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COP24 climate talks end in agreement — barely

COP24 climate talks end in agreement — barely

After two weeks of discordant and emotional negotiations, the nations of the world agreed Saturday night on a set of rules meant to help curb global warming. But scientists and even the negotiators themselves know the so-called “Paris Rulebook” won’t be enough on its own to stop carbon pollution from reaching critical levels. Countries would…MORE

Check your fridge and pantry for food products recalled this week

Check your fridge and pantry for food products recalled this week

Before the family gathers for a holiday meal, here’s all the food you should purge from your pantry. Read on to see some of the things you may need to throw away and updates on recalls for beef and romaine lettuce. Metal found in Jimmy Dean sausages CTI Foods LLC, is recalling 29,028 pounds of…MORE

Youngest survivor of Ebola outbreak brings hope to Congo caregivers

Youngest survivor of Ebola outbreak brings hope to Congo caregivers

The youngest survivor of the Ebola outbreak received her discharge certificate from the Beni Ebola Treatment Center on Wednesday, according to the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ministry of Health. Born October 31, baby Bénédicte was admitted to the center at 6 days old. Her mother, who had a confirmed case of Ebola, died during childbirth,…MORE

Uncertainty, hope at the 11th hour of COP24 climate talks

Uncertainty, hope at the 11th hour of COP24 climate talks

The UN climate talks in Poland — an attempt to save the world from disastrous levels of global warming — are sputtering toward a conclusion after two weeks of discord. “They’re going nowhere — for Tuvalu, for small counties,” Prime Minister Enele Sopoaga of Tuvalu, an island country in the Pacific, said Friday morning. “What…MORE

‘Historic moment’ as abortion bill passes Irish parliament

‘Historic moment’ as abortion bill passes Irish parliament

Ireland’s Prime Minister has hailed a “historic moment” for women in the country, after a bill to legalize abortion passed through the final stages of parliament. The bill is now set to be signed into law by President Michael D. Higgins, following a marathon debate in parliament’s upper house Thursday, and will come into force…MORE

Crackdown on sexist ads outlaws bad female driver and inept dad commercials

Crackdown on sexist ads outlaws bad female driver and inept dad commercials

Depictions of girls as less academic than boys or men being belittled for “unmanly” behavior will be soon be a thing of the past in British commercials. The new rules, announced Friday by advertising watchdog the Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP), ban companies from including “gender stereotypes that are likely to cause harm, or serious…MORE

E. coli outbreak traced to California farm; some romaine lettuce safe to eat

E. coli outbreak traced to California farm; some romaine lettuce safe to eat

The strain of E. coli causing the current outbreak in romaine lettuce has been found in a reservoir on a farm in Santa Barbara County, California, the US Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday. The agencies are continuing to investigate other possible sources, and the CDC still advises…MORE

Del Monte recalls canned corn because of botulism risk

Del Monte recalls canned corn because of botulism risk

Del Monte Foods Inc. issued a recall of some of its canned corn this week. Del Monte’s fiesta corn seasoned with red and green peppers is under-processed and could result in, “contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens, which could lead to life-threatening illness if consumed,” the company said. Although it is more of a concern…MORE

Liz’s Dirt

Friday’s Dirt

Dax Shepard is being forced to deny rumors that he cheated on Kristen Bell with Julie Andrews’ step-granddaughter.  Kayti Edwards posted some pictures of herself being intimate with Dax in a photo booth in 2009, while he was married to Kristen.  Dax says the pictures were from 2005, pre-Kristen, and points out that Kayti has…

Thursday’s Dirt

Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake are said to be in marriage counseling.  It all started when Jessica heard Justin refer to her as a ‘small town housewife.’  They are now in counseling once a week. There will be no ‘Dancing with the Stars’ in Spring 2019 because the show wants to take a break.  It…