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Britain charges 2 Russians over Novichok poisoning

Britain charged two alleged Russian military intelligence officers with the nerve agent poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the English city of Salisbury, officials said Wednesday, though …


Victim’s son calls on Trump to raise UK poisoning with Putin

The 19-year-old son of a British woman who died after being exposed to a nerve agent first developed by the Soviet Union has called on U.S. President Donald Trump to …


U.K. police race to find source of new nerve agent poisoning

British police scoured sections of Salisbury and Amesbury in southwest England on Friday, searching for a small vial feared to be contaminated with traces of the deadly nerve agent Novichok.


Uganda says 11 lions killed by suspected poisoning in park

A pride of lions has been killed by suspected poisoning in one of Uganda’s major protected areas, a wildlife official said Friday.


Carbon monoxide poisoning suspected in death of Coulee City couple

Two elderly people were found dead Monday in Coulee City in what appears to be accidental carbon monoxide poisoning.


Dead crows found in Portland; poisoning suspected

The Audubon Society of Portland says at least 10 crows have died in a suspected poisoning.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 11:16 p.m.

Coeur d’Alene police looking for suspected dog poisoner

The Coeur d’Alene Police Department is again looking for a serial animal abuser, suspected most recently of deliberately poisoning pieces of cooked meat and leaving them for dogs to find.


Washington woman faces charges for poisoning husband

A Washington state woman has been charged with poisoning her estranged husband with pesticide.


Death toll in alcohol poisoning in Russia climbs to 72

Local health officials in Russia’s Siberia say the number of people who have died from drinking a bath lotion that contained methanol has climbed to 72.


Central Oregon man sentenced for poisoning Idaho wolf

A central Oregon man who put poison on a deer carcass in a central Idaho wilderness leading to the death of a wolf and a dog has been sentenced to …


FBI: Man admits to contaminating food at Michigan stores

A man is in custody after he admitted to spraying a contaminant that officials believe contained mouse poison on unpackaged food at several Michigan grocery stores, authorities said.


Patients injured by chlorine gas doing better

One man hospitalized when he was exposed to chlorine gas Wednesday at a recycling company in east Spokane has been released from the hospital and three others still in intensive …


Humane Society offering reward for info on dog poisonings

Two dogs in northwest Spokane were rendered seriously ill in potential poisoning incidents, the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service said. Investigators are asking the public’s help pinning down the …


New tests could hamper food outbreak detection

WASHINGTON (AP) — New tests that promise to speed up diagnosis of food poisoning pose an unexpected problem: They could make it more difficult to identify dangerous outbreaks like the …


New tests could hamper food outbreak detection

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s about to get faster and easier to diagnose food poisoning, but that progress for individual patients comes with a downside: It could hurt the nation’s ability …


Scare prompts look at carbon monoxide detectors

ATLANTA (AP) — It’s odorless, colorless and deadly. And if carbon monoxide is leaking in a school, it might not be detected until people are ill. A leak at an …


3rd person in Calif. dies from mushroom poisoning

LOOMIS, Calif. (AP) — A third person has died from eating toxic mushrooms at a California senior care facility. State Department of Social Services spokesman Oscar Ramirez told The Associated …


Methanol kills 19, injures 24 in central Europe

PRAGUE, Czech Republic (AP) — ) — At least 19 people are dead and 24 others hospitalized. Some of them have been blinded, while others have been induced into comas …


7 poisoned in Czech Republic by bootleg liquor

PRAGUE (AP) — At least four more people have died in the Czech Republic after drinking bootleg alcohol tainted with toxic methanol, bringing the death toll to seven in the …


APNewsBreak: FDA warns Iowa egg firm over bacteria

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A company that promised to clean up Iowa’s egg industry after a nationwide salmonella outbreak in 2010 said Friday that a recent government safety inspection …


French judges to exhume Arafat body in West Bank

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The widow of Yasser Arafat said Wednesday that French investigators will soon visit the West Bank to dig up the remains of her husband in …


Official: Nigeria first lady hospitalized abroad

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — The wife of Nigeria’s president remains hospitalized in Germany following a severe bout of food poisoning that’s lasted for days, a government official said Tuesday. A …


Former official denies Israel poisoned Arafat

JERUSALEM (AP) — A former Israeli official on Wednesday denied suspicions that Israel poisoned Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat as France prepared to begin an investigation into his possible murder following …


Report: France opens murder probe in Arafat death

PARIS (AP) — French prosecutors opened a murder inquiry into the death of Yasser Arafat on Tuesday, judicial officials told a French new agency, after his widow and a TV …


Clinton: US won’t react to Arafat poisoning rumors

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says the U.S. will wait for the results of any new investigation into Yasser Arafat’s death and won’t be …


Sandpoint dogs poisoned by strychnine

When Frank and Carrie Corallino, of Sandpoint, returned home from work on Jan. 30, they instantly knew something was wrong with Scooby, their 2-year-old Labrador retriever-Rhodesian ridgeback mix. He greeted …


91-Year-Old, Aide Found Dead Caregivers Return To House, Find Bodies On Floor, In Car

Officers talk with a caregiver, carrying her dog, shortly after she had discovered the bodies of an elderly woman and a temporary caregiver. Photo by Shawn Jacobson/The Spokesman-Review


Secretary Overcome By Toxic Fumes Firefighters Cordon Off City Block, Remove Barrels From Truck

Grant Cragun of the Spokane Regional Hazardous Materials Response Team climbs into his protective suit Monday before cleaning up a chemical spill at First and Wall. Photo by Dan McComb/The …