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UNITED STATES

Eaters try ‘Lady Cheese’

A New York gallery offered adventurous eaters on Sunday the opportunity to sample cheese made from human breast milk, getting mixed reviews and some puzzled looks. The Lady Cheese Shop is a temporary art installation by Miriam Simun, a graduate student at New York University who hopes to use the craft of cheese-making to raise questions about the ethics of modern biotechnologies. She found three nursing women willing to have their milk turned into cheese. Three varieties were available — West Side Funk, Midtown Smoke, described as “creamy and just pure heaven,” and Wisconsin Chew, the taste of which apparently reflected the vegetable-filled diet of the woman who provided its milk. Frances Anderson sampled the cheese while breastfeeding her infant son Luan. “I’m an adventurous eater,” she said. “I know more about the source of this food than going into a supermarket and picking up cheddar cheese. I don’t know what they pumped into that cow.”

CHILE

Cars carry radiation

Officials found traces of radioactivity in tests on about 20 used cars on a ship from South Korea that had been in the vicinity of Japan’s damaged Fukushima atomic plant, a report said on Monday. The report in the daily El Mercurio quoted Iquique customs director Raul Barria as saying the radioactivity did not appear to pose a danger.

ISRAEL

Group arrested near Nablus

Police yesterday arrested a group of Israelis on an illegal trip to a flashpoint religious site where several Jews were shot by Palestinian police last month. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the group was arrested near the contested Joseph’s Tomb site by the northern West Bank city of Nablus. The group appeared to be extremists who arrived at the tomb shortly after an authorized group of around 200 Jewish worshipers prayed there.

UNITED STATES

Men stabbed for signing

Police say two hearing-impaired men were stabbed at a bar when their sign language was mistaken for gang signs. Court records show that 45-year-old Barbara Lee and 19-year-old Marco Ibanez are facing aggravated battery charges in the Saturday night attack in Hallandale Beach, Florida. Police say none of their injuries are life-threatening.

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