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AndreyPopov/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- A new White House proposal backed by Ivanka Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to limit certain federal student loans has sparked a debate on how the federal government should address the growing crisis of student loan debt.

The White House is hoping that limiting the amount available to students would, in turn, encourage colleges to charge less. But critics aren’t so sure that would work, and Democrats warn the plan could wind up shutting out less affluent families.

The high cost of college and its impact on the broader economy is a major issue for the Trump administration as student loans are now a significant contributor to U.S. debt. According to NerdWallet, student loan debt was $1.5 trillion last year with more than 62 percent of Americans over the age of 30 still paying off their higher education costs.

The White House’s recommendation comes just ahead of DeVos heading to Capitol Hill to testify before a House subcommittee and as Congress weighs reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.

"We need to modernize our higher education system to make it more affordable, flexible, and outcomes-oriented so all Americans, young and old, can learn the skills they need to secure and retain good paying jobs," said Trump, a White House adviser, in a statement last week.

What the White House plan would do

The administration proposal would limit PLUS loans, which are available to graduate students and parents of undergraduate students. The maximum PLUS loan amount you can receive is the cost of attendance, which is determined by the school, but minus any other financial aid received. The Trump administration didn't specify what the limits would be in their proposal.

The move is aimed at ultimately driving down the cost of college. In the memo released by the White House last week detailing the proposal, it cites a 2015 report by the New York Federal Reserve which looks at the link between ballooning tuition costs and federal student aid availability.

"Research shows a correlation between the availability of federal student aid and tuition increases. The current system provides institutions of higher education with few incentives to control costs and saddles parents and graduate students with debt while little attention is paid to borrowers’ likely ability to repay. To address rising debt, the Administration proposes establishing common-sense limits on Federal student loans, as well as improved guidance to students regarding their likely ability to fulfill repayment obligation," the White House proposal said.

Removing previous caps on the amount parents could borrow and the creation of graduate PLUS loans "has helped fuel increases in college tuition and the doubling of student loan debt in the last decade alone," said Richard Hunt, head of the Consumer Bankers Association, a group that works on retail banking.

Why Democrats don’t like it

But Democrats say capping federal loans would also limit access to higher education for individuals who might not qualify for private loans.

Sen. Patty Murray, the top Democrat on the Senate panel with oversight of education issues, said the proposal ignores the bigger problem that most students can’t afford college without taking on massive amounts of debt.

"In fact, this proposal would end up hurting students by reducing the amount of federal aid for students and taking billions out of the pockets of borrowers," said Murray, D-Wash.

According to one House Democrat, incomes haven’t kept pace with the sharp rise in tuition hikes. Rep. Bobby Scott, the chairman of the House education committee, said the median household income increased by a modest 12 percent from 1990 to 2015, whereas the net cost of attending college increased by 81 percent.

Scott, D-Va., points to a decline in state investment in higher education as a primary cause for college becoming so expensive. But he understands why families are wondering if college is still worth the cost.

"The evidence and research demonstrate that, given well-supported and responsible institutions of higher education, the answer is an overwhelming 'yes,'" he said at a hearing on the cost of college.

What’s next

Democrats control the House so it’s unlikely the Trump administration’s plan is much more than a starting point for debate.

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Grace Beauty(NEW YORK) -- Grace Beauty, an emerging cosmetics line, features products that keep people with physical disabilities top of mind.

The U.K.-based brand currently has three reusable mascara wand add-ons available for pre-order and the first one to appear on Instagram was The Ring Grip.

"Anyone, regardless of ability, should be able to use any beauty product they want to," according to a statement on Grace Beauty's website. "To help this cause, we’re making accessories for people with disabilities. Starting with mascara, we created add-ons for better grip, control and safety."

The brand also introduced The Square Grip, which attaches to both sides of your mascara to make it easy to open and hold. There is also The Safe Grip, which comes with a wide-angled grip to ensure better control for users.

According to Nylon, the wand add-ons are set to first ship on June 3 for about $10.45 each.

In the meantime, Grace Beauty has begun building an online community for access to early releases and prototypes.

