A school district in Ohio has changed their lunch policy after a student had his hot meal taken away over a $9.75 unpaid balance. According to the boy's grandmother, the incident occurred on his birthday, Aug. 30. On that day, the staff at Green Primary School in Uniontown, Ohio, took away 9-year-old Jefferson Sharpnack’s hot lunch and replaced it with a cheese sandwich, a side dish and a serving of milk because of his lunch debt, which totaled $9.75. The young boy said that the incident left him "a little hurt." "I can't believe that it's cost-effective to throw away food and give them cheese and bread," Sharpnack's grandmother, Diane Bailey, who has temporary custody of Sharpnack and his brother, told WKYC. "When he got off the bus, he said 'Worst birthday ever.'" — Yahoo!
A 3-year-old boy was welcomed back with a warm embrace by his classmates in Florida after riding out deadly Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. Makai Simmons had his first day back at school Monday at the Learning City Academy in Pembroke Pines after missing a week of school while he and his mom, Tekara Capron, were stuck in the Bahamas. "As soon as he walked in, everyone just jumped up," Capron said of her son's first day back. "It was really emotional." — Yahoo!
The Trump administration is preparing to ban flavored e-cigarettes as federal health officials call for restrictions to combat an outbreak of a mysterious lung disease that has sickened hundreds and killed at least six people, U.S. health secretary Alex Azar told reporters Wednesday. It could take several weeks for the Food and Drug Administration to develop e-cigarette guidelines, Azar said, following a meeting at the Oval Office with President Donald Trump on the issue. The meeting comes as members of Congress increasingly pressure the administration to rein in the e-cigarette industry. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating more than 450 cases of lung disease officials suspect were caused by vaping. — CNBC
The iPhone 11 costs how much? At $699, the iPhone 11 is Apple's cheapest new smartphone since the iPhone 8. And that says a lot about changes in consumer habits and the challenges Apple faces — and how it's responding to them. Last year, the days of sub-$700 new iPhones seemed like they were a thing of the past. The iPhone XR cost $749, making it the most expensive entry level iPhone of all time. But this year, with the iPhone 11, Apple (AAPL) returned to the $699 price that it introduced in 2017 with the iPhone 8. In six of the seven prior years, between 2010 and 2016, Apple had offered its cheapest iPhone for $649 (except for 2013, when it was $549). — CNBC