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About two million Calphalon knives are being recalled after 27 reports of finger or hand lacerations, including four that require stitches.
Lacerations have been caused by the blade breaking during use. Calphalon has also received about 3,150 reports of broken knives.
San Jose city officials have expanded mandatory evacuations due to flooding along Coyote Creek.
Protesters of the Dakota Access pipeline spent the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, preparing to leave their camp before an afternoon deadline to clear out. They prayed and set fire to a handful of wooden structures as part of a departure ceremony.
A massive cleanup effort has been underway for weeks, first by protesters. Now the Army Corps of Engineers is moving in to remove debris left from several months of occupancy, citing the fear of upcoming floods.
President-elect Donald Trump promised to repeal Obamacare, defeat ISIS, withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, create 25 million jobs over the next decade and "drain the swamp" in Washington, D.C. How well do his Cabinet nominees reflect his governing philosophy? Here they are in their own words.
The Obama Foundation says it has hired the firm that helped shape the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington to lead the exhibition design for the Obama Presidential Center's museum.
New York-based Ralph Appelbaum Associates will head a team of several firms and individuals with expertise in media, lighting and acoustics in designing exhibits.
The foundation says almost half of the exhibition design work for the museum to be located in Chicago's Jackson Park will be performed by minority- and women-owned businesses.
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A New Hampshire farm that posted a video of a cute newborn calf is coming under fire from animal rights supporters who don't want the animal to be slaughtered.
The Concord Monitor reports Yankee Farmer's Market in Warner posted the video of the animal named Diego last week. In it, the Scottish Highland calf is warmed by an off-screen hair dryer.
The video has more than 12 million views on Facebook.
Technology glitches including Bluetooth phone pairing and misunderstood voice commands put a dent in car and truck reliability scores in a major survey of automobile owners.
Lexus and Porsche tied for the top spot, leading all brands for dependability in the survey released Wednesday by the consulting firm J.D. Power. But electronic problems caused trouble across the industry, pushing the average up to 156 problems per 100 vehicles. That's four problems higher than last year and the highest number since J.D. Power changed scoring methods in 2015.
Toyota, Buick and Mercedes-Benz rounded out the top five most dependable brands, while Fiat, Jeep and Infiniti were the least reliable, according to the survey.
Addicts and mentally ill people who gained access to treatment programs for the first time are worried about how that might change as President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress try to make good on their promise to repeal and replace "Obamacare."
Repeal could end coverage for 1.8 million people who have undergone addiction or mental health treatment and could cut $5.5 billion in spending on such services, said Richard Frank, a health economist at Harvard Medical School.
Newly released reel-to-reel tapes from Tuskegee University Libraries includes speeches by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at a Tuskegee Civic Association meeting in July of 1957. The collection includes a number of recordings dating back to the 1950s that were transferred from two sides of a 7-inch reel-to-reel tape preserved in the Tuskegee University Archives' TCA audio collection. "It is for the whole world," said Tuskegee archivist Dana Chandler. "We want people to hear it, and comment on it, and write their papers on it, and publish their articles on it in books."
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Now that you can easily skip through traditional television commercials, advertisers are finding creative new ways to get their brands on your radar, the NBC Los Angeles I-team reported.
A recent survey found that 76 percent of people use their digital video recorder ("DVR") and/or ad blocking software to avoid commercials on television and online. A total of 68 percent of those surveyed admit to remembering fewer than five advertisements that they've seen in the past week.
With billions of ad dollars at stake, marketers are turning to less obvious strategies to get consumers to buy.
One technique that's proven effective is "product placement," where a company pays to have its product appear in the background of a TV show. Nielsen identified 4,538 instances of product placement during the 2015-2016 television season.
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The man convicted of killing nine worshippers during Bible study at a black church drove toward a second black church after the shootings, according to South Carolina prosecutors who oversaw the federal case against him.
In court documents unsealed Tuesday, federal prosecutors said they had GPS evidence showing that Dylann Roof exited the interstate and drove toward a church in Summerville, about 30 miles from Charleston's Emanuel AME Church, after committing the June 2015 slayings. According to the government, Branch AME Church also had a sign that advertised a Wednesday night Bible study.
Prosecutors said Roof, now 22, shut off his GPS device, something they say indicates he stopped the car.
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When a 10-year-old girl needed help with her math homework, she sought assistance from an unlikely source — her local police department. “I’m having trouble with my homework. Could you help me?” Lena Draper wrote in a Facebook message to the Marion, Ohio Police Department. The department responded, and — surprise, surprise — it had answers.
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The firm that oversees registrations for the SAT college entrance exam is boosting security around the world following test-stealing and other cheating in recent years.
The College Board told The Associated Press it's reducing the number of international testing dates from six per year to four for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 school years. It says the move will reduce opportunities for test content to be stolen.
The New York-based college entrance exam provider, which planned to make a formal announcement Wednesday, also is taking steps to prevent past cheaters from retaking tests. In addition, it says it will alert law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad of companies and people it suspects of illegally obtaining test content.