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General Mills(NEW YORK) -- General Mills issued a major recall on Tuesday after its flour was linked to an E. coli outbreak across 20 states.

The food company is voluntarily pulling some of its Gold Medal, Wondra, and Signature Kitchens flour off the shelves after an investigation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that about half of the 38 cases of E. coli O121 had reported using those General Mills brands.

According to General Mills, tests found that there was no E. coli in its flour products or in its flour manufacturing facility. The company also said no consumers had reported illnesses related to the flour products to General Mills.

It is possible that some of the cases of E. coli were from consuming raw dough or batter, according to General Mills.

The E. coli O121 strain can cause intestinal bleeding, or hemorrhage, and is potentially deadly.

The affected flour products were sold from Aug. 23, 2016 to June 14, 2017 at Safeway, Albertsons, Jewel, Shaws, Vons, United, Randalls, and Acme.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Wall Street closed mixed Tuesday after the holiday weekend as investors changed their expectations for a summer interest rate hike.

The Dow gave up 86.09 (-0.48 percent) to close at 17,787.13.

The Nasdaq gained 14.55 ( 0.29 percent) to finish at 4,948.05, while the S&P lost 2.11 (-0.10 percent) to close at 2,096.95.

Crude oil lost nearly 1 percent with prices hitting about $48 a barrel.

Federal Reserve: An interest rate raise in the coming months is becoming more possible after comments from Fed officials and Fed Chair Janet Yellen have suggested it in the past few weeks. On Friday at a speech for Harvard University, Yellen hinted there could be an interest rate hike sometime this summer as long as the economy and the jobs market continued to grow. This week, the release of the May jobs report could help build a case for the Fed's interest rate plan.

Jazz Pharmaceuticals: On Tuesday, Jazz Pharmaceuticals PLC said it agreed to buy competitor Celator Pharmaceuticals Inc. in a deal worth about $1.5 billion or $30.25 per share in cash. News of the merger helped Celator's shares skyrocket nearly 72 percent at the close.

SodaStream: Shares in Sodastream International Ltd were up over 6 percent after the company announced it was releasing a brew-your-own beer machine. The company is calling it "Beer Bar" and will debut with a light beer called "Blondie. According to a statement, the Beer Bar "enables consumers to concoct crafted beer in seconds by adding Blondie concentrate to Sparkling Water. Blondie contains 4.5 percent alcohol by volume, the average level found in most global beer brands."

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AbleStock.com/Thinkstock(PLANO, Texas) -- Friends of Jennifer Spears describe feelings of 'horror' after stumbling across a Facebook photo of her murdered corpse, posted onto her page.

Officer David Tilley, a spokesman for the Plano, Texas Police Department, told ABC News that 45-year-old Kenneth Alan Amyx, the murder suspect, allegedly killed Spears, and then posted a photo of her dead body onto Facebook with a knife wound visible on her neck. Amyx also allegedly posted a second image, a "selfie" of himself covered in blood.

The post was titled with the phrase "Please pray for us."

The images were posted on Sunday morning and the police forced entry into Spears' apartment at roughly 10 a.m., after receiving a call from the victim's sister, Tilley said. Inside the apartment, Spears was found dead. Amyx was found with superficial knife wounds on his body that were believed to be self-inflicted. He went peacefully with police, and was treated at a local hospital before being taken into custody.

The post remained up on Facebook for a period of approximately 36 hours, despite its graphic nature, according to Tilley.

A spokesperson from Facebook told ABC News that it was not immediately apparent to the company that Spears' account had been compromised by another user and that many instances when people share graphic content on Facebook, it involves people condemning violence. Once the reality of Spears' situation had become clear, Facebook staff removed the image and "memorialized" Spears' page, enabling friends and family of the victim to see her pictures and posts without showing any pictures allegedly documenting her killing.

"We remove graphic images when they are shared to celebrate violence," the spokesperson said. "As soon as it was clear what the facts were behind this photograph, we removed it."

The police believe that Spears was "clearly dead" in the image, Tilley said.

He added that Amyx and Spears were "likely dating" at the time of her death.

Tilley did not know whether Amyx was cooperating with the investigation.