"We want to hear your story and we want to help you tell it to the world," the company says. "By joining up we will start to feature community stories as we build our mission together."

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PeskyMonkey/iStock(SAN FRANCISCO) -- So this is what Tim Cook does with $1 billion.

That's the amount that Apple has invested in developing its entertainment division, including original programming in the company's closest approximation of a Hollywood studio to date. The company is expected to reveal its lineup of shows and movies, in addition to how to stream them at its "show time" event Monday in San Francisco.

The event starts at 1 p.m. ET.

The event is a pivotal moment for the company, which is rebranding itself as a services company amid a saturated iPhone market. As is typical with Apple events, it's shrouded in secrecy with a few strategic leaks. But this is what we we're hearing so far:

Apple streaming video

It's expected that Apple will shift its video content to the Apple TV app that comes pre-installed on its devices. Insider tech sites also assume it will operate like the Amazon Prime setup, which offers both other streaming services apps as well as its own channel.

"Apple plans on making a new storefront that's much more prominent for those who use Apple TV boxes and other Apple hardware. It will also be able to offer its own bundles -- for instance, it could offer a package of HBO, Showtime and Starz at a price that's lower than you'd pay for each pay TV service on its own," according to Recode.

It will not include Hulu or Netflix, according to several reports. The pricing is anyone's guess.

In June 2017, Apple created Hollywood buzz when it hired Sony Presidents Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg to head its original programming division. It has since poached more execs from Sony. However, its first two attempts at original programming -- Planet of the Apps, an entrepreneur reality show similar to Shark Tank, and Carpool Karaoke: The Series with James Corden -- fell short of, say, AMC's Mad Men as a calling card for original programming.

To compete with Netflix or Amazon Prime, Apple has spent heavily on recruiting talent ranging from marquee names -- Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, J.J. Abrams and Brie Larson -- to more niche personalities -- Josh Gad and Alan Yang. Of course, it remains under wraps whether any of these stars will be at the event, but it seems likely there will be at least a few.

The talent and format look to be more diverse than network TV, featuring scripted and unscripted shows, as well as a focus on audio storytelling, which fits into Apple's established foray into music and podcasts. It also heavily leans on women and minorities in talent both in front of and behind the camera. There's an immigrant-focused show called Little America, from Lee Eisenberg (The Office) and Alan Yang (Master of None), and Pachinko, which is based on Min Jin Lee's novel about generations of a Korean family living through Japanese occupation.

Apple News


Since Apple bought Texture, a digital magazine subscription service last year, it's been assumed that the company would adopt its model for a news product.

Texture offered hundreds of magazines for a set monthly fee. It's unclear what will be integrated into the news subscription model, but this week, it was reported that The New York Times and The Washington Post (owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos) would not be. The Wall Street Journal will be included, according to The New York Times.

Apple Credit Card

Apple currently offers a Barclaycard Visa, but it's expected to unveil its Goldman Sachs credit card at the event. News of the two heavyweights teaming up for the card was first reported by The Wall Street Journal last year. It's expected to offer a rewards program.

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Dr. John R. Watret/Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University(ATLANTA) --  A photo of a mother-daughter duo after they flew a cross-country flight together has gone viral, and sparked a conversation about the need for more women pilots.

On Match 16, Dr. John R. Watret, chancellor of the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, tweeted a photo of Capt. Wendy Rexon and her daughter, First Officer Kelly Rexon, in the flight deck after the pair piloted a Delta Boeing 757 from Los Angeles to Atlanta. Watret was a passenger on the flight after he returned to the U.S. from the Embry-Riddle Asia campus in Singapore.

“Just flew from LAX to ATL on Delta piloted by this mother daughter flight crew," Watret tweeted. "Great Flight. Inspiring for young women.”

Watret learned that the Rexons were flying the plane after overhearing a woman ask a flight attendant if her two children could visit the flight deck, according to a press release from Embry-Riddle.

The flight attendant replied yes, adding that they would be surprised when they got there, Watret said. When they returned, he then overheard them talking about a mother and daughter piloting the plane, prompting Watret to ask permission to visit them as well.

"I thought that was amazing," he said. "I was in awe."

