ATLANTA — Hundreds of people have been sickened in a salmonella outbreak linked to eggs in four states and possibly more, health officials said Wednesday as a company expanded a recall to 380 million eggs.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is working with state health departments to investigate the illnesses. No deaths have been reported, said Christopher Braden, a CDC epidemiologist involved in the investigation.
Initially, 228 million eggs were recalled but that number was increased.
The initial recall was issued last week. Eggs affected by the expanded recall were distributed to food wholesalers, distribution centers and food service companies in California, Colorado, Minnesota, Arkansas, Arizona, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Oklahoma, Oregon, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin.
Calif. National Guard troops going to border
SAN DIEGO — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says the first of 224 National Guard troops have completed their training and are expected to be deployed to California's border with Mexico on Sept. 1.
Schwarzenegger made the announcement Wednesday. Last month, the governor directed the National Guard to temporarily support federal efforts to secure the U.S.-Mexico border.
Crosses for slain cops ruled unconstitutional
SALT LAKE CITY — The 14 crosses erected along Utah roads to commemorate fallen state troopers convey a state preference for Christianity and are a violation of the U.S. Constitution, a federal appeals court said Wednesday.
The ruling reverses a 2007 decision by a federal district judge that said the crosses communicate a secular message about deaths and were not a public endorsement of religion.