Foster Farms is recalling more than 220,000 pounds of frozen cooked chicken breast nuggets after the company received numerous complaints from customers who said that rubber fragments and plastic were found in the product.
According to the United States Department of Agriculture, no one has reported getting sick from eating the nuggets. The recall was enacted on April 29 and limited to the company’s two chicken breast nugget products in Costco stores across Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah and Washington and wholesale stores in California and Arizona. The poultry company isolated the problem to their home-base farm in Farmerville, Louisiana, the recall notice said.
A former South Korean government minister was nominated to take over the organizing committee of the 2018 Winter Olympics on Tuesday, just hours after Cho Yang-ho quit amid escalating financial troubles at the business group his family controls.
Lee Hee-beom, a former minister of industry and energy, needs to be ratified by a vote of senior committee officials to officially become president of the organizing committee for the Pyeongchang Games.
Cho's sudden resignation marked the second change in less than two years at the helm of the local organizing committee, which had struggled to get preparations back on track in the face of venue construction delays, disputes over the location of the Olympic stadium and slow pace of domestic sponsorship.
A new report released on Tuesday by an anti-corruption watchdog shows that on average, almost a third of the people in nine countries surveyed in the Middle East have had to pay a bribe to access some kind of public service.
The poll by Transparency International also found that courts have the worst bribery rate out of six services that were surveyed.
The watchdog interviewed nearly 11,000 people — or about 1,200 people in each of the nine countries — and found that bribery was especially rampant in Yemen.
In the impoverished Arabian Peninsula country, 77 percent of respondents said they had to pay a bribe to access public services. The interviews in Yemen were carried out before the start of March 2015 Saudi-led airstrikes targeting Yemen's Shiite rebels, after which the country's crisis descended into war.
The Olympic flame is set to arrive in Brazil, kicking off a three-month torch relay around the country that will end at the Maracana stadium when the games open on Aug. 5.
Carlos Nuzman, the head of the Rio organizing committee, will step off a plane from Geneva on Tuesday morning carrying the flame in a lantern.
President Dilma Rousseff is to receive the lantern at the Planalto presidential palace, igniting the torch to begin its journey around the country.
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Your body doesn't want you to lose all that weight.
A study that followed 14 of the 16 contestants from Season 8 of "The Biggest Loser" six years after the season ended has detailed just how the body fights against efforts to keep off the pounds.
People with insomnia should try counseling before they turn to pills, which often carry dangerous side effects, a doctors' group advised Monday.
Specialized counseling can and does work, even if people don't like doing it and doctors often don't know how to do it, the American College of Physicians said in new guidelines on insomnia.
"The evidence is quite strong that cognitive behavioral therapy is effective. It works. It's long-lasting and it has the potential to decrease cost to the health care system," Dr. Wayne Riley, president of the American College of Physicians, told NBC News.
One study found that drugs including Ambien and Restoril may double someone's risk of a car crash. The Food and Drug Administration says the drugs remain in the bloodstream at levels high enough to interfere with morning driving, which increases the risk of car accidents.
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President Barack Obama hasn't seen the secret chapter of Congress' joint 2002 report on Sept. 11 attacks, the White House revealed on Monday. Press secretary Josh Earnest previously hasn't answered when asked whether Obama had read the pages in question.
But pressure is growing on the administration to declassify the chapter, which makes up 28 of the report's 838 pages, in light of claims made in a lawsuit that blames Saudi Arabia for the 2001 attacks, NBC News reported.
"The president obviously reads a lot of material on a day-to-day basis," Earnest said at the daily briefing for the media Monday. "I'm not sure that he felt that it was necessary for him to read those 28 pages."
CIA Director John Brennan said Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press" that information in the classified pages was preliminary and uncorroborated, and he said it was likely to be "very, very inaccurate" in discussing Saudi Arabia.
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Riders were stuck on the California Screamin' ride Monday at California Adventure, the sister park to Disneyland, after someone took out a selfie stick and the ride was halted, officials said.
The riders were escorted off the ride by 6 p.m. after waiting for 20 minutes, a Disneyland spokesperson said.
Disneyland officials said someone whipped out a selfie stick, which is banned from the park and rides.
An NYPD officer who helped rescue six kittens found in a suitcase dumped near the Williamsburg Bridge in Brooklyn has adopted one of the felines after animal care workers spent weeks getting the litter ready for adoption.
Officer Nicole Piridis of the 90th Precinct has been reunited with Dmitry, one of the gray kittens she and other officers discovered in a suitcase tossed over a fence at a lot on Wythe Avenue in March, the ASPCA said in a press release.
Piridis "fell in love" with Dmitry — now renamed Apollo — and was finally able to pick up the 3-month-old kitten from the shelter Saturday, the ASPCA said. He will be the officer's only pet.
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Former San Francisco 49er Dana Stubblefield was charged Monday with raping a disabled woman after an investigation that lasted over a year, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office.
Stubblefield, 45, faces five felony counts related to the alleged assault, according to the DA’s office. The April 2015 incident occurred at Stubblefield’s home in Morgan Hill, where the woman, who is developmentally disabled, had been asked to interview for a babysitter job, prosecutors said.
The woman, who was 31 at the time, immediately went to the Morgan Hill Police Department to report she was raped, according to prosecutors.
Syria's military extended its own, unilateral cease-fire around Damascus for another 48 hours on Monday amid an intense diplomatic push by the United States and Russia to restore a partial truce for the entire country — one that would include war-battered Aleppo, Syria's largest city.
American officials say one idea being considered by the U.S. side is a detailed map that would be drawn up with the Russians laying out "safe zones" where civilians and members of moderate opposition groups covered by the truce could find shelter from persistent government attacks.
"The 37-year wait is over! American Pharaoh is finally the one! American Pharaoh has won the Triple Crown!"
Those words from famed horse racing announcer Larry Collmus at the Belmont Stakes last year marked the end of a nearly four-decade drought, and thrust horse racing into the national spotlight .
American Pharaoh galloped into the history books with ease, leaving many to wonder whether there will be another Triple Crown winner this year.
Prosecutors have decided not to charge police officers in the death of Linwood Lambert, a Virginia man who died in police custody after repeated tasings in May 2013, according to two sources with direct knowledge of the investigation.
Virginia prosecutors briefed Lambert's family about the decision on Monday, two days before the third anniversary of the incident in South Boston, Va.
"We waited three years to get back to the same place, where these officers are not going to be held accountable for their actions," said Gwendolyn Smalls, Lambert's sister, after leaving the meeting Monday evening, NBC News reported.
The prosecutors are expected to release a report of their findings on Tuesday.
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A man protesting Target's transgender bathroom policy at a store in Bourbonnais was arrested Monday, authorities said.
Michael Merichko was charged with disorderly conduct following a disturbace inside a Target store in Bourbonnais, about 55 miles southwest of Chicago, according to the Bradley Police Department.
Merichko was allegedly protesting Target Corporation's policy on transgender bathrooms. Police said his actions caused "panic among store employees and customers." It was not immediately clear if Merichko had an attorney.
It was just two years ago that 20-year-old Morgan Hill learned she had been the subject of major news headlines across Chicago as an infant.
In October 1995, Hill, who was a newborn, was left for dead by her mother in a dumpster in suburban Hoffman Estates. She was rescued by a construction worker who was dropping off garbage.