There are actually three women pilots in the family. Kelly Rexon's sister is also a pilot, according to Embry-Riddle, which said it makes a "commitment to creating more opportunities for women in all areas of the aviation industry."

Over the next 20 years, the aviation industry will require 790,000 new pilots and 754,000 new maintenance technicians, according to Boeing.

"There has to be more diversification in the industry,” Watret said. “It’s crucial and one of the key factors we focus on. When there are more opportunities, everyone wins."

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iStock(NEW YORK) -- Despite having their name on the museum's education center, the Guggenheim said it will no longer be accepting gifts from the Sackler family, according to a statement given to ABC News on Saturday. The Sacklers own Purdue Pharma, the makers of the powerful and addictive painkiller OxyContin.

The rejection of the wealthy pharmaceutical name isn't the biggest problem facing the Sacklers -- the company is reportedly exploring bankruptcy as a way to protect itself against million-dollar lawsuits -- but it is a shot at the societal standing of the billionaire family.

"The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum received a total of $7 million in gifts from members of the Mortimer D. Sackler family initiated in 1995 and paid out through 2006 to establish and support the Sackler Center for Arts Education, which serves approximately 300,000 youth, adults and families each year," the museum said in a statement.

It added, "An additional $2 million was received between 1999 and 2015 to support the museum. No contributions from the Sackler family have been received since 2015. No additional gifts are planned, and the Guggenheim does not plan to accept any gifts."

The New York Times was first to report the shunning of the Sackler family.

The Guggenheim, founded in 1939 and known for its distinctive design courtesy of architect Frank Lloyd Wright, houses modern art from the likes of Pablo Picasso, Edgar Degas and many more.

Rejection by the Guggenheim was just the latest in a number of museums turning away a family that has donated millions to promoting art -- a cause close to late Purdue Pharma co-owner Mortimer D. Sackler. It was reported the Tate galleries in London made a similar decision one day prior.

London's National Portrait Gallery turned down a $1.3 million donation from the family earlier this week, according to The New York Times. The South London Gallery returned a $165,000 donation last year, The Art Newspaper reported.

Much of the attention given to the Sackler family's donations to museums has come from P.A.I.N. (Prescription Addiction Intervention Now) Sackler, an activist group dedicated to addressing the national opioid crisis and opposing the Sackler family specifically.

The group's mission statement asks that "museums, universities and educational institutions worldwide remove Sackler signage and publicly refuse future funding from the Sacklers."

P.A.I.N. Sackler held a protest at the Guggenheim last month in which they showered torn-up prescriptions from the museums spiral walkway to the floor below and unfurled banners with their demands to stop funding.

The country's opioid epidemic claims the lives of more than 130 people each day, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Of those, about 46 each day are attributed to prescription drug overdoses, including OxyContin, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Purdue Pharma started producing OxyContin, generic name oxycodone, in 1995. The drug became a billion-dollar blockbuster for the company.

The Sackler family is listed as the 19th-richest in the world by Forbes at an estimated $13 billion.

However, the company is now facing 1,600 lawsuits from people who abused the medication, and it is trying to settle some $10 billion in claims, according to The Wall Street Journal.

In a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma and eight members of the Sackler family filed by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey in January, she alleges the Sackler family “made the choices that caused much of the opioid epidemic."

The company has called the allegations "misleading."

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iStock(NEW YORK) -- The Powerball jackpot continues inching toward $1 billion as no one took home the jackpot Saturday night. The drawing on Wednesday will be worth an estimated $750 million.

The latest numbers drawn for the jackpot were 24-25-52-60-66 with a Powerball of 5.

The winner would have officially taken home $638.8 million, the biggest jackpot of the year and the fourth-largest Powerball drawing of all-time.

As the number crept up to three-quarters of a billion dollars for Wednesday, it became the third-largest Powerball drawing of all time and fourth-largest lottery drawing ever. It's possible, once the official total is known next week, it could creep past a $758.7 million drawing in August 2017 and become the third-largest drawing of all time.

A lump-sum cash payout Wednesday will be worth $465.5 million.

