Poorly-Timed Flatulence Helps Deputies Sniff Out Suspect Hiding From ArrestA Missouri man wanted for possession of a controlled substance gave his position away to law enforcement officers over the weekend when he passed gas so loudly that it gave up his or her hiding spot, officials said.
Goodwill Store Searching For Family After Finding Purple Heart Medal In Donation BoxA Goodwill store in Arizona is looking for the owner of a Purple Heart medal that was found in the thrift store's donation box last month.
Father Builds Baseball 'Field Of Dreams' In Backyard For 5-Year-Old SonAn Ohio father has transformed his backyard into a "Field of Dreams" but this time the "if you build it he will come" voices did not come from a cornfield, as depicted in the iconic 1989 film.
Confederate Flag Wristbands Handed Out At Swimming Pool Over July 4th WeekendA woman visiting a North Carolina swimming pool over the July 4th weekend said she was shocked when she noticed that the wristband she was wearing had part of the Confederate battle flag printed on it.
Frustrated Mom Revokes Bond, Sends Son Back To JailAn Ohio mom who had bailed out her 22-year-old son after he was charged with involuntary manslaughter now wants her money back.
Man Killed While Shooting Off Fireworks For Neighborhood KidsAn Ohio man lighting fireworks in his front yard for neighborhood kids died early Tuesday when a mortar exploded in his chest, police said.
She Worried Her Son With Autism Would Bother His Seatmate On The Plane. Instead, They Ended Up Travel Buddies.When her 7-year-old son had to fly solo to visit his dad, Alexa Bjornson was a little worried.
What To Drink To Help You SleepWhen winding down you might enjoy sipping a beverage before bedtime, but are there any drinks that could be particularly helpful or harmful for quality sleep?
The New Nestle Toll House Cookie Dough Is EdibleAlthough we’ve been told it’s not good to eat raw cookie dough, it is a guilty pleasure for many people.
'God, Guns, And Freedom': Car Dealership's Fourth Of July Promotion Goes ViralAn auto dealership in rural Alabama is celebrating the Fourth of July by offering a Bible, a gun and an American flag with every vehicle it sells.
Woman Loses $2,000 In Scam That Uses Texts Disguised As Bank AlertsA North Carolina woman says she was recently tricked out of $2,000 in a scam that experts say could happen to just about anybody who has money in a bank.
Social Media Taunt Inspires Locals To Rescue Homeless Working FatherWhat appeared to be a case of social media shaming turned out to be blessing for a Georgia man last week.
KFC Unleashes Cheetos Chicken SandwichIt's a match made in finger-lickin' heaven.
Greek Orthodox Church In U.S. Gets First New Leader In 20 YearsThe Greek Orthodox church of the United States, a far-flung denomination of 1.5-million members, on Saturday installed its first new leader in 20 years — a lifelong European whose top priority is completing construction of a shrine in New York City linked to the Sept. 11 attacks.
'Jackpot': Beachcomber Stumbles Upon Prehistoric TreasureA South Carolina man combing the Myrtle Beach coast with his family on Monday said he found a prehistoric treasure he initially thought was a piece of trash.
Jewelry Store Owner Helps Return Stolen $30,000 Wedding Ring To Owner In AuburnA jewelry store owner in Auburn is being credited for leading police to a stolen wedding ring worth tens of thousands of dollars.
Grandmother, 75, Holds Car Theft Suspect At Gunpoint Until Deputies ArriveA 75-year-old grandmother in Alabama helped capture a suspect wanted for car theft, holding him at gunpoint Monday until deputies arrived.
Police: Man Admitted Beheading Roommate's Dog As She Moved OutAn Arizona man allegedly beheaded his roommate's dog Saturday night as she was moving out of the Buckeye home that the two shared, according to police.
Smoker Fined $1,174 For Tossing Cigarette Butt Onto RoadA Nevada smoker who was fined more than a thousand dollars for tossing his cigarette onto the side of the road says the punishment doesn't fit the crime.
