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Published: Saturday, October 07, 2017 @ 1:40 AM
— McDonald’s introduced its “McVegan” burger on Wednesday, but vegan lovers will have to travel a long way to find it for now.
The fast-food giant said its newest menu item will only be available at one restaurant — Tampere, Finland — and for a limited time, Elite Daily reported. The burger will be available through Oct. 21, Fox News reported.
The burger consists of mustard, pickles, onion, lettuce, tomato and a soy-based patty on a sesame seed bun. Food & Wine reported the McDonald's Finland also serves vegan fries, but that's just because their fry recipe is vegan by default (McDonald's fries in the U.S. are made with a hydrolyzed milk, and therefore not technically vegan), Fox News reported.
A McDonald’s spokesman told Today that the company was not planning to offer the burger anywhere else — for now.
Published: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 2:12 PM
Updated: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 2:34 PM
EATON — Nine people were arrested after police executed a drug-related search warrant at a Eaton home Friday morning, according to Eaton Police Chief Steven Hurd.
Eaton police and the Preble County Sheriff’s Office executed the search a the home in the 600 block of Aukerman Street around 8 a.m. Friday, Hurd confirmed to this news outlet.
Hurd said the house was known to police for drug activity and have made arrests there before for drug-related charges.
Police arrested nine people on various charges and all were booked into the Preble County Jail:
Published: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 2:33 PM
LOS ANGELES — The families of 15 young boys have filed a class-action lawsuit against Target and the makers of a popular potty training seat, over claims toddler boys’ genitals can get stuck in the seat, causing serious lacerations.
The weePOD potty training seats are manufactured by Prince Lionheart Inc.
“Like an old leather car seat and you're wearing a tank top and it sticks, so it's the same mechanism,” attorney John Kristensen told KNBC. “When you pull it off, the penis is still stuck but the rest of the body is moving. That skin is so sensitive that it rips.”
Attorneys said that Prince Lionheart knew the seats were defective and made corrections, but over 500,000 defective potty seats are still being sold on store shelves.
Daniel, one father who is participating in the lawsuit on behalf of his son, said he was lifting the 4-year-old out of the family’s weePOD Basix potty when the boy started screaming.
“We were, I don’t know how to explain it, horrified to see that happening to our son,” Daniel told KABC. “There was blood, skin, everything everywhere.”
The parents said they took the boy to the emergency room.
Attorneys representing the families said that Prince Lionheart is refusing to pull the defective child product from store shelves.
“They've modified it, but the defective ones are still out there, and they're going to be hurting kids in the future,” attorney John Carpenter told KSAB.
An attorney for Prince Lionheart stated that the company disagrees with the claims.
Published: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 2:30 PM
NORTHERN OHIO — A statewide Endangered Missing Adult Alert has been issued for an 83-year-old northern Ohio man who hasn't been seen since he left his residence Friday morning.
Sheldon Kamen was last seen about 10:30 a.m. when he was leaving his residence on Southhampton Drive in Aurora, Portage County. He hasn't been seen since, according to Aurora police.
He suffers from Alzheimer's. He has gray hair, brown eyes, about 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs about 170 pounds.
He is believed to be driving a black Toyota Rav4 bearing Ohio license tage GLZ 4994.
Police issued a photo similar to one Kamen is believed to be driving.
Call or dial 911 if you see the adult or the vehicle.
Published: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 1:01 PM
— A Guatemalan woman and her 7-year-old son were reunited early Friday in Baltimore, one month after immigration officials separated them at the U.S.-Mexico border, according to multiple reports.
Beata Mariana de Jesus Mejia-Mejia filed suit Tuesday against the government, claiming immigration officials “ripped” her son, Darwin, from her after they crossed the border into Arizona last month, Politico reported.
She was reunited with her son around 2:30 a.m. at Baltimore-Washington International Airport, hours after a Justice Department lawyer told a U.S. District Court judge the child would be released.
Mejia-Mejia, 38, told reporters waiting to capture their reunion Friday morning that she could tell from her son’s face that “he’s sad, but we’re going to be together, and no one’s going to separate us again,” The Washington Post reported.
More than a month apart after being separated at the border, this Guatemalan mother got her 7-year-old son back just days after suing top Trump administration officials: https://t.co/CBnStsEbbG pic.twitter.com/sMpVbqvWxZ— CNN (@CNN) June 22, 2018
Mejia-Mejia and Darwin surrendered on May 19 to Border Patrol agents after they crossed from Mexico into the U.S. near San Luis, Arizona, according to the Post. Darwin was held at a shelter in Phoenix before his release Friday, CNN reported.
Mejia-Mejia, who came from Guatemala, filed for asylum after crossing the border. She was fleeing from violence and death threats from her husband, according to CNN.
The Post reported that Mejia-Mejia was not criminally charged for crossing the border. Her attorneys argued that her case “showed that border officials were separating families to deter asylum seekers,” a tactic authorities have denied using.
The Trump administration in April directed prosecutors to pursue cases against all people suspected of crossing the border illegally as part of a “zero tolerance” immigration enforcement policy. Parents were separated from their children as they faced prosecution.
Nearly 2,000 children were separated from their families over a six-week period in April and May, according to the Department of Homeland Security.
Trump ended the policy Wednesday with an executive order after unsuccessfully calling on Congress to stop the separations through legislation.