While no one claimed the big prize on Saturday, people in Wisconsin and Florida each took home the $2 million prize for matching all five white balls plus the Power Play, and winners in Florida, North Carolina, Illinois, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New York and South Carolina each won $1 million.

The jackpot keeps climbing, but your odds of winning stay the same in every single Powerball drawing. Whether it's the starting jackpot of $40 million or $1 billion, your chance to win remains 1 in 24.9, according to the Powerball site.

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ABC News(DEER PARK, Texas) -- Texas has filed a lawsuit against a company where petrochemicals burned for days and sent thick, black clouds of smoke wafting over the Houston area.

Attorney General Ken Paxton announced the environmental lawsuit against Intercontinental Terminals Company on Friday in order to seek "injunctive relief and civil penalties" in connection with the fire. The fire, which began last weekend, briefly reignited at the same time Paxton was announcing the suit.

The company is involved in the production of gasoline and the fire released multiple chemicals in the air, including benzene, according to the attorney general. The Environmental Protection Agency said Friday morning there had been no detection of benzene in the air as of Thursday, however, it's unclear if the reignition changed that.

"The state of Texas works hard to maintain good air quality and will hold ITC accountable for the damage it has done to our environment," Paxton said in a statement. "ITC has a history of environmental violations, and this latest incident is especially disturbing and frightening. No company can be allowed to disrupt lives and put public health and safety at risk."

Even brief exposure to benzene can cause fatigue, dizziness and headaches.

The EPA said Thursday it had not detected any issues with public drinking water from either the chemicals in the fire or the firefighting foam used to fight it.

The fire, which began Sunday and was largely put out by Wednesday, caused a number of disruptions to the public. A shelter-in-place order in Deer Park was lifted Thursday morning, but Deer Park Independent School District and La Porte Independent School District both closed schools on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The U.S. Coast Guard also closed the Houston Ship Channel for a period of time on Friday.

"ITC cares. We care a lot," a teary-eyed Alice Richardson, Intercontinental Terminal Company spokesperson, said Thursday. "We have been good stewards, we've been good neighbors. ... We will fix it and we will make this right."

The federal Chemical Safety Board has also opened an investigation into the fire.

"Due to the dynamic, ongoing investigation of this incident, only air quality violations have been cited in the state of Texas lawsuit against ICT, LLC," Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Executive Director Toby Baker said in a statement. "Any additional violations, including surface water quality, will be referred to the Office of Attorney General for civil enforcement as part of this action."

Penalties could exceed $100,000, according to the lawsuit.

ITC is located in Deer Park, Texas, about 20 miles east of downtown Houston.

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iStock/Joel Carillet(SAN ANTONIO, Texas) -- The San Antonio City Council narrowly voted to prevent Chick-fil-a from opening a restaurant at the city's airport on Thursday due to the company's alleged bias against LGBT rights.

The council voted, 6-4, for excluding Chick-fil-a from the overall restaurant and concession space operated by Atlanta-based airport concessionaire Paradies Lagardère. Chick-fil-a has been accused of anti-LGBT behavior for years. CEO Dan Cathy first drew condemnation from LGBT groups in 2012 when he said he supported "the biblical definition of the family unit" -- marriage only between a man and woman.

The agreement with Paradies Lagardère was for 10,000 square feet in food and concession space, including not only the Chick-fil-a, but also a Smoke Shack, San Antonio Spurs retail store and coffee shop and bar. The Chick-fil-a would have replaced Raising Cane's, also a chicken restaurant chain.

The Chick-fil-a was set to fill just 658 square feet of the deal, according to the agreement.

The Chick-fil-a would've paid $366,507 annually in rent to the city as part of a guarantee of $2.165 million in annual rent from the company, according to the concessionaire agreement. Chick-fil-a also would've paid 10 percent of annual gross receipts to the city.

The lease would've begun Jan. 1, 2020.

"With this decision, the City Council reaffirmed the work our city has done to become a champion of equality and inclusion," District 1 Councilman Roberto Trevino, who voted against Chick-fil-a, said in a statement Friday. "San Antonio is a city full of compassion, and we do not have room in our public facilities for a business with a legacy of anti-LGBTQ behavior.

