• Alexei Navalny Sep 17

    Navalny Team Alleges Novichok Found in Hotel Water Bottle

    Colleagues of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny say a bottle of water with a trace of the Novichok nerve agent was found in his hotel room in the Siberian city of Tomsk after he fell ill on a flight to Moscow last month

  • poisoning Apr 29

    Two Georgia Men Drank Cleaning Products to Fight Virus, Officials Say

    Two Georgia men were hospitalized after drinking cleaning products hoping to prevent a coronavirus infection. Georgia Poison Control Director Gaylord Lopez told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution the men in Atlanta, who had a history of mental health issues, are expected to recover after drinking the products over the weekend. Lopez said he does not know if the men ingested the cleaning solutions...

  • NBC News Nov 2, 2019

    1 Dead, Others Sickened After Eating Tainted Beef

    One person has died and nine others were sickened in six states after apparently eating ground beef contaminated with salmonella, NBC News reported. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the cases Friday afternoon. Eight of the 10 individuals needed to be hospitalized. The number of those hospitalized is far greater than what health officials would normally expect to...

  • Facebook Apr 5, 2019

    Vaccine Wars: Social Media Battle Outbreak of Bogus Claims

    Like health officials facing measles outbreaks, internet companies are trying to contain vaccine-related misinformation they have long helped spread. So far, their efforts at quarantine are falling short. The digital scrapbooking site Pinterest — which has been a leading online repository of vaccine misinformation — in 2017 took the seemingly drastic step of blocking all searches for the term “vaccines,”...

  • Food and Drug Administration Apr 3, 2019

    US Investigates Seizure Risk With Electronic Cigarettes

    U.S. health officials are investigating whether electronic cigarettes may trigger seizures in some people who use the nicotine-vaping devices. The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday it has reviewed 35 reports of seizures among e-cigarettes users, mainly in young people. Regulators stressed it’s not yet clear whether vaping is responsible. But they said they’re concerned and encouraged the public to...

  • fentanyl Jan 16, 2019

    Hospital: Doc Gave Near-Death Patients Excessive Pain Meds

    An intensive care doctor ordered “significantly excessive and potentially fatal” doses of pain medicine for at least 27 near-death patients in the past few years after families asked that lifesaving measures be stopped, an Ohio hospital system announced after being sued by a family alleging an improper dose of fentanyl actively hastened the death of one of those patients. The...

  • Donald Trump Dec 11, 2018

    'The Guardians' Named Time's 2018 Person of the Year

    Time magazine unveiled its Person of the Year for 2018, honoring a group of journalists whose work has landed them in jail — or cost them their lives — “in the pursuit of greater truths.” The magazine’s editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal announced Time’s choice of “The Guardians and the War on Truth” on the “Today” show Tuesday, and revealed the four...

  • OFFICER Nov 21, 2018

    Possible Russian President of Interpol Raises Alarm in West

    Interpol is facing a pivotal — some say possibly fatal — moment in its history as members decide whether to hand its presidency to a man who represents Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Kremlin critics fear they could soon face arrest wherever they go. Western governments worry that Russia could use the post to undermine the rule of law.

  • Donald Trump Nov 7, 2018

    US to Impose New Russia Sanctions Over Spy Poisoning in UK

    The Trump administration said Tuesday that it is consulting with Congress about additional sanctions on Russia over the poisoning of an ex-Russian spy in Britain, in a move that is likely to further strain already tense relations. The State Department said in a statement that Russia has failed to meet a 90-day deadline that fell on Tuesday to comply with...

  • Donald Trump Nov 2, 2018

    Health Care and Medicaid Loom Large in Close Maine Congressional Race

    A lack of health care hits residents especially hard in Maine, with the oldest population in the country, and so the Democratic challenger in the state’s Second Congressional District is focused on saddling the incumbent with his vote to kill “Obamacare,” following a playbook unfolding across the country. Rep. Bruce Poliquin, New England’s only Republican in the House of Representatives,...