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Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Internet and Web are enjoying one final day as proper nouns before they're downgraded in written form to the more generic "internet" and "web."

The changes go into effect on Wednesday with the new edition of the AP Stylebook, a manual followed by many journalists, offering a comprehensive guide to the usage of words, style, spelling and punctuation.

"The argument for lowercasing Internet is that it has become wholly generic, like electricity and the telephone. It never was trademarked and is not based on any proper noun," Tom Kent, AP Standards Editor, said in a statement. "The best reason for capitalizing it in the past may have been that the term was new. At one point, we understand, 'Phonograph' was capitalized."

Don't mourn for the Internet and the Web too much, though. When the two names for the great global network gets their new, lower-case stature on Wednesday, they'll will be in good company, joining the likes of website (formerly Web site) and email (formerly e-mail). We have a sneaking suspicion it will only be a matter of time before Wi-Fi joins them in the coming years.

Thankfully, for capital letter enthusiasts, there's one prominent holdout: PDF, short for Portable Document Format, will remain capitalized.

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Courtesy Molly McIsaac(SEATTLE) -- A JetBlue passenger is fighting back after she said the airline told her the shorts she was wearing were too skimpy for the skies.

The passenger, a burlesque dancer who goes by the stage name Maggie McMuffin, claims she was about to board a Seattle-bound JetBlue flight in Boston on May 18 when she says a crew member told her she would have to change her clothes because her black and white shorts "may offend other families."

McMuffin says she tried to reason with the crew member, suggesting some potential ways to cover up. "[I said], 'I could tie a sweater around my waist,'" McMuffin told ABC's Seattle affiliate, KOMO-TV. "'I could get a blanket from you guys.' And they said, 'If you don't change your clothes, you're not going to be able to board this flight.'"

The dancer says she was eventually allowed to board the flight after buying new clothing at a kiosk.

Two weeks after the incident, JetBlue is standing by its decision, saying that after “the gate and onboard crew discussed the customer’s clothing,” they determined "other families" might have been offended by the outfit.

"We support our crew members’ discretion to make these difficult decisions, and we decided to reimburse the customer for the cost of the new shorts and offered a credit for future flight as a goodwill gesture," the airline said in a statement released to ABC News Tuesday.

McMuffin said no good deed can wipe away the shame she felt as a woman allegedly being told to cover up.

"I would say body shaming and slut shaming more than outright sexism, but it is really hard to remove those two things from misogyny," she told KOMO-TV.

A picture of McMuffin wearing the shorts, posted on Facebook last week by a friend, has gone viral with comments both in favor and against the outfit.

"It's shorts, people! She looks super cute. Everything is covered," one user wrote.

"It's completely inappropriate," another countered.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Some of the biggest names in technology, including Facebook, YouTube, Microsoft and Twitter, have vowed to remove illegal online hate speech within 24 hours, supporting a European Commission code of conduct to rid the Internet of incendiary messages.

In a code of conduct released Tuesday, the European Commission said its goal is to squash illegal online hate speech before it goes viral. The commission also called on the technology firms who agreed with the code of conduct to educate and "raise awareness" with users about appropriate online behavior.

"Social media is unfortunately one of the tools that terrorist groups use to radicalise young people and racist use to spread violence and hatred. This agreement is an important step forward to ensure that the Internet remains a place of free and democratic expression," Vera Jourova, European Commissioner for Justice, said in a statement.

In addition to reviewing the majority of "valid notifications" for hate speech in less than 24 hours and removing or disabling the content as necessary, the companies agreeing to the code of conduct will also work closely with various organizations that help flag extremist content online.

Continuing to identify and promote independent "counter narratives" that curb "hateful rhetoric and prejudice" will also play a key part in the endeavor, according to the European Commission.

Twitter announced earlier this year it had made huge strides in ridding the social network of extremist accounts. Since the middle of 2015, Twitter said it has suspended more than 125,000 accounts, many of which were supporting ISIS, according to a company blog post in February.

The company said it was able to achieve this by increasing the size of its teams tasked with reviewing reports of potentially terror-related threats. Twitter's blog post also noted it has taken a proactive approach by using its "proprietary spam-fighting tools" that are capable of surfacing accounts that could potentially be in violation.

