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USDA cracking down on salmonella in chicken products
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USDA cracking down on salmonella in chicken products

The federal government on Monday announced proposed new regulations that would force food processors to reduce the amount of salmonella bacteria found in some raw chicken products or risk being shut down.The proposed U.S. Department of Agriculture rules would declare salmonella an adulterant — a contaminant that can cause food-borne illness — in breaded and stuffed raw chicken products. That includes many frozen foods found in grocery stores, including chicken cordon bleu and chicken Kyiv products that appear to be cooked through but are only heat-treated to set the batter or breading.The agency notified producers of the proposed changes on Friday. USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety Sandra Eskin said it marks the beginning of a broader agency effort to curtail illnesses...
Mega Millions jackpot tops $1 billion after no one won $830 million grand prize
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Mega Millions jackpot tops $1 billion after no one won $830 million grand prize

The Mega Millions jackpot has crossed the $1 billion threshold. The grand prize in Friday night's drawing will be an estimated $1.02 billion, lottery officials said, though that's certain to grow as more and more tickets are bought as that drawing approaches.The cash option for that pot of gold would be $602.5 million.No winning tickets were sold for Tuesday night's drawing, which had a jackpot of $830 million. It would have been the nation's fourth-largest lottery prize of all time and third-largest Mega Millions prize. The winning numbers from Tuesday night's drawing were: 29, 63, 66, 7, 60 and a "Mega Ball" of 15."It takes a long time for this kind of jackpot to get up this high, so we're excited," Maria Kilbane, a spokesperson for Mega Mil...
Mobile home rents spike as wealthy investors buy trailer parks
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Mobile home rents spike as wealthy investors buy trailer parks

For as long as anyone can remember, rent increases rarely happened at Ridgeview Homes, a family-owned mobile home park in upstate New York. That changed in 2018 when corporate owners took over the 65-year-old park located amid farmland and down the road from a fast-food joint and grocery store about 30 miles northeast of Buffalo. Residents, about half of whom are seniors or disabled people on fixed incomes, put up with the first two increases. They hoped the latest owner, Cook Properties, would address the bourbon-colored drinking water, sewage bubbling into their bathtubs and the pothole-filled roads. When that didn't happen and a new lease with a 6% increase was imposed this year, they formed an association. About half the residents launche...
Mega Millions players await Tuesday drawing for $830M jackpot
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Mega Millions players await Tuesday drawing for $830M jackpot

Lottery players will be gripping their $2 tickets tightly ahead of Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing with an estimated $830 million prize on the line.The jackpot would be the nation's fourth-largest lottery prize of all time and the third-largest Mega Millions prize. The drawing will take place at 11 p.m. Eastern time."It takes a long time for this kind of jackpot to get up this high, so we're excited," Maria Kilbane, public information officer for Mega Millions, told CBS News.The Mega Millions top prize has grown so large because no one has matched the game's six numbers since April 15. That's 28 consecutive draws without a jackpot winner. The biggest ever lottery payday was a $1.58 billion Powerball jackpot won in 2016.  This year has se...