Summer Infant is recalling about 800,000 rechargeable batteries used in baby video monitors because of a burn hazard.
The Woonsocket, R.I.-based manufacturer has received 22 reports of overheated and ruptured batteries, including incidents of smoke and minor property damage.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operation officers arrested a man wanted on an outstanding warrant involving a sex offense with a child. He was arrested Tuesday at the El Paso port of entry.
He was also being sought by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice on a parole violation CBP officers were processing arriving pedestrian traffic from Mexico when the 47-year-old applied for entry.
He was turned over to the El Paso police department.
It could be a historic step toward ending a split in Palestinian leadership. The split has led to two sets of rulers for the past seven years. Rival factions Hamas and Fatah have agreed to form a unity government and hold new elections. Similar efforts in the past have failed. The U.S. and Israel are condemning the agreement.
Russia's foreign minister is promising a firm response if any of Russia's citizens come under attack in Ukraine.
The warning came after Ukraine said it would resume an "anti-terror" campaign against pro-Russian insurgents.
Those insurgents are occupying buildings in the eastern part of the country. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov did not specifically say Russia would launch a military attack.
The Cinco de Mayo celebration will be held in Harlingen on Saturday, May 3, 2014, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Lt. George Gutierrez Jr. Park, 500 W. Harrison Ave. Live entertainment and cultural performances scheduled during the festivities at the park in the La Placita District will include Rudy G and the Texas Tejano Band, FIT4LIFE Folkloric Dancers; Grupo Vaquero; Carlos Cañs and Xavier Jaramillo, and Frutty Villarreal y Los Mavericks.
Wall Street's six-day rally is taking a pause. The major stock indexes are off their lows of the day but still in negative territory, as investors react to the latest quarterly earnings news and a worse-than-expected report on new home sales. Airline stocks are among the biggest advancers after positive earnings news from Delta Air Lines and Boeing. Surgical robot maker Intuitive Surgical dropped 11 percent.
Google's digital maps are now offering trips down memory lane. Starting today, Google's "Street View" snapshots will include an option to see what neighborhoods and landmarks looked like at different periods in the past. So far, they only go back seven years, but some of them illustrate dramatic changes, such as the gradual recovery of New Orleans neighborhoods following Hurricane Katrina.
President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will be holding more formal talks tomorrow -- with Obama looking to promote the United States as a committed economic, military and political partner that can counter China's growing influence. The trip began with a sushi dinner at a famous but tiny Tokyo restaurant that was featured in an acclaimed documentary. The Japanese leader quotes Obama as saying it was the best sushi he's ever had.
A judge in Kansas is granting a request to formally change the name of the soldier who was convicted of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks. Bradley Edward Manning will now have the name Chelsea Elizabeth Manning. The former intelligence analyst, who is serving a 35-year sentence, has been diagnosed by Army experts as having gender identity disorder. But today's decision won't force the military to treat Manning as a woman, or to transfer Manning to a prison with a woman's unit.
La Feria police say a man named James Anciso has been posing as electrician, charging fee, and tampering with AEP meters. We have a crew getting more details about the case.
Real estate's spring buying season is off to a weak start. The Commerce Department says sales of new homes declined 14.5 percent in March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 384,000. That's the second straight monthly decline and the lowest rate since July. But median sales prices jumped 12.6 percent during the past month to $290,000 as buyers purchased more high-end properties.
Justin Bieber says he apologizes to those he offended by stopping this week at Japan's Yasukuni war shrine. The Shinto shrine in Tokyo honors 2.5 million war dead, and China and South Korea in particular see it as a symbol of Japan's past militarism. Two photos posted and then removed from Instagram showed Bieber praying outdoors at the shrine and standing beside a Shinto priest. The photos outraged China. Bieber says he believed the shrines "were only a place of prayer."
Prosecutors in Washington say they won't grant immunity to the bodyguard for singer Chris Brown so that he can testify on Brown's behalf at an assault trial that was supposed to begin today. The bodyguard, Chris Hollosy, was expected to say that he, and not Brown, punched a man who is accusing them of assaulting him. Hollosy has already been convicted of assault at his own trial.
It looks like a piece of sheet metal with rivets -- but an official in Australia says the item that washed ashore in southwestern Australia isn't likely to have come from the missing Malaysian jet. Investigators are examining it for any possible link to the plane. Meanwhile, Australia's prime minister says officials plan to soon bring in more powerful sonar equipment that can search deeper beneath the Indian Ocean.
After six days of gains, stocks have started the day moderately lower. Some positive earnings news from U.S. companies is being offset by a disappointing economic report from China. In recent days, the market has rebounded from a slump earlier in the month.
A number of companies are reporting their first quarter financial results after the market close. AT&T says its earnings were unchanged from the first three months of last year, but revenue grew as the wireless business added more than 1 million subscribers. Biotech drugmaker Amgen's profit fell 25 percent despite higher sales as production and research costs rose sharply. And Discover Financial Services says its net income fell 6 percent as it set aside more money to cover potential loan losses
The stock market is on it longest winning streak since September, notching its sixth gain in a row today. The S&P 500 rose seven points, or 0.4 percent, to close at 1,879. The Dow rose 65 points, or 0.4 percent, to 16,514. And, the Nasdaq composite rose nearly 40 points, or 1 percent, to 4,161. Solid earnings reports from U.S. companies have been fueling the gains.
The Coast Guard says the cleanup of last month's oil spill in the Houston Ship Channel is almost finished. Seawolf Park and East Beach in Galveston reopened last week as well as the last two miles of the Texas City dike. All had been closed during the cleanup that continues south of Matagorda Island.
A Supreme Court justice is accusing her fellow justices of trying to "wish away" racial inequality. The dissent from Sonya Sotomayor came as the court upheld, by a 6-2 vote, a law approved by Michigan voters that prevents state universities from considering race as a factor when deciding which students are admitted. There are similar voter-approved laws in California and Washington state.
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