The Buzz: Sesame succeed, hon

Elmo happy now: After an outcry by parents and fans, the producers of “Sesame Street” say a miscommunication led to the story that three longtime cast members — Luis, Gordon and Bob — had been laid off. Instead, their roles have been reduced but not eliminated.

Today’s episode of “Sesame Street” was brought to you by the word “boycott” and the number 1-800-LAWYERS.

This phone will self-destruct in … : Samsung has added an improvement over fingerprint ID to its Galaxy 7 Note smartphone; the phone scans the irises of the user’s eyes to unlock the phone.

If you want to hum the “Mission: Impossible” theme while using your phone, we won’t say anything.

You could poke an eye out with that: Starbucks is recalling 301,000 stainless-steel straws after it received three reports of children cutting their mouths while using them.

Out of a similar concern for safety, Starbucks also is recalling its gasoline-powered coffee grinders, hydraulic French press coffee makers and dry-ice-cooled sippy cups.

­ Jon Bauer, Herald staff

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