Richer Countries Have Less Faith In Vaccines, Survey FindsPeople in high-income countries have the lowest confidence in vaccines, with about 20% of those in Europe either disagreeing or being unsure of whether vaccines are safe, according to a new global survey.
One Suspect Arrested, Two More Wanted In 'Horrific' Burning Of DogPolice in New Jersey have arrested a 17-year-old male and have secured warrants for two additional suspects wanted in connection with what they call a "horrific case" of animal cruelty.
Teen Credits Bible, Tracking App For Surviving Car CrashA 17-year-old girl in North Carolina says she survived a car accident in which her car flipped into a ravine, thanks to her Bible and a phone tracking app.
Looking For Bigfoot? Group Suggests Starting Search In Western PennsylvaniaIf you're looking for Bigfoot, you might want to travel to western Pennsylvania where sightings of the legendary Sasquatch have spiked, according to an online organization that tracks the numbers related to the massive creature.
Former 'Mythbuster' Built His Own Bulletproof Iron Man Suit. It Can Fly, Too.Former "Mythbuster" Adam Savage just made the case to replace Tony Stark with his own functional bulletproof, flying Iron Man suit.
Suspect Charged In Fatal Homemade 'Cannon' Explosion Pleads Not GuiltyOne of three Wisconsin men charged with making a homemade "cannon" that exploded, killing a man, pleaded not guilty Tuesday, authorities said.
Valedictorian Rips School Staff And Calls Out Teacher For "Alcoholism" In Graduation SpeechA San Diego high school valedictorian went scorched-earth on school staff during her graduation speech last week, airing her grievances against some faculty members in a highly public fashion. Her fiery remarks later went viral.
Restaurant Gets Rare Blue Lobster In Shipment, Donates It To AquariumNathan Nickerson III almost couldn't believe his eyes when he saw an unexpected pop of color in his seafood shipment earlier this week.
Alligator Swimming In Texas Lake Knife In Its HeadThe American alligator populates nearly every swamp, lake and river (and occasional kitchen) in the southeastern US. But when Erin Weaver spotted one swimming near her Houston home, she suspected it was the one in danger.
Many Breakfast Cereals Still Contaminated By Weed Killer, Environmental Group Says(CNN) -- Several popular breakfast foods, including Cheerios and Nature Valley products, continue to test positive for trace amounts of a controversial herbicide that may increase the risk of cancer, according to a report released Wednesday by an environmental advocacy group. The Environmental Working Group, which has links to the organics industry, found that all 21 of the products it tested had levels of glyphosate that were "higher than what EWG scientists consider protective for children's health." Manufacturers maintain that their foods are safe, and the findings aren't unprecedented: The group also found in October that most of the breakfast cereals it tested contained glyphosate, the main ingredient in the weed killer Roundup. The new report follows two prominent legal verdicts that determined the herbicide caused cancer in plaintiffs. Juries say glyphosate causes cancer, award billions A federal jury unanimously determined in March that Roundup was a "substantial factor" in causing a California man's cancer. And last month, California jurors ordered the manufacturer, Monsanto, to pay over $2 billion to a couple who said long-term exposure to the product caused their cancers. The latter verdict is being appealed, but about 11,000 similar cases are pending in state and federal courts. Pharmaceutical giant Bayer AG, which now owns Monsanto, maintains that its product is safe. A spokeswoman for the company's crop science subsidiary, Charla Lord, said that an "extensive body of science" and "the conclusions of regulators around the world" show that "glyphosate-based products are safe when used as directed." General Mills, which manufactures all of the products tested in the EWG report, said in a statement that its "top priority is food safety." The company noted that "most crops grown in fields use some form of pesticides and trace amounts are found in the majority of food we all eat" but said it was working to "minimize the use of pesticides on the ingredients we use in our foods." General Mills did not directly respond when asked why it is reducing pesticide use when it already considers its products to be safe. How much glyphosate is too much? An analysis published in February found that glyphosate can increase cancer risk by up to 41%, although the researchers focused on those with the "highest exposure" to the chemical, like groundskeepers, who are exposed to more glyphosate than people may consume through snacks. The herbicide can make its way