Jimmy Kimmel Ramps Up Battle Against GOP Health Care Bill

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jimmy Kimmel used his late-night platform to continue his assault on the GOP health care bill, firing back at critics including U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy and “Fox & Friends” co-host Brian Kilmeade. The ABC star on Wednesday was following up on his monologue from Tuesday, when he said the bill Cassidy is co-sponsoring in failed the “Jimmy Kimmel test,” a phrase Cassidy coined in May after Kimmel announced his newborn son underwent heart surgery for a birth defect. The Louisiana Republican said Wednesday morning that Kimmel “does not understand” the bill. Kimmel mocked Cassidy’s claim and called his proposal “the worst health care bill yet.” After Kilmeade labeled Kimmel as a “Hollywood elite” pushing politics, Kimmel called Kilmeade “a phony little creep” who Kimmel says previously asked him to write a blurb for his book.

Death Wish Nitro Cold Brew Coffee Recalled Over Botulism Risk

There’s strong coffee, and then there’s really strong coffee. If you were planning to drink a can the world’s purported strongest coffee, you might want to think again: Death Wish Coffee has issued the recall of certain  cans of its nitro cold brew after discovering they could contain a deadly toxin.  Death Wish Coffee announced this week that it would recall its 11-ounce cans of Death Wish Nitro Cold Brew Coffee after discovering that the production process could lead to botulism, which can be fatal in serious cases According to a notice posted with the Food & Drug Administration, Death Wish, along with an outside processing company, found that the current process of bottling the cans could lead to the growth and production of botulin, a deadly toxin. Botulin can lead to botulism, a potentially fatal form of food poisoning, that can cause general weakness, dizziness, double-vision and trouble with speaking or swallowing. Death Wish says that after learning of the potential issue, it has halted production of its Nitro Cold Brew until it can revise its manufacturing processes. “Our customers’ safety is of paramount importance and Death Wish Coffee is taking this significant, proactive step to ensure that the highest quality, safest, and of course, strongest Coffee products we produce are of industry-exceeding standards,” Mike Brown, founder and owner of Death Wish Coffee Co., said in a statement. Cans of Death Wish Nitro have been removed from the company’s online store, and pulled from shelves at retailers, such as Price Chopper and Market 32, Healthy Living Market & Café, and independent retailers. So far, Death Wish says it is unaware of an illness related to the issue. Customers who have purchased the Nitro Cold Brew should not consume it and either dispose of it or return the product to the location with proof of purchase for a full refund. Customers with questions or concerns should contact Death Wish at recall@deathwishCoffee.com or call toll free 1-844-303-2290.

