Salmonella outbreak: Drug-resistant strain from chicken sickens nearly 100 – CNN

(CNN)At least 92 people in 29 states have been infected with a strain of multidrug-resistantsalmonella after coming into contact with a variety of raw chicken products, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. Twenty-one of the sick patients have been hospitalized, though no deaths have been reported.

The source of the raw chicken is unclear from lab tests, and no single common supplier has been identified. The strain has shown up in samples from a variety of raw chicken products including pet food, chicken pieces, ground pieces and whole chickens. The bacteria have also been found in live chickens. The US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is monitoring the outbreak, and the CDC’s investigation is ongoing.

Source: Salmonella outbreak: Drug-resistant strain from chicken sickens nearly 100 – CNN

Trump proposes 5 percent budget cut for each Cabinet agency

WASHINGTON — On the heels of a new Treasury Department report showing a 17 percent rise in the annual federal budget deficit, President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he was asking his Cabinet to propose major belt-tightening.

“We’re going to be asking for a 5 percent cut from every secretary,” Trump told reporters, adding “if not more,” just before a Cabinet meeting when he actually sat down with his lieutenants a few minutes later.

Source: Trump proposes 5 percent budget cut for each Cabinet agency

Trump launches process to quit 144-year-old postal treaty – BBC News

The US has announced plans to withdraw from a 144-year-old postal treaty, which the White House says lets China ship goods at unfairly low prices.

The United Nations treaty sets lower international rates for packages from certain countries, a move originally designed to support poorer nations.

But the US says the discounts put American businesses at a disadvantage.

Officials said they hope the notice of withdrawal will set the stage to agree a better deal.

“We’re looking for a fair system,” a senior administration official told reporters.

Source: Trump launches process to quit 144-year-old postal treaty – BBC News

Crimea college shooting kills at least 18

Russian officials now say a student opened fire at a vocational college in Crimea on Wednesday. At least 18 people are dead, including the gunman. Officials say the attack happened in the ancient city of Kerch in Crimea, a former Ukrainian territory occupied by Russia. Most of the victims reportedly are students. Roxana Saberi reports.

Mental illness on the rise in America

Mental illness could play a significant role in criminal or homicidal behavior, especially if substance abuse or unemployment is also prevalent.

According to NAMI, the current number of American adults stricken with a mental illness is staggering:

  • 1 percent live with schizophrenia
  • 6 percent live with a bipolar disorder
  • 9 percent will experience a major depressive episode
  • 1 percent suffer from an anxiety disorder, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder or a variety of phobias
  • 7 million adults suffer from substance abuse, with 40.7 percent having a concurrent mental illness

Source: Mental illness on the rise in America

‘The Conners’ killed off Roseanne Barr’s character, and she’s not cool with it – AOL Entertainment

Back in May, the reboot of Roseanne was cancelled after Roseanne Barr posted a racist remark on Twitter.

That eventually led to The Conners, a Barr-free spinoff of Roseanne, which eventually aired on ABC Tuesday night. Back in May, the reboot of Roseanne was cancelled after Roseanne Barr posted a racist remark on Twitter.

That decision didn’t please Barr, who soon fired off a tweet.

Source: ‘The Conners’ killed off Roseanne Barr’s character, and she’s not cool with it – AOL Entertainment

Greensburg seeks holiday parade participants | TribLIVE

It’s time to dust off your jingle bells.

The City of Greensburg’s Holiday Parade returns for its 27th year Nov. 17, and organizers are looking for participants.

Bands and organizations that want to be part of the parade can call the city recreation department at (724) 834-4880 or find an application form on the city website.

The parade marks the start of the Christmas season in Greensburg, and draws up to 8,000 attendees a year.

Source: Greensburg seeks holiday parade participants | TribLIVE

Cannabis becomes legal in Canada | World news | The Guardian

The Canadian government is ready to pardon those with a cannabis possession record of 30 grams or less as the country becomes the world’s second and largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace.

A federal official said Canada would pardon people with convictions for possessing up to 30 grams of marijuana, the new legal threshold, with a formal announcement due later on Wednesday.

The use of medical marijuana has been legal in Canada since 2001 and Justin Trudeau’s government has spent two years working toward expanding that to include recreational marijuana. The goal is to better reflect society’s changing opinion about marijuana and bring black market operators into a regulated system.

Source: Cannabis becomes legal in Canada | World news | The Guardian