started when Cody Wilson, who describes himself as a post-left anarchist, posted plans for a 3-D printed handgun he called “The Liberator” in 2013. The single-shot pistol was made almost entirely out of ABS plastic — the same stuff they make Lego bricks out of — that […]

  • Relax, you are about to get a snake massage

    NEW YORK – A new style of massage is creating quite a buzz online, thanks in part to National Snake Day earlier this week. Some cultures revere the serpents while others simply keep them as pets, but now you can get a snake massage. “Just enjoy them and feel them,” Serpentessa, a snake priestess at Dreaming Goddess in Poughkeepsie, told one of her clients, Pam Kelly, during a recent massage session. Serpentessa guided three boa constrictors, some longer than six feet, […]

  • Redheads, lobsters and cupcakes: Apple shows off new iOS emojis

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Redheads, superheroes and lobsters will rejoice when they see the latest emojis coming to Apple iPhones and iPads. Apple previewed some of its 70 new emojis on Monday. The unveiling marked an early start to Tuesday’s World Emoji Day, a four-year-old holiday that celebrates the popular, wee cartoons. (It’s a busy week for technology-themed pseudo holidays — Amazon Prime Day started Monday afternoon.) The new emojis arrive later this year in an iOS update, and include […]

  • Thailand cave rescue: Boys, coach discharged nearly a month after first going missing

    CHIANG RAI, Thailand (CNN) — The 12 members of a youth soccer team and their coach who spent more than two weeks trapped underground in a flooded cave network in northern Thailand have appeared in public for the first time since their ordeal. The boys, who were discharged from the hospital on Wednesday, addressed the world’s media at a specially arranged press conference in Chiang Rai. Dressed in matching team shirts, the boys and their coach appeared happy and relaxed […]

  • Walmart and Microsoft team up to fight Amazon

    (CNN Money) — Walmart and Microsoft are joining forces in the fight against Amazon. Under a five-year deal announced Tuesday, Walmart will boost its use of Microsoft’s cloud services and work with the tech firm on artificial intelligence and machine learning projects. The agreement will help both companies take on Amazon. Walmart has been pushing aggressively to transform its digital operations in order to compete with online rivals. And cloud computing is one of the few areas where Microsoft competes with Amazon. […]

  • California ghost town sells for $1.4 million

    (CNN) — It is possible to buy entire towns these days. A little over a month after a 19th century ghost town in California called Cerro Gordo went on sale, Brent Underwood bought it for $1.4 million, real estate agent Jake Rasmuson said. The asking price for Cerro Gordo is $925,000, according to a property listing. The sale closed on Friday the 13th — “in true ghost town fashion,” Rasmuson quipped. “We really didn’t expect the activity we had,” he said, saying that […]

  • A Georgia woman bought a projector at Goodwill and needs your help finding the family in the photos

    (CNN) — With every photo of a beaming child, a glamorous adult or a shiny muscle car, the mystery deepens. A woman sits at a bar in a strapless white gown, red heels and gloves, and a champagne coupe in her right hand. In another picture, four children sit on the roof of one of three classic cars parked on a lush green field. In another one, two girls playfully run — with matching wide smiles, red tops and black […]

  • ‘Life is incredible’: Woman who survived 7 days after SUV plunged off cliff shares her story

    (CNN) — Angela Hernandez survived on her own for seven days after her SUV plunged off an oceanside cliff in Big Sur, California. Two days after she was found by two surfers, she described her ordeal in detail in a Facebook post. She got through that terrifying week by remembering songs she liked, daydreaming of foods she’d get to eat after she was found, and drinking some fresh water that dripped from the cliffs, she wrote. Hernandez says the crash caused […]

  • California gas station cashier helps save woman from group she says kidnapped, sexually assaulted her

    WATERFORD, Calif. – Quick and decisive action from a Stanislaus County gas station cashier is being credited with helping a woman get away from suspected kidnappers who she says sexually assaulted her, according to KCRA. Savannah Pritchett was working at the Triple R Gas and Mart in Waterford around 3 p.m. on Wednesday when a young woman came in asking for help. The woman said she told her captors she needed to use the restroom and convinced them to pull over […]

  • Multiple people injured after lava bomb hits Hawaii tour boat

    HONOLULU – A lava bomb hit a tour boat on Monday morning in Hawaii, injuring at least a dozen people, the Hawaii County Fire Department said. The lava punctured the boat’s roof and it returned to Wailoa Harbor, the fire department said. Three of the injured were taken to Hilo Medical Center; two were reported in stable condition, the other in serious condition. One of the passengers in stable condition is a woman in her 20s with a fractured femur, authorities […]

  • Helsinki summit between Trump and Putin runs long

    (CNN) — US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin blew past the 90 minutes they were scheduled to spend with only interpreters at their sides on Monday, just hours after the US President blamed US policy for the dismal state of relations between the two countries. After their initial meeting, the two leaders brought in their top aides for an expanded bilateral meeting, the next step in their first official summit, which concludes with a joint news conference. Gathered at the Finnish presidential palace, […]