"We remain committed to letting the Tweets flow," Karen White, Twitter's Head of Public Policy in Europe said in a statement Tuesday. "However, there is a clear distinction between freedom of expression and conduct that incites violence and hate."

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SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Profits at Tata Motors are on the rise thanks to strong sales of the luxury brand Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), according to the BBC.

The BBC reports the major Indian carmaker saw quarterly profit triple to $771 million.

The jump in profits comes after JLR sales rose 28 percent in the three months leading up to March.

This is the biggest increase in sales in Europe, according to the BBC.

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Creatas/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Hard as it may be to believe, May is almost over.

That means new titles are heading to Netflix soon, but also, a few will go away.

The movies below are disappearing from the streaming service next month, so if you're home from work today, it's the perfect opportunity to catch them while they're still available.

June 1

    A Wrinkle in Time
    About a Boy
    Bounce
    Bridget Jones's Diary
    The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury
    Clear and Present Danger
    Click
    Darkman
    Disney Animation Collection: Vol. 5: Wind in the Willows
    Dude, Where's My Car?
    Duplex
    Elias: Rescue Team Adventures:
Season 1
    The Faculty
    Far from Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog
    Ghost
    Groundhog Day
    Hamlet
    Hercules
    In the Bedroom
    Jersey Girl
    Kinky Boots
    Lassie
    Losing Isaiah
    Madonna: Truth or Dare
    Marvin's Room
    Music of the Heart
    My Boss's Daughter
    Nine Months
    The Others
    Paris Is Burning
    Private Parts
    Proof
    Schoolhouse Rock!: Earth
    The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
    The Station Agent
    The Stepford Wives
    Stir of Echoes
    Stir of Echoes 2: The Homecoming
    The Super Hero Squad Show:
Seasons 1-2
    Velvet Goldmine
    View from the Top
    Wayne's World
    The Yards


June 2

Eureka Seven: Seasons 1-2

June 14

HawthoRNe: Seasons 1-3

June 15

The Bank Job

June 18

    A Late Quartet
    The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss:
Season 1

June 21

    Mixology: Season 1

June 24

    Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me
    The Hunchback of Notre Dame
    The Hunchback of Notre Dame II

    Marvel's Avengers Assemble: Season 1
    Mulan
    Who Framed Roger Rabbit

June 30

    Sophie's Choice

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Whether it's a light wallet or Zika concerns that have you staying close to home this summer, there are plenty of ways to have a fantastic staycation without camping in the backyard. Here are five ideas to make the most of your time off.

1. Bring the food of your favorite destination home. Fancy cheesesteaks from famous Jim’s in Philly? How about Louisiana crawfish? Blueberry pie from Maine? You can order virtually anything, from anywhere in the nation, on Goldbely’s website or app for next-day delivery.

2. Make your home a spa with help from same-day, in-home massages with the licensed massage therapists from Zeel, serving 31 cities in the nation. Couples massages are also offered for a romantic staycation option.

3. Be a tourist in your own city. The “Local Deals” section of website Travelzoo offers not only local restaurant discounts, but tons of activities on sale: Think discounted museum entry, walking and bus tours, golf, spas and countless other activities you probably didn’t know existed in your own backyard.

4. Same-day hotel deals. HotelTonight is the leading app for last-minute (read: same day) hotel bookings at up to 70 percent off. Sample: Hip Hudson Hotel for $119 / night (tonight) -- typically $300.

5. Turn off the phone. You’ll never feel rested if you keep checking your work email or Facebook, no matter how many massages you book. Especially at night, leave the phone in another room and truly get a decent night’s sleep. If you can’t disconnect altogether, check in at predetermined times, such as every two hours. Keep the phone off your person and out of your hands to negate the temptation.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- When people think about free travel, they mostly think about redeeming miles or points for free flights. But the truth is, the average person doesn't fly often enough or spend enough to earn free flights.

So what's a traveler with a light wallet to do?

Focus your efforts on other aspects of the trip, like accommodations. And the tips below can help you cut down on summer travel costs.

