Author: By Kristine Phillips

200 million eggs recalled after nearly two dozen were sickened with salmonella, officials say – Washington Post

GOOGLE NEWS Federal officials say nearly 207 million eggs have been recalled because of fears that they may have been contaminated with salmonella, a type of bacteria that causes serious illnesses and deaths, particularly among children and elderly people. Rose Acre Farms is recalling the products after federal officials tied illnesses to the company’s facility in North Carolina, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said. Twenty-two people on the East Coast have been sickened by Salmonella braenderup. No one has died. An investigation by the federal agency led to an inspection of the farm, which is located in Hyde County, N.C., and produces...

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Okla. state senator caught in motel room with teen boy faces prostitution charges, officials say – Washington Post

Oklahoma state Sen. Ralph Shortey. (Sue Ogrocki/AP) A Republican state senator from Oklahoma is facing prostitution charges after he was caught in a motel room with a 17-year-old boy to whom he offered money in exchange for “‘sexual’ stuff,” authorities said. The charges against Sen. Ralph Shortey were filed Thursday, one week after he and the teenager were found at a Super 8 motel in Moore, Okla., just south of Oklahoma City, according to an affidavit. Authorities said the two met through an online personal ad about a year ago and had been texting since. Shortey has been charged with three felonies: soliciting the prostitution of a minor; transportation for the purpose of prostitution; and prostitution within 1,000 feet of a church. The allegations prompted Republican leaders in the state, including the governor, to call for Shortey’s resignation, and the Oklahoma Senate has moved quickly to sanction the two-term senator and strip him “of much of his power and many perks,” the Associated Press reported. Shortey and the teen had talked on Kik, a messaging app, about meeting for sex March 9, the affidavit says. The teenager, identified in the affidavit as J.M., told the 35-year-old Shortey that he needed money for spring break. “I don’t really have any legitimate things I need help with right now,” Shortey wrote, the affidavit says. “Would you be interested in ‘sexual’ stuff?” “Yes,” the teen responded....

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