News Roundup 4/16/18

Photo Courtesy: Quartz

Photo Courtesy: Quartz

By Maranda Gonzalez

1. Actor Harry Anderson Dies

Harry Anderson, 65, was found dead on Monday in his North Carolina home. Anderson is well-known for his role as Judge Harry Stone in the television series Night Court (1984-1992). His cause of death is still unclear, but Asheville PD have confirmed no treacherous action is suspected. 

Source: Variety

2. Seven Dead at Max Security Prison in South Carolina

On Sunday, emergency teams were called in to a mass calamity incident at Lee Correctional Institution in South Carolina. The incident left seven inmates dead and 17 inmates in need of medical attention. All SCDC staff and responding emergency teams were accounted for and safe. The incident which involved three housing units began at 7:15 PM and was secured at 2:55 AM as reported by ABC News. South Carolina Department of Corrections has deemed the situation to be under control.

Source: ABC News

3. US Woman Wins Boston Marathon 

Desiree Linden encountered the rain and the cold and won the Boston Marathon, making her the first American woman to win the race since 1985. Linden, 34, completed the race with her personal best score of 2:39:54, according to The Wall Street Journal. Linden is a two-time Olympian and runner-up of the Boston marathon in 2011. This was Linden's seventh Boston marathon race. 

Source: The Wall Street Journal

4. Over 200 Million Eggs Recalled For Salmonella

The US Food and Drug Administration has announced that Rose Acre Farms of Seymour, Indiana is recalling 206,749,248 eggs over a potential risk of Salmonella contamination. The FDA is advising consumers to not eat recalled eggs. The recalled eggs are sold in nine states under multiple brand names. The FDA is currently investigating if these eggs are connected to 22 other cases of reported Salmonella illnesses. Consumers are being advised to throw suspected Salmonella infected eggs away or return them in place of credit or refund. 

Source: NBC 2

5. Protests Arise at Starbucks Where Two Black Men Were Arrested

A group of protesters entered the Philadelphia Starbucks store where two black men were arrested for trespassing last week when they were waiting for their friend. The protesters were protesting for an end to racial profiling. According to Fox News, the protesters were chanting that Starbucks was "anti-black." Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson, released a statement in which he said, "These two gentleman did not deserve what happened. We are accountable. I am accountable." Johnson intends on traveling to Philadelphia to meet with the two men and apologize face-to-face. The Starbucks employee who called the police on the two men last week is no longer employed by the company as of Monday. 

Sources: Fox News, NY Daily News 

Maranda Gonzalez