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Weekend Fun

The Memphis Redbirds play FRI-SUN and Elvis Week continues with events here. FRI: Elvis vs The Beatles at Horseshoe, Memphis Burlesque: Heaven and Heels at Minglewood, The Big Orange Gala with Phil Fulmer at Botanic Garden, Almost Famous at Lafayette’s SAT: Rodney Crowell at The Halloran Centre, 16th Annual Tri-State Blues Festival at The Lander’s […]

‘Consumer Reports’ Finds Heavy Metals in Baby Foods

By Kathleen Doheny, WebMD Aug. 16, 2018 — Heavy metals at levels called ”troublesome” are lurking in foods commonly eaten by babies and toddlers, according to a new Consumer Reports investigation.Scientists there studied 50 packaged foods made for children, from cereals to snacks, testing three samples of each. They estimated how much of each food a child typically […]

Hackers steal £10m from cash machines in global heist

Natasha Bernal, The Telegraph Cyber criminals have hacked cash machines in 28 countries to loot over £10 million from an Indian bank. Hackers infected the bank’s credit card payment system with malware, which allowed them to approve transactions and access client accounts. Fake credit cards were then used to force ATMs around the world to dispense cash worth about $13 million until they were empty. The attack […]

Do you trust your computer? New film explores perils of technology

Chris Paine’s documentary looks at the potential dangers of our intimate relationship with smartphones and laptops Charles Bramesco In all likelihood, you are currently reading this article on a device that contains all the salient parts of your life. You’ve given it your bank account information, and use it to move your money around. It’s […]

MS Gov. says special session for roads and bridges coming

WMC – JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi’s governor says he will call lawmakers into special session next week to consider more money for transportation. Clay Chandler, a spokesman for Republican Gov. Phil Bryant, says he will issue a call for a session to begin Aug. 23 Bryant tells the Clarion Ledger he expects the session […]

Trolley drivers needed in Memphis

By WMCActionNews5.com Staff MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) – MATA is looking for people to drive the Memphis trolleys. The public transportation company is hosting a job fair from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. August 23 at the Trolley Barn facility located at 545 N. Main St. Prospective trolley drivers must have a valid commercial drivers’ license (Class […]

It Kills in the Water, Is Like ‘Tear Gas’ on Land

Florida’s algae bloom prompts state of emergency By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff (NEWSER) – Under increasing pressure to handle Florida’s brutal red tide, a toxic algae bloom killing hordes of marine animals and causing respiratory issues for some people, Gov. Rick Scott made the call. Late Monday, he declared a state of emergency in seven counties along the […]