NEW YORK – Caroline Kennedy has taken her name out of the race for Senator of New York, a spot vacated by Hillary Rodham Clinton, who was recently inaugurated Secretary of State. Kennedy cites her reason for pulling out of the race to be her uncle, Edward M. Kennedy’s, declining health. Governor David A. Paterson will choose Clinton’s successor. – nytimes.com
NEW YORK – A feather in the wing and evidence of “soft-body image damage” was found on the US Airways jetliner pulled from the Hudson River, where it had to make a crash landing Thursday, Jan. 15. This evidence reinforces the report of pilot Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger, 58, in which he states that he hit two birds shortly after takeoff, ruining the plane’s two engines – cnn.com
LYNCHBURG, Va. – Peanut butter and peanut paste made by Peanut Corp. of America have been found to be the cause of a salmonella outbreak that has sickened 486 people. Many of the people who became ill had eaten prepackaged peanut butter sandwich crackers sold by Kellog-owned Austin and Keebler brands. Kellog has since issued a recall.