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LOCAL

A heat advisory is in place starting at noon today and it remains in effect until Sunday.  The extreme heat means potentially dangerous conditions outside and doctors say if you start feeling a little off or sick, get out of the heat right away and try to cool down.

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Today is the funeral for Cardinals legend Red Schoendienst.  The funeral is at the Cathedral Basilica on Lindell at 10:00 a.m this morning. The funeral is open to the public.  In lieu of flowers, his family is asking for contributions to BackStoppers, Catholic Charities, Delta Gamma Center for Children with Visual Impairments-St. Louis or Great Rivers Habitat Alliance.

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Trump Approves Tariffs On Chinese Exports - 

President Trump is approving 50-billion-dollars in tariffs on Chinese exports.  An official announcement will be made later today. CNN says Trump gave the green light after a meeting yesterday with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin [[ mih-NEW-chin ]], Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.

China has said it would retaliate against the move by placing 50-billion-dollars worth of tariffs on U.S. products such as cars, planes and soybeans. The White House said last month it would slap a 25-percent tariff on 50-billion-dollars worth of Chinese goods, and would finalize the list of products by June 15th. Trump recently imposed steep tariffs on steel and aluminum from Canada, Mexico and the European Union.  Experts are concerned about an all out trade war between the world’s two biggest economies.

Source: Bloomberg


Idaho Child Diagnosed With Bubonic Plague - 

A child in Idaho came down with the bubonic plague. Luckily, the he responded well to antibiotics and is now recovering at home. Officials are still trying to figure out if he contracted it which happens through a bite from an infected flea. The last case the state saw was 26 years ago. 

Source: Time


Kellogg’s Recalls Honey Smacks Over Salmonella Outbreak - 

Kellogg's is voluntarily recalling Honey Smacks cereal due to a possible link to a multi-state salmonella outbreak.

The CDC says the puffed wheat cereal is a likely source of the outbreak that has sickened 73 people in 31 states. There have been 24 people hospitalized, but so far no deaths have been reported. Most of the illnesses have been in Massachusetts, California, New York, and Pennsylvania.

The FDA is inspecting a facility that manufactures Honey Smacks. Customers are being told to not eat any of the cereal. The UPC code for the recalled 15.3-ounce packages is 38000 39103, according to Kellogg's and the CDC. The recalled 23-ounce packages have a UPC code of 38000 14810.

Source: CNN


Woman Sues NASA To Keep Moon Dust - 

A woman is suing NASA in an effort to ensure the space agency doesn't seize a vial of moon dust. Laura Cicco says Legendary astronaut Neil Armstrong’, who was a family friend, gave her the moon dust in the 1970s along with a handwritten note addressed to her.  NASA which has a history of seizing lunar material from citizens. Experts say the outcome of Cicco's case will depend on whether Armstrong or the government owned the dust at the time it was given away. NASA has to respond to the lawsuit within 60 days. 

Source: NBC News

 



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