Kraft Foods Group Inc. said on Friday it is recalling nearly 8,000 cases of Kraft American Singles, according to news reports.
The company recall happened after a supplier “did not store an ingredient used in this product in accordance with Kraft’s temperature standards,” a Kraft Foods press release said. READ MORE
We asked for your questions for four activists and human rights workers who deal specifically with at-risk populations in Uganda. Read their answers. Continue reading
Saturday is the 31st International Day of the Disappeared, when the world remembers those who have gone missing.
There are millions of reported cases of missing persons from armed conflict and human rights abuses, according to the International Commission on Missing Persons. Every year, thousands of people go missing due to disasters, human trafficking, organized crime and other causes.
The Common Core standards are math and English benchmarks describing what students should know after completing each grade. They were developed by states to allow comparison of students’ performance. More than 40 states have adopted them. Here is a state-by-state look at how governors and educators are dealing with the standards. Continue reading
ATLANTA — The top prize of the November midterm elections is control of the Senate for the final years of President Barack Obama’s administration. Republicans need six more seats to take over.
There are 36 races: 21 Democratic seats, 15 held by Republicans. Realistically, fewer than a dozen will be competitive.
The outcome won’t change the fact of divided, slow-moving government in Washington: barring an unforeseen shift, Republicans will keep House control, and Obama isn’t going anywhere.
But the Senate will tip the needle to one side.
If Republicans control both sides of Capitol Hill, they will have a much easier time sending GOP-friendly legislation to Obama, while continuing to stymie the president’s agenda. If Democrats retain a slight upper hand in the Senate, then it leaves Republicans to take symbolic votes in the House while trying to block the majority’s plans in the Senate.
Jesse Benton said Friday he’s stepping down from his top role in the Republican senator’s re-election effort. Continue reading
Democrats who were bracing for the impact that Obama’s long-awaited announcement would have on their campaigns are now rethinking aspects of their strategy for the fall. Republicans who were considering legislative attempts to block Obama must reconsider whether that’s the best use of the few remaining work weeks before Election Day. Continue reading