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Mims motivated to be 'on top' of Jets' receiver depth chart

Aug. 05, 2022 15:35 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Denzel Mims was the New York Jets' exciting new playmaker two summers ago, a potential game-changing wide receiver for years to come. A lot has happened since. And not a lot good. The 2020 second-round pick out of Baylor dealt with hamstring...

EXPLAINER: Methanol in South Africa teen deaths often fatal

Jul. 19, 2022 15:13 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Methanol was found in the blood of the 21 teenagers who died last month in a bar in South Africa's city of East London, according to a health official. Methanol — often called wood alcohol — is a toxic chemical and if ingested even small amounts of it can be fatal. Here's...

Rhode Island sues 5 landlords over alleged lead hazards

Jul. 18, 2022 10:16 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island has sued five more landlords who rent properties in which children with lead poisoning live, the state attorney general said Monday. The three properties in Providence, one in Central Falls, and one in Newport all contain “significant lead...

Italy seeks to bring home family whose son died in Egypt

Jul. 07, 2022 13:14 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The Italian Foreign Ministry said Thursday it is working to quickly bring back from Egypt an Italian family whose 6-year-old son died suddenly in the leading Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh and the parents ended up hospitalized. Italian news reports said the child was...

Navy report: Multiple errors poisoned Pearl Harbor water

Jul. 01, 2022 00:18 AM EDT

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — A Navy investigation released Thursday revealed that shoddy management and human error caused fuel to leak into Pearl Harbor's tap water last year, poisoning thousands of people and forcing military families to evacuate their homes for hotels. The...

Navy report reveals lax management, human error poisoned Pearl Harbor water

Jun. 30, 2022 21:57 PM EDT
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — Navy report reveals lax management, human error poisoned Pearl Harbor water.

Police: Carbon monoxide killed 3 tourists at Bahamas resort

Jun. 28, 2022 21:18 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Carbon monoxide poisoning killed three U.S. tourists found dead at a resort in the Bahamas in May, police announced Tuesday. Authorities did not provide further details, saying the deaths were still under investigation. The victims had...

Family sues Bowling Green State University over hazing death

Jun. 23, 2022 19:46 PM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — The family of a student who died from alcohol poisoning while pledging a fraternity sued Bowling Green State University on Thursday, alleging the Ohio school knew about but didn’t stop hazing in Greek life there and should be held responsible. The...

Butter clams cause shellfish poisoning in WA resident

Jun. 10, 2022 20:36 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Health officials in Washington state say they have confirmed a case of shellfish poisoning in a person who ate butter clams that were recreationally harvested in Island County. The paralytic shellfish poisoning illness was found in a Snohomish County resident...

Russian agent Kovtun, accused in spy poisoning, dead at 57

Jun. 04, 2022 14:37 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian agent Dmitry Kovtun, who was accused by the U.K. authorities in the poisoning death of former spy Alexander Litvinenko in London in 2006, has died at 57. Russian lawmaker Andrei Lugovoi, who also was accused by the U.K. in the spy's killing, announced...