"Everyone has a place here, and everyone should feel welcome when they walk through our airport," he continued. "I look forward to the announcement of a suitable replacement by Paradies."

Chick-fil-a said in a statement to San Antonio ABC affiliate KSAT that they were disappointed by the vote.

"This is the first we’ve heard of this. It’s disappointing," the statement said. "We would have liked to have had a dialogue with the city council before this decision was made. We agree with Councilmember Treviño that everyone is and should feel welcome at Chick-fil-A. We plan to reach out to the city council to gain a better understanding of this decision."

Just this week it was reported by ThinkProgress that Chick-fil-a had donated $1.8 million to conservative groups that advocated against homosexuality, mostly the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, in newly released 2017 tax filings.

Chick-fil-a, founded in 1946 by Cathy's father, S. Truett Cathy, operates more than 2,000 restaurants around the country.

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Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Facebook employees discussed Cambridge Analytica harvesting unwitting users' data as early as September 2015, months ahead of any public disclosures about the practice, which later became one of the troubled tech giants largest scandals to date.

The disclosure comes as part of a lawsuit filed by Washington D.C.'s Attorney General Karl Racine, who is suing the social media giant for "ongoing unlawful trade practices.”

Facebook has moved to dismiss the case as well as to keep a key document sealed.

The sealed document, described in a court filing by Racine's office on Monday, contains "an email exchange between Facebook employees discussing how Cambridge Analytica (and others) violated Facebook’s policies,” according to the filing. The filing also states that the data of "nearly half of all D.C. residents were swept up in this illicit sale" of data from Cambridge Analytica.

Facebook confirmed the internal conversations about data scraping and Cambridge Analytica that were detailed in the document but called it "speculation" among the employees in an emailed statement to ABC News.

“These were two different incidents: in September 2015 employees heard speculation whether Cambridge Analytica was scraping data, something that is unfortunately common for any internet service,” a company spokesperson wrote. "In December 2015, we first learned through media reports that Kogan sold data to Cambridge Analytica, and we took action. Those were two different things."

Kogan refers to Aleksandr Kogan, the Cambridge University psychologist who developed the quiz that collected data from Facebook users, the results of which were then passed on to Cambridge Analytica.

The two sides met in court on Friday afternoon and D.C. Superior Court Judge Fern F. Saddler said she would make a ruling by the end of April for whether to dismiss the case. She did not make a ruling on unsealing the Facebook documents.

The messages between the employees in September 2015 are “candid employee assessments that multiple third-party applications accessed and sold consumer data in violation of Facebook’s policies during the 2016 United States Presidential Election," according to Racine's filing. “It also indicates Facebook knew of Cambridge Analytica’s improper data-gathering practices months before news outlets reported on the issue.”

The timing is important because the Cambridge Analytica scandal first exposed the general public to how tech companies share user data and how that data could have influenced world events, specifically the 2016 U.S. elections and Brexit.

In December 2015, a report by the Guardian revealed that Cambridge Analytica, a political consulting firm that has since gone under, had harvested the data of tens of millions of people from Facebook by consulting firm Global Science Research (GSR), a data-focused marketing firm hired by the Ted Cruz campaign.

GSR then transferred that data, without users' knowledge, to Cambridge Analytica’s parent company Strategic Communications Laboratories (SCL). At the time, Steve Bannon was the vice president of Cambridge Analytica. He then became Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign chairman.

In March 2018, The Guardian published an explosive report detailing how Cambridge Analytica accessed the data of 50 million Facebook users. The number of users whose data was breached later climbed to 87 million. Cambridge Analytica had also been hired to work with the Trump campaign.

At the time of The Guardian scoop the campaign told ABC News that it never used Cambridge Anaytica's data, saying it relied on voter information gathered by the Republican National Committee.

“Any claims that voter data were used from another source to support the victory in 2016 are false,” the Trump campaign spokesperson said.

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NoDerog/iStock(NEW YORK) -- If you've already filed your income taxes and weren't too excited about your refund, there is hope for next year.

The tax code changed during 2018, so a lot of people were surprised this year that they didn't receive the same amount back from the IRS that they had become accustomed to.

