Month: May 2018

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has issued two recalls involving 1.33 million vehicles worldwide. The problems involve driver-side airbags that deploy inadvertently and a faulty alternator that poses a fire hazard.

Fiat Chrysler Recalls Nearly 5 Million Vehicles for Cruise Control Problem

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has issued a sweeping recall for approximately 4.8 million cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles (SUVs) over concerns that the cruise control can become stuck on, increasing the risk of a crash.

/ May 25, 2018
Sex Abuse Lawsuit Filed Against USC Gynecologist

Sex Abuse Lawsuit Filed Against USC Gynecologist

Four women have filed a lawsuit accusing the University of Southern California (USC) of ignoring complaints about sexual assaults by Dr. George Tyndall, a former gynecologist at the Student Health Center.

/ May 25, 2018
LA Police Investigate USC Sex Abuse Scandal

LA Police Investigate USC Sex Abuse Scandal

Police have opened a criminal investigation into decades of complaints of sexual abuse by Dr. George Tyndall, a gynecologist at the University of Southern California (USC) Student Health Center.

/ May 24, 2018
Cooked green broccoli

Stop & Shop Recalls Broccoli Over Listeria Risk

The supermarket chain Stop & Shop is voluntarily recalling its store brand frozen broccoli after routine sampling identified the presence of Listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium that causes severe foodborne illness.

/ May 24, 2018
USC Accused of Concealing Gynecologist Sexual Abuse

USC Accused of Concealing Gynecologist Sexual Abuse

Around 200 faculty members are calling for the resignation of the University of Southern California (USC) president C.L. Max Nikias because he allowed Dr. George Tyndall to resign with a settlement after complaints of sexual misconduct during gynecological exams.

/ May 23, 2018
2018 Jeep Cherokee

Fiat Recalls 51,000 New Jeep Cherokees Over Fire Risk

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has issued a recall for over 51,000 Jeep Cherokees from model year 2018 for a potential defect that could cause fuel leaks, increasing the risk of fire and/or explosion, according to the U.S. National Highway Traffic...

/ May 23, 2018
Globe and Water

News Outlets Barred from EPA Summit on Contaminated Drinking Water

Journalists from major U.S. news organizations were denied access on Tuesday to a summit in Washington whose goal is to establish a maximum allowable limit for certain toxic substances in drinking water, an issue that embattled EPA chief Scott Pruitt...

/ May 22, 2018
Anti-HIV Drugs Linked to Birth Defects, FDA Warns

Anti-HIV Drugs Linked to Birth Defects, FDA Warns

The FDA is warning that serious defects like spina bifida occurred in babies born to women with HIV who were being treated with dolutegravir, an ingredient in Juluca, Tivicay, and Triumeq.

/ May 22, 2018
Ziyad Tahini Paste

Tahini Paste Sold at Walmart Recalled Nationwide for Salmonella Contamination

An Illinois company has issued a recall for tahini paste sold at Walmart and other major retailers across the U.S. after samples tested positive for contamination with salmonella, a potentially deadly foodborne pathogen.

/ May 22, 2018
Rex Medical Hit With IVC Filter Lawsuit

California Woman Files Option® IVC Filter Lawsuit

A woman from California who was injured when her IVC Filter punctured through her vein has filed a lawsuit against the manufacturers.

/ May 21, 2018