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Trader Joe’s Recalls Packaged Salads Over Contamination Fear

(AP) – Trader Joe’s says it has recalled several packaged salads after a supplier said there may be shards of glass or hard plastic inside. The grocery chain said Saturday on its website that packages of white meat chicken salad, curried white chicken deli salad and turkey cranberry apple salad sold in some areas that […]

Servicemen Killed In WWII To Finally Be Buried In California

(AP) – Two U.S. servicemen whose remains were identified more than six decades after they were killed overseas during World War II will finally get funerals in their California hometowns. The Defense Department says Army Air Forces 1st Lt. Homer Spence and Marine Corps Reserve Assistant Cook Frank Masoni will be buried Saturday with military […]

Trump Era Sparks Fresh Debate About Nuclear War Authority

(AP) – It’s hard to overstate how thoroughly the U.S. military has prepared for doomsday – the day America gets into a nuclear shooting war. No detail seems to have been overlooked. There are well-practiced procedures for ensuring U.S. nuclear weapons are ready for a presidential launch order in response to – or in anticipation […]

Some Firsts Among 32 US Students Picked As Rhodes Scholars

The latest group of U.S. Rhodes scholars includes 10 African-Americans, the most ever in a single Rhodes class, a transgender man and four students from colleges that had never had received the honor before. The Rhodes Trust on Sunday announced the 32 men and women chosen from a group of 866 applicants who were endorsed […]

Pieces Of Once-Mighty NY Bridge Get New Life In Rural Towns

Associated Press Steel and concrete panels that were once part of a mighty bridge that carried 50 million vehicles a year across the Hudson River north of New York City will soon find new life along sleepy country roads. With traffic now whizzing across its shiny replacement, the 61-year-old Tappan Zee Bridge is being painstakingly […]

Secret Service Apprehends Attempted White House Fence Jumper

(AP) – The U.S. Secret Service says an individual has been taken into custody after attempting to jump a security barrier on the Pennsylvania Avenue side of the White House. President Donald Trump was inside the White House during the Sunday morning incident. The Secret Service tweets that at about 8 a.m. Sunday, someone tried […]

Police Officer Killed In Pennsylvania, Gunman At Large

(AP) – An intense search is underway in western Pennsylvania for a suspect in the fatal shooting of a police officer. The shooting happened shortly after 8 p.m. Friday in New Kensington, about 18 miles (29 kilometers) northeast of Pittsburgh. Authorities say Officer Brian Shaw was shot after a traffic stop led to him chasing […]

Marathon Bombing Hero Gives Turkeys To Military Families

(AP) – The charitable foundation founded by the Boston Marathon bombing hero seen in an iconic photo wearing a cowboy hat as he helped rescue victims is giving away Thanksgiving turkeys to veterans and their families. The Arredondo Family Foundation is handing out 100 turkeys at five different locations Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The turkeys […]

3 Months After Clashes, Boston Hosting Free Speech Rally

(AP) – Free speech advocates whose rally on Boston Common last summer drew boisterous counter-protesters plan to regroup there this weekend. The conservative groups Resist Marxism and Boston Free Speech say they plan a midday Saturday event on the Common despite being denied a permit they had sought from the city. Organizers planned the “Rally […]

Detroit Priest To Be Beatified, Was Known For Helping Others

(AP) – A priest who dedicated himself to helping others is on a path to sainthood decades after his death. Solanus Casey, known as Father Solanus, will be beatified Saturday at a Mass attended by 65,000 people at a stadium in Detroit, the city where he spent much of his ministry. Pope Francis said Father […]