HomeExchange.com

It started out primarily as a way for teachers on sabbatical to trade homes with each other and travel on the cheap, but the company now boasts 65,000 listings -- including primary homes and members' second homes. Here's how it works: You list your home, including photos, but with no exact address, plus details about yourself and what you're looking for in a renter. You can sit back and wait for people to contact you or be more proactive and reach out to people whose homes are located in places you're interested in visiting to see if there's a match.

Is it weird to have someone you don't know stay in your home?

"By the time the exchange actually takes place, they're not a stranger anymore," said Ed Kushins, founder of HomeExchange. "There's been multiple email exchanges and Skype conversations. Many people become friends and swap with the same people year after year."

There is no cost to exchange homes, but there is a $150 yearly subscription fee for the site.

TrustedHouseSitter.com


Popular in Europe and gaining traction in the U.S., TrustedHouseSitter.com gives pet lovers the opportunity to pet- and house-sit while pet owners travel. The pet owner knows the pet will be happier at home instead of at a boarding facility and gets the service free of charge. The sitter gets to travel to a new place and have free accommodations for the duration of the trip.

A home with a swimming pool in Amed, Bali, needs a dog- and house-sitter for two weeks in August. Two kitties in Portland, Oregon, need someone to sit and stay for a month starting in mid-June. Or how about a stay in Tuscany, where you'll care for dogs, cats and an Alpaca?

Rental Cars

Great for domestic road trips and for people who can travel somewhat last-minute, Transfer Car offers free -- or almost free -- one-way car and RV rentals. The vehicles, the site explains, need to get back to their home cities, and this is a cheap way for rental car companies to make that happen (otherwise, the cars have to go on a truck). In some cases, gas and insurance is included.

Transfer Car's chief marketing officer Pascal Languillon told ABC News there's often a lot of inventory between Las Vegas, San Francisco and Los Angeles, and between Florida and New York/New Jersey in both directions. The site is updated daily and "we usually don't know too far in advance exactly what we will have. So it's best for customers to register, subscribe to an email alert for their particular route of interest, and come back to check the website regularly."

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Millions are hitting the road to travel for the first big weekend of the summer, fueled by gas prices that are 42 cents lower than last year.

A possible record-breaking 34 million Americans are expected to drive this holiday weekend, while the average gallon of gas is just $2.32.

"The cost of traveling was just too high in recent years," Turner Batten, a holiday traveler, told ABC News. "But this year, thankfully, gas prices have dropped and we're able to make a trip like this."

Although gas prices have been rising within the past month, they're expected to stay low for the weekend, which is good news for businesses.

"The crowds are good, and they're spending money," Dan Dinnebeil of Shake Shoppe Arcade in Orlando told ABC News.


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Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(CAMBRIDGE, Mass.) -- Another interest rate increase after December's hike may be coming sooner than investors think.

Speaking at Harvard University on Friday where she received the Radcliffe Medal, Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen hinted there could be an interest rate hike sometime this summer as long as the economy and the jobs market continued to grow.

“It’s appropriate, and I have said this in the past, I think for the Fed to gradually and cautiously increase our overnight interest rate over time, and probably in the coming months such a move would be appropriate,” she said.

Despite signaling a possible rate hike, Yellen still remains cautious.

"One of the reasons I believe it's important to be cautious in raising interest rates is precisely because if we were to raise interest rates too steeply and we were to trigger a downturn or contribute to a downturn we have limited scope for responding and it is an important reason for caution," Yellen said.

Yellen's words echo recent comments made by other Fed officials the past week that have talked about a rate hike happening sometime this summer. Some have even suggested more than one interest rate increase before the end of the year, despite Wall Street expectations that the central bank would hold off.

The Fed will meet on June 14-15 and Yellen is scheduled to hold another speech in Philadelphia on June 6.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Investors are starting to accept an impending interest rate increase ahead of the holiday weekend after comments from Fed Chair Janet Yellen helped Wall Street close slightly higher.

The Dow jumped 44.93 ( 0.25 percent) to close at 17,873.22.

The Nasdaq gained 31.74 ( 0.65 percent) to finish at 4,933.50, while the S&P pushed up 8.96 ( 0.43 percent) to close at 2,099.06.

There was little change for crude oil with prices remaining at about $49 a barrel.