But don't fret, there are a slew of little things you can do in 2019 to ensure a larger return next year.

Let's take a deeper look:

Tax deductions that also invest in your future

Nobody wants to think about next year, but if you make a few, simple changes now, you will get a bigger return from the IRS in 2020. And if you had to pay taxes, maybe this will help you avoid that next year.

Let's start with the benefits of 401(k) plans. Some companies have a plan that you can contribute to and that isn't automatically set up for you.

These plans allow you to manipulate the amount of your income (pre-tax) that you contribute to your retirement plan.

If you want and can do so, up your contribution and lower your taxable income in the process. Also some companies will match up to a certain percent, so that's free money your company is offering for your future.

There are also investments called traditional IRAs, where the money you contribute, also for retirement, is tax deductible, as well.

You can't work (or play) if you don't have your health

Another option, depending on what type of health insurance you have, is a heath savings account.

In most cases, you can elect to deduct funds each paycheck, pre-tax, into your HSA and then use that account to pay for medical bills, prescriptions and more.

Since the money is pre-tax, it yet again lowers your taxable income and makes those doctor visits more affordable.

There is also a cap to how much you can contribute to your HSA each year, but the leftover funds at the end of the year rollover, which is really nice if you don't use them.

There are also options for other insurance plans called flexible spending accounts, but those do not rollover. They will also lower your taxable income.

Finally, you have dependent care flexible savings account, which is a great option for young parents out there.

When in doubt, talk to HR or your accountant

You may not have noticed this, but you probably got a little bump in your weekly or biweekly paycheck last year with the new tax code.

What you can do is talk to your company's HR department or your accountant and up your withholdings on your W-4 form.

Go ahead and take out maybe $25 to $50 a paycheck and that will result in upwards of $500 to $1,000 more in your refund at the beginning of next year.

You are still making the same amount of money, but if you rely on this big refund for a fun trip or a yearly gift to yourself, well go ahead and start saving this way.

Remember your side hustle

So many young professionals are working on something fun on the side. If this includes you, you may be eligible for several tax deductions.

If you have an LLC or work for an app-based job on the side like Uber or Wag, you probably don't have taxes taken out automatically, so that is something to consider and save for. Make sure to set aside some of your profits in case you have to pay taxes for what you earned.

But you can also expense a lot more items for this freelance work than you can at your full-time job. For example, driving your car, getting gas, or other equipment you've purchased is all deductible. The main catch is what you buy or use has to be in the effort to make a profit.

Also, there is a nice tax credit for freelancers and small businesses, where you can deduct up to 20 percent of qualified domestic business income.

So, if you forgot to include these items this year, you'll know next time.

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U.S. Department of Agriculture(NEW YORK) -- Tyson Foods announced on Thursday it's recalling more than 69,000 pounds of frozen chicken strips that may have been contaminated with pieces of metal.

The ready-to-eat strips were produced on Nov. 30 and shipped nationwide, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The following products are being recalled, according to a USDA statement:

  • 25-oz. plastic bag packages of frozen “Tyson FULLY COOKED BUFFALO STYLE CHICKEN STRIPS CHICKEN BREAST STRIP FRITTERS WITH RIB MEAT AND BUFFALO STYLE SAUCE” with “BEST IF USED BY NOV 30 2019,” case codes 3348CNQ0317 and 3348CNQ0318, and individual bag time stamps from 17:00 through 18:59 hours (inclusive).
  • 25-oz. plastic bag packages of frozen “Tyson FULLY COOKED CRISPY CHICKEN STRIPS CHICKEN BREAST STRIP FRITTERS WITH RIB MEAT” with “BEST IF USED BY NOV 30 2019,” case codes 3348CNQ0419, 3348CNQ0420, 3348CNQ0421, and 3348CNQ0422, and individual bag time stamps from 19:00 through 22:59 hours (inclusive).
  • 20-lb. cases of frozen “SPARE TIME FULLY COOKED, BUFFALO STYLE CHICKEN STRIPS CHICKEN BREAST STRIP FRITTERS WITH RIB MEAT AND BUFFALO STYLE SAUCE” with “BEST IF USED BY NOV 30 2019,” and case code 3348CNQ03. The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-7221” on the back of the product package. For product clarification, the last two digits of the product case codes correspond to the hour produced and will match the first two numbers of the time stamp (as depicted on the label).

