GOP NOW DOWN TO ONE CANDIDATE
(FOX/CNN/NBC) After losing in the Indiana primary Ted Cruz has announced he will stop his 2016 presidential campaign.
Cruz went on to say he will not be suspending the fight for liberty. This announcement comes after Cruz said he would fight on even if he lost Indiana.
A notion which Ohio Governor John Kasich echoed, however breaking news this morning that Kasich is expected to announce the suspension of his campaign later Wednesday.
On the Democratic side Sanders beat out Hillary in Indiana and continues his run for president.
NAVY SEAL KILLED IN IRAQ
Charles Keating is only the third American combat casualty since the US forces have been redeployed in the summer of 2014. Those who knew him best are crushed.
Keating was in Iraq advising local forces on how to conduct special operations against ISIS.
He was killed when an attack compiled of around 100 ISIS fighters descended on his location, 30 miles north of Mosul.
Keating came from a long family line of military service and is the grandson of banker Charles Keating Jr. Who was convicted of fraud, racketeering and conspiracy for his actions in the 1980s.
MAJOR RECALL OF FRUITS AND VEGGIES
More than 350 products which are sold under 42 different brand names have been recalled because of Listeria scares.
The brands include Wild Oats, True Goodness, Great Value, Signature, and Trader Joe’s.
According to NBC, the list of recalled products on the Food and Drug Administration’s website includes organic and non-organic broccoli, butternut squash, carrots, cauliflower, corn, green beans, kale, leeks, lima beans, onions, peas, pepper strips, potatoes, potato medley, blueberries, cherries, peaches, raspberries, and strawberries and other products.
Listeria outbreaks are common. The CDC estimates that Listeria puts 1,600 people into the hospital each year and kills 260 of them.
MASSIVE WILDFIRE IN CANADA
Reuters reports, a massive wildfire in the western Canadian city of Fort McMurray that forced the evacuation of 88,000 residents has resisted efforts to bring it under control.
Fuel shortages and heavy traffic snarled the departure of residents from Fort McMurray, located in the northeastern part of the province of Alberta in the heart of Canada’s oil sands region, as the fire destroyed much of one neighborhood and badly damaged others.
While major oil sands facilities were not in the fire’s path, the blaze disrupted some operations. Royal Dutch Shell PLC said one of its oil sands mines was closed and another was in the process of being shut down. Suncor Energy Inc, whose oil sands operations are closest to the city, said it was reducing crude production.
The wildfire now covers about 18,500 acres.
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