Kahn: The Year Of The Long Ball

By Andrew Kahn On Tuesday, Major League Baseball set a record for home runs in a season, when Alex Gordon belted the 5,694th long ball of the year, breaking the previous high mark set in 2000. Here’s a look at how we got there (all stats through Tuesday’s games). Giancarlo Stanton has done more than anyone to contribute to the record, hitting 56 homers. He clubbed 18 in August alone, during which he hit 11 bombs in a 12-game stretch. His 53rd broke a camera and his latest smacked the Marlins sculpture. Aaron Judge leads the American League with 44 taters. He’s the Sultan of Statcast, holding the season highs for exit velocity—121 mph on a homer on June 10—and home run distance, a 495-foot blast the next day. Surprisingly, his third-deck dinger at Citi Field was measured at just 457 feet. By exit velocity, Judge has the four hardest-hit homers of the year. Another rookie, Cody Bellinger, has 38 round-trippers, part of a season record for cumulative rookie homers (according to ESPN). In total, nine rookies have at least 20 bleacher burners and more are likely to join them. Gordon and Albert Pujols are among the worst everyday players in baseball this year, but they’re both a special part of this record. Gordon, as previously mentioned, hit the record-setter, and Pujols connected for his 600th career homer earlier this season. There were other individual milestones that contributed to the unprecedented big fly barrage: Nelson Cruz, Curtis Granderson, Matt Holliday, and Ryan Braun reached 300 career homers (Robinson Cano is at 299 through Tuesday); Brandon Phillips, Andrew McCutchen, and Mark Trumbo got to 200; and Jose Abreu, Logan Morrison, Mike Moustakas, Salvador Perez, Charlie Blackmon, Daniel Murphy, Josh Reddick, Jacoby Ellsbury, Trevor Plouffe, Luis Valbuena, and Howie Kendrick reached the century mark. Pitchers got in on the act, including one of the most unlikeliest sluggers, Jon Lester, who hit his first career four-bagger on the same night he notched 2,000 career strikeouts. It wasn’t on the same level as Bartolo Colon’s blast last year, but Colon has allowed 25 ding dongs this season. The “leaders” in that category are Rick Porcello and Ariel Miranda, who have both allowed 35. Sometimes, players have gone yard without leaving it. Michael Taylor hit an inside-the-park grand slam earlier this month. Adam Rosales runs as if he’s trying for the feat even when he clears the fence. Scooter Gennett and J.D. Martinez didn’t have to run at all when they hit four home runs in one game. It was only the second time in MLB history that it was done twice in the same season. Yes, balls have flown over fences more than ever this year. Bernie Brewer has been busy in Milwaukee. Citi Field’s Apple has resembled an elevator in a New York City office. And the Miami marlins have spent so much time jumping out of the water it’s amazing they’re still alive. Despite the record-setting number of home runs, the Angels Baseball Foundation is still waiting for a $1 million donation from Sherwin-Williams. On Tuesday, Justin Upton put a ball into the paint can in left-center—on a bounce. Remember, though, there’s still more than a week left in the season. The sport can build on its home run record and set another—for most strikeouts in a season. Andrew Kahn is a regular contributor to CBS Local. He writes about baseball and other sports at andrewjkahn.com and you can find his Scoop and Score podcast on iTunes. Email him at andrewjkahn@gmail.com and follow him on Twitter at @AndrewKahn

Bernie Casey, Pro Football Player Turned Actor, Dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Bernie Casey, a professional football player turned poet, painter and actor known for parts in films such as “Revenge of the Nerds” and “I’m Gonna Git You Sucka,” has died. He was 78. Casey died Tuesday in Los Angeles after a brief illness, his talent agent Erin Connor said. Born in West Virginia in 1939 and raised in Columbus, Ohio, Casey excelled in track and field and football and attended Bowling Green State University on an athletic scholarship. He went on to play wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers and Los Angeles Rams before going back to his alma mater to get a master’s degree in fine arts. For Casey, the arts always came first. He painted and published books of poetry, but the football association that he viewed as a stepping stone followed him. “It was just a gig,” he told the Washington Post in 1977 about football. “But it limits the way people perceive you. That can be frustrating. People have tremendous combinations of talents. A man can be a deep-sea diver and also make china.” His art in particular captivated many famous minds, including Maya Angelou. “His art makes my road less rocky, and my path less crooked,” Angelou said of a 2003 exhibit of his works. “I was a big, agile, fast and a dedicated athlete,” Casey said in 1999. “But I always wanted to be a painter.” Casey’s professional acting career began with “Guns of the Magnificent Seven,” a sequel to “The Magnificent Seven,” in 1969. He appeared in some 35 films, including “Boxcar Bertha,” ”The Man Who Fell to Earth,” ”Brian’s Song” and “Never Say Never Again.” Casey also starred opposite fellow NFL veteran Jim Brown in “…tick…tick…tick” and “Black Gunn.” He played Lamda Lamda Lamda head U.N. Jefferson in “Revenge of the Nerds” and John Slade in Keenan Ivory Wayans’ Blaxploitation parody “I’m Gonna Git You Sucka” from 1988. He also had a number of television credits including “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” ”Murder She Wrote” and “L.A. Law.” (© Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Apple Admits Its Brand-New Watch Has Trouble Connecting To Cell Service