into processed foods after being used on farms that grow oats, but none of the levels found in any food products in the new report exceeded the Environmental Protection Agency's legal limits. "It is not surprising that very low levels of pesticides, including glyphosate, are found in foodstuff," said Dr. Paolo Boffetta, associate director for population sciences at Mount Sinai's Tisch Cancer Institute. "In general, these levels are unlikely to cause health effects in consumers." Still, "it is important that people know whether there is glyphosate or other chemicals in their food, even at very low levels," said Boffetta, who was not involved in the reports or the analysis. General Mills emphasized in its statement that it followed "strict rules" set by "experts at the [Food and Drug Administration] and EPA." Bayer's Lord said "the reality is that regulatory authorities have strict rules when it comes to pesticide residues, and the levels in this report are far below the established safety standards." The Environmental Working Group, however, uses a far more conservative health benchmark that includes an added buffer for children, as "exposure during early life can have more significant effects on development later in life," said Dr. Alexis Temkin, an EWG scientist who co-authored both reports and spoke to CNN last year. Manufacturers dispute that threshold. In an October statement, General Mills said that "the extremely low levels of pesticide residue cited in recent news reports is a tiny fraction of the amount the government allows." The EPA said in April that the proper use of glyphosate poses "no risks to public health" and that the chemical "is not a carcinogen," a cancer-causing chemical. But a World Health Organization agency, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, determined in 2015 that glyphosate is "probably carcinogenic to humans." A separate WHO panel assessing pesticide residues said in 2016 that "glyphosate is unlikely to pose a carcinogenic risk to humans from exposure through the diet," adding to a dizzying array of contradictory findings, but the International Agency for Research on Cancer has vigorously defended its conclusion. The agency wrote in 2018 that it "has been subject to unprecedented, coordinated efforts to undermine the evaluation, the program and the organization." Those attacks, it said, "have largely originated from the agro-chemical industry and associated media outlets." A war of words A 2017 CNN investigation of internal emails from Monsanto appeared to show company executives attempting to discredit the International Agency for Research on Cancer report before it was even released. One executive's email, titled "RE: IARC planning," suggested that the company ghostwrite parts of a 2015 study in which experts rejected the agency's finding that glyphosate could cause cancer. A Monsanto spokeswoman told CNN at the time that the study was not ghostwritten and was "the work of the glyphosate expert panel." Although the EPA has maintained that glyphosate is safe, CNN's investigation also raised questions about industry influence at the federal agency. A Monsanto executive wrote in a 2015 internal company email, for example, that an EPA official offered to help quash another agency review of glyphosate, saying, "If I can kill this I should get a medal." The company has denied any undue influence over regulators. And its parent company, Bayer Crop Science, criticized the Environmental Working Group in its recent statement to CNN. "The group behind the new report has a long history of spreading misinformation about pesticide residues," spokeswoman Lord said. EWG, a nonprofit organization based in Washington, denied those allegations. Bayer's criticism "must be taken with a grain of salt," EWG President Ken Cook said in a statement. In light of lawsuits, he said, Bayer was "desperate to continue hiding the truth." Though it maintains that it is an independent organization, EWG acknowledges support from the organics industry, stating that its "corporate partners for general support and events" include Organic Valley and Stonyfield Farms. Foods labeled organic may not be grown with most synthetic substances, including glyphosate. The group also has a "shared services agreement" with the Organic Voices Action Fund, a nonprofit organization funded by companies such as Nature's Path and Annie's -- both of which make cereal. The-CNN-Wire ™ & © 2019 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company. All rights reserved.
High Blood Pressure At Doctor's Office May Mean You're Twice As Likely To Die Of Heart DiseaseWhen a patient's blood pressure reads normal at home and high in a doctor's office, it's called "white coat hypertension" -- and new research suggests that it is not a benign condition.