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Report: Missouri landfill emissions once posed health risksA new report says emissions near a troubled St. Louis County landfill posed health concerns for workers and nearby residents, but remediation efforts have largely diminished the risks
The Associated Press52 minutes ago
FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2018, file photo, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks during her weekly news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Consumer and health care groups say they’re trying to block a move by the pharmaceutical industry to commandeer must-pass opioids epidemic legislation as a vehicle for rolling back drugmaker discounts to Medicare beneficiaries with high prescription costs. Republican leaders were saying little about behind-the-scenes discussions on Sept. 21,, but a spokesman for Pelosi calls it a “a multi-billion dollar handout to Big Pharma.” (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
Groups say Medicare discounts threatened in opioids billConsumer groups say Medicare discounts for seniors with high prescription bills threatened in opioids bill
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Tobacco plants battered and bruised by Hurricane Florence stand unharvested in fields near Fremont, N.C., on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. Farmer Craig West said the leaves are about as appealing and saleable as a bunch of bruised bananas, but they can’t be harvested anyway because the fields are too soggy after the storm. (AP Photo/Emery P. Dalesio)
Carolinas farms could take billions in losses from FlorenceNN Hurricane Florence is testing the resolve of farmers in the Carolinas, who could face billions of dollars in agricultural damage while still feeling the sting from Hurricane Matthew in 2016
The Associated Press5 hours ago
FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2016 file photo, Brian Wansink poses for a photo in a food lab at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. On Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, the prominent food researcher is defending his work a day after Cornell University said he engaged in academic misconduct and was removed from all teaching and research positions. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
Food researcher defends work after resigning from CornellProminent food researcher defends his work after Cornell said he engaged in academic misconduct
The Associated Press6 hours ago
100-Plus People Infected by Pet-Store Puppies: CDCEighteen states, more than 100 people sick, 26 hospitalizations—and an unknown number of puppies as the likely infection-spreaders. That's the word out of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which has tied contact with puppies at six pet-store companies to the outbreak of human diarrheal infections from the...
Newser7 hours ago
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