Tomatoes trying to make a comeback: The salmonella tainted tomatoes crisis has sickened over 300 Americans across the country, but Health Department officials are still investigating the source of the outbreak. Fast food chains and supermarkets received new supplies of tomatoes, but customers are hesitant to indulge in the red fruit. Investigators believe the tainted tomatoes may have come from Mexico or Florida, but have no solid leads.
Laxative-spiked cake sends teachers running to hospital: Three honor students at a New York City High School are under arrest after they allegedly baked a chocolate cake laced with laxative tablets and gave it to their teachers. Two school staffers were hospitalized and three other sickened after they accepted the sweet treat, which they saw as a thoughtful gesture from the students. The high school students are now facing possible assault charges.
Birth moms forced to give children up twice: Mothers in Guatemala are forced to endure the painful experience of giving up their child not once, but twice. A new government policy calls for children placed up for adoption to be returned to their birth moms one last time to make sure they really wanted to give their babies up, and that the babies weren't bought or stolen.
Hula Hoop turns the big 50: Kids obsessed with computers and video games might not be able to fully appreciate the simple pleasure of an old-school Hula Hoop, which turns 50 years old today. If you're feeling nostalgic and want your own kids to experience your childhood joy, go out and pick up a Hula Hoop. The best part--it won't cost you a small fortune.