Blue Bell Ice Cream Recalls All Products Due To Listeria Contamination Concerns

By Newsroom America Staff at 12:02 am Eastern

Texas company Blue Bell Ice Cream is recalling its entire line of ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet and other frozen snacks because they could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Six Minnesota Men Charged With Conspiracy To Provide Material Support To ISIL

9:42 am Eastern | U.S. News

A criminal complaint has charged six Minnesota men with conspiracy and attempt to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).read more »

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Grave Humanitarian Situation In Yarmouk Refugee Camp

8:16 am Eastern | World

The UN Security Council has expressed deep concern about the grave humanitarian situation in Yarmouk refugee camp, located on the outskirts of the Syrian capital, Damascus.read more »

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Research Reveals Five Job Interview Deal Breakers

20 Apr 15:45 | Business

It should go without saying, but checking your smartphone isn't a smart move during a job interview. In fact, it's the top way to blow your chances with a prospective employer, new research by The Creative Group shows. read more »

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New Yorkers Warned Of Dangers Of "Synthetic Marijuana" After Increase In Emergency Department Visits

20 Apr 15:26 | U.S. News

Health officials have warned New Yorkers not to use synthetic cannabinoids – most commonly referred to as “synthetic marijuana” – after a significant increase in emergency department visits. read more »

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Global Pandemic Of Fake Medicines Poses Urgent Risk, Scientists Say

20 Apr 15:17 | World

Poor quality medicines are a real and urgent threat that could undermine decades of successful efforts to combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, according to the editors of a collection of journal articles published today. read more »

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Demographer Produces Best Estimate Yet Of Cambodia's Death Toll Under Pol Pot

20 Apr 12:19 | World

The death toll in Cambodia under Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot was most likely between 1.2 million and 2.8 million or between 13 percent and 30 percent of the country's population at the time, according to a forthcoming article by a UCLA demographer.read more »

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Smokers Underestimate Risks Of A Few Cigarettes Say Researchers

20 Apr 10:34 | World

Many people still dangerously underestimate the health risks associated with smoking even a few cigarettes a day, despite decades of public health campaigning, French researchers have reported. read more »

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Scientists Develop Plan To Clear Skies Of Space Junk

20 Apr 09:30 | SciTech

An international team of scientists have put forward a blueprint for a purely space-based system to solve the growing problem of nearly 3,000 tonnes of space debris in orbit around earth.read more »

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Spate Of Deadly Xenophobic Violence In South Africa Draws Concern

20 Apr 08:07 | World

UNHCR said it welcomed efforts by South Africa’s Government to contain a recent wave of xenophobic violence that has accounted for the deaths of at least six people in the past three weeks in South Africa. read more »

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The Classroom Is A Lonely Place For Many US Teachers, Study Finds

19 Apr 15:26 | U.S. News

U.S. teachers continue to work largely in isolation, reporting they engage less often in collaborative efforts viewed as beneficial to both teachers and students, according to a conducted by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in 2013.read more »

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Hundreds Feared Lost After Refugee Boat Capsizes In Mediterranean Sea

19 Apr 15:20 | World

A boat has capsized in the Mediterranean Sea with hundreds of people feared lost, with agencies saying such a catastrophic event provides yet another indication of the need for a "robust" rescue-at-sea mechanism aimed at preventing future tragedies.read more »

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New York Financial Advisor Charged With Stealing $20 Million From Customers

19 Apr 10:18 | U.S. News

The Securities and Exchange Commission has announced fraud charges against a New York City-based financial advisor accused of stealing at least $20 million from customers to fund his own brokerage accounts and then squandering the bulk of the money in highly unprofitable options trading.read more »

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Researchers Develop New Wearable Device That Turns Thumbnail Into Wireless Track pad

18 Apr 18:23 | SciTech

Researchers at the MIT Media Lab are developing a new wearable device that turns the user's thumbnail into a miniature wireless track pad.read more »

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'Dire' Human Rights Situation In Ukraine Likely To Deteriorate Further

18 Apr 18:00 | World

There is increasing concern that the dire situation in parts of the east of Ukraine is likely to deteriorate further due to breaches of the ceasefire and violations of the Minsk Agreement.read more »

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Brutal Suicide Attack In Afghanistan Condemned

18 Apr 17:42 | World

UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, Ivan Simonovic, has strongly condemned the "brutal" suicide attack that reportedly killed at least 35 people and injured more than 100 others in the Afghan city of Jalalabad.read more »

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Young Women Objectify Themselves More Browsing Facebook Than Other Media Types

