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April 25, 2015 6:37 PM Texas town prays for local dairy linked to listeria outbreak

More than 200 people gathered to offer prayers and support for Blue Bell Creameries as the more than a century-old company works to resume operations after a series of listeria illnesses linked to its ice cream prompted the company to recall all of its products. Residents, pastors and local leaders gathered Saturday in the town square in Blue Bell's 19

April 25, 2015 4:50 PM Publisher’s Platform: Why do we seem to never learn from others Listeria mistakes?

I was reading John Lowe’s, CEO of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, statement this morning that was published on its website yesterday (April 24). I must admit I was impressed. Unlike many companies that find themselves in the crosshairs of a food recall and possible outbreak, Mr. Lowe immediately (after learning of positive sampling for Listeria by the Nebraska 33

April 25, 2015 4:10 PM Authorities scramble as sudden botulism outbreak in Ohio kills 1, sickens 28

About 60 people were exposed to the deadly bacteria during a church potluck, and authorities believe canned goods are to blame. A botulism outbreak at an Ohio church potluck has resulted in 28 people being sickened and the death of a woman. Health officials believe canned food could have resulted in the outbreak, according to an ABC News report 43

April 25, 2015 2:22 PM Cause of botulism outbreak in two states still unknown

Foodborne botulism is said to be unusual. But in New Mexico and in Ohio, there are two outbreaks that were reported. There are two people who suffered in New Mexico and were hospitalized in Texas. On the other hand, 19 people in Ohio were sickened at a church potluck. One of the patient died. All patients in that epidemic are being cured in Fairfield 30

April 25, 2015 6:28 AM Palestinian Police Now in Jerusalem Suburbs After Israel Ban

After years of Israeli objections, armed Palestinian police in dark blue uniforms have taken up positions in this lawless West Bank suburb of Jerusalem, highlighting the shared interests of Israel and the Palestinian self-rule government on day-to-day issues even when political tensions run high. The officers hope to catch scores of fugitive criminals 30

April 25, 2015 6:26 AM After years of Israeli ban, Palestinian police now deployed into lawless Jerusalem suburbs

In this Monday, April 13, 2015 photo, Palestinian police patrol in the West Bank town of Azariyeh. After years of Israeli objections, armed Palestinian police in dark blue uniforms have taken up positions in this lawless West Bank suburb of Jerusalem, highlighting the shared interests of Israel and the Palestinian self-rule government on day-to-day issues 26

April 24, 2015 10:48 PM Turkey Point reactor hearings pit jobs against water

Allan Martin lives in Gainesville where he is a University of Florida sophomore majoring in nuclear engineering. But this week, he and three other engineering students drove to South Florida to testify at public hearings held by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission that could weigh in the fate of two new reactors planned for Turkey Point. Martin, who said his expenses 27

April 24, 2015 10:42 PM Indiana HIV outbreak grows, prompts national alert

two_needles-james_gardner.jpg Amid rising HIV cases in an outbreak linked to injection drug use in a rural Indiana community, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today sent a nationwide alert to clinicians, asking them to take a close look for similar clusters. Indiana's outbreak prompted the state's governor to declare a public health 40

April 24, 2015 9:28 PM Midwest pheasant producers are anxious as bird flu spreads

Bill MacFarlane has been anxious since a case of a deadly bird flu strain was recently confirmed in domestic poultry just 50 miles from his southern Wisconsin farm, the largest pheasant operation in North America that supplies 1.8 million birds each year to the game bird industry. "I would say the last 10 days have been probably the most stressful days of my entire 83

April 24, 2015 9:14 PM No Kohl's Discount Shopping Talk for Scott Walker at Iowa Stop

CEDAR RAPIDS -- There was no talk Friday afternoon of bargain shopping at Kohl's for likely Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker as he made his first stop on a weekend swing through Iowa. The Wisconsin governor, speaking to about 200 people in a hotel conference room in Cedar Rapids, didn't include any reference to what's become a hallmark 19