Federal Reserve: Speaking at Harvard University on Friday where she received the Radcliffe Medal, Yellen hinted there could be an interest rate hike sometime this summer as long as the economy and the jobs market continued to grow.

“It’s appropriate, and I have said this in the past, I think for the Fed to gradually and cautiously increase our overnight interest rate over time, and probably in the coming months such a move would be appropriate,” she said.

U.S. Economy: Also fueling a key interest rate raise, a revised report from the Commerce Department that showed there was stronger economic growth in the first-quarter compared to earlier predictions. The agency said the GDP grew 0.8 percent in Q1, above the previous estimate of 0.5 percent. Although consumer spending increased 1.9 percent, it was much lower than the fourth-quarter's 2.4 percent increase.

Verizon: After 13 days of negotiations, Verizon Communications Inc. reached a deal on Friday with two unions for a four-year labor agreement. According to U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez, the workers will be back on the job next week.

“Today, I am pleased to announce that the parties have reached an agreement in principle on a four-year contract, resolving the open issues in the ongoing labor dispute between Verizon’s workers, unions, and management," Perez said in a statement Friday. "The parties are now working to reduce the agreement to writing, after which the proposal will be submitted to CWA and IBEW union members for ratification."

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Courtesy of Shane Birkinbine(BENTONVILLE, Ark.) -- One man’s creative Super Mario marriage proposal definitely earned him the top score in his bride-to-be’s eyes.

When Pam Edwards was unsuspectingly playing the game alongside her now fiancé, Shane Birkinbine, on May 21, she had no idea she’d soon be winning not only the game, but also a new sparkly diamond ring.

“You can make your own custom levels,” Birkinbine, 39, told ABC News of how he designed the game to pop the question. “I’m more of an introvert so I didn’t want to make a huge deal of it, but wanted something between us that was special and creative. So it came to my mind that I’m going make a special level just for her.”

As Edwards began playing, she was too focused on winning to realize her name was written on the screen.

“Babe, what’s that say?” Birkinbine asks Edwards in the adorable video he took to capture the moment. “The blocks, it spells out your name I think.”

Tickled enough by the fact her boyfriend programmed her name into the game, she still had no idea what was coming next.

“What’s that say?” he continues as she moves the control to see the following question.

As she reads “Will you marry me?” written in blocks on the screen, she’s overcome with emotion, giggling before replying “Yes!”

“I was really surprised,” Edwards, 30, said of the special proposal. “It was so creative and I was just happy because we’re in love and I’m just thrilled.”

Birkinbine said it took him about a week to program the personalized level, and he wasn’t concerned about her finding it on the game because “she wouldn’t just hop on herself,” he said.

“I’m kind of the avid gamer and geek,” he added. “I like a lot of different geeky stuff or science fiction movies. She’s does game with me with sometimes, but it’s not something she’d just log in to do herself.”

As soon as the video ends, Birkinbine got down on one knee with the ring, which he also planned to go along with the theme.

“I had the ring in its original box and then I had that box in a Mario question mark box,” he said. “It’s actually a Yahtzee video game container. I got up off the couch and went over to her and I just said, 'Babe, I love you very much. You’re so kind and sweet and always taking care of me, and you’re the woman I want to be with the rest of my life.’”

The happy couple from Bentonville, Arkansas, is now planning a wedding for this fall.

As for continuing the Super Mario theme in the wedding, “We’ll incorporate some geeky aspects into it, but I want it to be just the way she likes it,” said Birkinbine.

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Spencer Platt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Verizon Communications Inc. has struck a deal in principle with two unions for a four-year labor agreement, U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez said Friday.

The workers will be back on the job next week, Perez said.

“Today, I am pleased to announce that the parties have reached an agreement in principle on a four-year contract, resolving the open issues in the ongoing labor dispute between Verizon’s workers, unions, and management," Perez said in a statement Friday. "The parties are now working to reduce the agreement to writing, after which the proposal will be submitted to CWA and IBEW union members for ratification."

The deal was struck through 13 days of negotiations at the Department of Labor, Perez said, adding he has observed the parties' "good faith commitment to narrowing differences and forging and agreement."

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