Poisoning

February 17, 2018 - 6:21 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's attack on a Kurdish-controlled enclave in Syria (all times local): 1 a.m. A White House official says the United States thinks it is "extremely unlikely" Turkey used chemical weapons against the Kurds. The official says that they are aware of the reports, but...
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February 17, 2018 - 6:20 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Six civilians suffered breathing difficulties and other symptoms indicative of poison gas inhalation after an attack launched by Turkey on the Kurdish-controlled enclave of Afrin, local doctors and Syria's state-run news agency reported Saturday. Jiwan Mohammed, a doctor at Afrin's...
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January 30, 2018 - 4:43 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Health Department has no record it conducted environmental investigations at more than 100 homes where children had elevated lead levels in their blood, according to an audit released Monday. The report is a response to the health agency's revelation earlier this...
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FILE - This Nov. 3, 2017 file photo shows the Florida State University, Pi Kappa Phi fraternity house near the FSU campus in Tallahassee, Fla. The Tallahassee Police Department on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2018, said that nine men are facing hazing charges in connection with the death of a Florida State University fraternity pledge, Andrew Coffey, 20, who was a junior and a pledge at Pi Kappa Phi. He died Nov. 3 after he was found unresponsive after a party. (Joe Rondone/Tallahassee Democrat via AP, File)
January 17, 2018 - 4:35 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — An off-campus party where a Florida State University fraternity pledge drank a lethal dose of alcohol was overflowing in beer and liquor, strippers and more than a dozen participants getting sick from being highly intoxicated. More details from the party were released...
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A sign marks the entrance to the Wake Robin retirement community, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, in Shelburne, Vt. Vermont State Police and FBI said they were investigating the source of the deadly toxin ricin that was found at the retirement community. A Wake Robin spokeswoman said residents were safe. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)
December 01, 2017 - 6:46 pm
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A retirement community resident made ricin and tested the deadly toxin on her neighbors by putting it on their food or in beverages over a period of weeks, investigators said. Betty Miller told an FBI agent that she wanted to "injure herself" and was testing the poison's...
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November 23, 2017 - 10:10 am
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Despite having one of the toughest bans on lead fishing tackle, loons are still dying from ingesting weights and lures in New Hampshire. The 2016 law prohibits the sale and use of lead tackle as part of an effort to revive the state's loon population. But a Loon Preservation...
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Villagers pray for poisoning victims during a condolence visit to the families in Basti Lashari, Pakistan, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. Pakistani police arrested a woman for allegedly plotting with her newly married niece to poison the niece's husband with tainted milk that also ended up killing 17 other in-laws in a remote village. (AP Photo/Iram Asim)
November 08, 2017 - 8:37 am
BASTI LASHARI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police said Wednesday they arrested a woman for allegedly plotting with her newly married niece to poison the young woman's husband with tainted milk that would eventually kill him and 17 other relatives in a remote village. Investigators believe the...
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FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2010 file photo, actor Chuck Norris, left, and his wife Gena pose for a photo following a ceremony in Garland, Texas. Norris is taking on medical device manufacturers in a lawsuit alleging a chemical used in MRI imaging scans poisoned his wife. The lawsuit filed on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, in San Francisco says gadolinium that doctors injected into Gena Norris to improve the clarity of her MRIs have left her weak and tired and with debilitating bouts of pain and a burning sensation. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
November 01, 2017 - 6:06 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Action star Chuck Norris took on medical device manufacturers in a lawsuit filed in California on Wednesday alleging a chemical used in MRI imaging scans poisoned his wife. Gadolinium that doctors injected into Gena Norris to improve the clarity of her MRIs have left her weak...
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In this Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, photo, Tanya Keith, of Des Moines, Iowa, and her daughter Iolana feed their chickens in the backyard of their home, in Des Moines. The trend of raising backyard chickens is causing a soaring number of illnesses from poultry-related diseases. For Keith, the nine hens and a rooster that she keeps behind her home provide fresh eggs and lessons for her three children about where food comes from. But even as her kids collect eggs and help keep the six nesting boxes tidy, she warns them not get too affectionate. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
October 19, 2017 - 5:00 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Luke Gabriele was a healthy 14-year-old football player in Pennsylvania when he began to feel soreness in his chest that grew increasingly painful. After his breathing became difficult, doctors detected a mass that appeared to be a tumor. For a week, Dan and DeAnna Gabriele...
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October 11, 2017 - 2:03 pm
LINCOLNVILLE, Maine (AP) — The drummer for the band Phish is trying to raise lead poisoning awareness after an alarming experience with his young son. The Bangor Daily News reports Jon Fishman and his wife, Briar, learned in 2014 that their toddler son had elevated levels of lead in his system. The...
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