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“Multidrug-resistant” salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey hits 26 states

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an alert Thursday afternoon about a seven-month salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey that has sickened 90 people, 40 of whom have … Click to Continue »

Thursday, Jul 19

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What is salmonella and how do you keep from getting it?

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Salmonella causes about 1.2 million illnesses and 450 deaths in the U.S. every year, according to the CDC. The bacteria is typically transmitted through contaminated food, but some simple preventative measures can keep you from getting…

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Several brands of Swiss rolls sold nationwide recalled on possible salmonella issue

The possibility of salmonella in an ingredient caused Flowers Foods to recall Swiss rolls sold nationwide under several brands, including the house brands of Walmart, Food Lion and H-E-B. Also, … Click to Continue »

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Restaurant and food truck supplier recalls 1,000 pounds of beef after finding E. coli

St. Petersburg-based Ottomanelli Wholesale Meats recalled 1,000 pounds of fresh and frozen raw beef products in a precautionary recall after company testing found E. coli (STEC) in some beef. Though … Click to Continue »

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Cedar Key: A getaway where the pace is so slow the tide may not even bother coming in

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Barely a mile out into the Gulf of Mexico, clammer Bobby Witt throttles down the Mudrunner for an unexpected treat. Gulf waters around us are suddenly roiling with dolphins, blowholes … Click to Continue »

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On Gardening: Sombrero coneflowers ablaze in dazzling colors

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Something wonderful has happened in the world of purple coneflowers and that is science to the point it would probably even impress an astrophysicist. The science here, however, is with … Click to Continue »

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Irma destroyed this Keys hospital. Now, it will get some big help — thanks to new tax.

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By a 5-0 vote Wednesday, the Monroe County Commission created a new property tax for the Middle Keys to help pay for impoverished patients’ care at one of three hospitals … Click to Continue »

Wednesday, Jul 18

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Models say they were turned away from a Miami Swim Week casting call for being black

Several African American models who were at a casting call for Miami Swim Week said a California-based swimsuit line turned them away Thursday. The reason? Their race, they said on … Click to Continue »

How safe is an airport’s Wi-Fi? Cybersecurity study ranks the nation’s best and worst

Some good news for patrons of Miami International Airport who use their smart phones and laptops to do business or pass time on social media while waiting on a flight. … Click to Continue »

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Starbucks took the dairy labels off its pitchers. Here’s what to do if you have allergies

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Earlier this month, Starbucks removed labels off its milk pitchers, which means that the various milks and milk substitutes now pour into drinks from the same containers. For most people, … Click to Continue »

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Are there ways to protect my pets and family from coyotes?

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Coyotes are generally reclusive animals that keep their distance from humans and their dwellings, but there is a real risk from coyotes that have lost some of their fear of … Click to Continue »

Tuesday, Jul 17

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The teen ate a Chips Ahoy! cookie at a friend’s house. 90 minutes later, she was dead.

Friday’s cautionary Facebook post by a Weston mother after her peanut allergic teen daughter died from eating a Chips Ahoy! cookie provided a window into seemingly casual actions can be … Click to Continue »

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Paris haute couture: A lesson in looking at fashion with wonder – and not taking it too seriously

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The Paris haute couture shows just wrapped up. It's the time when fashion designers let their imaginations and creativity really go wild. It's also the time when the world can … Click to Continue »

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How an artist turned a rundown auto shop into an urban oasis home and studio

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Luck follows Kelly Walker. When she hitchhiked into Baltimore as a teenager, the North Carolina native was addicted to drugs and alcohol and living out of a backpack. But she … Click to Continue »

Monday, Jul 16

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She was turned away from a Keys vacation rental and says a service dog was the reason

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Nancy Hemenway often gets questions about her daughter’s service dog, a 92-pound golden retriever raised for the job since he was a pup. People want to know where she got … Click to Continue »

Cuban exile group rails against cruises to Cuba

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Cuban exile group the Assembly for Cuban Resistance railed against cruises to Cuba at a press conference on July 16, 2018. … Click to Continue »

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Fresh, exotic produce is grown in Miami-Dade, but locals rarely get a taste — until now

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Farmers in South Miami-Dade’s Redland grow many kinds of exotic fruits and vegetables, but 95 percent are shipped out-of-state. Taste of Redland, a new venture that launched in June, aims … Click to Continue »

Mental-health issues a burden for older minority adults

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Nearly 20 percent of older adults have one or more mental-health conditions. The mental-health needs of older adults can be especially complex due to co-occurring physical health problems that contribute … Click to Continue »

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Why can’t becoming a millionaire be as easy as it sounds?

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Any minute now, maybe even next year, I, your faithful scribe, will retire a multimillionaire. I will move to a mansion on the beach, hire a full-time housekeeper, keep a … Click to Continue »

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Getting the royal treatment at Los Cabos spa resort

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With what limited time we have for vacationing, when we run off, we want our romantic voyages to exceed our wildest imaginations. We want the best of the best, with … Click to Continue »

Chicago designers offer do’s and dont’s for functional kitchens

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Your renovation agenda? Enacting a little reform in the kitchen. Our roster of designers has the sage advice to keep you on track. Julia Buckingham: Founder, Buckingham Interiors + Design, … Click to Continue »

Design Recipes: The best colors for fun, festive rooms

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Whether for a children's room, family room or a space you're looking to incorporate bold, vivid looks, a fun and festive color scheme can be a welcomed pick-me-up. Full, bright … Click to Continue »

Plumber: Living surface sinks have special finish

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Q: Dear Ed: I'm planning a bathroom remodel down the road and have been looking at bathroom sinks. A term has come up a few times called "living surface." I'm … Click to Continue »

Feel the pull of the prairie on a uniquely American safari in Montana

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Bison run faster than humans, I thought on my morning jog, as I panted down the slope. They weigh more too – around 1,400 pounds. One of those beasts could … Click to Continue »

Treasures: Vase likely made in 1880s or 1890s

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Dear Helaine and Joe: The vase in the photos belonged to my great-great-grandparents on my mother's side. I speculate that it was an 1850s or 1860s wedding gift. The thin … Click to Continue »

Taking a new, ‘non-lazy’ way to old Machu Picchu

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On a ceaselessly scenic rail line that flowed like a vein toward the heart of the Inca mountain empire, Kilometer Marker 104 did not look like anything special. There wasn't … Click to Continue »

Style at Home: Iceland melted my heart

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To tell the truth, I wasn't super excited when Dan told me where he wanted us to travel on our next vacation: Iceland. Dan is the adventurer in our family, … Click to Continue »

His musical movements jazz up the thrill ride

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Michael Giacchino has won Oscar, Emmy and Grammy statuettes throughout his career, but there's one brag-worthy feat that likely won't be found on his resume: The composer has the ability … Click to Continue »

Ask Angie’s List: Should I add a mudroom to my house?

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A mudroom is one of those household additions that delivers exactly what it promises, but it's more than just a spot to keep outside dirt and mud from getting into … Click to Continue »

A modern remodel in creates a dramatically geometric family home

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BELLEVUE, Wash. – On the crest of one of Bellevue's highest hills, a mesmerizingly modern form rises above treetops, horizontal lines stretching sideways from an exposed double-height stairway of diagonals … Click to Continue »