Forest Service officials are hitting a pause on prescribed fires after a New Mexico burn escaped containment

During the pause on those operations, the Forest Service will conduct a 90-day review of protocols, practices and the decision support tools ahead of the operations planned for the fall, the chief said. “Our primary goal in engaging in prescribed fires and wildfires is to ensure the safety of the communities involved. Our employees who …

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6th child dies in connection to mysterious hepatitis cases with unknown cause

Another child in the US has died in connection with the mysterious cases of severe hepatitis that have been occurring among children around the country and the globe, officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed on Friday. Investigators learned of the additional death on Thursday, Dr. Jay Butler, deputy director for infectious …

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Bacon topping may contain metal pieces, Smithfield says

Smithfield Packaged Meats Corp. is recalling more than 185,000 pounds of pre-cooked, ready-to-eat bacon topping products possibly contaminated with pieces of metal. The company, headquartered in Sioux Center, Iowa, issued the voluntary recall Friday after a customer complained about finding metal in one of its bacon topping products, according to the Department of Agriculture’s Food …

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A 58-year-old missing man found to have had ‘quick and painless passing’ in San Jose

A 58-year-old man who went missing in San Jose, California, was found to have died “peacefully and quickly” last weekend, according to his family. Ching-Fu “Peter” Lan was reported missing after he was last seen driving his car in Cupertino at 1 pm on May 14. Details about the cause of Lan’s death are unclear …

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In unusual step, US military aircraft will transport first pallets of baby formula to the US

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has ordered the first flights supporting the newly created Operation Fly Formula program, and they will “depart Ramstein Air Base in Germany over the course of this weekend,” the White House official said. “Due to the urgency of the situation, these flights will comprise US military aircraft,” the official said. Using …

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Will Smith’s David Letterman interview offers more than cringe

It would be easy to pick apart Will Smith’s appearance on “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman,” looking for portions that haven’t aged well since “The Slap.” The episode – one of six from the Netflix show’s fourth season released Friday – was shot in January, two months before the Oscars. Smith …

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Is S&P 500 headed into bear market? Index falls fast from record high

The S&P 500 started the year with a bang, scoring a record high the first week. Since then, it’s been all downhill with the index close to falling into bear market territory. Shell-shocked investors wonder how this happened so fast. The year started with great optimism, with S&P 500 index touching a record high in …

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