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Kidde recalls more than 200,000 smoke alarms over failure to warn of fire

Kidde recalls more than 200,000 smoke alarms over failure to warn of fire

Kidde is voluntarily recalling about 226,000 smoke alarms and combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarms over concerns that they can fail to alert users to a fire. The company and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission identified seven affected models on Thursday, advising that customers with those units contact Kidde for a free replacement alarm.…MORE

US stocks rise despite weak jobs report

US stocks rise despite weak jobs report

Wall Street mostly brushed off the surprisingly weak jobs report, which showed far fewer jobs were added last month than expected. The Dow and the S&P 500 were both up a bit Friday morning, and the Nasdaq soared 0.8% as big tech stocks bounced after a recent stretch lagging the broader market. The jobs report…MORE

Texas House expected to pass election overhaul bill Friday

Texas House expected to pass election overhaul bill Friday

The Texas House of Representatives is expected to pass an election overhaul bill Friday that would add new voting restrictions and penalties, the latest effort in a slew of Republican-pushed initiatives nationwide that seek to curtail voting access. The GOP-led Texas House early Friday morning advanced SB 7 on an 81-64 party-line vote to a…MORE

LSU hires new president, first African American for SEC

LSU hires new president, first African American for SEC

Louisiana State University has hired the first African American president in the Southeastern Conference. William Tate IV will begin in July, LSU said on its website. Tate is currently at the University of South Carolina as provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, LSU said. “This position is all about what we can do…MORE

Must-watch videos of the week

The Village People make an unplanned appearance, a gator gets put back where it belongs and a TV star’s PSA goes global. These are the must-watch videos of the week. ‘In the Navy’ CNN anchors Alisyn Camerota and Victor Blackwell cracked up while listening to the Village People interrupt a congressional hearing. At the same…MORE

IHOP turned away Adam Sandler. Now it’s trying to make it up to him

IHOP turned away Adam Sandler. Now it’s trying to make it up to him

IHOP is hoping to make amends with Adam Sandler next week after an unwitting hostess turned away the comedian at a Long Island location. The IHOP employee, not realizing she was talking to Adam Sandler, told the actor that the restaurant was busy, and it’d be a long wait to be seated. Sandler politely left…MORE

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