Chinese medicine doctors, dealer detained in lead poisoning case

A court has ordered two traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and one medicine dealer based in Taichung to be detained and held incommunicado for their part in a heavy metal poisoning case that h...

ADHD diagnoses increasing in black kids, report suggests

NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time, a U.S. survey found that black children appear to be more likely than white kids to be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and other learning di...

Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota – How animals thrive in the city of lakes

MINNEAPOLIS / SAINT PAUL (Taiwan News) — Minneapolis and St. Paul form the bulk of the Twin Cities, the largest metropolitan area in Minnesota, a verdant Midwestern state bordering Canada. Mi...

Mom pleads guilty in sons’ deaths, sentenced to 37 years

BELLFONTAINE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman accused of suffocating her three sons out of jealousy at the attention her husband gave them has pleaded guilty in the boys’ deaths and been sentenced to 37 yea...

New Jersey tallies 160K lead pipes in homes, businesses

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's first attempt to put together a comprehensive inventory of the type of lead pipes that caused a drinking water crisis in the state's biggest city is underway. ...

Lead leak from Notre Dame cathedral fire prompts lawsuit

PARIS (AP) — A French activist group has filed a lawsuit over health threats from toxic lead released in Notre Dame Cathedral's devastating fire. Hundreds of tons of lead melted when...

US donors, not French tycoons, foot Notre Dame works bills

PARIS (AP) — The billionaire French donors who publicly promised flashy donations totaling hundreds of millions to rebuild Notre Dame have not yet paid a penny toward the restoration of the French nat...

Notre Dame's melted roof leaves astronomical lead levels

PARIS (AP) — Notre Dame Cathedral's melted roof has left astronomically high lead levels in the plaza outside and adjacent roads. Paris police say lead levels from the roof were foun...

Bald eagle died of lead poisoning in Montana's Glacier Park

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A bald eagle found dead in Montana's Glacier National Park died of lead poisoning. News outlets reported Tuesday that the female bird was discovered near a ...

Lead from Notre Dame fire dictates area health precautions

PARIS (AP) — Paris police say areas near Notre Dame Cathedral with elevated lead levels after the fire that ravaged the famous monument will remain closed to the public until they are deemed safe. ...

Expert urges UN's remedies on lead poisoning victims

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — A human rights expert has urged the United Nations to take "immediate action" to provide justice and remedies to displaced minority communities in Kosovo who were sheltered on ...

Military leaders apologize for problems in family housing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top military leaders are acknowledging and apologizing for widespread problems in military family housing and are promising to fix them. The leaders of the Army, Na...

Pittsburgh water agency to spend $50M to replace lead pipes

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh's beleaguered water authority will spend $50 million to replace lead service lines, give filters to low-income residents and take other steps to address the city's lead cr...

Pittsburgh water authority charged criminally over lead

Pittsburgh's troubled water and sewer authority was charged criminally on Friday over allegations that it mishandled a lead pipe replacement program and put more than 150 households at elevated risk o...

Home demolitions may create new problem: lead-tainted dust

DETROIT (AP) — The nation's largest home-demolition program, which has torn down more than 14,000 vacant houses across Detroit, may have inadvertently created a new problem by spreading lead-contamina...