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Teen Birth Rate Drops Dramatically

Posted On August 21, 2014

(DeKalb County, GA) -- A new government report is showing a dramatic free fall in teenage birth rates saving taxpayers billions of dollars. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate four-million fewer teenage pregnancies occurred during the last two decades, saving taxpayers around 12-billion dollars in 2010 alone. The CDC says a teenage mom…

Corona Recalling Some Beers Over Glass Shards

Posted On August 21, 2014

(Undated) -- Corona Beer is announcing a voluntary recall after learning that small pieces of glass have been found in some of its products. The recall covers six, 12 and 18-packs of Corona Extra. The company says it hasn't received any reports of injuries but decided to issue the recall out of an abundance of…

Ice Bucket Challenge Heats Up ALS Fundraiser Efforts

Posted On August 20, 2014

(Undated) -- Everybody's taking the plunge. And the organizers behind the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge couldn't be more delighted. ALS Association President Barbara Newhouse says the viral campaign to raise awareness for what's also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, has more than exceeded expectations.   According to Newhouse, as of Wednesday morning the Ice Bucket…

Summer Pests Worsened By Climate Change

Posted On August 20, 2014

(San Francisco, CA) -- An increase in summer pests is being blamed on climate change. National Wildlife Federation scientist Doug Inkley says their report released yesterday outlines how shifting seasons and temperatures are connected to more ticks, mosquitoes and poison ivy.   The report notes garden and crop pests also are growing in numbers, with…

Peanut Butter Recalled For Salmonella Risk

Posted On August 20, 2014

(Undated) -- The Food and Drug Administration is recalling peanut and almond butters sold in more than five-thousand stores because of possible salmonella contamination. The butters are sold at Kroger, Safeway, Trader Joe's and Whole Foods under the brand names Arrowhead Mills and MaraNatha, as well as store brands. The FDA says there have been…