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Sewage surging into Wisconsin waters as rain intensifies

Jan. 11, 2020 1:05 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Thirty-year-old Conner Andrews has swum in Lake Michigan since his childhood days vacationing in Door County. “It was always a huge deal for me to go to the beach and have fun there and enjoy the waves,” said Andrews, a Nashotah resident and former collegiate swimmer. These...

Arizona parents seek $116M from city, school for illnesses

Dec. 17, 2019 6:09 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The families of two Arizona children who contracted a rare E. coli complication are seeking $116 million from a town and charter school. An attorney for the families filed notices of claim against the town of Gilbert and San Tan Charter School last month, The Arizona Republic reported. The...

5 Minnesotans sickened by E. coli linked to salad kits

Dec. 10, 2019 4:38 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Five Minnesotans have gotten sick from eating salad kits linked to an outbreak of E. coli, state health officials said Tuesday. The state Department of Health says the Minnesotans became ill between Nov. 8 and Nov. 16. Two people were hospitalized. The ill Minnesotans ranged in age...

FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2019, file photo, athletes dive into the water at the start line during a women's triathlon test event at Odaiba Marine Park, a venue for marathon swimming and triathlon at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, in Tokyo. The IOC moved next year’s Tokyo Olympic marathons and race walks out of the Japanese capital to avoid the stifling heat and humidity. Some swimmers and an 11,000-member coaching body want similar treatment: find an alternative to the distance-swimming venue in Tokyo Bay known as the “Odaiba Marine Park.”(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Hot Water: Pressure to move Tokyo Olympics open-water venue

Dec. 4, 2019 4:02 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The IOC moved next year’s Tokyo Olympic marathons and race walks out of the Japanese capital to avoid the stifling heat and humidity. Now some swimmers and an 11,000-member coaching body are asking that something similar should be done with the distance-swimming venue in Tokyo Bay....

Water boil advisory lifted after E. coli contamination

Nov. 27, 2019 5:46 PM EST

LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. (AP) — The Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District near Spokane says most of its customers no longer need to boil their water after a water sample from a fire hydrant tested positive for E. coli. The sewer and water district said Wednesday it had isolated the area where the contamination...

King County man diagnosed with E. coli linked to romaine

Nov. 23, 2019 2:53 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Health officials say a resident of King County has been diagnosed with an E. coli infection connected to Salinas, California romaine lettuce. Public Health Seattle and King County officials said Friday the person became ill from eating leafy greens believed to have been purchased in King...

FILE - This Nov. 20, 2018 file photo shows Romaine Lettuce in Simi Valley, Calif.  U.S. health officials are telling people to avoid romaine lettuce grown in Salinas, Calif., Friday, Nov. 22, 2019,  as they investigate a food poisoning outbreak. They also say not to eat the leafy green if the label doesn’t say where it was grown.  (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

US officials: Don’t eat romaine grown in Salinas, California

Nov. 22, 2019 11:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Friday told people to avoid romaine lettuce grown in Salinas, California, because of another food poisoning outbreak. The notice comes almost exactly one year after a similar outbreak led to a blanket warning about romaine. Officials urged Americans not to eat the...

Salad product recall over E. coli bacteria impacts 22 states

Nov. 21, 2019 4:18 PM EST

SWEDESBORO, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says thousands of pounds of salad products are being recalled due to a possible E. coli contamination. The department says Missa Bay, LLC from Swedesboro, New Jersey, is recalling more than 75,000 pounds (34,020 kilograms) of salad products that...

E. coli contamination prompts water boil advisory

Nov. 20, 2019 10:17 PM EST

LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. (AP) — The Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District near Spokane is asking its customers to boil their water after a water sample from a fire hydrant tested positive for E. coli. The sewer and water district said Wednesday it is investigating the source of the contamination and...