The issue was uncovered after the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service received two consumer complaints.

There haven't been any complaints of adverse reactions after consuming the above-listed chicken products, but food regulators said bags containing potentially tainted chicken already may be in people's freezers.

Consumers with questions are encouraged to call Tyson Foods Consumer Relations at 1-866-886-8456.

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Sjo/iStock(NEW YORK) -- With a reputation for creating some of the safest cars on the road, Swedish automaker Volvo is looking inward -- literally -- for a new safety feature that it's been testing.

While most of today's cars feature cameras that let you see what's behind you, Volvo is trying out cameras that point directly at the driver, taking note of where he or she looks -- or if the driver is looking at all.

If the system encounters closed eyes, or eyes that are looking at something other than the road -- like a cellphone, or a radio dial -- it enacts countermeasures to right the situation.

The car can apply the brakes if needed to avoid a collision, slow the car down, or even -- if a driver is intoxicated or otherwise unwell -- notify the automaker's concierge service, which could take further action.

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manaemedia/iStock(MENLO PARK, Calif.) -- Facebook has admitted that the company's artificial intelligence failed to block the livestream video in which the alleged shooter filmed himself opening fire on praying Muslims at two mosques in New Zealand last week.

The company also blamed users for not flagging the video more quickly, as the social media giant continued to fend off criticism for allowing the worst terror attack in New Zealand's history to be broadcast live and in full on its platform.

"People are looking to understand how online platforms such as Facebook were used to circulate horrific videos of the terrorist attack, and we wanted to provide additional information from our review into how our products were used and how we can improve going forward," Facebook's vice president of product management Guy Rosen wrote in a blog post Wednesday night.

Facebook was not the only platform on which the video was uploaded or shared. Users blanketed other platforms including YouTube, Twitter, Reddit, 4chan and 8chan with the video, which made it harder for the companies to react as the content ricocheted throughout a porous digital ecosystem. Rosen's post provides the clearest timeline to date of how the shooter's video went viral.

After the shooter streamed the attack, "individuals around the world then re-shared copies they got through many different apps and services, for example filming the broadcasts on TV, capturing videos from websites, filming computer screens with their phones, or just re-sharing a clip they received," Rosen wrote. "In total, we found and blocked over 800 visually-distinct variants of the video that were circulating."

However, the video originated on Facebook, and the company's AI did not flag the livestream of the attacks, which claimed the lives of at least 50 people. That original footage was viewed almost 200 times while it was live, Facebook said.

"This particular video did not trigger our automatic detection systems," Rosen wrote.

The video was then viewed about 4,000 times before being taken down, he added.

Over the next 24 hours, Facebook removed at least 1.2 million videos of the attack as they were uploaded, but before they were viewed, according to Rosen.

"Approximately 300,000 additional copies were removed after they were posted," Rosen wrote.

AI technology requires "training data," "thousands of examples of content" to learn how to detect problem speech, text, images or videos, Rosen wrote. "This approach has worked very well for areas such as nudity, terrorist propaganda and also graphic violence where there is a large number of examples we can use to train our systems."

Social media platforms, including Facebook, have been effective in recent years at curbing terrorist content, most notably ISIS content. That success has led users to question why it was harder to crack down on the Christchurch shooting video.

Facebook's former chief security information office, Alex Stamos, told ABC after last week's attacks that the ISIS communications were disrupted in part because of the group’s communications in Telegram, an instant messaging app.

"The ISIS problem was partially cracked because the [tech] companies infiltrated all their Telegram channels. So you could grab a video and block it before the first upload attempt. No equivalent chokepoint here," Stamos said, referring to the New Zealand attack.

There are additional problems with expecting automated responses to violent content -- AI can offer up false positives and also destroy the work of activists who document human rights abuses, Sam Gregory, program director of Witness.org told ABC News in an interview from Facebook headquarters. Witness.org works with advocates and dissidents to document human rights abuses, and is advising Facebook on AI and content moderation.

