Two tourists were dead and another was injured Friday after falling into a natural, deep bowl formation under Utah’s iconic Delicate Arch at Arches National Park, authorities said.
The accident in wet, slick conditions on grounds covered by stone formations and “biological soil crust” was reported at 7:30 a.m., Arches National Park Chief Ranger Scott Brown said.
Researchers may have discovered the world’s oldest very good boy.
Dogor, an 18,000-year-old puppy found under the ice in Siberia, could be the world’s oldest domesticated dog.
Dogor, which means “friend” in Yakutian and is the name given by researchers, was found in the summer of 2018 in the permafrost near the Indigirka River, north-east of Yakutsk, Siberia, the world’s coldest city. He was preserved so well that his teeth, fur, nose, eyelashes and whiskers were still in good condition.
While genome analysis has determined Dogor was a male and radiocarbon shows how old he is, DNA analysis hasn’t sussed out this pooch’s species. He could be an early modern wolf, a late ice-age wolf (the last ice age ended about 10,000 years ago) or an early domesticated dog. He might even be a halfway creature from the time when some wolves were undergoing an evolutionary transition into dogs.
Loud bangs heard by shoppers on busy Black Friday
Someone was shot and wounded at the Destiny USA mall on Black Friday, setting off a lockdown and escape by frightened shoppers and employees.
Syracuse police found a shooting victim, with wounds in the leg. It is not life-threatening, police say.
The mall has been closed for the rest of the day, police said around 8 p.m. Shoppers and employees were free to leave.
The shot triggered a panic among thousands of shoppers in the crowded mall. Some stores had employees and customers shelter in place. Others fled.
Two flour producers have issued voluntary national recalls of their products because of the potential presence of E. coli.
According to information from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), both UNFI and Hodgson Mill have announced voluntary recalls on Wednesday. The following information was provided by the FDA.
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UNFI announced Wednesday a voluntary national recall of five-pound bags of its Wild Harvest® Organic All-Purpose Flour, Unbleached, with a Code of AA BEST IF USED BY 010820 CC 15:58 and UPC Code 711535509158. The recall is being issued for the potential presence of E. coli. During routine FDA sampling of the five-pound bag product, results were found to be positive for E.coli.
E. coli can cause serious and sometimes life-threatening infections in infants, older people, pregnant women, and people with weakened immune systems. The most common symptoms of E. coli are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea and vomiting, which develop within three or four days of eating contaminated food. The illness usually lasts about a week and most people recover without treatment. Guidance from FDA and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) continues to warn that consumers should refrain from consuming any raw products made with flour and that all surfaces, hands and utensils should be properly cleaned after contact with flour or dough.
To date, UNFI has not received any direct consumer reports of confirmed illnesses related to this product. This recall is being issued out of an abundance of care.
This recall only affects the following code date of Wild Harvest® Organic All-Purpose Flour, Unbleached five-pound bags currently in stores or consumers’ pantries. No other types of Wild Harvest® Flour are affected by this recall.
Wild Harvest® Organic All-Purpose Flour, Unbleached Package UPC: 711535509158 Best if Used by Date: 010820 CC 15:58.
Consumers are asked to check their pantries and dispose of the product affected by this recall. Consumers with questions may contact UNFI at 855-423-2630 (customer support is available seven days-a-week between 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM CST). Any consumers concerned about an illness should contact a physician.
Hodgson Mill recall
Hodgson Mill of Effingham, Ill., announced Wednesday a voluntary national recall of specific lots of its Unbleached All-Purpose White Wheat Flour (5 lb.)
We are taking this voluntary precautionary step because of the potential presence of pathogenic E. coli which was discovered through sampling raw uncooked flour. Hodgson Mill has not received any confirmed reports of illnesses related to this product.
The only product affected by this voluntary recall is:
Unbleached All-Purpose White Wheat Flour (5 lb.) UPC 0-71518-05009-2
Best By Date 10-01-2020 and 10-02-2020 with lot codes listed Lot# 001042 & 005517
Use By and Lot Code information can be found on the bottom back panel of the 5 lb. Bag. Used By date and Lot Code, along with their location on the bag, must all match in order to represent flour affected by this recall.
