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  • 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 …


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