Red-suited revelers are set to throng New York City's streets and taverns this weekend, but organizers say they aim to have a more orderly SantaCon come to town this year.Full Story >
When red-suited revelers throng the city's streets and taverns under the banner of SantaCon, some see an outpouring of holiday spirit, not to mention spirits. But to others, it's the blight before Christmas.Full Story >
North Korean state media say Kim Jong Un's uncle has been executed, calling the leader's former mentor "worse than a dog."Full Story >
North Korea said Friday that it executed Kim Jong Un's uncle as a traitor for trying to seize supreme power, a stunning end for the leader's former mentor, long considered the country's No. 2.Full Story >
Seven inmates are suspected of getting botulism from prisoner-made alcohol over the weekend in the Special Management Unit 1 on the Arizona State Prison Complex Eyman in Florence.
An eighth inmate was transported Monday for assessment and observation. His condition has not reached the threshold where the medical team and CDC believe anti-toxin should be administered. He is still undergoing evaluation.
Starting Saturday, four inmates were hospitalized because of severe illness and are now undergoing treatment. A fifth man arrived late Saturday and two sick inmates arrived before noon Sunday. All seven inmates are now in the intensive care unit.
The results for the botulism test will take a while to receive back, but proactive steps have been taken to help with the inmates' treatment. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) were notified of a preliminary confirmation of the botulism poisoning in order for the state to be authorized an anti-toxin for treatment.
The CDC did release the anti-toxin to the medical team treating the sick inmates.
An investigation has been started by the Pinal County Public Health Officials working with the Department of Corrections and Arizona Department of Health Services into how the inmates would have gotten sick.
It is suspected that the inmates may have contracted the botulism poisoning from "hooch," a prison homemade alcohol, that is made from fermented fruit. Samples of the hooch were sent for testing and officials are still waiting on the lab results for confirmation.
Botulism is contracted by ingesting a toxin found in food. Botulism is not spread through breathing, sneezing or other means.
Symptoms of botulism are muscle weakness and difficulty speaking, chewing or swallowing. If untreated botulism and lead to generalized weakness, difficulty breathing and paralysis.
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Most of us like to warm up the car for a few minutes while we stay warm inside. But did you know that when you head back out to your car, you could have a fine waiting for you? The law has been in placeFull Story >
Most of us like to warm up the car for a few minutes while we stay warm inside. But did you know that when you head back out to your car, you could have a fine waiting for you? The law has been in place since 2004 in Ohio.Full Story >
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New details have been released on a large drug sweep in Pierce Township, Clermont County. On Wednesday, a total of 17 people were indicted by a grand jury on 46 charges related to trafficking in drugs.Full Story >
Thursday, December 12 2013 10:51 PM EST2013-12-13 03:51:02 GMT
(WFAA/KTVT/CNN) - A Texas teenager killed four people while driving drunk and his attorney chose an unusual defense to keep him out of prison. Ethan Couch got drunk then jumped behind the wheel of hisFull Story >
A Texas teenager killed four people while driving drunk and his attorney chose an unusual defense to keep him out of prison.Full Story >
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President Obama appeared on ‘Hardball' over the weekend, and in response to a question from host Chris Matthews regarding a recent poll that found a majority of Americans don't trust him, Obama pointedFull Story >
President Obama appeared on ‘Hardball' over the weekend, and in response to a question from host Chris Matthews regarding a recent poll that found a majority of Americans don't trust him, Obama pointed to the IRS scandal in Cincinnati as one of the reasons why.Full Story >
A small plane carrying nine people crashed into the water off the Hawaiian island of Molokai, killing the director of the state Department of Health, officials said. The eight others survived.Full Story >
In the final moments of her life, Hawaii Health Director Loretta Fuddy clung to the hand of her deputy after a small plane taking them back to Honolulu crashed in the ocean off the island of Molokai.Full Story >