Consumer safety is our top priority. Hodgson Mill package states “do not eat raw flour, dough or batter”. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) warns consumers to not consume raw flour or uncooked raw dough.
E. coli is killed by heat through baking, frying, sautéing, or boiling products made with flour. For more information, refer to the following: https://www.cdc.gov/features/no-raw-dough/index.html. Symptoms of pathogenic E. coli illness include acute, often bloody diarrheal illness and abdominal cramps. Most people recover within a week. However, children, the elderly, and immunosuppressed individuals may develop hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a severe illness which may cause the kidneys to fail.
Consumers are reminded to wash their hands, work surfaces, and utensils thoroughly after contact with raw dough products or flour, and to never eat raw dough or batter.
This lot of flour was milled at an ADM Milling Facility in St Louis, Mo., and repacked at Hodgson Mill, Inc. facility in Effingham, Ill., and was distributed by Hodgson Mill through retailers and distribution nationwide and sold through our website www.hodgsonmill.com.
Consumers who have purchased 5 pound packages of Unbleached All-Purpose White Wheat Flour with specific lot codes are urged to stop using the product immediately and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company customer service M-F 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1-888-417-9343 x 1.
Any consumers concerned about an illness should contact a physician.
Two men and a woman are charged in connection with a burglary spree in Westmoreland County.
Investigators found out that thousands of dollars in gift cards were stolen from Heritage United Methodist Church. They were able to trace it back to the same suspects after they allegedly used them at the GetGo just a block away from the church.
But a third suspect was still on the run.
Police said Joseph Minno was essentially the ringleader, seen on surveillance video behind a handful of burglaries.
Officers found him within two days hiding inside a business on Main Street and surrounded by stolen goods and cash.
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Kiefer Police Chief Johnny O’Mara shared a photo of the insulting cup handed to one of his officers, who purchased the beverages on Thursday morning in Glenpool, just south of Tulsa, as a kind gesture for the dispatchers on duty.
“What irks me is the absolute and total disrespect for a police officer who, instead of being home with family and enjoying a meal and a football game, is patrolling his little town,” O’Mara wrote in a Facebook post that quickly went viral.
The barista has been suspended “pending the outcome of our investigation,” Starbucks told FOX 25 Thursday night.
Police said they were still searching for a suspect and no arrests had been made after the attack at about 19:45 local time (18:45 GMT).
Images and videos on social media showed dozens of Black Friday shoppers running away from the scene.
Three young people were treated in hospital, but were later able to go home, police said.
The incident happened at the Hudson’s Bay store in the city’s Grote Marktstraat or main market square area.
Police have urged the public to contact them if they witnessed the attack.
Officials have also requested that anyone with images or footage of the stab attack send it to police.
An initial description of the suspect suggested police were looking for a man aged between 45 to 50 wearing a grey tracksuit.
A man has been shot and killed by police on London Bridge, police have told Sky News. Video from the bridge appears to show one armed police officer at the beginning of the northside of the bridge crouched behind a police car aiming a gun down the bridge. The video then moves to what appears to be a body on the pavement on the east side of the bridge. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews and https://twitter.com/skynewsbreak Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skynews
Eyewitnesses reported seeing a man with a knife before armed police were seen approaching a man on the ground. Reem Yousef, who was at the scene, told Metro.co.uk she was directly below the bridge when she heard a fight break out at around 2pm between several people. She then heard someone shout ‘move back’ before hearing two gunshots, after which she ran away. She says police arrived within a minute and blocked off the area.
Read more: https://metro.co.uk/2019/11/29/london-bridge-evacuated-reports-shooting-11240927/?ito=cbshare
On a surprise trip to Afghanistan on Thursday, President Trump said that the United States has reopened peace talks with the Taliban – just three months after the president scuttled negotiations between Washington and the Afghan insurgents following a terror attack that killed 11 people, including one U.S. soldier.
