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Man, officer treated for carbon monoxide poisoning

May. 25, 2020 8:49 AM EDT

PORTAGE, Wis. (AP) — Police in Portage say carbon monoxide poisoning sent a man and a police officer to the hospital. Police responded to some townhouses Sunday about 4 p.m. for a report of a 40-year-old man experiencing dizziness and slurring his words. The man was unresponsive by the time first...

FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2019, file photo provided by the Ventura County Fire Department, VCFD firefighters respond to a fire aboard the Conception dive boat fire in the Santa Barbara Channel off the coast of Southern California. Coroner's reports for the 34 victims who died in the massive scuba boat fire off the Southern California coast last year show the divers died of carbon monoxide poisoning before they were burned, authorities said Thursday, May 21, 2020. (Ventura County Fire Department via AP, File)

Coroner: Smoke inhalation killed 34 in California boat fire

May. 21, 2020 7:21 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Coroner's reports for the 34 victims who died in a scuba boat fire off the Southern California coast last year show they died of carbon monoxide poisoning before they were burned, authorities said Thursday. All thirty-three scuba divers and one crew member died in the Sept. 2 fire aboard...

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 21, 2018, file photo, Stephen and Rae Ann Gruver sit in a House committee room behind a photo of their son, 18-year-old Maxwell Gruver, a Louisiana State University freshman who died with a blood-alcohol content six times higher than the legal limit for driving in what authorities say was a hazing incident, in Baton Rouge, La. A federal appeals court says Stephen and Rae Ann Gruver can pursue a lawsuit that says the university disciplines sororities and fraternities differently because of gender. (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte, File)

Court: Suit against LSU in frat pledge's death can continue

May. 13, 2020 10:30 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A federal appeals court said the parents of a Louisiana State University freshman who died during a hazing ritual can pursue a lawsuit that accuses the university of committing sexual discrimination when disciplining sororities and fraternities. Stephen and Rae Ann Gruver filed a...

Mexico: 2 more mass bad-alcohol poisonings, up to 40 die

May. 13, 2020 7:28 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities said as many as 40 people died after drinking methanol in two states in central Mexico, the latest in a series of mass bad-alcohol poisonings registered since coronavirus lockdowns began and many towns banned legitimate liquor sales. In the township of Chiconcuautla in...

Coroner: Carbon monoxide killed woman, young daughter

May. 9, 2020 3:41 PM EDT

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A woman and her young daughter found dead last month in a southwestern Indiana home died from carbon monoxide poisoning after an automobile was left running in their garage, authorities said. Vanderburgh County Coroner Steve Lockyear said autopsies and toxicology tests revealed that...

Death toll in Mexico bad alcohol poisoning rises to 25

May. 4, 2020 4:49 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in western Mexico say the death toll from a batch of bad alcohol has risen to 25, with 19 people still in the hospital. The state government in Jalisco said Sunday the high-proof liquor involved in the late April outbreak was apparently contaminated with methanol. The were...

Officials: Two men drank cleaning products to fight virus

Apr. 29, 2020 8:06 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Two Georgia men were hospitalized after drinking cleaning products hoping to prevent a coronavirus infection. Georgia Poison Control Director Gaylord Lopez told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution the men in Atlanta, who had a history of mental health issues, are expected to recover after...

The Kansas Statehouse stands against the sky as the sun sets in the distance Monday, April 27, 2020, in Topeka, Kan. Kansas remains under stay-at-home orders until May 3 in an effort to stem the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

University offers coronavirus tests; reopening plan unveiled

Apr. 28, 2020 4:49 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State University has launched coronavirus testing for students, faculty and staff as confirmed cases in Kansas rose Tuesday by 4.9% to nearly 3,500. Senate President Susan Wagle, a Wichita Republican and frequent critic of Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly, unveiled a proposal for...

False belief poison cures virus kills over 700 in Iran

Apr. 27, 2020 12:24 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The false belief that toxic methanol cures the coronavirus has seen over 700 people killed in Iran, an official said Monday. That represents a higher death toll than so far released by the Iranian Health Ministry. An adviser to the ministry, Hossein Hassanian, said that the difference...

A Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurant is seen at the Simi Valley Town Center, Tuesday, April 21, 2020, in Simi Valley, Calif. Federal prosecutors say Chipotle Mexican Grill has agreed to pay a record $25 million fine to resolve criminal charges that it served tainted food that sickened more than 1,100 people in the U.S. from 2015 to 2018. The fast food company was charged Tuesday in Los Angeles federal court with two counts of violating the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act by serving adulterated food. The charges stem from outbreaks of norovirus, which causes diarrhea, at Chipotle restaurants. The virus is easily transmitted by infected food food workers. The Newport Beach, California-based company will avoid conviction by improving its food safety. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Chipotle agrees to record $25 million fine over tainted food

Apr. 21, 2020 7:20 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. agreed Tuesday to pay a record $25 million fine to resolve criminal charges that it served tainted food that sickened more than 1,100 people in the U.S. in outbreaks from 2015 to 2018 and sent sales plunging. The fast food company was charged in Los Angeles...