Target Corp. is refunding millions of dollars worth of sheets after finding a textile supply company was pawning off phony fabrics as luxurious Egyptian-cotton.
Approximately 750,000 sheets and pillowcases manufactured by Welspun India Ltd. were labeled to be 500-threat count Egyptian cotton, Bloomberg reports, but found to be a knockoff instead.
“After an extensive investigation, we recently confirmed that Welspun substituted another type of non-Egyptian cotton when producing these sheets between August 2014 and July 2016,” Target announced Friday.
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Hundreds of thousands of dead fish were spotted floating in the waterways in New Jersey this week.
Officials said that the scores of dead bunker fish that were spotted on the surface of local waterways around the Raritan Bay in West Keansburg Tuesday were victims of a fish kill.
A North Texas teacher is eliminating homework for her second-grade class and wants them to play outside and get to bed early instead.
Brandy Young a second grade teacher at Godley Elementary School in Johnson County, in the Dallas Forth Worth area, described her new policy in a letter she sent home to parents before school began. The letter was posted to Facebook and has been shared more than 69,000 times.
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A South Florida teen beat the odds to survive a brain-eating amoeba thanks to some quick-working doctors in Orlando.
Sebastian DeLeon, 16, was infected by swimming in a private lake in Broward County. He and his family were visiting theme parks in Orlando when he suffered brain-crushing headaches and severe light sensitivity.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says only four out of 138 people have survived being infected with the amoeba in the past 50 years, including DeLeon, according to the hospital's doctors.
The man named to head Ireland's Olympic committee after its president was arrested in a ticket-scalping case during the Rio Games is also suspected of participating in the scheme but left Brazil before he could be questioned, police said Tuesday.
Authorities said William O'Brien, who took responsibility for the Irish committee after Patrick Hickey was detained last week, departed from Brazil one day before authorities obtained a warrant to seize his passport and mobile devices in a Sunday raid.
Emergency crews rescued a man who became trapped between two buildings in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, reportedly after trying to jump from one rooftop to another to impress a woman he had just met.
The man, whose name wasn't immediately released, was freed about 6 a.m. Tuesday. He'd been trapped about four hours after falling awkwardly into the narrow, debris-filled space between the buildings. Police say the man reported an ankle injury; he was bleeding, but waved to TV news cameras as he was wheeled on a gurney to an ambulance.
On the narrow street leading to the home of Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel, there are orders for no parking and no stopping.
Unless you're invited, there is no way to reach the house serving as backdrop for the third Hillary Clinton campaign fundraiser in SoCal in just two days.
The Democratic presidential nominee will wrap her a two-day visit to Los Angeles and Orange counties Tuesday with a star-studded fundraiser at the Timberlake-Biel Hollywood Hills abode before heading on to two fundraisers in Laguna Beach.
It's at the home of the iconic pop singer where a luncheon running at $33,400 per person will be held.
Donald Trump is suggesting he could favor "softening" laws dealing with immigrants living in the United States illegally.
Trump taped a town hall in Austin on Tuesday for Fox News. Moderator Sean Hannity asked the Republican presidential nominee if he would change any statute to accommodate law-abiding citizens or those with children.
Trump answered, "There certainly can be a softening because we're not looking to hurt people. We want people, we have some great people in this country."
He added, "We are going to follow the laws of this country."
Standing amid piles of waterlogged debris, President Barack Obama on Tuesday promised a sustained national effort to rebuild flood-ravaged southern Louisiana "even after the TV cameras leave" on a visit aimed in part at stemming campaign-season criticism that he's been slow to respond to the disaster.
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A judge has ruled in favor of a Southern California museum in its 10-year legal battle over the ownership of two German Renaissance masterpieces that were seized by the Nazis in World War II.
U.S. District Court Judge John F. Walter ruled last week that Pasadena's Norton Simon Museum, where the paintings "Adam" and "Eve" have been for more than 30 years, is the rightful owner of the two life-size oil-on-panel paintings.
The museum called the decision mindful of "the facts and law at the heart of the dispute," the Los Angeles Times reported Monday.
The four-legged mayor of a northwestern Minnesota village greets voters like a true politician.
Duke, a 9-year-old Great Pyrenees, won a third one-year term as honorary mayor of Cormorant Township on Saturday.
Florida sheriff's deputies confronted chaos as they tried to subdue an attacker biting a victim's face after stabbing and beating a couple to death in a random assault outside their home, recordings of radio transmissions released Tuesday show.
When a dispatcher asks the first Martin County deputy on the scene if she has the suspect controlled, she responds, "No sir, I have this guy wrapped around him and he is biting him."
In July 2015, at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Zion Harvey became the first child ever to undergo a double hand transplant.
When he was just 2 years old, Zion lost both his hands and his legs below the knees to a life-threatening infection.
Now, a year after the transplant surgery, NBC News returned to visit him to see what life is like for 9-year-old Zion.
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Donald Trump’s new TV ad on immigration creates a misleading comparison, saying that under Hillary Clinton, “illegal immigrants convicted of committing crimes get to stay” but under Trump, “terrorists and dangerous criminals” are “kept out.” In fact, Clinton has said she would deport “violent criminals, terrorists, and anyone who threatens our safety.”
The Trump campaign did not respond to our questions about the ad. However, Clinton has supported measures, including the 2013 bipartisan Senate immigration bill, that would have allowed those living in the U.S. illegally who committed fewer than three misdemeanors, not including minor traffic violations, to stay — provided they met other requirements. This could be what the ad means by criminals “get to stay.”
A U.S. service member was killed after an improvised explosive device exploded in Afghanistan Tuesday while U.S. forces were patrolling with their Afghan counterparts, officials said.
Another American service member and six Afghan soldiers were wounded in the blast near Lashkar Gar in Helmand province, the U.S. military said in a statement.
"Our deepest sympathies go out to the families and friends of those involved," said General John W. Nicholson, commander of U.S. and NATO forces in the country. "We are deeply saddened by this loss, but remain committed to helping our Afghan partners provide a brighter future for themselves and their children."
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