E. coli 0157:H7 isn't a lonely foodborne villain any more.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture said today that six uncommon strains of E. coli will be banned from ground beef due to risks of illness. Consumer groups are hailing the move as the biggest advance in meat safety in years.
But meat processors warn it will cost consumers more money, and say the scientific evidence doesn't justify the new expense.
Parts of the U.S. are seeing a drop-off in vaccination rates among young children. The falling rates don't necessarily track with poverty or other poor public health trends; in fact, a recent U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report flagged the poorest rates of kindergarten vaccination in relatively prosperous states, like Washington and Oregon.
Federal watchdogs say the U.S. Marshals Service needs to do a better job of valuing and selling assets tied to fraudsters and organized crime figures.
The Justice Department's inspector general has found poor oversight and problems with record keeping that could be costing taxpayers money.
The Marshals Service has managed investments, homes and jewelry tied to many prominent criminals over the past five years. The prominent felons include Ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff and organized crime figure James Galante.
Tulsa, OK â€“ A shift in prioritizing immigration cases isn't changing the way law enforcement in Tulsa County operates. But Sheriff's Sgt. Shannon Clark says it's helping shine a light on individuals who are taking unfair advantage.
He says they're hearing more about rip-off artists misleading those who may have unrealistic hope of staying here or returning quickly.
Tulsa, OK â€“ This is primary election day in the City of Tulsa. Voters are going to the polls today to pick candidates for the Tulsa City Council's November General Election. There are elections in all of the nine council districts.
In Districts One and Five, the winner of today's primary will advance to the council seat. That is because no opposition party filed. Incumbent Democrat Jack Henderson and Republican Chris Trail both drew opponents from their own parties.