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The World's Ugliest Dog is blind, wears diapers and has an oozing sore - Chicago Tribune

A 17-year-old Chinese Crested Chihuahua with legs bowed out like a frog and an oozing sore is the winner of this year's World's Ugliest Dog contest.

SweePee Rambo took home the title at the annual Petaluma World's Ugliest Dog contest Friday night at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds after besting 15 other malformed pooches, The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reported Saturday.

via www.chicagotribune.com


Frozen Veggies Sold At Walmart, Target Recalled Over Listeria Risk « CBS Boston

SEATTLE (CBS) – Another frozen food recall due to listeria contamination is affecting brands sold at Walmart and Target.

The FDA says certain varieties of Walmart’s Great Value Mixed Vegetables, Steamable Mixed Vegetables and Sweet Peas, along with Target’s Market Pantry Sweet Peas and Market Pantry Steam-In-Bag Mixed Vegetables are possibly contaminated.

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The recall also includes Bountiful Harvest, First Street and Live Smart brands. The affected products were sold between September and June.

Listeria can make the young, frail and elderly very sick, and has been responsible for the recall of hundreds of frozen food products.

The recalled products can be returned to stores for a full refund.

via boston.cbslocal.com


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Sources: Grand jury to investigate Orlando shooter's widow - CNN.com

(CNN) Federal investigators digging for clues in the Orlando nightclub massacre are zeroing in on Noor Salman, the widow of gunman Omar Mateen.

What did Salman know of his plans and what might she have done to stop him? Authorities have been trying to pin her down after she apparently gave conflicting statements about what she knew of his intentions in the hours before the attack.

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Florida Chick-fil-A Restaurants Opened Their Doors Sunday to Feed Those Donating Blood Following the Deadly Orlando Attack | TheBlaze.com

Following the deadly terrorist attack in Orlando early Sunday morning, employees from a few local Chick-fil-A restaurants went to work to make food for those donating blood to victims.

The Christian-owned company is known for being closed nationwide on Sundays, but decided to make an exception following the gruesome shooting that left 49 dead and at least 53 others injured. Chick-fil-A was not able to confirm exactly how many restaurants opened their doors.

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Shooting at Orlando Nightclub Kills About 20, Police Say - The New York Times

About 20 people were killed and at least 42 people were wounded when a gunman armed with an assault rifle and a handgun opened fire inside a downtown Orlando nightclub about 2 a.m., Police Chief John Mina said.

The police said they had classified the attack as a “terror incident.” The gunman was not from the Orlando area and was organized and well-prepared, they said.

The gunman was found dead inside the Pulse nightclub, one of the largest in Orlando, about 5 a.m. after a shootout with the police, Chief Mina said.

The chief said it was difficult to assess the number of clubgoers who were killed because, as of 7:15 a.m., many of the bodies had not been removed.

via www.nytimes.com


Facebook officially addressed the conspiracy theory about listening to your phone calls | The Verge

Facebook has shut down rumors that it uses your mobile device's microphone to eavesdrop on conversations so it can better target ads. In a statement issued on June 2nd, Facebook said it "does not use your phone’s microphone to inform ads or to change what you see in News Feed." The company says it only shows ads based on people's interests and other profile information.

Facebook is responding directly to claims made by Kelli Burns, a professor of mass communications at University of South Florida. Burns told The Independent this week that she thought the company was secretly listening to its users' conversations, but had no concrete proof.

via www.theverge.com


Coke debuts 'proud to be an American' cans

NEW YORK - Coke has caught the patriotic fever.

The soda company's new "I'm proud to be an American" limited edition red, white and blue cans honor members of the military and feature the American flag in their design.

Coca-Cola is rolling out the new cans to celebrate its 75-year partnership with the United Service Organizations.

The cans and packs will be in stores through July 4. The song lyric and patriotic design will be on 16-ounce cans as well as 12-ounce cans that come in 20-, 24- and 35-packs.

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Cincinnati zoo kills gorilla to save child - CNN.com

(CNN) The Cincinnati Zoo shot and killed a western lowland gorilla on Saturday after a 4-year-old boy slipped into the animal's enclosure, a zoo official said at a news conference.

Harambe, a 17-year-old, 400-pound gorilla, carried the boy around its habitat for about 10 minutes in what the zoo's dangerous animal response team considered a life-threatening situation, Cincinnati Zoo Director Thane Maynard said at a press briefing.

via www.cnn.com