• News

    Man rescued from mud with parrot perched on his shoulders

    BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) Firefighters had to rescue a southwestern Illinois man from deep mud after he became stuck while trying to reach his pet parrot.Belleville firefighters were called Sunday afternoon to the city's Bicentennial Park after a...


  • News

    Florida urges vaccinations after 3 measles cases reported

    MIAMI (AP) Health officials are urging parents to make sure their children are vaccinated against measles after three cases of the disease were reported in a Florida county, among more than 100 cases throughout the U.S. this year.Federal...

    By Jennifer Kay, Associated Press|

  • Disease outbreaks

    3 deaths reported in waning Utah hepatitis A outbreak

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) A Utah hepatitis A outbreak has killed three people since spreading from San Diego last year, but it's on the wane even as other states deal with similar outbreaks, health officials said Thursday.The Utah outbreak of the...

    By Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press|

  • Business

    Chipotle to retrain workers after Ohio illnesses

    NEW YORK (AP) Chipotle says it will retrain all restaurant employees on food safety procedures after Ohio heath officials said tests tied to one store came back positive for an illness that occurs when food is left at unsafe temperatures.The...


  • Environment

    Cause of seal die-offs still unknown as more wash ashore

    SACO, Maine (AP) Rehabilitation facilities are reaching full capacity in Maine as investigators are still trying to determine what's causing dead or stranded seals to wash ashore.The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration tells the...


  • Business

    Jury awards $289M to man who blames Roundup for cancer

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A jury's $289 million award to a former school groundskeeper who said Monsanto's Roundup left him dying of cancer will bolster thousands of pending cases and open the door for countless people who blame their suffering on the...

    By Paul Elias, Associated Press|

  • Business

    Medical device maker settles suit over psychologist's death

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) A medical device maker has settled a lawsuit over the death of a prominent Yale University psychologist who died in 2013 when a machine part detached and caused her blood to be pumped onto a hospital room...

    By Dave Collins, Associated Press|

  • Crime

    APNewsBreak: California may redo law to treat, free suspects

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) California Gov. Jerry Brown wants to tighten a law he signed weeks ago that critics say could have freed rapists and murderers who completed two years of mental health treatment.The proposal obtained by The Associated...

    By Don Thompson, Associated Press|

  • Business

    Texas firefighters with cancer often denied workers' comp

    HOUSTON (AP) Many Texas cities are denying workers' compensation to firefighters with cancer, according to union leaders and state lawmakers.Over the past six years, more than 90 percent of the 117 workers compensation claims filed by Texas...


  • Oddities

    Man donates to firefighter drive, leaves wedding ring behind

    GLOUCESTER, Mass. (AP) Massachusetts firefighters say a man who donated to their muscular dystrophy drive accidentally dropped his wedding ring into their boot.The Gloucester Daily Times reports that firefighter Lukas McRobb was collecting...


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