17 Apr 17:12 | SciTech

Regardless of how much time young women devote to viewing television, music videos and using the internet, they will compare their appearances more frequently to photos in magazines and on Facebook, according to new research.read more »

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Majority Of Workers Don't Believe Robots Threaten Jobs Despite Research Indicating Otherwise

17 Apr 15:35 | Business

An international poll conducted by Monster reveals that 63% of workers believe their jobs will never be replaced by computers and robots despite another study showing almost half of today's jobs in the US could be automated in the next two decades. read more »

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9/11 Leaves Legacy Of Chronic Ill Health Among Emergency Medical Services Workers

17 Apr 14:37 | U.S. News

The 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City in 2001 have left a legacy of chronic ill health among emergency medical services workers who came to the rescue of the victims, reveals new research.read more »

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Expanding Rubber Plantations 'Catastrophic' For Endangered Species In Southeast Asia

17 Apr 13:42 | World

Demand for natural rubber fuelled by the tyre industry is threatening protected parts of Southeast Asia, according to research from the University of East Anglia (UEA).read more »

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Mortgage Rates Fall To Nearly 2-Year Low

17 Apr 12:38 | Business

Mortgage rates pulled back this week, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate dipping to 3.79 percent, according to Bankrate.com's weekly national survey. read more »

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Jury Indicts Father For Lying To FBI About Helping Fugitive Son Escape To Mexico

17 Apr 12:26 | U.S. News

A federal grand jury in El Paso has returned an indictment charging 53-year-old Victor Manuel Solis with making a false statement to El Paso FBI agents about the search for his fugitive son, former Los Angeles Police officer Henry Solis. read more »

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E-Cigarette Use Triples Among Middle And High School Students In Just One Year

17 Apr 10:20 | U.S. News

Current e-cigarette use among middle and high school students tripled from 2013 to 2014, according to data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.read more »

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Former Investment Adviser At Global Bank Charged With Multi-Millon-Dollar Fraud Scheme

17 Apr 09:13 | U.S. News

Michael Oppenheim has been charged with wire, securities, and investment adviser fraud, as well as embezzlement, for allegedly using his position as an investment adviser at a global financial institution based in New York City to defraud multiple Bank clients out of approximately $20 million over a four-year period.read more »

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'Dramatic' Progress In Fighting Ebola Must Be Followed By Long-Term Recovery Efforts

17 Apr 08:07 | World

Intense efforts to control the Ebola outbreak in the three most-affected West African countries will continue, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO)said, adding that the international community is also looking for ways to build on dramatic recent progress by aiding with efforts aimed at recovery from the outbreak.read more »

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Information Technology Manager Indicted For Damaging Servers And Illegally Intercepting E-Mail Accounts

16 Apr 17:06 | U.S. News

A former information technology manager for a Northbrook-based company has been indicted for allegedly damaging servers maintained by the company, intercepting company e-mails without authorization, and disclosing the contents of intercepted e-mails without authorization. read more »

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Washington State Auditor Troy X. Kelley Indicted

16 Apr 16:43 | U.S. News

A Grand Jury in Seattle has returned a ten count indictment against Troy Kelley, 50, of Tacoma for his scheme to keep stolen money and hide it from both the IRS and those due a refund related to their purchase of a home or refinance of a home mortgage.read more »

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New Portable Sensor Detects Spoiled Meat

16 Apr 14:11 | SciTech

MIT chemists have devised an inexpensive, portable sensor that can detect gases emitted by rotting meat, allowing consumers to determine whether the meat in their grocery store or refrigerator is safe to eat.read more »

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New Evidence Adds Capitanian Extinction To List Of Major Extinction Crises

16 Apr 13:16 | SciTech

Since the Cambrian Explosion, ecosystems have suffered repeated mass extinctions, with the "Big 5" crises being the most prominent, but scientists say they have evidence of the 6th global extinction event.read more »

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Human Rights Experts Welcome Blackwater Sentencing And Urge Greater Accountability For Private Security

16 Apr 12:31 | World

The outsourcing of national security to private firms creates risks for human rights and accountability, the United Nations working group on the use of mercenaries said as it welcomed the sentencing of four former Blackwater Worldwide personnel for the 2007 killing of 14 unarmed Iraqi civilians. read more »

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1.2 million Ukrainians Uprooted By Conflict

16 Apr 10:45 | World

The United Nations humanitarian office has reported that 1.2 million people in Ukraine have now been internally displaced because of conflict in the country.read more »

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Milford Realtor Pleads Guilty To Running $15 Million Investment Fraud Scheme

16 Apr 09:32 | Business

Brenda Ashcraft, 45, of Milford, Ohio has pleaded guilty to defrauding investors of at least $15 million between 2009 and 2013 in a fraudulent investment scheme to purchase and sell real estate through real estate investment trusts known as REITs.read more »

