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Officials: Woman Playing SUV 'Chicken' Hits 3-Year-Old Son

Lexus Stagg has been charged with criminally negligent homicide

(Newser) - Authorities say a 26-year-old Houston woman who was driving an SUV toward her children in an apparent game of "chicken" struck and killed her 3-year-old son, the AP reports. Harris County prosecutors said Friday that Lexus Stagg is charged with criminally negligent homicide in the June 11 death of... More »

Nation's Top Meat Company Joins Meatless Bandwagon

Tyson Foods is coming out with nuggets made from pea protein instead of chicken

(Newser) - In a sign of just how fast the meat-substitute market is growing, Tyson Foods said Thursday it will be coming out with nuggets made from pea protein instead of chicken. This is the same Tyson Foods that killed 2 billion chickens last year as the nation's biggest meat company,... More »

Tyson's Latest Recall: 12M More Pounds of Chicken Strips

It's an expansion of a smaller frozen-food recall in March

(Newser) - The 70,000 pounds of frozen chicken strips yanked off shelves in March now seems like small potatoes compared to Tyson Foods' latest news. USA Today reports the company is now recalling 11.8 million pounds of the strips, an expansion of the original recall, with the Department of Agriculture... More »

CDC: You May Be Handling Raw Chicken Incorrectly

Agency advises against rinsing it off before cooking

(Newser) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a message: "Don't wash your raw chicken!" The agency estimates a million people fall ill each year after eating contaminated poultry, but it warns in a tweet that rinsing off the meat before cooking can do more harm than... More »

Democrat Taunts Attorney General With Chicken

Rep. Steve Cohen mocks William Barr's decision not to appear before House panel

(Newser) - Attorney General William Barr opted not to appear Thursday before the House Judiciary Committee, after his lengthy testimony before a Senate panel on Wednesday. As a result, Democrats are now taunting him as a chicken. Toward that end, Rep. Steve Cohen not only placed a toy chicken by Barr's... More »

When Night Fell, the Chickens Killed the Fox

Fox intruder did away with chickens last time

(Newser) - Not quite the easy meal the fox may have expected when it entered a bustling chicken coop at an agricultural school in northwest France. The automatic hatch door closed behind the juvenile fox, trapping him in a coop holding 3,000 hens, reports the BBC . The birds confronted the intruder,... More »

Bill Maher 'Chicken' Dig Triggers New Accusations

The 'Real Time' host cracks a joke with GOP lawmaker Will Hurd

(Newser) - Bill Maher uncorked a spontaneous remark Friday that some are taking as racist—not the first time his "I'm-cool-enough-to-joke-about-racial-stereotypes" humor has sparked such an accusation, says Deadline . The Real Time With Bill Maher host was interviewing GOP Congressman Will Hurd from Texas when an exchange about the Republican... More »

America Now Buys Thousands of Chicken Diapers Each Month

This is really our world

(Newser) - It's touted as "Levi Strauss meets Calvin Klein," and this fine piece of fashion can be yours for just $37.99. Except it won't be for you. The item in question is a chicken diaper made by FeatherWear , and if you've never heard of chicken... More »

KFC Suffers Mass Closures Over Lack of Chicken

Some 600 of its 900 UK locations were closed Monday

(Newser) - The chicken has crossed the road, "just not to our restaurants," explains KFC UK in a tweet addressing its weird problem: no chicken. USA Today reports about 900 of the chain's roughly 21,500 locations are in the UK, and only 300 of them were open Monday... More »

Guy Discovers KFC Secret, Gets Special KFC Painting

Um, wow

(Newser) - "Dreams DO come true." And for Mike Edgette, who tweeted just that on Saturday morning, his dream entailed receiving a painting depicting him riding piggyback on Colonel Sanders against a picturesque mountain landscape, all the while waving a KFC drumstick. Edgette tells Mashable he received the artwork, along... More »

