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Parents charged after toddler dies from fentanyl poisoning

Jan. 15, 2019 2:28 PM EST

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A Detroit-area couple has been charged in the opioid overdose of their 18-month-old daughter who died on Christmas Day. Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith told the Detroit Free Press that an autopsy showed Ava Floyd had ingested up to 15 times the amount of fentanyl...

Officials: St. Louis demolitions could reverse lead progress

Jan. 13, 2019 12:57 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis has seen lead poisoning cases drop dramatically since the 1990s, but officials are growing worried that the city's demolitions are reversing years of progress and putting children at risk. More than 2,600 St. Louis children last year were found to have measurable lead levels in...

Routine food inspections halted by US government shutdown

Jan. 9, 2019 7:39 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Routine food inspections aren't getting done because of the partial government shutdown, but checks of the riskiest foods are expected to resume next week, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday. The agency said it's working to bring back about 150 employees to inspect riskier...

US officials declare end to outbreak from romaine lettuce

Jan. 9, 2019 5:23 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials are declaring an end to a food poisoning outbreak blamed on romaine lettuce from California. From October to December, the E. coli outbreak sickened 62 people in 16 states. No one died, but 25 people were hospitalized. Illnesses were also reported in Canada....

Parents of boy who died in hotel settle with North Carolina

Jan. 8, 2019 2:09 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The parents of an 11-year-old boy who died from carbon monoxide poisoning in a North Carolina hotel nearly six years ago have reached a settlement in their complaint against the state. The Charlotte Observer reports the parents of Jeffrey Williams argued the state failed to properly...

UK military to remove roof from Skripals' house

Jan. 8, 2019 11:13 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — British military specialists plan to remove the roof of the house where a former Russian spy and his daughter were exposed to the deadly nerve agent Novichok. The Wiltshire Council has written to neighbors of Sergei and Yulia Skripal in the city of Salisbury warning them of extensive...

Report: Carbon monoxide fumes kill French tourists in Italy

Dec. 25, 2018 10:11 AM EST

ROME (AP) — An Italian news agency is reporting that two French tourists have died of carbon monoxide poisoning in northwest Italy. The ANSA news agency said the 57-year-old tourists were found dead on Tuesday in a two-room house in Monterosso Grana, a small mountain town near Cuneo, in the Piedmont region...

Putin issues ominous warning on rising nuclear war threat

Dec. 20, 2018 5:58 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a chilling warning Thursday about the rising threat of a nuclear war, putting the blame squarely on the U.S., which he accused of irresponsibly pulling out of arms control treaties. Speaking at his annual news conference, Putin warned that "it could...

University student accused of poisoning roommate

Dec. 20, 2018 1:01 PM EST

EASTON, Pa. (AP) — A former Lehigh University student was accused Thursday of poisoning his roommate. Yukai Yang, a 22-year-old chemistry major, sickened his roommate with thallium and possibly other chemicals, lacing his food and drinks over the course of several months last spring, prosecutors said. Yang...

The Latest: Putin rejects criticism of his foreign policy

Dec. 20, 2018 7:35 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Russian President Vladimir Putin's annual news conference (all times local): 3:30 p.m. President Vladimir Putin has rejected Western criticism of his foreign policy, describing it as part of a smear campaign serving internal political goals. Putin scoffed at Western claims that...