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More than 16,000 pounds of ground beef sold at Walmart stores across the US have been recalled over a possible E. coli contamination, the US Department of Agriculture said.

The beef comes from Cargill Meat Solutions in Hazleton, Pa., per a “high class” warning issued on the USDA’s site on Wednesday, and were “shipped to Walmart locations nationwide.”

Affected packages of the ground-up protein have an establishment ID of “EST. 86P,” were produced between April 26 and April 27 and all bear a USDA mark of inspection.

The packages — which do not identify Cargill on labels — span “93% lean, 7% fat all natural lean ground beef,” prime rib beef steak burgers, and “85% lean, 15% fat all natural premium ground beef.”

Packages of “80% lean, 20% fat all natural ground beef chuck,” as well as four-packs of ground beef chuck patties and ground beef sirloin patties were also included in the recall, which spans a total of 16,243 pounds of meat.

The strain of E. coli that has potentially contaminated the six types of ground beef in question, O157:H7, “can cause severe stomach cramps, bloody diarrhea and vomiting,” according to the Mayo Clinic.

Healthy adults will typically feel the symptoms of ingesting E. coli O157:H7 within three to four days, and can recover within the following week.

Children and older adults, however, are at “risk of developing a life-threatening form of kidney failure” from the E. coli strain, the Mayo Clinic said.

The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service advised anyone with the plastic-wrapped trays of beef included in the recall to throw them away or returned to their place of purchase for a refund.

The FSIS confirmed that as of Wednesday, “there have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.”

The recall marks the second time this month that the FSIS has found that ground beef was potentially infected by the harmful bacteria.

The agency found last week that more than a dozen ground beef products produced by the Greater Omaha Packing Co. may be tainted with E. coli as well.

The FSIS said it was concerned that some products may be in consumers and food service institutions freezers and urged the public not to consume them due to possible contamination.

Packaging of the products, which were made on March 28, should show an April 22 Use/Freeze by date and the establishment number EST. 960A.

Greater Omaha Packing produces beef that goes to more than 70 countries.

Another contaminant — inorganic arsenic — was found in a lot of Martinelli’s pricey apple juice on Tuesday.

The voluntary recall affects a lot of one-liter bottles with a best by date of either March 9, 2026, or March 20, 2026, which contained levels of inorganic arsenic exceeding the US Food and Drug Administrations standards, USA Today earlier reported.

The size of the lot a retailing term that typically refers to the quantity of a product ordered for a specific date or manufactured during a single production run couldnt immediately be learned.

The glass bottles — which were being sold at Target, Whole Foods, Publix, Kroger and Winn-Dixie for a steep roughly $18 each — were sent to stores between March 13, 2023, and Sept. 27, 2023.

The World Health Organization warned that consuming inorganic arsenic can lead to acute arsenic poisoning, which comes with concerning immediate symptoms like vomiting, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

“These are followed by numbness and tingling of the extremities, muscle cramping and death, in extreme cases, the WHO added of exposure to inorganic arsenic, which it said is a confirmed carcinogen.”

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Projecting the X factors, tactics and key matchups that will swing Rangers-Panthers

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The NHL’s conference finals have arrived, and if you asked around in September, the four teams remaining were some of the most likely answers to the question, “Who will win the Stanley Cup?”

We didn’t get here the way many would have imagined, though. In the East, there can be no debate that the Florida Panthers and New York Rangers are the best teams, and were the best teams over the course of the season.

The West, however, was a little more surprising. The Dallas Stars battled the Colorado Avalanche and Winnipeg Jets all season for the No. 1 spot in the West, with all three teams having spells at the top. The Edmonton Oilers had times during the season when they were wholly unconvincing as playoff threats, including a dismal start that saw them nine points out of a playoff spot in November, leading to the dismissal of coach Jay Woodcroft.

In our series previews, we look at specific areas: key points of difference in the series, the X factor, which team my model favors and the reasons why, along with a projection on the series result.

The model is a neural network that accounts for player strength, offensive, defensive and special teams performance, goaltending, matchup ratings and rest. As the model ingests data, it improves, with the heaviest weights on recent play. The model allows for players to be added and removed, with their impact on the game results measured.