Jessica Simpson Reacts Awesomely to Whole Foods' Chicken Salad Issue

'It happens to the best of us'

(Newser) - As soon as the Whole Foods chicken-salad-that's-actually-tuna debacle made headlines, people started making Jessica Simpson jokes. (One example: "Please don't tell @JessicaSimpson that Whole Foods sold chicken that was actually tuna," Jezebel tweeted when the news first came out.) The jokes were, of course, recalling... More »

Whole Foods Chicken Salad Recalled; It Doesn't Contain Chicken

It's actually tuna salad

(Newser) - If you recently bought "buffalo style chicken salad" at Whole Foods thinking it was, well, chicken ... it might not be. The retailer is recalling approximately 404 pounds of product that was mislabeled as chicken salad but is actually cranberry apple tuna salad, Mashable reports; the affected packages were distributed... More »

Internet Doesn't Approve of Popeyes' Cookie-Coated Chicken

Kids, on the other hand...

(Newser) - "I'm not saying this is the best chicken I've ever had, but it's probably in the top five," one 10-year-old tells Delish . The chicken-loving kid was testing a brand new, possibly over-the-top food invention from Popeyes: fried chicken strips breaded with crumbled shortbread cookies. The... More »

Subway Sues Broadcaster for $210M Over Chicken Story

CBC stands by accusation that chain's product is half soy

(Newser) - Subway and the CBC are continuing their game of chicken, and neither side looks to be swerving. The latest in the fast-food drama: The restaurant chain says it will file a lawsuit against the broadcaster for a story that claims Subway's chicken isn't 100% chicken , but halfway made... More »

Subway: We Tested Our Chicken, and No, It's Not Soy

Chain refutes 'false' CBC report, says its own tests show only 'trace' amount of soy

(Newser) - Subway says lab tests it commissioned show its chicken contains only trace amounts of soy. This after a CBC show reported that tests showed only about half the DNA from Subway chicken samples was from chicken. The rest was mostly from soy. After calling the report "false and misleading,... More »

Test: Subway's Chicken Has Only 50% Chicken DNA

According to a Canadian study

(Newser) - Here's an unappetizing number: Only about half the DNA in the chicken used in Subway sandwiches actually comes from a chicken, at least according to one analysis. A DNA researcher says that number, obviously, should be 100%. The CBC did a DNA analysis of chicken from various fast-food chains... More »

Taco Bell Just Making Tortillas Out of Fried Chicken Now

The fast-food chain is taking its Naked Chicken Chalupa national this month

(Newser) - By 2020, all fast-food products will be fried-chicken-based. First KFC replaced buns with fried chicken . Then Burger King booted the potato in favor of Chicken Fries. And on Wednesday, Taco Bell announced its intention to replace the taco shell with, you guessed it, fried chicken. Kotaku reports Taco Bell started... More »

There's a Lot of Squawking About the Price of Chicken

The 'New York Times' delves into why poultry is probably too expensive

(Newser) - An abundance of corn and soybeans means grocery store prices for beef and pork have gone down—but not so for chicken. The New York Times delves into controversy surrounding the Georgia Dock, a chicken pricing index compiled by the Georgia Department of Agriculture that is "widely used" by... More »

Cops Want to Know Why Chicken Was Crossing Road

Rogue bird recaptured in Scotland

(Newser) - Police in Dundee, Scotland found themselves in the news across the country after publicly wondering why a chicken was crossing the road. Police appealed for information after the bird was found "giving passing motorists cause for concern" Friday morning, the BBC reports. Three officers chased the chicken through the... More »

NFL Player Finds Gross Surprise in His Wing Order

Green Bay Packers tight end Jared Cook is one step closer to vegetarianism

(Newser) - "I've never had anything that could taste me back in my food ever," Jared Cook tells ESPN . The Green Bay Packers tight end says he had just finished the first wing from a Buffalo Wild Wings takeout order Tuesday when he noticed something stomach turning. "As... More »

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