6 Brazilian tourists die of carbon monoxide in Chile

America 05/22/19, 19:52

Six Brazilian tourists were found dead of carbon monoxide poisoning Wednesday inside an old apartment where they were staying in central Santiago.Authorities said police were alerted by the Brazilian Embassy, which had been called by one of the victims when she became ill.When officers entered the apartment in a six-story ...

Cilic withdraws, Djokovic reaches Madrid Open semifinals

Sports 05/10/19, 06:06

Novak Djokovic reached the semifinals of the Madrid Open on Friday after Marin Cilic withdrew because of food poisoning.Cilic said he had a "terrible night" and would not be able to play in the quarterfinal match against the top-ranked Djokovic at the Magic Box.Cilic had three-set wins in his first ...

Food poisoning remains persistent problem, US report finds

U.S. 04/25/19, 13:57

As recent illnesses tied to raw turkey , ground beef , cut melon and romaine lettuce suggest, U.S. food poisoning cases don't appear to be going away anytime soon.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a report Thursday that the frequency of several types of food poisoning infections ...

‘Toxic cocktail’ poisoning water in fire-ravaged city

U.S. 04/18/19, 14:56

The drinking water in Paradise, California, where 85 people died in the worst wildfire in state history, is contaminated with the cancer-causing chemical benzene, water officials said.Officials said they believe the contamination happened after the November firestorm created a "toxic cocktail" of gases in burning homes that got sucked into ...

Ground beef likely cause of 6-state food poisoning outbreak

U.S. 04/12/19, 15:02

Health officials say ground beef is the likely source of a food poisoning outbreak that has sickened more than 100 people in six states.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday said no specific brand or source of the meat has been determined yet.The CDC says people can continue ...

British survivor of nerve agent questions Russian ambassador

Europe 04/07/19, 12:33

A British man who survived exposure to a military grade nerve agent has questioned Russia's ambassador about the accidental poisoning that killed his girlfriend last year.Charlie Rowley told the Sunday Mirror he "didn't really get any answers" and was fed "Russian propaganda" during the London meeting.Rowley fell severely ill in ...

Emails show FDA worry with growers after romaine outbreaks

U.S. 03/29/19, 10:59

After repeated food poisoning outbreaks tied to romaine lettuce, a U.S. food safety official shared his concerns in an internal email, saying the produce industry's water testing "failed in an epic and tragic way."How the industry tests water to grow leafy greens is "unacceptable" and needs to change, James Gorny, ...

UK leader visits Salisbury a year after Novichok attack

Europe 03/04/19, 09:32

British Prime Minister Thresa May has praised the "spirit and resolve" of people in Salisbury, the English city hit by a nerve agent attack on a Russian ex-spy a year ago.May visited the cathedral city Monday to mark the anniversary of the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.The ...

UK authorities finish cleanup of sites in Skripal poisoning

Europe 03/01/19, 10:30

British authorities say they have completed the cleanup of the southwestern English city of Salisbury, where a former Russian spy was poisoned with a nerve agent.Sergei Skripal's home and 11 other potentially exposed sites were declared free of military grade Novichok after a yearlong military cleanup. Skripal and his daughter, ...

Bulgaria to investigate 3rd suspect in UK ex-spy poisoning

World 02/10/19, 09:45

Bulgaria plans to investigate reports that a third suspect in the nerve agent poisoning of a Russian ex-spy in England allegedly was involved in a 2015 poisoning in Bulgaria, a Bulgarian party official said Sunday.Tsvetan Tsvetanov of the ruling GERB party said the probe was being coordinated with foreign partners. ...

Human toll of cold: more than 2 dozen dead, hundreds hurt

U.S. 02/01/19, 18:55

The dangerous cold and heavy snow that hobbled the northern U.S. this week has retreated, but not before exacting a human toll: more than two dozen weather-related deaths in eight states and hundreds of injuries, including frostbite, broken bones, heart attacks and carbon monoxide poisoning. In Illinois alone, hospitals reported more ...

US officials declare end to outbreak from romaine lettuce

U.S. 01/09/19, 17:23

U.S. health officials are declaring an end to a food poisoning outbreak blamed on romaine lettuce from California.From October to December, the E. coli outbreak sickened 62 people in 16 states. No one died, but 25 people were hospitalized. Illnesses were also reported in Canada.Investigators concluded that romaine lettuce grown ...

UK military to remove roof from Skripals’ house

Europe 01/08/19, 11:13

British military specialists plan to remove the roof of the house where a former Russian spy and his daughter were exposed to the deadly nerve agent Novichok.The Wiltshire Council has written to neighbors of Sergei and Yulia Skripal in the city of Salisbury warning them of extensive decontamination work.The Skripals ...

Repeat outbreaks pressure produce industry to step up safety

U.S. 11/29/18, 14:35

After repeated food poisoning outbreaks linked to romaine lettuce, the produce industry is confronting the failure of its own safety measures in preventing contaminations.The latest outbreak underscores the challenge of eliminating risk for vegetables grown in open fields and eaten raw. It also highlights the role of nearby cattle operations ...

Questions about the romaine warning? Here are some answers

Nutrition 11/21/18, 15:19

Avoid all romaine lettuce, but don't worry about your turkey.With two food poisoning outbreaks making headlines before Thanksgiving, the messages about what's safe to eat can be hard to keep straight. Here's what you should know before you sit down for dinner.WHAT LETTUCE OUTBREAK?On Tuesday, U.S. health officials issued an ...

UK leader: Response to Skripal attack hurt Russia spying

Europe 11/12/18, 10:44

British Prime Minister Theresa May says the West's response to the nerve-agent poisoning of a former spy has seriously hurt Russia's intelligence capability.May's office says she'll urge countries "to stand up for the rules around the world" during a foreign-policy speech on Monday.Britain accuses Russia of poisoning ex-spy Sergei Skripal ...

Ex-spy chief says Brexit leaves UK vulnerable to attack

Europe 10/19/18, 16:01

Brexit could leave Britain more vulnerable to attacks like the nerve-agent poisoning of a Russian ex-spy in Salisbury, a former head of the U.K.'s overseas intelligence service said Friday."I don't believe Russia would have used a nerve agent on the streets of an American or German city" because the consequences ...

Russian suspect in UK poisoning is hero to his home village

Europe 10/10/18, 14:58

As the recipient of Russia's highest award, Alexander Mishkin is the pride of his home village, his photo even decorating a local school.Several residents of this remote village located amid marshlands and deep forests in the northwestern Arkhangelsk region easily recognized him in photos Wednesday as one of two men ...

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