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Saudi Arabia Says Military Operations In Yemen Successful

16 Apr 08:36 | World

Saudi Ambassador to the United States Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir said military operations in Yemen have been successful in thwarting the Houthi militia's goal of taking over Yemen.read more »

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Teachers More Likely To Label Black Students As Troublemakers: Study

15 Apr 17:20 | U.S. News

Teachers are likely to interpret students' misbehavior differently depending on the student's race, according to new research findings published in Psychological Science.read more »

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Millions Of Yemenis Face Food Insecurity Amid Escalating Conflict

15 Apr 16:45 | World

Nearly 11 million people in Yemen are severely food insecure and millions more are at risk of being unable to meet their basic food needs, the Food and Agriculture Agency (FAO) said, calling for $8 million in funding to support farmers amidst the escalating conflict.read more »

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Increase Seen In Data Breaches Of Health Information

15 Apr 15:39 | U.S. News

Between 2010 and 2013, data breaches of protected health information reported by HIPAA-covered entities increased and involved approximately 29 million records, with most data breaches resulting from overt criminal activity, according to a study.read more »

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Search For Advanced Civilizations Beyond Earth Finds Nothing Obvious In 100,000 Galaxies

15 Apr 14:33 | World

After searching 100,000 galaxies for signs of highly advanced extraterrestrial life, a team of scientists using observations from NASA's WISE orbiting observatory has found no evidence of advanced civilizations in them.read more »

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Interactivity Tools Can Boost Persuasiveness Of Websites

15 Apr 13:26 | SciTech

Messages conveyed on websites may be more persuasive if theses websites are interactive, according to researchers.read more »

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Childhood Self-Control Linked To Enhanced Job Prospects Throughout Life

15 Apr 12:17 | SciTech

Parents who work to instil self-control in their children will see them reap the benefits not only in the short-term but throughout their working life, according to new research.read more »

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Former Leader Of Hindu Temple Of Georgia Sentenced To Prison

15 Apr 11:07 | U.S. News

Annamalai Annamalai, a/k/a Dr. Commander Selvam, a/k/a Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar, the former leader of the now defunct Hindu Temple of Georgia, has been sentenced to 27 years in prison following his conviction on 34 felony counts, including bank fraud, tax fraud, bankruptcy fraud, and obstruction charges.read more »

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DoD Seeks To Identify Unaccounted-For USS Oklahoma Crew Members

15 Apr 09:31 | U.S. News

The remains of up to 388 unaccounted-for sailors and Marines associated with the USS Oklahoma will be exhumed later this year for analysis that could lead to identifying most of them, Defense Department officials announced.read more »

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Actor Daniel Craig As Global Mine Action Advocate

15 Apr 08:53 | World

Actor Daniel Craig has been appointed as the first UN Global Advocate for the Elimination of Mines and Explosive Hazards.read more »

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Investors Signal Concerns About Valuation Bubble In Both Bonds And Equities: Survey

14 Apr 17:28 | Business

Investors see growing overvaluations in both bonds and equities and have signaled concern about a valuation bubble forming, according to the BofA Merrill Lynch Fund Manager Survey for April. read more »

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FAO Warns Of 2050 Deadline For Dwindling Water Supplies

14 Apr 16:23 | World

The world’s water supplies are expected to remain sufficient for a global population of nine billion in 2050, but continuing overconsumption and the impact of climate change will diminish their availability in many of the planet's neediest regions, according to a new Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) report.read more »

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Ebola Analysis Finds Virus Hasn't Become Deadlier, Yet

14 Apr 14:58 | SciTech

Research from The University of Manchester using cutting edge computer analysis reveals that despite mutating, Ebola hasn't evolved to become deadlier since the first outbreak 40 years ago.read more »

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Nearly 800,000 Children Forced To Flee Violence In Nigeria And Region

14 Apr 13:50 | World

A new report released by UNICEF reveals that least 800,000 children have been forced to flee their homes as a result of the conflict in northeast Nigeria between Boko Haram, military forces and civilian self-defence groups.read more »

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Conference Stresses Grave Need To Combat Wildlife Crime

14 Apr 13:14 | World

With wildlife and forest crimes on the rise, yielding enormous profits for criminal networks, officials at a major anti-crime meeting under way in Doha, Qatar, stressed the gravity of the scourge, saying that it fuels violence, corrupts supply chains and undermines the rule of law.read more »

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Two Disease Testing Laboratories To Pay Nearly $50 Million To Settle Kickback Claims

