FDA Warning: A recent social media video challenge encourages people to cook chicken in NyQuil (acetaminophen, dextromethorphan, and doxylamine) or another similar OTC cough and cold medication, presumably to eat. read more
CNN will push host Don Lemon out of his prime-time slot and cancel his show Don Lemon Tonight, the networks' new CEO Chris Licht announced Thursday. Instead of his solo performance every night, Lemon will be joining White House correspondent Kaitlan Collins and anchor Poppy Harlow in a new morning show as the network struggles to retain viewership. CNN's ratings continued to tank in August, with Anderson Cooper 360 being the only show to make the list of top 25 cable news shows, behind 24 shows on Fox News and MSNBC.
Inflation at the wholesale level climbed 8.3% last month from August 2020, the biggest annual gain since the Labor Department started calculating the 12-month number in 2010. The Labor Department reported Friday that its producer price index " which measures inflationary pressures before they reach consumers " rose 0.7% last month from July after increasing 1% in both June and July. Inflation has been stirring as the economy recovers from last year's brief but intense coronavirus recession. Supply chain bottlenecks and a shortage of workers have pushed prices higher. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell has called the price spikes temporary and has warned of the dangers of the central bank raising its benchmark interest rate (now near zero) prematurely, potentially stalling the economy's comeback. read more
Charlie Crist, the Democrat challenging Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, is expected to name the head of the largest teachers union in the Southeast as his lieutenant governor candidate at an event Saturday at the Hialeah school where she taught for a decade. read more
An off-campus co-op for students at the University of California, Berkeley named the 'Person of Color Theme House' has banned white guests from entering common areas of the house. A list of house rules revealed that occupants were told 'many POC moved here to be able to avoid white violence and presence, so respect their decision of avoidance if you bring white guests.' While the student house aims to have an 'inclusive' environment, the rules specifically state 'white guests are not allowed in common spaces,' according to the list, which was posted on Reddit. The accommodation, which is located close to Berkeley's campus, is a five-story, 30-room home that can house up to 56 students. The house is owned by a private landlord. But the 'rules' which were leaked on social media have caused outrage - with many people slamming the restrictions as 'racist' as others came forward and revealed their experience living in the co-op.