Trump, who made his first trip to Afghanistan under a veil of secrecy for security reasons, told troops gathered at the Air Force base for Thanksgiving dinner that the Taliban “wants to make a deal very badly.”
“We’re going to stay until such time as we have a deal, or we have total victory, and they want to make a deal very badly,” Trump said. “The Taliban wants to make a deal — we’ll see if they make a deal. If they do, they do, and if they don’t they don’t. That’s fine.”
(CNN)And the top dog is Thor the Bulldog!The annual National Dog Show touted some amazing breeds, but a bulldog topped them all this year.Thor beat out over 2000 dogs from over 193 breeds to claim his Best in Show award.“I love this dog,” handler Eduardo Paris said in an interview after the show, which aired on Thursday but actually took place earlier this month. “He’s a very complete dog… he moves like a dream.”Thor’s six other competitors were a Havanese, a Siberian Husky, a Golden Retriever, a Pharaoh Hound, an Old English Sheepdog, and a Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier.A new breed was introduced at the show– an Azawakh. This is the only breed that is taller than it is long, and is bred in Africa as a hunter.Even more outstanding than the introduction of a new breed, was the woman who showed him.
You can do it all. As in all your holiday shopping. Right here, right now. We’re not kidding.
Walmart’s epic Black Friday sale is your one-stop shop for spectacular, original, inventive, personal, clever, non-generic gifts for everyone you love, like or just feel obligated toward.
We’re talking a pint-size Chevy Silverado for your favorite preschooler; a massive 65-inch 4K TV that’ll make your in-house football fan hoot; a sleek and stylish Fitbit for the family track star; and an Instant Pot for half off — yep, half off — for your bestie (so she can invite you over for yummy dinner — you’ll bring the wine).
The best part? No lines, no icy winds, no leaving the house. You can shop these Walmart steals from the comfort of your couch — and win Christmas before you even peck at those Thanksgiving leftovers.
In 1789, President George Washington declared Thursday, Nov. 26, as a “Day of Publick Thanksgivin,” according to the National Archives. But in the years following, the date for the holiday was announced by presidential proclamation and was celebrated on various days and in different months. When President Abraham Lincoln made his Thanksgiving proclamation in 1863, the last Thursday of November became standard.
Then came the big date dispute of 1939, when two Thanksgiving holidays were observed.
You see, according to the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, a five-Thursday November fell in 1933, and some retailers asked President Roosevelt to move the holiday to a week earlier.
The president denied the request, and Americans ate their turkey on the last Thursday as always in 1933.
But Roosevelt was president for a long time, long enough for another five-Thursday November to roll around in 1939. Once again, some business leaders asked if the date for the holiday could be a week earlier to give people more time to shop for Christmas, and this time Roosevelt agreed to do it. This raised a hue and cry as many people felt that he was catering to large retailers so they could make more money.
Sixteen governors decided their states would have Thanksgiving on the last Thursday of the month as usual, and that’s how some people ended up celebrating it a week earlier or later than others — for two years.
Roosevelt stuck with the second-to-last-Thursday schedule, some states stuck with the last-Thursday-of-the-month schedule and finally on Dec. 26, 1941, Congress passed a law making Thanksgiving the fourth Thursday of November.
PennDOT needs to hire another 25 seasonal snow plow operators in Westmoreland County, with early winter weather on the horizon. It currently has 13 on the roster.
About 100 seasonal plow drivers normally are hired to help treat and clear roads throughout District 12 — including Westmoreland, Fayette, Greene and Washington counties, according to PennDOT officials. But, each of the counties has so far fallen short of its hiring target.
The state transportation agency competes with other employers to hire from a depleted pool of qualified workers who have a commercial driver’s license, said PennDOT Safety Press Officer Jay Ofsanik.
“Most people are working, so you don’t have an excess of unemployed personnel,” he said. “In Southwestern Pennsylvania, we’ve had an uptick in the gas and oil industry, and those industries typically use a lot of CDL drivers. For the most part, those jobs pay more per hour, so it’s tough competition.”
PennDOT pays drivers $16.72 an hour to start. Ofsanik noted seasonal work sometimes can lead to a permanent position.