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- Demonstrators plan to mock President Trump with a giant balloon depicting him as a screaming orange baby
- The CDC says a popular Kellogg's cereal has been linked to a salmonella outbreak that has infected 100 people in 33 states
- Former New York Knicks star Charles Oakley is being accused of gambling fraud after a wager at a Las Vegas casino, casino regulators said
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Demonstrators Plan to Mock Trump With Giant Balloon in Britain
Demonstrators plan to mock President Trump with a giant balloon depicting him as a screaming orange baby as tens of thousands march through the streets of London to protest the American leader's visit to the U.K. The diaper-clad infant, with a quiff of hair and a mobile phone for tweeting, is scheduled to soar over the Houses of Parliament, the centerpiece of demonstrations protesting Trump's policies on issues ranging from immigration and race relations to women and climate change. Anger over Trump's visit has already had consequences. Just a week after Trump's inauguration, Prime Minister Theresa May invited the president for a state visit, the type of event that normally includes glittering horse-drawn carriages and a state dinner hosted by the monarch. That morphed into this two-day "working visit" with much less pomp and circumstance amid concern about security and crowds in central London. Protest organizers say they plan to stage demonstrations in some 50 cities around the U.K.
Trump's NATO Threat Sent Pentagon Into “Damage Control” Mode
United States military leaders sprang into a full-scale "damage control" operation just hours after President Trump departed NATO headquarters, NBC News reported. Officials sought to reassure their counterparts in Europe that the U.S. will continue to abide by its defense commitments in the region. The outreach came after the president threatened to reassess those commitments during a gathering with NATO allies in Brussels, current and former diplomatic and military officials familiar with the calls said. The efforts were directed by Pentagon leadership. The overall message has been that U.S. military bases in NATO countries will remain open, and that American troop levels in the region will not be reduced. The conversations were aimed at "reinforcing alliance commitments," after Trump "made it clear alliance commitments were on the table," one U.S. official familiar with the discussions said.
“Do Not Eat This Cereal”: CDC Links Honey Smacks With Salmonella
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a popular Kellogg's cereal has been linked to a salmonella outbreak that has infected 100 people in 33 states. The CDC announced customers should avoid Kellogg's Honey Smacks, tweeting, "Do not eat this cereal." The agency says it found salmonella in samples of Honey Smacks, which has been subject to a voluntary recall by Kellogg since mid-June. It says that regardless of expiration date, the cereal should be thrown away or returned to a retailer for a refund. Kellogg has said that retailers can no longer legally offer the cereal for sale. The CDC says at least 30 of the people infected in the outbreak have been hospitalized. It says most people infected with salmonella develop a fever, cramps or diarrhea within 12 to 72 hours of being exposed to the bacteria.
Tingling in Woman's Legs Turns out to Be Worm in Her Spine
A Frenchwoman whose symptoms started out as “electric shocks” in her legs got an even bigger shock when she found out that she had a tapeworm in her spine, NBC News reports. The parasite caused enough swelling in the woman’s spine to affect her ability to walk and ride a horse, French doctors reported in an issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. “A 35-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with weakness, a feeling of electric shocks in both legs, and repeated falls,” Dr. Marine Jacquier and Dr. Lionel Piroth of the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire in Dijon wrote. "She reported that the symptoms had been progressing, and she noted that she had had difficulty riding her horse for the preceding three months.”
Former NBA Star Charles Oakley Arrested at Las Vegas Casino
Former New York Knicks star Charles Oakley is being accused of gambling fraud after a wager at a Las Vegas casino, casino regulators said. Oakley was arrested at the Cosmopolitan casino-resort on the Las Vegas Strip on suspicion of committing or attempting to commit a fraudulent act in a gaming establishment, the Nevada Gaming Control Board said in a statement. The agency said Oakley is suspected of "adding to or reducing his wager" on a game after the outcome was known. Oakley was booked and later released from jail. The regulatory agency would not release details of the circumstances surrounding the arrest. The Cosmopolitan said in a statement that it had "no details with regards to any alleged activity and will not comment on our guests' experience." Oakley's attorney, David Chesnoff, said he is "presently investigating the facts."
Laurie Metcalf Is Only “Roseanne” Cast Member to Earn Emmy Nod
The now-defunct "Roseanne" reboot has received one 2018 Emmy nomination, for one actress: No, not that one. Laurie Metcalf. The 63-year-old actress, who reprised her role as Roseanne Connor's sister Jackie, was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance on the recent first, and last, season of the rebooted series. Metcalf's nomination comes just a month and a half after ABC canceled plans to produce a second season and cut off ties with main star Roseanne Barr after she posted an offensive tweet deemed to be racist. This marks the 11th Emmy nomination for Metcalf, who previously won three for her role on the original "Roseanne" sitcom in the '90s. This year she is competing against actresses Megan Mullaly ("Will & Grace"), Zazie Beetz ("Atlanta"), Alex Borstein ("The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"), Betty Gilpin ("GLOW"), and "Saturday Night Live" stars Aidy Bryant, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones.