The Georgia Mae Morning News

CONSUMER WARNING: The Kellogg Co. announced yesterday it is recommending that consumers not eat its peanut butter crackers because they may be tainted with salmonella.The products affected are Austin- and Keebler-branded: Toasted peanut butter sandwich crackers, Peanut butter and jelly sandwich crackers, Cheese and peanut butter sandwich crackers, Peanut butter-chocolate sandwich crackers. Peanut butter produced by Peanut Corporation of America, one of several peanut butter suppliers to the company, has been linked to an outbreak of salmonella poisoning that has affected at least 434 people in 43 states. CNN

Johannes Mehserle, the white former transit police officer accused of fatally shooting an unarmed black man in the Bay Area has been arrested and charged with murder. District Attorney Tom Orloff of Alameda County said Mehserle, 27, had refused to speak to Oakland police or transit police investigators and was charged with murder “because at this point I feel the evidence indicates an unlawful killing done by an intentional act.” NY Times

More than 2.3 million American homeowners faced foreclosure proceedings last year, an 81 percent increase from 2007, with the worst yet to come as consumers grapple with layoffs, shrinking investment portfolios and falling home prices. ABCNews.com

Israeli forces shelled the United Nations headquarters in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, setting fire to the compound filled with hundreds of refugees as U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon was in the region on a mission to end Israel’s devastating offensive against the territory’s Hamas rulers. MSNBC

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