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Russian authorities arrest 3 people after dozens are hospitalized with botulism symptoms

Jun. 18, 2024 10:26 AM EDT

Russian authorities on Tuesday detained three people in connection with a suspected botulism outbreak, a move that comes after dozens of people in four different regions have been hospitalized with symptoms of the rare and dangerous disease. Officials link the outbreak to...

South Korea orders doctors who joined protracted strike over medical school plan to return to work

Jun. 18, 2024 10:02 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean officials issued return-to-work orders for doctors participating in a one-day walkout Tuesday as part of a protracted strike against the government's plan to sharply boost medical school admissions. Since February, more than 12,000 trainee...

A fire at a hospital in Iran's north kills 9 patients

Jun. 18, 2024 04:06 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A fire broke out at a hospital in Iran's north, killing nine patients, state media reported Tuesday. The blaze started at 1:30 local time (2200GMT) at Qaem Hospital in the city of Rasht, some 330 kilometers (about 205 miles) northwest of the capital Tehran,...

When violence and trauma visit American places, a complex question follows: Demolish, or press on?

Jun. 18, 2024 00:19 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Last week in Parkland, Florida, wrecking equipment began demolishing the building at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where a gunman's rampage in 2018 ended with 17 people dead. As the rumble of destruction echoed, people in the community set to explaining exactly why...

Muslim pilgrims resume symbolic stoning of the devil as they wrap up Hajj pilgrimage in deadly heat

Jun. 17, 2024 22:28 PM EDT

MINA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Muslim pilgrims used the early morning hours Monday to perform the second day of the symbolic stoning of the devil, hoping to escape the noontime summer heat that caused heatstroke and sunburns among thousands wrapping up the Hajj pilgrimage. The final...

New York midwife pleads guilty to destroying 2,600 COVID-19 vaccines and issuing fraudulent cards

Jun. 17, 2024 20:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An upstate New York midwife pleaded guilty on Monday to federal fraud charges for her role in giving out thousands of COVID-19 immunization cards to people who never received the vaccine, prosecutors said. Kathleen Breault, 66, of Cambridge, admitted in Brooklyn...

An Oregon nurse faces assault charges that she stole fentanyl and replaced IV drips with tap water

Jun. 17, 2024 18:44 PM EDT

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A former nurse at a southern Oregon hospital is facing criminal charges that she harmed nearly four dozen patients by stealing fentanyl and replacing it with non-sterile tap water in intravenous drips. Many of the patients developed serious infections, and 16...

Vermont Legislature overrides governor, passing overdose prevention, renewable energy, tax measures

Jun. 17, 2024 18:15 PM EDT

The Democratic-controlled Vermont Legislature on Monday overturned a number of the Republican governor's vetoes, passing measures to prevent drug overdoses, restrict a pesticide that's toxic to bees and to require state utilities to source all renewable energy by 2035. But the...

If you can't stay indoors during this US heat wave, here are a few ideas

Jun. 17, 2024 17:14 PM EDT

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (AP) — It’s hot and getting hotter for workers and everyone else outdoors as the first significant heat wave of the year makes its way eastward across the United States. More than 70 million people were under extreme heat alerts Monday. What's more, the...

Vermont Legislature overrides governor and passes a law allowing for the creation of a drug overdose prevention center

Jun. 17, 2024 17:13 PM EDT
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Legislature overrides governor and passes a law allowing for the creation of a drug overdose prevention center.