14 Apr 10:39 | U.S. News

Health Diagnostics Laboratory, Inc. (HDL), of Richmond, Virginia, has agreed to pay $47 million, and laboratory Singulex, Inc. of Alameda, California, has agreed to pay $1.5 million to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act.read more »

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Former Texas State Judge Pleads Guilty In Federal Judicial Corruption Case

14 Apr 09:26 | U.S. News

Angus Kelly McGinty, 51, a former Texas state district court judge in Bexar County, Texas, has pleaded guilty to soliciting and accepting bribes intended to influence his judicial decisions. read more »

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Four Former Blackwater Employees Sentenced to Decades in Prison For Fatal Iraq Shootings

14 Apr 02:57 | U.S. News

One former security guard for Blackwater USA has been sentenced to life in prison, and three others were each sentenced to prison terms of 30 years for their roles in the 2007 shooting at Nisur Square in Baghdad, that resulted in the killing of 14 unarmed civilians and the wounding of numerous others.read more »

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Prosecutors Investigating Fatal Police Shooting Of Laquan McDonald

14 Apr 08:49 | U.S. News

Federal officials have confirmed they are conducting a criminal investigation into the death of Laquan McDonald, 17, who died last year after being shot 16 times by Chicago Police. read more »

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Inspection Team Sent To Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Plant Following Unplanned Shutdown

13 Apr 18:32 | U.S. News

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has begun a special inspection at the Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant about 50 miles southeast of Washington, D.C. to review issues during the unplanned shutdown of both reactors on April 7. read more »

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Study Finds Testicular Cancer Link For Muscle-Building Supplements

13 Apr 17:53 | SciTech

Men who reported taking muscle-building supplements, such as pills and powders with creatine or androstenedione, reported a significantly higher likelihood of having developed testicular cancer than men who did not use such supplements, according to a new study in the British Journal of Cancer.read more »

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Ebola Outbreak Still A Global Emergency Despite Significant Drop In Cases: WHO

13 Apr 16:50 | World

The World Health Organization (WHO) said the Ebola outbreak in West Africa still poses a threat to international peace and security, despite a major fall-off in in case incidence and geographic distribution in the most-affected countries Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.read more »

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Mariah Carey Signs Contract With Sony Music Entertainment

13 Apr 17:07 | Entertainment

Multi-platinum global superstar Mariah Carey has been signed to an exclusive contract with Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment.read more »

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UNESCO Condemns Destruction At Iraq's Nimrud Site

13 Apr 16:44 | World

The United Nations agency mandated with protecting heritage sites worldwide has denounced further destruction at the archaeological site of Nimrud in Iraq, calling the deliberate damage of culture a "war crime" and pledging to do everything possible to fight it.read more »

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Debt Brokers Settle FTC Charges They Exposed Consumers' Information Online

13 Apr 16:36 | Business

Two debt brokers have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they exposed highly sensitive information about tens of thousands of consumers while trying to sell portfolios of consumer debt on a public website. read more »

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Making Your Home A Home For The Birds

13 Apr 11:04 | U.S. News

The landscaping plants chosen by residents for their yards plays a much greater role in the diversity of native birds in suburban neighborhoods than do the surrounding parks, forest preserves, or streetside trees, say biologists at the University of Illinois at Chicago.read more »

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Second Kansas Man Charged in Connection With Car Bomb Plot

13 Apr 09:52 | U.S. News

A second Topeka, Kansas, man has been charged in connection with an alleged plot to detonate a vehicle bomb at the Fort Riley military base near Manhattan, Kansas.read more »

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Afghan Civilian Casualties From Ground Combat Rise In 2015

13 Apr 08:42 | World

In the first three months of 2015, civilian casualties from ground engagements rose by eight per cent compared to the same period last year, according to the latest figures released by the United Nations with warning that the toll is likely to rise in the coming summer months.read more »

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Israel's Use Of Administrative Detention Against Palestinians Draws Concern

12 Apr 16:58 | World

The United Nations Human Rights Office (OHCHR) has expressed concern by the continued and increasing use of administrative detention by Israeli authorities against Palestinians, who are being held without charge or trial, often on the basis of secret evidence, for periods of up to six months.read more »

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Dispersant Used To Clean Deepwater Horizon Spill More Toxic To Corals Than The Oil

11 Apr 16:18 | U.S. News

The dispersant used to remediate the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is more toxic to cold-water corals than the spilled oil, according to a study conducted at Temple University.read more »

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Smartphones Could Function As Earthquake Early Warning Systems

11 Apr 12:42 | U.S. News

Smartphones and other personal electronic devices could, in regions where they are in widespread use, function as early warning systems for large earthquakes according to newly reported research. read more »

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