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A school district in Tennessee served meat from 2009 in school lunches

The pork roast, which had reportedly been frozen in 2009, ended up in school lunches April 22. County Commissioner Michael Herrell says the husband of a cafeteria worker sent him a picture of a portion of the meat that had been thawed.<p>Herrell says a cook at Cherokee High School in Rogersville told …

Food

New test can predict cancer up to 13 years before disease develops

People who develop cancer have shorter telomeres, the caps at the end of chromosomes which protect the DNA<p>Genetic changes can predict cancer up to 13 years in the future, according to new research.<p>Harvard and Northwestern University discovered that tiny but significant changes are already happening …

Mars astronauts could develop dementia on journey to Red Planet

Dangerous space radiation could mean astronauts develop dementia before ever setting foot on Mars<p>The technological challenge of getting to Mars may seem like a huge hurdle but it may be biology that holds humanity back from venturing to the Red Planet.<p>Astronauts could develop irreversible dementia …

Colorado man first in US to contract plague from a dog, study says

When a man in Colorado contracted the plague from his two-year-old pit bull terrier and spread it to four other people last summer, the resulting outbreak was the largest in 88 years – and the first known dog-to-human transmission of the disease, according to a new study released by the US Centers …

Medical marijuana bills in the Legislature

The California Legislature is considering proposals, some of which conflict with one another, that would:<p>• Charge the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control with licensing medical marijuana dispensaries and the Department of Food and Agriculture with licensing growers (AB 34).<p>• Create a …

Cannabis

Michigan Shaken By 4.2-Magnitude Earthquake

Residents of southwestern Michigan were unexpectedly shaken by a 4.2-magnitude earthquake Saturday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.<p>The first reports of the earthquake were circulated on social media around 12:30 p.m. EDT Saturday.<p>Shortly thereafter, the U.S. Geological Survey confirmed …

Rare earthquake shakes western Michigan, registers magnitude of 4.2

<b>(CNN) —</b> A rare earthquake, registering magnitude 4.2, rattled the western part of Michigan on Saturday afternoon, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.<p>The quake didn't cause any damage when it struck at about 12:30 p.m. local time five miles south of Galesburg and nine miles southeast of Kalamazoo, …

Bringing up baby while doing time

Decatur Correctional Center's E-wing is a place of stark juxtapositions, where the crackle of guards' radios mix with the happy cries of a toddler learning to take his first steps. Colorful murals of Bert and Ernie from "Sesame Street" decorate the otherwise drab walls. And outside, swing sets and …

Teacher Testifies So Dzhokhar Tsarnaev 'Knows That Someone Cares About Him'

BOSTON -- One of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's former middle school teachers wrote on Facebook that "I still love him" even though the convicted Boston Marathon bomber "did the unforgivable."<p>It was the second time that Becki Norris spoke up for Tsarnaev, 21, on Wednesday. Earlier that day, the current …

A Massive Underwater Volcano Is Likely Erupting Off the Oregon Coast

But it's not dangerous.<p>This past week has seen the steady rumble of thousands of tiny earthquakes radiating from off the coast of Oregon. Coupled with a sudden 8 foot drop in the seafloor—indicative of magma being withdrawn from reservoirs deep underneath the seabed—it seems likely that a powerful …

Elephants, Rhinos and Other Large Plant-Eaters Face Extinction, Study Says

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20 St. Louis Women Ask Whether Their Babies Were Stolen Too

Nearly 20 women who were told their babies had died in a St. Louis hospital have contacted a lawyer after a woman was reunited with her daughter, 49 years after a nurse told her the child had died.<p>Attorney Albert Watkins said the women reached out for him after of Zella Jackson Price, 76, and her …

Spider venom holds promise of chronic-pain relief

Hundreds of millions of people around the world suffer from what doctors call "chronic pain".<p>They cannot take anasthetics like morphine because, in the long term, their bodies would develop a tolerance to them. In high-doses, pain-relief drugs can have debilitating side-effects.<p>But as Al Jazeera's …