News The Morning News
posted by June 10 at 7:16 AMon
Chow: A 17-state salmonella outbreak is causing tomatoes to be pulled nationwide; protesters are filling the streets of Seoul to demonstrate against the country importing American beef; a cow in Montana tested positive for brucellosis; and this year’s global harvests… well, check out this bleak lede from the New York Times:
In a year when global harvests need to be excellent to ease the threat of pervasive food shortages, evidence is mounting that they will be average at best. Some farmers are starting to fear disaster.
Sanctioned: President Bush and European Union leaders are threatening new economic sanctions against Iran.
Economic Spin: Obama is a “typical democrat,” says John McCain; a vote for McCain is a “full-throated endorsement of George Bush’s policies,” says Barack Obama.
Aftershock: Some 5 million people are homeless after last month’s earthquake in China.
The Price of Losing: Now that Hillary Clinton has suspended her campaign, the “largest presidential campaign debt in history” needs to be paid off.
Busted Keggers: 124 arrested in last weekend’s annual underage “party patrol” by local police.
Mr. 600: Congratulations to Ken Griffey Jr. for joining a pretty exclusive club.
Blustery: Some 18,000 are without power after yesterday’s storm gusts.
Finally: Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots!