Poisoning

Russian Ambassador to the UK Alexander Yakovenko, right, shakes hands with Novichok poisoning victim Charlie Rowley, inside the Russian Embassy in London, where they met for talks Saturday April 6, 2019. UK citizen Charlkie Rowley, who was exposed to the deadly Novichok nerve agent in June 2018 in Amesbury, England, near Salisbury the city where Russian former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter were poisoned with Novichok, visited the Russian Embassy in London to seek answers to their questions about the notorious poisoning. Rowley survived the poisoning, though still suffers various health problems, but his partner Dawn Sturgess died. (RTR via AP)
April 07, 2019 - 2:39 pm
LONDON (AP) — A British man who survived exposure to a military grade nerve agent said he has questioned Russia's ambassador to the U.K. about the accidental poisoning that killed his girlfriend last year, a newspaper reported Sunday. Charlie Rowley told the Sunday Mirror that Ambassador Alexander...
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FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2012 file photo, a farm worker carries heads of romaine lettuce in a field near Holtville, Calif. In a Nov. 15, 2018 email, James Gorny, a senior science adviser for produce safety at the FDA, wrote that growers “cannot cling to their generic E. coli monitoring standard,” which he called “unacceptable.” The message came five days before the FDA made public another outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, and after a separate outbreak earlier in the year sickened more than 200 and killed five. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
March 29, 2019 - 1:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — After repeated food poisoning outbreaks tied to romaine lettuce, a U.S. food safety official shared his concerns in an internal email, saying the produce industry's water testing "failed in an epic and tragic way." How the industry tests water to grow leafy greens is "unacceptable"...
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FILE - In this Friday, July 6, 2018 file photo specialist team members in military protective suits during Novichok nerve agent clean-up operations in Salisbury, England. British authorities have announce Friday March 1, 2019, that the year-long military cleanup of Salisbury is complete, where a former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, were poisoned with Novichok.(AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
March 01, 2019 - 9:30 am
LONDON (AP) — British authorities say they have completed the cleanup of the southwestern English city of Salisbury, where a former Russian spy was poisoned with a nerve agent. Sergei Skripal's home and 11 other potentially exposed sites were declared free of military grade Novichok after a...
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February 22, 2019 - 6:56 am
MADRID (AP) — A Spanish magistrate has opened an investigation into whether there is a link between the death of a woman and a meal she ate at a Michelin-starred restaurant in Valencia where officials have identified suspected cases of food poisoning. A Valencia court statement Friday said the...
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February 14, 2019 - 11:58 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Bellingcat investigative organization says it has established the identity of an alleged Russian military intelligence officer who was in Britain when a Russian former double agent and his daughter were poisoned with the nerve agent Novichok. Bellingcat on Thursday identified the...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, March 13, 2018 file photo, police officers stand guard at the bottom of the road where poisoned former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal lives in Salisbury, England. Bulgaria will investigate reports about a third suspect in last year's nerve agent poisoning of a Russian ex-spy in England, a suspect who has also been allegedly involved in a 2015 poisoning in Bulgaria. Tsvetan Tsvetanov of the ruling party says Bulgaria's intelligence services will present evidence at a parliamentary hearing Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, file)
February 10, 2019 - 10:03 am
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria plans to investigate reports that a third suspect in the nerve agent poisoning of a Russian ex-spy in England allegedly was involved in a 2015 poisoning in Bulgaria, a Bulgarian party official said Sunday. Tsvetan Tsvetanov of the ruling GERB party said the probe was...
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February 07, 2019 - 2:02 pm
Pittsburgh's beleaguered water authority will spend $50 million to replace lead service lines, give filters to low-income residents and take other steps to address the city's lead crisis under a settlement approved Thursday by state utility regulators. It comes a week after the Pennsylvania...
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FILE - In this Jan 30, 2019, file photo, a firefighter walks past an ice-encrusted home after an early morning house fire in St. Paul, Minn. The dangerous cold and heavy snowfall that hobbled the northern U.S. this week has retreated, but not before exacting a human toll: more than 20 deaths and hundreds of weather-related injuries including frostbite, broken bones, heart attacks and carbon monoxide poisoning. (Jean Pieri/Pioneer Press via AP, File)
February 01, 2019 - 7:16 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The dangerous cold and heavy snow that hobbled the northern U.S. this week has retreated, but not before exacting a human toll: more than two dozen weather-related deaths in eight states and hundreds of injuries, including frostbite, broken bones, heart attacks and carbon monoxide...
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This Aug. 2, 2018, file photo shows the U.S. Food and Drug Administration building behind FDA logos at a bus stop on the agency's campus in Silver Spring, Md. The U.S. government isn’t doing routine food inspections because of the partial federal shutdown, but checks of the riskiest foods are expected to resume next week. The FDA said Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, that it's working to bring back about 150 employees to inspect riskier foods such as cheese, infant formula and produce. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
January 09, 2019 - 6:38 pm
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...
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FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2007 file photo, a worker harvests romaine lettuce in Salinas, Calif. U.S. health officials are declaring an end to a food poisoning outbreak blamed on romaine lettuce from California. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
January 09, 2019 - 4:23 pm
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...
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