Only in America
A New York City man is suing the makers of Halo Top diet ice cream, claiming their “false, deceptive, and misleading” labeling led him to buy a healthier pint of ice cream than he wanted. Josh Berger alleges that the words “light ice cream” are printed too small on Halo Top’s labels, thus fooling him into thinking he was buying ice cream with the usual 10 percent milk fat.
A Texas public school teacher was suspended after she told students about her “future wife.” During a “Know Your Teacher” presentation, art teacher Stacy Bailey showed students a photo of the woman she went on to marry. A parent complained that Bailey was promoting a “homosexual agenda,” and school officials disciplined the teacher for sharing “personal beliefs regarding political or sectarian issues.”
Boring but important
White House blocks chemical pollution study
The White House and Environmental Protection Agency squelched a federal water pollution study after a Trump aide warned that its publication would be a “public relations nightmare,” Politico.com reported this week. The Department of Health and Human Services report found that industrial chemicals called PFOA and PFOS have contaminated water supplies near manufacturing plants, military bases, and other sites and are dangerous at far lower levels than the EPA previously called safe. The chemicals have been linked to thyroid defects, pregnancy problems, and some cancers. In January, a White House aide wrote that the reaction to the study was “going to be extremely painful” for the administration. The report remains unpublished.