  • OFFICER Sep 26, 2018

    Spy Poisoning Suspect is GRU Colonel: UK Investigative Group

    An investigative group in Britain says it has identified one of the two suspects in the poisoning of an ex-Russian spy in the U.K. as a highly-decorated colonel in the Russian military intelligence agency GRU....
    The group, Bellingcat, said Wednesday that the suspect, whose passport name was Ruslan Boshirov, is in fact Col. Anatoliy Chepiga, who in 2014 was awarded Russia’s...

  • Chairman Sep 18, 2018

    German Doctors: Pussy Riot Poisoning ‘Highly Plausible'

    German doctors treating a member of Russian protest group Pussy Riot said Tuesday that claims he was poisoned are “highly plausible,” but stressed they can’t say how this might have occurred or who was responsible....
    Pyotr Verzilov has been receiving intensive care since arriving in Berlin from Moscow on Saturday, but his condition isn’t life threatening, Dr. Kai-Uwe Eckardt of Berlin’s...

  • Prime Minister Sep 14, 2018

    Russian Suspects in Poisoning: We Were in UK as Tourists

    The two Russian men spun an unlikely tale of hapless tourists defeated by grim British weather: They traveled more than 1,000 miles to see England’s famed Salisbury Cathedral but were turned back by slush and snow, then returned the next day and spent two hours exploring the “beautiful” city....
    British officials had a more sinister explanation: Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov...

  • Vermont Sep 7, 2018

    Vt. Woman Who Admitted Ricin Possession Sentenced

    A woman charged with manufacturing the deadly toxin ricin in her Vermont retirement community and testing it on residents has been sentenced to time served and five years of probation and must undergo mental health treatment.

  • President Aug 10, 2018

    Russian Prime Minister Warns US Against Ramping Up Sanctions

    Russia’s prime minister sternly warned the United States on Friday against ramping up sanctions, saying that Moscow will retaliate with economic, political and unspecified “other” means. The tough message from Dmitry Medvedev marked what the Kremlin sees as a red line, reflecting a growing dismay with the new U.S. sanctions that already has sent the Russian ruble plummeting to its...

  • Donald Trump Jul 27, 2018

    Trump Is Ignoring Sanctions on Russia for Ex-Spy Poisoning: Foreign Affairs Chair

    The Republican chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee is chastising President Donald Trump for ignoring a deadline to decide whether Russia should face sanctions for the poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain with a military-grade nerve agent. The chairman, Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., in a letter to Trump on Thursday that was obtained by NBC News, said...

  • President Jul 17, 2018

    Trump, Putin News Conference: Watch the Full Q&A

    Watch President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin answer questions from reporters following their summit in Helsinki, Finland, on July 17, 2018.

  • Commissioner May 2, 2018

    US Warns Liquid Nicotine Packets Resemble Juice Boxes, Candy

    Liquid nicotine products that look like juice boxes, candies and other kids’ snacks came under government scrutiny Tuesday, as health authorities warned they could pose a danger to children. The Food and Drug Administration issued more than a dozen warnings over the illegal packaging practice, saying it can lead to poisoning if children mistakenly drink the liquids, which are intended...

  • Reporter Apr 19, 2018

    Russian Propaganda Evading YouTube's Flagging System With Bright, Bouncy Videos

    As YouTube has ramped up its efforts to identify Russian propaganda, one channel has managed to evade the company’s flagging system: ICYMI, a millennial-focused channel that’s part of the same entity as Russian government-funded Russia Today. In ICYMI’s bright and bouncy videos, former RT reporter Polly Boiko offers diatribes about recent news stories, such as the poisoning of U.K. double...

  • Iraq Apr 18, 2018

    Britain Spy Case: Watchdog Rejects Russia Nerve Agent Claim

    The head of the global chemical watchdog agency on Wednesday rejected Russian claims that traces of a second nerve agent were discovered in the English city where former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter were poisoned.

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