Kiley Crossland

Kiley reports on marriage, family, and sexuality for WORLD Digital. Follow Kiley on Twitter @KileyCrossland.

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Rain could hamper search for California fire victims

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 11/21/18, 12:05 pm

Rain is falling Wednesday in fire-scorched areas of Northern California, bringing aid to firefighters but complicating efforts to recover human remains. About 870 people are still unaccounted for after the Camp Fire killed at least 81 and destroyed more than 13,000 homes in the region nearly two weeks ago. Authorities are using rapid DNA testing to identify bone fragments and other remains by matching them to genetic material provided by relatives of the missing. “The task is arduous,” said Rick Crawford with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

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FDA: Don’t eat romaine lettuce

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 11/21/18, 11:55 am

Health officials are warning Americans and Canadians to stop eating romaine lettuce after an E. coli outbreak this week sickened at least 32 people in 11 states and 18 people in the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec. U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said on Tuesday he did not have enough information about the source of the contamination to issue a recall but suggested supermarkets and restaurants withdraw all romaine lettuce until the source can be identified.

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Nissan chairman arrested for financial misconduct

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 11/20/18, 11:42 am

Authorities in Japan on Monday arrested Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn on charges he underreported his income and misused company funds. Prosecutors said they were holding Ghosn, 64, and another Nissan executive, Greg Kelly, for collaborating to falsify securities statements and underreport $44.6 million in income from 2011 to 2015. Ghosn is also chairman and CEO of the Renault-Nissan alliance, which formed in 1999 and allows both companies to share engineering and technology costs. Mitsubishi joined the alliance two years ago.

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