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Popular peanut butter recalled after link to salmonella outbreak

Jif brand peanut butter is displayed for sale at a Costco Wholesale Corp. store in Louisville, Ky., on May 29, 2019. (Bloomberg photo by Luke Sharrett)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, along with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and others have been investigating a multistate outbreak of salmonella senftenberg infections and they are linked to a product so many of us enjoy daily.

Investors, retailers bracing for another week of bad news

A Walmart employee helps a customer outside the Walmart store in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021.  Walmart reported stronger sales for the fiscal first quarter, Tuesday, May 17, 2022, but its profits took a beating as the nation's largest retailer grappled with surging inflation on food and fuel and higher costs from a still snarled global supply chain. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Soaring costs and swollen inventories have retailers on the ropes, and investors fear that the punishment won't ease anytime soon.

College grads party, leave a mess at the Lincoln Memorial

The 100th anniversary of the Lincoln Memorial's dedication is this month. (Washington Post photo by Jonathan Newton)

The Lincoln Memorial was briefly closed Saturday morning on the eve of its centennial anniversary festivities after a graduation celebration left the most visited site on the National Mall a bit of a mess, the National Park Service said.

U.S. military flies first shipments of baby formula to Indiana from Germany


U.S. military aircraft will deliver 132 pallets of baby formula from Germany to Indianapolis over the weekend, in support of a Biden administration initiative that aims to quickly increase supplies of the food source amid a national shortage.


Russia claims to have taken full control of Mariupol

Ukrainian servicemen sit in a bus after leaving Mariupol's besieged Azovstal steel plant, near a penal colony in Olyonivka, in territory under the government of the Donetsk People's Republic, eastern Ukraine, Friday, May 20, 2022. (AP Photo)

Russia claims to have captured Mariupol in what would be its biggest victory yet in its war with Ukraine

Even as gas prices rattle economy, Americans can't stay off the road

The price of regular gas is $4.79 at the 7-Eleven along Route 61 in Pottsville, Pa., on Friday, May 20, 2022. (Jacqueline Dormer/Republican-Herald via AP)

The shocks of high gasoline costs are ricocheting through the economy, and industry analysts see little relief on the horizon.

Ginni Thomas, wife of Supreme Court justice, pressed Arizona lawmakers to help reverse Trump's loss, emails show


Virginia "Ginni" Thomas, the conservative activist and wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, pressed Arizona lawmakers after the 2020 election to set aside Joe Biden's popular-vote victory and choose "a clean slate of Electors," according...

Judge: COVID asylum restrictions must continue on U.S. border

Migrants who had crossed the Rio Grande river into the U.S. are under custody of National Guard members as they await the arrival of U.S. Border Patrol agents in Eagle Pass, Texas, Friday, May 20, 2022. The Eagle Pass area has become increasingly a popular crossing corridor for migrants, especially those from outside Mexico and Central America, under Title 42 authority, which expels migrants without a chance to seek asylum on grounds of preventing the spread of COVID-19. A judge was expected to rule on a bid by Louisiana and 23 other states to keep Title 42 in effect before the Biden administration was to end it Monday. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)

A federal judge in Louisiana is refusing to end pandemic-related restrictions on migrants seeking asylum on the southern border

CDC urges Pfizer booster for children ages 5 to 11

A vial of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children 5 to 12 years old sits ready for use at a vaccination site in Fort Worth, Texas, Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021. Kids ages 5 to 11 should get a booster dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, advisers to the U.S. government said Thursday, May 19, 2022. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

U.S. health advisers are urging a booster dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for kids ages 5 to 11

U.S. lawmakers urge binding vote on Puerto Rico statehood

The Puerto Rican flag flies in front of Puerto Rico's Capitol as in San Juan,  July 29, 2015. A group of Democratic Congress members, including the House majority leader, on Thursday, May 19, 2022, proposed a binding plebiscite to decide whether Puerto Rico should become a state or gain some sort of independence. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo, File)

