Lead-lined chicken eggs! Salmonella-tainted peanut butter! You’d better read this news roundup before your food kills you.
The Mouthful: News for Foodies
The European Union agrees to a $173 billion bailout of Greece and its very mortal economy.
It’s officially Mardi Gras in New Orleans, and the festivities have already started including a washed-up Cindy Lauper and New Orleans native Harry Connick Jr.
The UNM Lobos men’s basketball team are now ranked 18th and 21st in the Associated Press and Coaches’ Polls, respectively.
Russian scientists resurrect a 30,000-year-old flower from the Ice Age. Adorable animated feature to follow.
One person dead after a BMW hits a KFC traveling at speeds higher than 100 mph.
GOP (and moon base) hopeful Newt Gingrich claims beating Obama in the general election is a “duty of national security.”
UC Davis researchers are this close in developing a vaccine for salmonella.
A 23-year-old New Mexico college student is going to court after police say she stole a $2 pumpkin from McCall’s Pumpkin Patch.
A FedEx delivery man predicted the rise of Jeremy Lin long ago.
Cell phone hackers can track your every move without your knowledge.
The real aughts (the ones that echo “The Jetsons” and Back to the Future) are finally here as the University of Texas works on a driverless car.
Thanks to Emily for some of today’s links.
Santa Fe 12-year-old charged with DWI.
It’s plague season: the fifth case of Hantavirus has been reported in N.M.
After nickel-and-diming the debt ceiling, lawmakers ran out to summer recess before resolving an FAA shutdown that’s costing taxpayers $1 billion a month.
The U.S. is finally joining the developed world by moving birth control under health insurance coverage—but there are some catches and a whole lot of misinformation.
A new font designed to help dyslexics read.
The FDA still hasn’t defined when foods can be labeled “gluten free.”
If your house was on fire, would you take this stuff with you?
Ousted Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak stands trail.
Pro-bike mayor of Vilnius, Lithuania says “Nice parking job, asshole!” to a Mercedes ... with a tank.
Steer clear of ground turkey for a while.
Haiti braces for tropical storm Emily, more devastation.
Everyone stop what you’re doing: Miley Cyrus got a “gay marriage” tattoo.
Also, Amy Winehouse was secretly engaged.