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Meat packer recalls 40,000 pounds of beef
Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. has recalled more than 40,000 pounds of ground beef after a test confirmed the presence of E. coli, the Agriculture Department said Friday. The products were shipped to institutions in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. The USDA referred consumer questions to the company at 866-328-3156.
Large protests blanket streets
Frustrated by the Syrian government's intransigence and the Arab League's delays in penalizing President Bashar Assad, hundreds of thousands of demonstrators in Syria took to the streets Friday over the violent repression of their nine-month-old uprising.
3 dead, 2 injured in office shooting
Three people were killed and two more injured Friday in a California office complex shooting, police said. The suspected gunman was among the dead. The people were shot about 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Southern California Edison office building in Irwindale.
White House shooter fit for trial
A judge denied a motion Friday seeking an extensive psychiatric evaluation of Oscar Ortega-Hernandez, the Idaho man accused of firing rifle shots at the White House last month. Ortega-Hernandez "was deadly serious" about killing President Barack Obama, the government alleged in a court filing.
Irene was tropical storm over N.J.
Irene was a tropical storm, not a hurricane, when it made landfall in New Jersey in August, forecasters at the National Hurricane Center have determined. After studying their data, forecasters have discovered that Irene had weakened to a tropical storm with winds around 69 mph when it crossed New Jersey's coast.
Storm-related floods kill 60
Flash floods triggered by a tropical storm have killed nearly 60 people in the southern Philippines, with many more missing across vast regions, officials said today.
Christopher Hitchens dies
British-American writer Christopher Hitchens — the celebrated critic and atheist — died Thursday at a Texas hospital. He was 62.