"To train AI effectively you do need significant training sets, and you're still going to get a significant number of false positives," Gregory said. "The more nuanced the harder it gets to do that."

Facebook has about 15,000 people who review content, according to the company.

The company also appeared to shift blame to Facebook users for not reporting the live broadcast of the attack sooner.

"The first user report on the original video came in 29 minutes after the video started, and 12 minutes after the live broadcast ended," Rosen wrote.

It's unclear if the initial report of the shooting came from New Zealand police. The police declined to comment on how they reported the video to Facebook, but did say they told Facebook shortly after the attack to take down the video.

"We contacted Facebook at 2:29 p.m. Friday March 15 about the livestream," a spokeswoman for the New Zealand Police told ABC News. "The first call we received was at 1:41 p.m. on Friday, and the first armed police unit arrived at the scene at 1:47 p.m., six minutes later."

After the attacks, Rosen wrote, the company used "audio-based technology which we had been building" to try to identify the video and take it down.

He added that the company tries to combat both terrorist propaganda and hate speech on its platform.

One practice Facebook will not implement is a time delay similar to what broadcast television networks use, Rosen said.

"There are millions of Live broadcasts daily, which means a delay would not help address the problem due to the sheer number of videos. More importantly, given the importance of user reports, adding a delay would only further slow down videos getting reported, reviewed and first responders being alerted to provide help on the ground," he wrote.

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Saucony(NEW YORK) -- There have been some surprising moments in the world of sneakers this year and Saucony's latest Dunkin' inspired launch just added to the bunch.

The popular coffee franchise posted a video on Instagram revealing the new Saucony x Dunkin' Kinvara 10 sneaker. The short clip has more than 37,000 views and people have left comments stating that they have already purchased a pair.

The new sneaker costs $120 and has Saucony's classic Kinvara 10 shape, along with words Dunkin' in pink and orange. There is also a reflective "Boston" illuminated on the heel.

This isn't the first time the two Boston-based companies have teamed up. Last year, a similar shoe was released and sold out within hours. The collaboration is inspired by the city's historic marathon and to honor the symbiotic relationship between running, coffee and donuts.

"Running makes us feel good and as a running brand, we are always looking to bring more goodness into people’s lives -- in this case, the good that runners get from coffee and donuts after putting in the miles," Saucony's Chief Marketing Officer Don Lane told ABC News' Good Morning America.

Saucony has been rolling out food-inspired kicks and plans to release more soon. But is it all a big marketing stunt?

"One of the things that excites us most is finding out what our runners love and creating products that are at the intersection of running and their other personal interests," said Lane.

The new Saucony x Dunkin' Kinvara 10 sneakers are available in men's, women's and big kid's sizes on the brand's website while supplies last.

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alexsl/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Facebook officials admitted on Thursday that the tech giant stored hundreds of millions of user passwords in plain text -- able to be read by employees.

"As part of a routine security review in January, we found that some user passwords were being stored in a readable format within our internal data storage systems," Facebook's vice president of engineering, security and privacy Pedro Canahuati wrote in a post on the company's website Thursday morning.

"This caught our attention because our login systems are designed to mask passwords using techniques that make them unreadable," he added. "We have fixed these issues and as a precaution we will be notifying everyone whose passwords we have found were stored in this way."

The company did not say why it waited until March to notify users.

The news was first reported by the cybersecurity journalist Brian Krebs on his blog, Krebs on Security, before Facebook issued its statement. Although the company did not disclose how long the passwords had been insecurely stored, Krebs' report said the problem existed for years.

The company said the passwords weren't visible to anyone outside of the company, adding that "we have found no evidence to date that anyone internally abused or improperly accessed them."

"We estimate that we will notify hundreds of millions of Facebook Lite users, tens of millions of other Facebook users, and tens of thousands of Instagram users. Facebook Lite is a version of Facebook predominantly used by people in regions with lower connectivity," Canahuati wrote.

Facebook recommends users change their passwords and use two-factor authentication or a security key.

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