While Apple has been busy bragging about the fact that its new Series 3 smart watch has integrated cellular communication capabilities — meaning you don’t need to connect it with your phone anymore — just before it starts shipping those devices, the company is admitting that they’re having LTE connectivity problems. The Verge’s Lauren Goode reports that she experienced unreliable cell service while writing her review of the Apple Watch Series 3: When she was out and about without her phone, the watch seemed to be struggling to connect to unknown WiFi networks instead of cellular service. Apple replaced her review unit, and yet, the problem persisted. She’s not alone: Other reviewers reported similar problems, including Joanna Stern at The Wall Street Journal. She writes that she and her colleague “experienced cellular connectivity issues on three separate pre-production models, in two different states, on two different 4G LTE carriers.” At the time, Apple told her they hadn’t seen those issues in testing, and that the company was “looking into it.” After that review and others were published, Apple eventually admitted that there’s an issue, giving both The Verge and WSJ the same statement. “We have discovered that when Apple Watch Series 3 joins unauthenticated Wi-Fi networks without connectivity, it may at times prevent the watch from using cellular,” Apple said. “We are investigating a fix for a future software release.” It’s unclear at this point when that software release will happen.

Injured Sacramento Police K9 Reno Getting Stronger Every Day

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A man accused of driving his car into the gate of a Sacramento police facility, leading officers on a chase and hurting a police dog is now behind bars. Investigators say Fernando Sanchez was released from the hospital Friday after an officer shot him in the leg and hit him with a Taser earlier this month. Sanchez has been booked on suspicion of robbery, attempted carjacking and assault with a deadly weapon among other charges.
reno improving Injured Sacramento Police K9 Reno Getting Stronger Every Day

Police K9 Reno is continuing to recover at home and is reportedly getting stronger every day. (Credit: Sacramento Police K9 Association)

The police K9, Reno, got stitches for two cuts he suffered during the chaotic incident. Reno is expected to make a full recovery.

Silver Alert issued for 80-year-old Gallup woman

GALLUP, N.M. (KRQE) – The Gallup Police Department has issued a Silver Alert for an 80-year-old woman. Martha Burns is 5-foot-4, weighs 140 pounds, has brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen Wednesday around 9 p.m. on Green Street. Burns was wearing a green shirt with flowers, dark jeans and a blue jacket. Police also say burns walks with a limp, wears glasses and often wears jewelry on both wrists. She is believed to be in danger if not located. Anyone with information is asked to call the Gallup Police Department.  
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Albertsons Buys Plated, Plans To Bring Meal Kits To Grocery Stores

Just when you thought the popularity surrounding meal kits was cooling down, grocery stores have jumped into the ring, creating their own version of the convenient pre-selected, pre-proportioned boxes of ingredients. But Albertsons Co. — operator of supermarkets like Safeway and Jewel-Osco — is taking a different road: It’s simply buying an existing meal kit service, Plated.  Idaho-based Albertsons announced Wednesday that it would acquire meal kit service Plated in an attempt to “reinvent the way customers discover, purchase, and experience food.” Under the deal, for which financial terms were not released, Albertsons will begin offering Plated meal kits in “many” of its 2,300 stores — operating under the Albertsons, Safeway, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s, Acme, Tom Thumb, and other names — across the country. Plated will be able to leverage its new position to acquire fresh ingredients to create new offerings, while also reaching more than 35 million customers each week, Albertsons says in a statement. “We are excited to offer our customers more online options and fresh, quality ingredients along with distinctive recipes at their doorstep or through traditional shopping trips,” Bob Miller, chair and CEO of Albertsons Companies, said in a statement. READ MORE: So Many “Meal Box” Options, But Are They Any Different From Each Other? Plated is one of a handful of subscription meal kits that send fresh, pre-proportioned ingredients to customers’ homes. The service, which launched in 2012, offers customers a variety of pre-selected dinners to choose from each week, as well as deserts. The meal kit company will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Albertsons.

Expanding The Brand

Albertsons’ foray into the meal kit business comes after several other grocery chains have experimented with offering their own kits or have teamed up with existing services to offer meals in stores. For instance, Whole Foods has created displays that feature a recipe and all the raw ingredients needed to make the meal. The new meal kit-like option is currently being tested at select stores. Speaking of Whole Foods, the chain’s new owner, Amazon, has started to dip its toes in the meal kit pond with Amazon Meal Kits. While the service isn’t yet available nationally, AmazonFresh customers in Seattle can buy the kits as part of an AmazonFresh membership. Kroger, on the other hand, offers customers the option of picking up an actual meal kit, complete with pre-measured ingredients. The kits, which cost between $7 and $18 depending on the number of servings, are currently only available in select Cincinnati stores.

