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LOCAL

The $51 million dollar Loop Trolley project has slowed down until Mid-November.  Supporters say it's basically a paperwork delay at this point. Opposers say it's a big waster of taxpayer money.

NATIONAL

Bacterial Outbreak Linked To Petland Puppies-

A bacterial infection outbreak in seven states is linked to puppies sold at Petland, a nationwide pet store chain.

The CDC says at least 39 people have contracted campylobacteriosis, a common infection that can cause fevers and diarrhea. Most recover with no problems but the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to more serious symptoms.

A spokeswoman for the company says it has a warranty to protect people from possible illness while the CDC recommends washing your hands after touching dogs, their waste or their food. The states affected so far are in Ohio, Kansas, Missouri, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Pennsylvania and Florida.

Petland is now the only major national chain selling dogs from commercial breeders.

Source: Washington Post


Equifax Is Looking At Loads Of Lawsuits Over Breach-A stunning 44-percent of the U.S. population is being affected by the Equifax hack.

It’s no surprise then that the credit reporting company is facing at least 23 class-action lawsuits following the cyberbreach that left the information of 143-million people vulnerable to identity theft. The lawsuits filed over the weekend are actions some consumers are taking to claim a share in a possible company settlement or court judgment.

Equifax has not commented on the cases but acknowledged last week it expects costs related to the cyberattack. Members of the Senate Committee of Finance have sent Equifax detailed questions about the massive hack. They want to know information about the company's efforts to identify the number of consumers affected, the breadth of information compromised and the steps Equifax has taken to identify and limit potential consumer harm.

Source: USA Today


*North Korea was hit with the toughest-ever sanctions by the United Nations Security Council, which passed unanimously, but only after the U.S. watered down some of its plans to get support from Russia and China.

The latest sanctions ban North Korea's textile exports and set limits on its oil imports in an effort to clampdown on the nation's income used to fund its nuclear and ballistic missile program.

(The Washington Post)

SPORTS

*The Cards were off yesterday, they take on the Reds today it's a home game at 7:15pm

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