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Confrontation AT SEA? An aircraft carrier has been sent to Yemen to block Iranian arms THE US has dispatched the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt to the waters off Yemen to join a blockage aimed at preventing shipments of weapons from Iran to Shiite Houthi rebels, raising the possibility of a confrontation between US and Iranian ships.
Blue Bell Creameries issued a voluntary recall for all of its products late yesterday after two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for potentially deadly listeria bacteria. Blue Bell’s chief executive said in a statement that he ‘cannot say with certainty’ how the bacteria was introduced to the manufacturing line. ‘We’re committed to doing the 100 percent right thing, and the best way to do that is to take all of our products off the market until we can be confident that they are all safe,’ The latest recall includes ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet and frozen snacks.
Thousands of Washington teachers prepare for 1-day strike— Tens of thousands of students and parents are learning that school will be canceled for a day this week as teachers all over Washington stay home to protest school funding issues being debated by lawmakers. Starting Wednesday, teachers will be holding one day strikes at Stanwood Camano, Arlington and Lakewood Districts. That means classes are cancelled for the day. Teachers in the Blaine, Ferndale, Bellingham and Mt. Vernon districts voted to have their one-day strikes on Friday.