Investigation: Lead in some Canadian water worse than Flint

MONTREAL (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Canadians have been unwittingly exposed to high levels of lead in their drinking water, with contamination in several cities consistently higher than they ever...

Taiwan agricultural exports to Singapore continue to increase

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The head of Taiwan’s Council of Agriculture (COA) Chen Chi-chung (陳吉仲) announced good news for Taiwan’s agriculture industry on Tuesday (Oct. 22) with news tha...

Auto union strike is latest worry in Flint, GM's birthplace

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The birthplace of General Motors has been on an economic roller-coaster ride for more than a century as the automaker rose, crashed and retooled for changing markets. Now, the city...

Kansas confirms state's first death linked to vaping

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas health officials say they have confirmed the first death in the state related to an outbreak of a lung disease linked to vaping. The Kansas Department of ...

Taiwan Center for Disease Control holds Ebola risk assessment meeting

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In light of the worsening Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Taiwan’s Center for Disease Control (CDC) held a risk assessment meeting on J...

Flint will hear from prosecutors who dropped water charges

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Prosecutors who dropped charges against eight people in the Flint water scandal will talk about the decision in a public forum. Kym Worthy and Fadwa Hammoud will ...

Asian nations scramble to contain pig disease outbreaks

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Asian nations are scrambling to contain the spread of highly contagious African swine fever, with Vietnam culling 2.5 million pigs and China reporting more than a million dead in...

Outbreak of Legionnaire's blamed on hot water system

GROVE CITY, Ohio (AP) — An outbreak of Legionnaires' disease at a newly opened hospital outside Columbus has been traced to its hot water system. The health department said at least ...

The Latest: Charges dropped in Flint water scandal

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on criminal charges dropped in the Flint water scandal (all times local): 1:55 p.m. Prosecutors say they're dismissing all criminal c...

China's pig disease outbreak pushes up global pork prices

BEIJING (AP) — Pork lovers worldwide are wincing at prices that have jumped up to 40 percent as African swine fever in China's vast pig herds sends shockwaves through global meat markets. ...

Taiwan's local governments advocate banning using kitchen scraps as pig feed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Some of Taiwan’s local governments seem to be more zealous than the central government about encouraging pig farmers not to use kitchen scraps to feed their pigs ami...

Pork products in Taiwan are still safe to eat: Council of Agriculture

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In response to consumer fears surrounding the potential spread of African swine fever from China, the Deputy Chairman of the Council of Agriculture (COA) under the Executi...

Disneyland tower suggested as Legionnaires' disease source

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A health official testified that a cooling tower that provides mist to make Disneyland visitors comfortable was the likely source for 22 cases in a Legionnaires' disease outbreak la...

The Latest: Illinois governor calls rival 'trust fund baby'

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the debate between Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democrat J.B. Pritzker (all times local): 7:35 p.m. Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner attack...

Italy confirms Legionnaires' outbreak from cooling towers

ROME (AP) — Officials in northern Italy say they have confirmed that commercial water cooling towers were the source of a Legionnaires' disease outbreak that sent more than 400 people to the hospital ...