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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a voluntary recall of several medications used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure over concerns that an active ingredient in the drugs could be contaminated with a cancer-causing agent.
The agency reported that traces of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a "probable human carcinogen," was found in the active ingredient valsartan in the recalled products. The FDA noted not all products containing valsartan are contaminated and being recalled. The valsartan contained in the recall was supplied by a third-party.
Watch President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin answer questions from reporters following their summit in Helsinki, Finland, on July 17, 2018.
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Two former divers are suing USA Diving, accusing the national governing body of ignoring or obstructing inquiries into allegations that a coach sexually abused them when they were young athletes dreaming of Olympic glory.
The federal lawsuit, filed last week, names Indianapolis-based USA Diving, Inc., the Ohio State University Diving Club and Will Bohonyi.
The suit alleges that Bohonyi, who had coached at the Ohio State University Diving Club and was fired in 2014, coerced and forced the divers into frequent sex, telling them, "You owe me this," The Indianapolis Star reported.
President Donald Trump, standing shoulder-to-shoulder with Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday, refused to say whether he believed his own intelligence agencies over Putin about interference in the 2016 United States presidential election. In an extraordinary news conference in Helsinki, Finland, just days after the Justice Department indicted 12 Russian intelligence agents on charges of hacking into the Democratic National Committee and Hillary’s Clinton presidential campaign, Trump instead said both the U.S. and Russia were to blame over deteriorating relations. Here were some of the most stunning moments from a question-and-answer session with reporters that had Democrats and even some Republicans crying foul.
A federal judge on Monday ordered a temporary halt to deportations of immigrant families reunited after being separated at the border, as the Trump administration races to meet a July 26 deadline for putting more than 2,500 children back in their parents' arms.
U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw imposed a delay of at least a week after a request from the American Civil Liberties Union, which cited "persistent and increasing rumors ... that mass deportations may be carried out imminently and immediately upon reunification."
A little girl's teary-eyed self-portrait, stuffed toys and a stick of taffy from a local street vendor, were among the items left at the entrance to the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans on Monday — a makeshift memorial for nine animals killed by a jaguar that escaped its enclosure two days earlier.
Zoo officials announced the ninth animal death Monday: a wounded fox named Rusty.
No people were injured when Valerio, a 3-year-old male jaguar, escaped Saturday morning before the zoo's scheduled opening. The big cat was captured within an hour. But the eventual animal death toll was three foxes, five alpacas and an emu.
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A 45-year-old San Pedro man was sentenced Monday to three years of probation for threatening to kill Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Los Angeles, over comments she made about President Donald Trump.
Anthony Scott Lloyd was additionally ordered to serve six months of home detention and complete 100 hours of community service by U.S. District Judge Stephen V. Wilson.
The judge also ordered Lloyd not to have any contact with Waters -- by any means.
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In an extraordinary embrace of a longtime U.S. enemy, President Donald Trump on Monday openly questioned his own intelligence agencies' firm finding that Russia meddled in the 2016 U.S. election to his benefit, seeming to accept Russian President Vladimir Putin's insistence that Moscow's hands were clean.
The United States is open to holding direct talks with the Taliban to encourage negotiations between the militant group and the Afghan government to end 17 years of war, U.S. officials said.
That marks a tactical shift by the Trump administration, which has previously only appeared willing to participate in discussions with the Taliban if those talks also involve the Afghan government. The U.S. officials said Monday that Afghan-to-Afghan negotiation remains the goal of any engagement with the militants.
The officials were not authorized to speak to media and requested anonymity.
The Taliban have long refused direct talks with the Afghan government, demanding instead to negotiate with Washington.
The 20-foot-tall inflatable orange baby with the face of Donald Trump that floated over Britain’s parliament for the president’s U.K. visit may be making its way across the pond to the U.S.
A GoFundMe page to bring the giant blimp of ‘Baby Trump’ — from the recent protests in the U.K. — to the United States has raised more than $10,000 in just three days, doubling its original goal, NBC News reported.
The "Fund To Bring Baby Trump to America" was a joint collaboration between activists Jim Girvan and Didier Jiménez-Castro.
Girvan and Jimenez plan to do a nationwide tour with the blimp starting in August and are hoping to use the money they raised to create an American-made version.
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Politicians on Monday criticized President Donald Trump’s decision not to publicly hold Russia accountable for what investigators have called interference in the 2016 presidential election during a joint news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said in a statement that Trump is putting himself before the country.
“In the entire history of our country, Americans have never seen a president of the United States support an American adversary the way President Trump has supported President Putin,” Schumer said in the statement. “For the president of the United States to side with President Putin against American law enforcement, American defense officials, and American intelligence agencies is thoughtless, dangerous, and weak.
After a private conversation with Putin in Helsinki that lasted about two hours, Trump said the special counsel’s investigation into Russian interference in the election was a “disaster” for the U.S. and its relationship with Russia.
Passengers and crew aboard a lava boat tour in Honolulu were injured Monday morning after a lava eruption sent debris through the roof of the boat.
Netflix is adding subscribers at a slower pace than envisioned, renewing fears that its growth may sputter as the video streaming service tries to fend off fiercer competition.
The numbers released Monday mark a rare letdown for a company that has enthralled investors with its ability to consistently top expectations.
Lindsey McIver from Conifer, Colorado took to Facebook Wednesday to warn other parents against what could have been an unspeakable tragedy after her husband rescued their 3-year-old daughter from inside their washing machine, "Today" reported.
Their youngest daughter was locked inside the washing machine with the machine rotating and water filling up inside. They were able to stop it and unlock the door to get her out. She managed to walk away with just a few bumps on her head.
More than 2,000 children each year are seriously hurt, and some die, after climbing, or falling into washers and dryers, or toppling down from them, according to Consumer Reports.
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An explosion caused by lava oozing into the ocean sent molten rock crashing through the roof of a sightseeing boat off Hawaii's Big Island, injuring 23 people Monday, officials said.
They were aboard a tour boat that takes visitors to see lava plunging into the ocean from the long-erupting Kilauea volcano that has been vigorously shooting lava from a new vent in the ground for the past two months.
The U.S. Geological Survey says explosions of varying sizes happen whenever 2,000-degree (1,093-degree Celsius) lava enters much colder seawater. Some of those explosions can be so tiny they are hard to see. But when the conditions are just right, much larger explosions send molten rock and other debris high into the air, according to USGS geologist Janet Babb.