In 1984, young adults ages 16-20 accounted for 61% of drunk driving fatalities. Many saw this as a disturbingly high number, including government representatives. Their solution? Raise the minimum drinking age to 21.
One death was enough to prompt the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to issue a warning on their website about the potentially deadly effects of caffeine powder, a self-proclaimed dietary supplement designed to give consumers the caffeine kick of three energy drinks in one dose.
A variety of fruits are being recalled by many major national retailers for a listeria contamination. Wal-Mart, Costco, and Trader Joe's stores across the country are taking peaches, plums, nectarines, and more off their shelves.
Kia took a hit after 52,000 Souls were recalled for a loss of power steering. Hyundai and Mercedes-Benz posted smaller recalls for transmission and airbag issues, respectively.
Teenagers see it as a life-defining moment – parents feel it in their wallets. Putting a new driver on an insurance plan isn't cheap, but there may be ways to help ease the blow.