YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — Six young children and five adults have been hospitalized after they were found in a Westchester County home, suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning.
HARTFORD, S.D. (AP) — Minnehaha County sheriff's officials say a man has died of accidental carbon monoxide poisoning at his Hartford home.
Thirty-eight-year-old Dustin Patch was found dead...
Carbon monoxide poisoning kills mother and daughter
BAKER, La. (AP) — A Louisiana coroner says carbon monoxide poisoning killed a mother and daughter who were found dead after an apartment fire.
NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say ground beef is the likely source of a food poisoning outbreak that has sickened more than 100 people in six states.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Washoe County's medical examiner says two men who were found dead last month inside a maintenance shed near the top of Peavine Mountain on the north edge of Reno died of carbon...
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...
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have charged an engineer in Berkeley, California, with trying to kill a colleague by putting a toxic metal into her food and water since 2017.
KENDALL, N.Y. (AP) — A property caretaker has pleaded guilty to reckless endangerment in the carbon monoxide poisoning deaths of a mother and son in western New York.
Report says trumpeter swans died from lead poisoning
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A University of Minnesota diagnostic lab report shows that dead trumpeter swans found at Sucker Lake in Vadnais Heights earlier this month died of lead poisoning.
Emails show FDA worry after romaine outbreaks
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...
LELAND, N.C. (AP) — Authorities have charged a North Carolina man with involuntary manslaughter in the death of an 18-year-old woman last December.
Trumpeter swan released after lead poisoning treatment
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — A trumpeter swan treated for suspected lead poisoning has been released back to the wild.
The Skagit Valley Herald reports the swan was found January 17 when it...
ROME (AP) — Italy prosecutors have opened an investigation into the possible poisoning death of a Moroccan model who was a key witness in the trial against ex-Premier Silvio Berlusconi over his...
Expert urges UN remedies for lead poisoning victims
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — A human rights expert on Wednesday urged the United Nations to take "immediate action" to provide justice and remedies to displaced minority communities in Kosovo who were...
Coroner: California college student died from alcohol
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a Southern California college student found dead in a home near campus died from alcohol poisoning.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia accused Britain on Monday of refusing to allow access to Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in violation of an international treaty, saying Moscow doesn't...
Pet owners worry about dogs sickened by marijuana
ORLEANS, Mass. (AP) — There's a new drug crisis on Cape Cod and the Islands, and its victims may come as a surprise.
"He was so stoned, it was terrible," said Linda McCann, of Orleans, about...
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LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May praised the "spirit and resolve" of people in Salisbury, England as the city on Monday marked a year since a nerve agent attack on a Russian...
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.
Spanish court probes woman’s death after Michelin meal
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...
Montana slag plant ordered closed after arsenic poisoning
BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — State health officials have ordered a slag plant in western Montana to shut down after at least two workers showed signs of arsenic poisoning.
Man dies from carbon monoxide poisoning at Long Island home
MELVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Police on Long Island say a man was killed and his wife was hospitalized due to apparent carbon monoxide poisoning.
Russian flag hung on church in UK city where ex-spy poisoned
LONDON (AP) — Officials in the English city where a former Russian double agent was poisoned with a nerve agent last year have denounced the placing of a huge Russian flag on the city's cathedral.
Workmen were seen removing the flag early Sunday from scaffolding on the side of Salisbury Cathedral.
Russian police question nerve agent scientist
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian scientist who says he developed a nerve agent suspected to have been used against a Russian ex-agent and his daughter says he's been questioned by police after flyers appeared in his home city accusing him of pedophilia.
Vladimir Uglev told The Associated Press that police had taken fingerprints from him Friday and that officers had searched his home in the city of Anapa and computer Thursday.
Investigative group names possible UK poisoning suspect
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 man as Denis Sergeyev, a graduate of the Military Diplomatic Academy, a training ground for intelligence officers.
Bulgaria, UK to investigate possible poisoning links
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria and Britain said Monday they will jointly investigate possible connections between a poison attack on a Russian ex-spy in England that has been blamed on Russian military intelligence and the poisoning of the Bulgarian owner of an arms factory in 2015.
Bulgaria to investigate 3rd suspect in UK ex-spy poisoning
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 being coordinated with foreign partners. He told Bulgaria's bTV channel that intelligence officials plan to present evidence on the topic Thursday to a parliamentary homeland security committee.
Pittsburgh water agency to spend $50M to replace lead pipes
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.
Health officials request funds to counteract lead poisoning
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Illinois health officials are requesting about $5 million more from the state to implement new rules aimed at identifying and caring for children under 6 years with lead poisoning.
Four die in Dallas from carbon monoxide poisoning
Authorities: 4 die in Dallas from carbon monoxide poisoning
DALLAS (AP) — Four people have been found dead in a house under construction in Dallas.