Sweet Potato Flatbread Gluten Free, Grain Free

For various reasons, I’ve been experimenting with gluten free recipes lately. In this case, I needed something to go with my Ethiopian food since the injera (a kind made with a blend of flours, not just teff) hasn’t been sitting well with my tummy. I ended up with a Gluten Free Sweet Potato Flatbread that comes out looking somewhat like an orange pancake, although you can make it any shape you want. It went perfectly with my Ethiopian veggie combo, and would also taste great with curry. Gluten Free Sweet Potato Flatbread | Orthodox and VeganThe batter is thin enough to scoop, but not as thin as pancake batter Gluten Free Sweet Potato Flatbread | Orthodox and VeganUsing the back of a spoon, you can spread the flatbread batter into whatever shape your little heart desires. Gluten Free Sweet Potato Flatbread | Orthodox and Vegan
Gluten Free Sweet Potato Flatbread
1 med Sweet Potato, that has been baked/nuked, peeled, and mashed
2/3 C chickpea flour*
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp garlic
3/4 C water In a medium bowl, combine first four ingredients. Mix in the water 1/4 cup at a time. Once combined, scoop batter into a non-stick skillet over medium heat and quickly spread into whatever shape you want using the back of a spoon – you’ll need a light touch. I used a 1/4 C to scoop, but you can use however much you want as long as you have room in the pan to spread the batter to 1/8″.
Cook the flatbread for about 3 minutes, or until it is firm enough to flip. You’ll need to start by gently slipping the spatula under the bread and loosening it around the edges. Once flipped, cook an additional 1 to 2 minutes.
Remove flatbread to a plate, and allow to cool completely.
Makes 6 flatbreads when using a 1/4 C scoop. *Chickpea flour may also be labeled gram, besan, or garbanzo bean flour. You can normally find it at a reasonable price in Indian or Middle Eastern markets, although it is available for slightly more on Amazon. It has a bitter taste until it has been cooked through, so you’ll not want to sample the batter uncooked. I tried the sweet potato flatbread at various times to see when it had the best flavor. I preferred it after it had cooled completely and sat covered at room temp for a few hours (I made them before work, and ate some when I got home). They were also good right away after cooling, just not quite as good. What will you do with your Sweet Potato Flatbread? The post Sweet Potato Flatbread Gluten Free, Grain Free appeared first on Orthodox and Vegan.

South Side Activists Still Seek ‘Benefits Agreement’ Obama Nixed For Library

CHICAGO (CBS) — Former President Barack Obama says he rejects the idea of a Community Benefits Agreement with residents of the neighborhood surrounding the site of his presidential center, because it’s not inclusive enough. Despite that, several hundred people met at Hyde Park High School Wednesday night to demand that he reconsider. “We’re going to be heard. We’re going to make noise,” said Charles Perry of the Westside Health Authority, who emceed the two-hour meeting. The Kenwood-Oakland Community Organization (KOCO) is a prime backer of such an agreement. Its executive director, Jay Travis, said rapidly increasing housing prices in Woodlawn, adjoining the site, raises a question. “Will Chicago continue to be home to black working people?” he asked. “What good is the center if we’re displaced before it opens?” KOCO organizer and Woodlawn resident Jeanette Taylor said rising rents have already pushed her out of Bronzeville; she said she is determined not to let it happen again. She said the Obamas must reconsider. “Remember that it was people from communities of color who helped you get into office,” she said. “That was your Senate seat. That was you being an organizer. That was you being the President. Don’t forget where you came from.” Taylor said it is “morally right” to grant such an agreement. Organizers want an agreement that promises: • 80 percent of Presidential Center-related jobs to area residents, with a minimum $15 hourly wage;
• better schools;
• a guarantee that existing low-income and affordable housing remain and that 30 percent of newly-built housing be set aside for low-income residents;
• and a property tax freeze for long-time area residents. Rapper Che “Rhymefest” Smith told the audience that he believes the $15 hourly wage, said by some to be the “living wage,” is not enough. He said the minimum should be $25/hour. Marcus Gill of the group “Southside Together Organizing for Power” said any meaningful approach to guaranteeing jobs requires the execution of contracts. The organizers would like to see a city ordinance requiring such an agreement, and say a measure could be introduced in the City Council next month.
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