A group of Democratic congress members is proposing a binding plebiscite to decide whether Puerto Rico should become a state or gain some sort of independence

Dispatcher may be fired for allegedly hanging up on supermarket worker during massacre

Payton Gendron is led into the courtroom for a hearing at Erie County Court in Buffalo, N.Y., Thursday, May 19, 2022. Gendron faces charges in the May 14 fatal shooting at a supermarket. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

A 911 dispatcher who allegedly hung up on a Tops employee trapped inside the Buffalo supermarket during Saturday's mass shooting that killed 10 people has been placed on administrative leave and is facing possible termination, according to county...

Ukrainian troops surrendering at Mariupol registered as POWs

This photo taken from video released by the Russian Defense Ministry on Thursday, May 19, 2022, shows Ukrainian servicemen as they leave the besieged Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol, in territory under the government of the Donetsk People's Republic, eastern Ukraine. (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP)

Russia says hundreds more fighters have emerged from the Mariupol stronghold where they made their last stand and surrendered

Experts: U.S. may be barreling toward recession in next year

A for sale sign is displayed outside a home in Mount Lebanon, Pa., on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. Sales of previously occupied U.S. homes slowed in March 2022 to the slowest pace in nearly two years as a swift rise in mortgage rates and record-high prices discouraged would-be homebuyers. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday, April 20, 2022, that existing home sales fell 2.7% last month from February to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.77 million.  (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

The U.S. economy could be heading for a recession in the next year, according to growing warnings from banks and economists, as a sudden bout of economic pessimism hammers financial markets that had been counting on sustained economic momentum.

Edwards ousts North Carolina Rep. Cawthorn in GOP primary

U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn, R-N.C., speaks to supporters and the media at his primary election night watch party in Hendersonville, N.C., Tuesday, May 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

First-term U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn has lost to North Carolina state Sen. Chuck Edwards in the Republican congressional primary

Spy agencies urged to fix open secret: A lack of diversity

FILE - A sign stands outside the National Security Administration (NSA) campus on in Fort Meade, Md., on June 6, 2013. The national reckoning over racial inequality sparked by George Floyd's murder two years ago has gone on behind closed doors inside America's intelligence agencies. Shortly after his death, employees of the National Security Agency had a call to speak to their director about racism and cultural misunderstandings. One by one, officers spoke about examples of racism that they had seen in America's largest intelligence service.(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

The national reckoning over racial inequality sparked by George Floyd’s murder two years ago has gone on behind closed doors inside America’s intelligence agencies

Interrogation, uncertainty for surrendering Mariupol troops

In this photo taken from video released by the Russian Defense Ministry on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, shows a wounded Ukrainian servicemen lying in a hospital in Novoazovsk, Ukraine, in territory under the government of the Donetsk People's Republic, after he an his comrades were evacuated from Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol. (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP)

Russia says that nearly 1,000 Ukrainian troops who doggedly defended a giant steelworks in Mariupol have surrendered

Doctor who fought church gunman remembered as kind protector

A photo of Dr. John Cheng, a 52-year-old victim who was killed in Sunday's shooting at Geneva Presbyterian Church, is displayed outside his office in Aliso Viejo, Calif., Monday, May 16, 2022. Authorities say a Chinese-born gunman was motivated by hatred against Taiwan when he chained shut the doors of the church and hid firebombs before shooting at a gathering of mainly of elderly Taiwanese parishioners. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Friends and colleagues of Dr. John Cheng say they were not surprised the quiet, kind and calm sports medicine physician saved others by rushing at the gunman firing on a Southern California church luncheon

Buffalo shooter let some people see plans just before attack

Shannon Waedell-Collins pays her respects at the scene of Saturday's shooting at a supermarket, in Buffalo, N.Y., Wednesday, May 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Shortly before police say he opened fire, the white gunman accused of killing 10 Black people at a Buffalo, New York, supermarket allowed a small group of people to see his long-simmering plans for the attack, which he had been chronicling...



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