Throw that romaine lettuce away!

Popular salad ingredient linked to E. coli outbreak: Public health officials are warning consumers not to eat store-bought, chopped romaine lettuce as an E. coli outbreak linked to the vegetable worsens. So far, 53 related E. coli infections have been reported in Read More …

Be ready for upcoming ‘cyber warfare’

Expect stepped-up ‘cyber warfare’: UK counter-terrorism expert Michael Clarke has urged the British public to be ready for “cyber warfare” within the next two or three weeks as Russia responds to Friday’s missile attack on Syria.  “It will be an attack Read More …

Drought tightens grip across Southwest

Northwest Oklahoma is epicenter: : Drought is tightening its grip across a wide swath of the American Southwest as farmers, ranchers and water managers throughout the region brace for what’s expected to be more warm and dry weather through the spring. Crop Read More …

How about some melt-resistant ice cream?

It’s made with banana plant waste: Science has finally led us to one of the greatest innovations of humankind: ice cream that doesn’t melt quickly on a hot day. The secret, according to a new study? Banana plant waste. Not only are Read More …

Would you like a side of crispy grasshoppers?

Or care to try a tarantula instead? Old men fry tarantulas in chili oil. People snack on crispy grasshoppers like they would a bag of Cheetos. Buckets of crickets, grasshoppers and giant water bugs lay next to yams, cilantro and curry Read More …

Americans flock to cities as rural areas lose population

Population growth has been in just a few counties: Americans and immigrants from abroad are flocking to the nation’s metropolitan areas in droves, pursuing new jobs and economic opportunity. But at the same time, rural America is losing population at an alarming rate, Read More …

Farm group tries new tactic to get Trump’s attention

They’re running ads during TV shows he’s known to watch: Donald Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum have triggered countries that produce those products to propose retaliatory tariffs of their own, many targeting American agricultural products. That’s why Farmers for Free Trade, Read More …

Another bomb in Austin, this one possibly set off by tripwire

Bomb could have maimed anyone walking through neighborhood: For the fourth time this month, a device exploded on residents in the Texas capital. What makes this blast especially terrifying is that it was left on the side of a residential Read More …

Russia accused of cyberattacks targeting U.S. infrastructure

Power plants, water and electric systems targeted: The Trump administration on Thursday accused Russia of engineering a series of cyberattacks that targeted American and European nuclear power plants and water and electric systems, and could have sabotaged or shut power plants Read More …

Turtle trouble

Outbreak victims total 76: Salmonella contamination from pet turtles and a lack of handwashing has reached a total of 76 people in 19 states, including 30 hospitalizations. Some 32 percent of the victims are children younger than 5 years old. Salmonella can Read More …