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Philippines: Still-unknown disease prompts culling of pigsThe Philippine agriculture chief says an unspecified number of pigs has died or been culled in backyard farms in recent weeks and a crisis team has been established to try to contain the still unspecified disease causing the swine deaths
The Associated Press2 hours ago
America's 'Safest Vehicle' Has the Most AccidentsA vehicle trumpeted for its safety features is also the most accident-prone car in America, CarBuzz reports. According to data culled by Insurify , an auto insurance comparison site, the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek tops the list of vehicles with at-fault accidents. In fact nine of the top 10 are imports, with...
Newser18 hours ago
Anti-Brexit protesters demonstrate outside the Cabinet Office in Whitehall in London on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019.  Demonstrations for both sides of the Brexit debate continue around parliament, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson has vowed that Britain will leave the EU on Oct. 31,  with or without a Brexit deal. (AP Photo/ Vudi Xhymshiti)
Leaked UK memos warn of food, drug shortages in Brexit chaosLeaked British government documents have warned of disruptions across the country in the event that the U.K. leaves the European Union without a trade deal on Oct. 31
The Associated Press18 hours ago
FILE -  this Monday, Aug. 27, 2018 file photo, burners surrounded by playa dust climb onto an art installation titled, "Night of the Climb," at Burning Man, in Gerlach, Nev. Experts say playa dust doesn't pose any significant health risk to those who inhale it during the annual counter-culture festival in the desert. (Andy Barron/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP, File)
Experts: Burning Man playa dust not serious health concernFederal officials long have raised concerns about the air quality at the annual Burning Man celebration in the Nevada desert where festival-goers have become accustomed to getting covered with playa dust
The Associated Press22 hours ago
In this Aug. 13, 2019, photo, Dr. Jasmine Saavedra, left, a pediatrician at Esperanza Health Centers in Chicago, hands newborn Alondra Marquez to her mother, Esthela Nuñez, right, after examination. Doctors and public health experts warn of poor health outcomes and rising costs they say will come from sweeping changes that would deny green cards to many immigrants who use Medicaid, as well as food stamps and other forms of public assistance. (AP Photo/Amr Alfiky)
Doctors say new rule will mean sicker immigrantsThe Trump administration says a shift in immigration policy will keep only self-sufficient immigrants in the country
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019 file photo riot police officers take position on the Place de la Republique during a yellow vest protest in Paris. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
French police suicide rate climbs, French govt is flummoxedFrance is being hit by a wave of police suicides and the government is struggling to find a solution to the public health crisis
The Associated Press1 day ago
Another victim of deadly California wildfire identifiedAnother person killed in the deadliest wildfire in California history has been identified; 86 died
The Associated Press1 day ago
World's Oldest People? They're Not That OldWant to grow to a ripe old age? You might have to discard advice given in "oldest person alive" articles that keep cropping up, Vox reports. A new working paper posted online appears to show that most supercentenarians—that is, people who live to 110—are probably exaggerating their age,...
Newser1 day ago
FILE - In this March 16, 1946, file photo, the natives of Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands, gather in the open for their last church service before being transferred by the U.S. Navy to Rongerik Atoll, 109 miles away. A Texas-based company is facing criticism for naming a beer after the location of nuclear tests that resulted in the contamination of a Pacific island chain, a report said. Manhattan Project Beer Company is under scrutiny by Marshall Islanders who were exposed to high levels of radiation by U.S. government research from 1946 to 1958, The Pacific Daily News reported Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019. The government and residents of the Republic of the Marshall Islands have objected to the company's beer named Bikini Atoll, an area of the island chain that remains uninhabitable. (AP Photo/File)
Beer named for Pacific island nuke test site draws criticismTexas-based company faces criticism after naming beer after site of U.S. nuclear tests that caused Marshall Islands contamination
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2014, file photo, the angel Moroni statue sits atop the Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at Temple Square in Salt Lake City. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is reminding members that coffee is prohibited no matter how fancy the name, that vaping is banned despite the alluring flavors and that marijuana is outlawed unless prescribed by a competent doctor. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
Java still a no-no for Mormons despite fancy coffee namesThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has issued a warning to members that coffee is prohibited no matter how fancy the name and that vaping is banned despite the alluring flavors
The Associated Press2 days ago
Officials: More kids in Mass. ingesting marijuana productsMassachusetts health care officials say there has been an increase in calls to the state's poison control center about toddlers ingesting marijuana products
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE – In this June 26, 2018 file photo, a Nissan Leaf charges at a recharge station while parked by the Denver City County Building in downtown Denver. The Colorado Air Quality Control Commission approved a new regulation on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, requiring that at least 5% of the vehicles sold in the state by 2023 emit zero pollution. The rule approved Friday by the state Air Quality Control Commission applies to auto manufactures, not buyers. It's intended to boost the number of electric vehicles in a state struggling to control air pollution in heavily populated areas. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
Colorado OKs electric car requirement to fight air pollutionColorado is tightening its air quality regulations, requiring 5% of vehicles sold in the state by 2023 emit zero pollution
The Associated Press2 days ago
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