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If that reddish color on lettuce is the reason you’re skipping on salad, you’re gonna have to find a better excuse! Because that red stuff is not a sign your lettuce has gone bad. Buzz60’s Maria Mercedes Galuppo has the story.

Interior shutters complement many different decorating styles, so they are the go-to window treatment in many homes. Shutters with sharp, defined lines make them a natural choice in contemporary interiors, and their classic good looks make them ideal for traditional furnishings as well. The width of the louver varies from as narrow as one inch to plantation...

Global stock markets are mostly higher after strong U.S. jobs data cleared the way for more interest rate hikes and China reported Monday that its exports rose by double digits. Shares opened higher in London, Paris and Frankfurt after gains in most Asian markets. Oil prices edged higher. Wall Street’s benchmark S&P 500 declined after American employers added more jobs than expected in June. That undercut expectations a slowing economy might prompt the Fed to postpone or scale back plans for more rate hikes to cool inflation. China’s exports in July surged 18% from a year earlier.

The capital of China’s Hainan province has locked down its residents for 13 hours as a COVID-19 outbreak grows on the tropical island during the summer school holidays. More than 470 new cases were recorded in the province on Sunday. The temporary lockdown of Haikou city from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. follows an ongoing and indefinite lockdown of the beach resort of Sanya since Saturday. Some 80,000 tourists have reportedly been stranded in Sanya. Tourists wanting to leave must test negative five times over seven days. China has stuck to a “zero-COVID” approach despite the economic and social costs.

Hong Kong will reduce the mandatory hotel quarantine for overseas arrivals to three days from a week. It's one of the few places in the world still requiring a quarantine to guard against travelers spreading COVID-19 to the local population. Hong Kong leader John Lee said arriving travelers must quarantine three days in a hotel, then undergo four days of medical surveillance during which their movements will be restricted. Travelers will also have to test regularly for COVID-19. The changes to COVID-19 policies come amid an increase in infections, which city health officials warn could double to 8,000 in the coming weeks. Hong Kong's severe entry restrictions during the pandemic have devastated its tourism industry and disrupted business travel.

In Portland, Oregon, the police chief recently pulled detectives from cold case and assault units to backfill the homicide unit, which is overwhelmed by a spike in gun violence. In Philadelphia, the police disbanded its abandoned car unit and in Los Angeles, homeless outreach and animal cruelty teams have largely shut down. In major American cities, police departments are losing officers and can’t find enough recruits to replace them. Pandemic burnout, budget cuts and anti-police protests after George Floyd’s murder have combined to reduce police ranks and many departments are downsizing. The evolution has affected residents in ways large and small.


CEDAR FALLS — Professor Amy Nielsen of the University of Northern Iowa’s Department of Special Education will be part of a cohort of 36 higher education professionals from across the country participating in the Emerging Leaders Program put on by the American Association of State Colleges an…

A new video game sensation that features an adventurous feline is resonating with cat lovers, and some of them are using the game to raise money for real cats. The game called "Stray" from Annapurna Interactive launched in July. The virtual cat hero from the new video game sensation "Stray" …

It is common in divorce cases for spouses not to agree on how to divide their property, but what happens to their beloved pets? Veuer’s Maria Mercedes Galuppo has the story.

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