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WHO reports 5 new bird flu cases in China; total now 49

Five more people in China have been infected with a new variation of bird flu, the World Health Organization said Saturday, as it continued to look for the source of the infection.

Local meat packing company recalling over 20,000 pounds of deli meat

Manda Packing Company, a Baker, La., establishment, is recalling approximately 20,166 pounds of cooked roast beef deli meat due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S.

Cheeba Chews surface as latest marijuana fad among youth

It may look like candy, but it's actually a new way to ingest drugs. It's called Cheeba Chew. It looks and feels like a Tootsie Roll, but it's a far cry form a piece of candy.

Subaru recalling 200,000 Outbacks and Legacys

Subaru is recalling about 200,000 of its Legacy and Outback vehicles because of a problem with the brake lines.

Scores of Tulsa dental patients tested for hepatitis, HIV exposure

They'd gone to W. Scott Harrington's dentist office in a Tulsa, Oklahoma, suburb to have a wisdom tooth removed or perhaps have their jaw realigned.

Frozen mini quesadillas, pizzas, cheese steaks, and other frozen products recalled due to possible E. coli contamination

Rich Products Corporation, a Buffalo, NY firm, is recalling approximately 196,222 pounds of frozen chicken quesadilla and various other heat treated, not fully cooked frozen mini meals and snack items because they may be contaminated with E.

Payday loans may not be worth the short term benefits

Some states find them so offensive, they're outlawed. And even where they're legal, people are advised to avoid them.

Eye drops recalled for sterility concerns

NBC33 has a consumer alert for everyone in Louisiana who may be using a certain eye drop medication for macular degeneration.

LED bulbs recalled due to fire hazard

A potential fire hazard has prompted the recall of more than half a million LED light bulbs.

Louisiana Lottery warns of illegal lottery scams

Using well-respected names in the lottery industry and promises of multi-million-dollar prizes, e-mail-based lottery scams are flooding the Internet.

Toyota recalling 200,000 FJ Cruisers for seatbelt issue

Toyota Motor Co. is recalling about 209,000 FJ Cruiser vehicles because mountings for the driver and front passenger seatbelts could become loose.

Honda recalling 180,000 vehicles for brake problem

Honda is recalling over 180,000 vehicles in the United States, almost 250,000 worldwide, for a problem that could cause the car to brake when the driver isn't pressing the brake pedal.

Thousands to have delayed tax returns due to H&R Block error

Hundreds of thousands of people who filed tax returns with H&R Block may have some trouble getting their returns. The tax preparer admits it made a mistake related to form 88-63 for the Educational Tax Credit.

Nissan recalling vehicles due to airbag manufacture

Nissan is recalling five of its 2013 models in the U.S. due to problems with the front passenger seat airbag. A malfunctioning sensor can permanently turn off the air bag.

SCAM ALERT: Officials warn about fake driver’s license renewal site

Officials are warning Louisiana residents about a possible online scam regarding driver’s license renewals.