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*A winter weather advisory starts at 3pm today, showers this morning and today's high is 60, a wintry mix is possible this evening.


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Dollar General Issues Recall Of Oatmeal Cookies - 

Dollar General is recalling packages of oatmeal cookies because of milk and nut allergens.

The company says the recall involves 12-ounce packages of "Clover Valley Iced Oatmeal Cookies" with a best-by-date of August 18th, 2018. The company said in a release consumers with a milk or nut allergy or sensitivity to these items should not consume these products due to a possible health risk or serious allergic reaction.

Milk and nut allergy risks were not disclosed in the Clover Valley Iced Oatmeal Cookie packaging. Dollar General says no illness or reactions have been reported at this time. The cookies were sold and distributed at Dollar General stores in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland and New York

Source: FDA

*Nearly 100 7-Eleven convenience stores were stormed by ICE agents before dawn on Wednesday in an operation the agency called the biggest focusing on a business since Donald Trump became president.

According to ICE (short of Immigration and Customs Enforcement), agents visited 98 7-Eleven locations and arrested 21 employees. Other employees were interviewed and given audit notifications.

Thomas D. Homan, the head of the agency, said, "Today's actions send a strong message to U.S. businesses that hire and employ an illegal workforce: ICE will enforce the law, and if you are found to be breaking the law, you will be held accountable."

7-Eleven issued a statement saying its franchisees "are independent business owners and are solely responsible for their employees including deciding who to hire and verifying their eligibility to work in the United States." 

The Washington Post

*Heavy rainfall caused mudslides this week down the hillsides of Montecito . It happened with such force that it knocked some houses off their foundations and they were eventually destroyed by the flood of water and mud.  The number of people killed in the Santa Barbara County mudslides rose to 17 on Wednesday, with 17 other people still unaccounted for and 28 others reported injured. There was some good news. Approximately 300 people who were trapped in their homes were rescued Tuesday night. (Los Angeles Times)

Senators Are Close TO DACA, Immigration Deal -

 It loos like bipartisan cooperation can happen in Congress.

A group of bipartisan senators lead by Jeff Flake and Dick Durbin are close to an agreement on immigration issues, included helping “Dreamers” stay in the country.

After a meeting yesterday. Flake emerged saying “We’re very close on the four categories that we outlined.” And Durbin added “I feel very positive we’re moving in the right direction.”

The major subjects of the agreement are addressing the nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrant minors who have been given protected immigration status under DACA, reducing “chain” migration, large changes to the visa lottery program, and increased border security.

While it appears the measure would pass the Senate, the House is a different story. 

Source: NBC

Report: Nuclear Weapons Systems Are Vulnerable To Cyber Attack - 

A new study says U.S., British and other nuclear weapon systems are vulnerable to cyber attacks.

An international relations think tank in London says the threat of cyber attacks is very high but has received little attention from those involved in nuclear military planning, and there's been a failure to keep up with fast-moving advances.

The authors of the study note that nuclear weapon systems were developed before the advancement of computer technology and little consideration was given to potential cyber vulnerabilities. They say nuclear weapon systems are a threat from hostile states, criminal groups and terrorist organizations.

Source: Telegraph


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