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Monday, May 6, 2019 at 09:27 AM PDT

Scientology Ship Under Quarantine in 2nd Caribbean Port

Scientology Ship Under Quarantine in 2nd Caribbean Port

Authorities in Curacao say 318 people aboard a Church of Scientology ship docked in the Dutch Caribbean island will remain quarantined at least until Wednesday while they determine how many might be infected...

Monday, May 6, 2019 at 07:17 AM PDT

US Measles Count Soars to 764, Driven by NY Outbreaks

US Measles Count Soars to 764, Driven by NY Outbreaks

Five dozen more measles cases have been reported across the nation, an 8 percent increase over the prior week as the case total in the U.S.' worst outbreak in decades edges closer to a stunning 800, officials...

Monday, May 6, 2019 at 09:48 AM PDT

List: Measles Exposure Locations in Southern California

List: Measles Exposure Locations in Southern California

Another confirmed case of measles in a Los Angeles County resident and an additional non-resident measles case who traveled throughout Southern California are being investigated as part of a renewed outbreak of...

Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 05:06 PM PDT

Pets Are Cannabis Customers for Pain, Thunderstorm Anxiety

 Pets Are Cannabis Customers for Pain, Thunderstorm Anxiety

Some of the CBD industry’s biggest consumers aren’t even human. Dogs and cats are increasingly taking the non-intoxicating cannabis compound as their owners seek to provide relief to their four-legged...

Monday, May 6, 2019 at 02:44 PM PDT

Tyson Foods Recalls Nearly 12 Million Pounds of Chicken

Tyson Foods Recalls Nearly 12 Million Pounds of Chicken

Tyson Foods Inc. is recalling nearly 12 million pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strip products that may be contaminated with "extraneous" material, namely pieces of metal, the U.S. Department of...

Friday, May 3, 2019 at 06:48 PM PDT

Rattlesnake Season is Here: How to Stay Safe

Rattlesnake Season is Here: How to Stay Safe

As springtime comes to life and you shed that winter coat, rattlesnakes native to Southern California are shedding their skin and getting back out into the sun. With rattlesnake season upon us, it’s important to...

Friday, May 3, 2019 at 09:52 AM PDT

28-Year-Old Man Stretches Neck, Hears 'Pop,' Suffers Stroke

28-Year-Old Man Stretches Neck, Hears 'Pop,' Suffers Stroke

A 28-year-old man in Oklahoma had a stroke after stretching his neck to alleviate some pain, leading to him being hospitalized for two weeks, he told NBC News. Josh Hader "heard a pop" on March 14 when he used...

Friday, May 3, 2019 at 08:49 AM PDT

School Lunches Could Get More White Bread With Trump Rollback

School Lunches Could Get More White Bread With Trump Rollback

Is white bread about to make a comeback on school lunch menus? After complaints about taste and costs, the Trump administration rolled back a rule that required foods like pasta and bread be made with whole...

Friday, May 3, 2019 at 10:59 AM PDT

CVS Closes 46 Stores Nationwide, Including 4 in California

CVS Closes 46 Stores Nationwide, Including 4 in California

CVS Health recently made the “difficult business decision” to close 46 of its stores in 16 states, the company confirmed to NBC's Chicago affiliate.

Friday, May 3, 2019 at 08:25 AM PDT

FDA: Sleep Meds Now Require Prominent Death, Injury Warning

FDA: Sleep Meds Now Require Prominent Death, Injury Warning

The Food and Drug Administration has for years warned about possible side effects of taking sleeping pills and this week, federal health officials issued their strongest warning yet. On Tuesday, the FDA...

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