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M’s Rojas: Yankees’ Schmidt ‘was clearly tipping’

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NEW YORK — With a little nod of his neck as he took his lead off second base, Josh Rojas seemed to signal Mariners teammate Dylan Moore that a cutter was coming from Yankees pitcher Clarke Schmidt.

Moore drove the 93.1 mph pitch 386 feet into the left-field seats for a 2-0 lead, helping Seattle to a 6-3 win over New York on Tuesday night.

“Everybody’s always trying to look for something,” Rojas said Wednesday. “We’re out there trying to find anything we can to gain an advantage.”

MLB Network showed a frame-by-frame comparison of Schmidt in the set position with Moore at the plate in the third inning. Rojas could see none of the ball before a sinker, a little of the ball ahead of a sweeper and a significant portion before a cutter.

Moore had fouled off Schmidt’s first full-count pitch, a sweeper, before the right-hander came back with a cutter.

“You can see in the video he was clearly tipping,” Rojas said.

Schmidt, 28, said after the game the Yankees were aware of the tipping and quickly worked to ensure it wouldn’t happen again.

“Obviously tipping is a part of this game and it’s a factor and it’s always in the back of our heads and something that we’re well aware of,” Schmidt said. “They got two runs on it. But I was able to make adjustments after we saw the video and just part of the game. Another factor in it.”

Schmidt said tipping had been an issue with him in the past.

“It’s just something that we’re constantly with all our guys paying attention to and working on,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said.

Mariners manager Scott Servais, a big league catcher from 1991 to 2001, said technology has forced teams to become more alert to tipping.

“You didn’t have all the cameras and all the people working in front offices. It was actually a learned skill,” Servais said. “The days that you weren’t playing, you’re just locked in on that pitcher. Where does he comes set? When does his hand go into his glove? Where’s his eyes? Does he bite his lip when he throws his slider? There’s all kinds of stuff that happens, and in our day, you would just sit and stare at the guy until you try to figure it out for yourself.”

Asked who was the best at picking up tips, Servais brought up his own experience.

“Veteran players that didn’t play much — like myself — knew what to look for,” he said. “I always thought catchers had a good sense for it because they all knew that pitchers all did something a little bit different.”

Rojas said figuring out pitch tips “is a pretty common thing.”

“Even if you have something, it’s still pretty hard to get a hit,” he said.

Major League Baseball’s approval in 2022 of the PitchCom device for communication between pitchers and catchers has largely eliminated catchers signaling pitchers — and the ability of runners at second to pick up those signs. That causes runners to focus on the pitchers.

“Now it’s strictly a game of trying to find little things like that that will give you a tell,” Rojas said.

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Padres’ Bogaerts broke shoulder diving for ball

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CINCINNATI — San Diego Padres All-Star second baseman Xander Bogaerts broke his left shoulder attempting a diving pickup and was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday.

“I’m not a big timetable guy,” Padres manager Mike Shildt said. “Obviously he’ll be on the sidelines for a period of time. It’s really impossible to say how long. We’re still gathering information.”

Bogaerts injured his shoulder while diving for a ground ball in the first game of a doubleheader Monday against the Atlanta Braves. Bogaerts was escorted off the field after being evaluated by training staff.

Initial imaging of Bogaerts’ shoulder came back negative, but the fracture was revealed when further tests were done on Wednesday.

“Not as good (of news) as we clearly would have hoped, especially after the initial imaging,” Shildt said.

The Padres said Bogaerts, 31, did not suffer a labrum tear and does not require surgery at this time. The bone needs time to heal, but Bogaerts said he hopes to return to the lineup by late summer.(

Bogaerts, who was placed on the IL retroactive to May 21, is hitting .219 with four homers and 14 RBIs.

In related roster moves, the Padres selected the contract of outfielder David Peralta and transferred right-handed pitcher Luis Patiño to the 60-day IL.

Luis Arraez started at second base for the second straight game on Wednesday. Shildt said he will get creative in terms of replacing Bogaerts moving forward.

“The good news is, we have options between three or four different guys,” Shildt said. “We’re still in the process of figuring things out.”

The Associated Press and Field Level Media contributed to this report.

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