Human toll of cold: more than 2 dozen dead, hundreds hurt
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 poisoning.
Pittsburgh water authority charged criminally over lead
Pittsburgh's water and sewer authority was charged criminally Friday over allegations that it mishandled a lead pipe replacement program and put more than 150 households at elevated risk of lead poisoning.
No batteries in carbon monoxide alarm in home deaths
LYMAN, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire authorities investigating the carbon monoxide poisoning deaths of a man and woman say an alarm to detect the gas was found inside their home, but had no batteries.
State police responded to the home in Lyman on Tuesday. They found 71-year-old John Courtney and 63-year-old April Courtney dead, along with several cats and dogs.
The New Hampshire Medical Examiner's Office said the cause of death was accidental due to carbon monoxide poisoning.
Carbon monoxide poisoning suspected in deaths of man, woman
LYMAN, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire authorities suspect carbon monoxide poisoning caused the deaths of a man and a woman in a home.
State police were requested to respond to the home in Lyman on Tuesday for a welfare check. They found the man and woman dead, along with several cats and dogs.
State Fire Marshal Paul Parisi said the cause of the suspected carbon monoxide release is still under investigation. Autopsies were scheduled for Thursday.
Coroner: Carbon monoxide poisoning killed men in apartments
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina coroner says two men who died at a public housing complex had both been killed by carbon monoxide poisoning.
Richland County Coroner Gary Watts told news outlets Monday the cause of death for 61-year-old Calvin Witherspoon Jr. and 30-year-old Derrick Roper. They were found dead Jan. 17 in their separate apartments at Allen Benedict Court in Columbia.
Carbon monoxide poisoning likely caused Grand Forks death
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Grand Forks police say carbon monoxide poisoning is suspected of causing the death of a man who was sleeping in his pickup truck.
Authorities said Tuesday 36-year-old Bradley Beiswenger had no permanent address and was found dead in the enclosed cargo area of his truck last Friday in Grand Forks.
Authorities: Carbon monoxide suspected in 2 Michigan deaths
EXETER TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say an elderly woman and her adult son whose bodies were found inside their southeastern Michigan home over the weekend may have died of carbon monoxide poisoning.
The Monroe County sheriff's office says 83-year-old Alice Kiebler and Mark Kiebler, who was in his 50s, were found dead Saturday at their home in Exeter Township, about 35 miles (56 kilometers) southwest of Detroit.
8 hospitalized with apparent carbon monoxide poisoning
BELL GARDENS, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles County fire officials say eight people, including two children, have been hospitalized after they apparently were poisoned by carbon monoxide at a Bell Gardens home.
Police and fire officials were called to the home shortly after 9 a.m. Tuesday. They say two children were hospitalized in critical but stable condition.
Another child and five adults were in fair condition.
Parents charged after toddler dies from fentanyl poisoning
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.
Wasilla woman may have died from carbon monoxide poisoning
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Wasilla woman found dead in her home may have died of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Anchorage television station KTUU reports 44-year-old Michelle Ahern was found dead Jan. 5.
Alaska State Troopers say Ahern appeared to have died of carbon monoxide poisoning. An autopsy was scheduled.
Officials: St. Louis demolitions could reverse lead progress
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.
US officials declare end to outbreak from romaine lettuce
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.
Investigators concluded that romaine lettuce grown in central and northern California was the likely source. They found the same bacteria strain in a reservoir at a farm in Santa Barbara County.
Parents of boy who died in hotel settle with North Carolina
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.
UK military to remove roof from Skripals’ house
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 decontamination work.
The Skripals collapsed on March 5, but survived the poisoning, which Britain blames on the Russian government.
Carbon monoxide leak kills 1, sends others to hospital
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Officials in western Pennsylvania say a carbon monoxide leak in a multiple family home has left a man dead and several people hospitalized.
Police were called to the home in Canonsburg, south of Pittsburgh, just after 7 a.m. Monday. Officers responding reported a strong odor of natural gas and called the fire department.
Attorney in lead poisoning cases wants action from mayor
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A handful of lawsuits in child lead poisoning cases recently have alleged the city health department has been negligent in its handling and reporting of such cases.
So far, the suits brought to court have been central to getting the suffering families any action on these abatement cases, so their lawyer is asking the city to fix its agency.
State investigating possible food poisoning at steakhouse
DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut public health officials are looking into a possible food poisoning outbreak at a Danbury steakhouse.
Danbury Health and Human Services Director Lisa Morrissey says health inspectors worked with staff at Barbarie's Black Angus Grill on Wednesday and Thursday to determine if there was some type of contamination that could have resulted in illness.