Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Kellogg's Recalling 3 Cereals

Kellogg's has announced a recall of three different cereals.

Frosted Mini-Wheats Bite Size (original flavor) are being recalled because there might be metal mesh inside the boxes.

The recall includes: 18 ounce carton with UPC 3800031829, 18 ounce carton with UPC 3800073444, 24 ounce carton with UPC 3800031834, 30 ounce carton with UPC 3800046954, 70 ounce club store carton with UPC 3800031921, single serve bowl with UPC 3800004961, and single serve carton with UPC 3800021993.

Kellogg's Mini-Wheats Unfrosted Bite Size are being recalled because there might be metal mesh inside the boxes.

The recall includes: 18 ounce carton with UPC 3800035982 and single serve carton with UPC 3800021983.

Special K Red Berries are being recalled because there might be glass inside the boxes.

The recall includes: 11.2 ounce package with UPC code 38000 59923, 22.4 ounce twin package with UPC code 38000 78356, and the 37 ounce package with UPC code 38000 20940.

Anyone wishing for more information should call Kellogg's at 800-962-1413.

BMW Expands Recall to Japan and South Africa

BMW has expanded a recall to include Japan and South Africa.

The recall already included five hundred and seventy thousand vehicles in the US and Canada.

It now also includes one hundred thousand in Japan and fifty thousand in South Africa.

They are being recalled because a battery connector can fail which would cause the engine to stall.

The recall covers 2007-2011 3 Series convertibles, coupes, sedans, and wagons; 2008-2012 1 Series convertibles and coupes; 2012 X1s, and 2009-2011 Z4s.

One accident occurred, in Canada, because of the problem, but no injuries.

Consumers with questions can call BMW at 800-525-7417. 

$50 Million in Diamonds Stolen From Brussels Airport

Thieves disguised as police made off with fifty million dollars worth of diamonds, on Tuesday.

After cutting a hole through a fence, eight people, in two vehicles made their way into Brussels airport.

Disguised as police and wearing masks they approached a Helvetic Airways plane and forced open the cargo hold.

They took with them one hundred and twenty packages of uncut diamonds.

Antwerp World Diamond Centre, who the diamonds belonged to, estimated the loss at about fifty million dollars.

However, nearly nine times that much was aboard the plane.

Police say that clearly the thieves knew what they were after, as the whole operation took only minutes.

It is unclear why the thieves did not take all the diamonds.

Military Plane Crashes in Yemeni Residential Neighborhood

A fighter plane crashed in a residential part of Sanaa, Yemen, on Tuesday.

Nine people were killed and eleven more were injured when the plane came down.

Two houses were destroyed and several others damaged.

The plane had been on a training mission and the cause of the crash is under investigation.

Authorities said that the pilot ejected from the plane.

North Korea Threatens South Korea and The US at The UN

North Korea shocked the UN's Conference on Disarmament when they openly threatened the South, on Tuesday.

Jon Yong Ryong, a diplomat for the North, stated that, "South Korea's erratic behavior would only herald its final destruction".

His statement brought outrage and condemnation from the other nations present.

He also promised that the North will react strongly to the US, if it continued it's path of hostility.

The unveiled threats brought about suggestions that the North's presence in the UN be limited.

General Strike in Guinea Over Election Fixing Accusations

A nation wide strike began in Guinea, on Tuesday.

Some neighborhoods saw clashes with police, and arrests were made.

The strike was called for by opposition groups who say that the upcoming elections are already been fixed.

They accuse the government of fixing the date of the vote to make it difficult for people to vote as well as selectively editing who can vote in the election.

May 12's vote would be the first parliamentary election in over a decade.

Jbeli Resigns as Tunisian Prime Minister

Hamadi Jbeli has resigned his position as Tunisia's Prime Minister.

He had threatened to do so, if the political parties could not come to an agreement on a new government.

Political turmoil has returned to the country, since the assassination of Chokri Belaid.

Tens of thousand of people marched in protests against the government, followed by thousands of supporters marching.

Opposition parties have demanded that Ennahda, the leading Islamic party, give up two ministers spots.

For now, the country's government has ground to a standstill.

Turkey Targets Leftists Connected to Bombing of US Embassy

Turkish police conducted raids across the country, on Tuesday.

Warrants were issued for one hundred and sixty-seven people in twenty-eight provinces.

Most of those targeted were members of the Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front, which was responsible for the attack on the US Embassy, on February 1.

The group had already been designated a terrorist organization, by both the US and Turkey, and the bombing has just given Turkey official reason to go after them.

Others that were arrested were leaders and members of KESK, a leftist trade union group, which Turkey is saying has ties with terrorist organization.

Seventeen members of the Revolutionary Civil Servant Movement were also among those arrested.

Armenia's Sargsyan Wins Reelection Under Cloud of Voting Violations

Serzh Sargsyan won reelection in Armenia, on Monday.

His reelection will give him a second five year term.

With fifty-eight percent of the vote he handily won the election, as his nearest competitor only had thirty-two percent.

However, charges of voting violations had begun nearly as soon as the polls had opened.

Monday finished with more than seventy separate charges of violations, including accusations that votes for opposition parties were thrown out.

Even if true, it is unclear if all of the violations combined would be enough to take the office from Sargsyan.

Missing From California: Abigail Strong, 15

Fifteen year old Abigail Strong is missing from Auburn, California.

She was last seen on Thursday.

Abigail is described as five foot four, one hundred and five pounds, with strawberry blonde hair, green eyes, and a small scar on the side of her nose.

Anyone with information should call the Placer County Sheriff's Office at 530-886-5375.

She was reported safe, Tuesday night.

Missing From Tennessee: Rachel Brewer, 16

Sixteen year old Rachel Brewer is missing from Hampshire, Tennessee.

She was last seen Monday night.

Concerns are high as she is without her daily medication for severe depression and authorities are worried she may hurt herself.

Rachel is described as five foot three, one hundred and fifteen pounds, with blonde hair, and blue eyes.

Anyone with information should call the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation at 800-824-3463.

Police found her about 01:00 Wednesday morning and returned her to her family.

Missing From Connecticut: Brittani Davis, 16

Sixteen year old Brittani Davis is missing from Naugatuck, Connecticut.

She was last seen on the evening of February 7.

Brittani is described as five foot five, one hundred and twenty pounds, with brown hair, and brown eyes.

When last seen, she was wearing a black jacket, black pants, and black boots.

Anyone with information should call the Naugatuck Police Department at 203-729-5221.

Missing From Georgia: Charlene Waldrop, 14

Fourteen year old Charlene Waldrop is missing from Kennesaw, Georgia.

She was last seen on Friday.

Charlene is described as five foot four, one hundred and fifty pounds, with brown hair, and hazel eyes.

When last seen, she was wearing  a lime green AERO hoodie, a red Georgia Bulldogs Tshirt, and black cheerleading shorts.

Anyone with information should call the Cobb County Police Department at 770-499-3900.

She was reported safe on February 23.