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Carbon monoxide scare evacuates Iowa law enforcement academy

Nov. 15, 2018 12:46 PM EST

JOHNSTON, Iowa (AP) — Dozens of students were sent to hospitals Thursday after a building with high levels of carbon monoxide was evacuated at the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy in suburban Des Moines, officials said. An overnight security officer detected a strong odor a little before 6 a.m., academy...

UK leader: Response to Skripal attack hurt Russia spying

Nov. 12, 2018 9:45 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — 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...

US to impose new Russia sanctions over spy poisoning in UK

Nov. 6, 2018 4:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Tuesday that it is consulting with Congress about additional sanctions on Russia over the poisoning of an ex-Russian spy in Britain, in a move that is likely to further strain already tense relations. The State Department said in a statement that Russia has...

2 men overcome by carbon monoxide at Texas NASCAR speedway

Nov. 4, 2018 4:46 PM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Authorities say two men were rushed to hospitals in critical condition after being found suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning inside their converted bus at Texas Motor Speedway. Fort Worth fire spokesman Kyle Clay says firefighters found the men shortly before 9 a.m. Sunday....

Carbon monoxide at Baltimore fire academy hospitalizes 13

Oct. 26, 2018 9:10 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A carbon monoxide leak at Baltimore's Fire Academy has sent 11 recruits and two administrators to the hospital. News outlets report 13 people started experiencing symptoms consistent with carbon monoxide poisoning while eating lunch Thursday. The recruits had been participating in an...

Trump adviser says more sanctions over ex-spy unsettled

Oct. 24, 2018 10:56 AM EDT

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser says the administration hasn't made up its mind about imposing more sanctions against Russia over the poisoning of an ex-spy in England. John Bolton said Wednesday the administration is "still considering what we may be...

Litvinenko widow says Saudi death should be a wake-up call

Oct. 23, 2018 3:17 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The widow of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko, who was killed by radioactive poison in 2006, said Tuesday that the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi should be a wake-up call to the world about the deadly behavior of authoritarian states. Speaking at an event at the British...

German man convicted of poisoning baby food to extort money

Oct. 23, 2018 8:39 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A 54-year-old German man has been convicted of attempted murder for poisoning baby food and putting it on store shelves in a failed attempt to extort money from supermarkets. German news agency dpa reported the man was sentenced in Ravensburg state court late Monday to 12 years in prison. His...

Ex-spy chief says Brexit leaves UK vulnerable to attack

Oct. 19, 2018 2:18 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — 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"...

Report: Crew of Iranian cargo ship poisoned, 3 seamen die

Oct. 19, 2018 9:52 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's official IRNA news agency says three seamen have died from an unspecified toxic substance that poisoned all 11 crew members of an Iranian cargo ship on the Caspian Sea. Friday's report says the crew of the vessel, Nazmehr, was transferred to a hospital in Baku, Azerbaijan, but...