Norovirus found in mass food poisoning case at Taiwan's Chiaohsi hotel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Yilan County Public Health Bureau said Wednesday (Aug. 12) that several customers and employees in the mass food poisoning case at Hotel Royal Chiaohsi (礁溪老爺酒店) had te...

Chipotle agrees to record $25 million fine over tainted food

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chipotle Mexican Grill agreed Tuesday to pay a record $25 million fine to resolve criminal charges that it served tainted food that sickened more than 1,100 people in the U.S. from ...

Coronavirus forces new approaches to fighting wildfires

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — They are two disasters that require opposite responses: To save lives and reduce the spread of COVID-19, people are being told to remain isolated. But in a wildfire, thousands of f...

Why health experts aren't warning about coronavirus in food

NEW YORK (AP) — Chicken with salmonella can make you sick. So can romaine lettuce with E. coli and buffets with lurking norovirus. So why aren’t health officials warning people about eating food conta...

Coronavirus leaves passenger-filled ships without ports

Cruise ships hit by coronavirus outbreaks have quickly found themselves with no ports for thousands of passengers as countries on four continents have quarantined vessels or kept them at sea for days....

Taipei mayor's absence attributed to norovirus infection

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) disappeared from public view over the weekend and concerns grew over his health, officials say that he has contracted the norovirus. ...

Indians' Jose Ramirez expected in opening day lineup

Jose Ramirez is expected to be in the Cleveland Indians' opening day lineup Thursday, four days after fouling a pitch off the area below his left knee. Manager Terry Francona said Tu...

Price tabbed as No. 5 starter, may relieve opening day

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — David Price is set to be the No. 5 starter in the Boston Red Sox rotation, but the left-hander isn't ruling out a relief appearance during the season's opening weekend. ...

Croatia's top oyster farmers in alarm after norovirus found

MALI STON, Croatia (AP) — Oyster farming is the pride of this small town in the south of Croatia's Adriatic Sea coast. But tasting the famed local delicacy may not be a good idea at the moment. ...

Norovirus outbreak sickens 150-plus on Oasis of the Seas

MIAMI (AP) — More than 150 passengers on Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas have been hit with an outbreak of Norovirus as it sailed from Florida to Jamaica. Passengers took to soci...

In smoldering wildfire ruins, life goes on for a hardy few

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Brad Weldon lost his home to fire when he was a kid, so when a deadly wildland blaze came roaring toward his ranch house in the pines where he lives with his 89-year-old blind ...

Florence's water, not winds, will be the long-term problem

Like Hurricanes Harvey and Katrina before it, most of Hurricane Florence's damage will not be from the wind but the water. Yes, some people died when they were crushed by trees felle...

Californians warned about risk from British Columbia oysters

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California health officials say about 100 people statewide have contracted norovirus in the past week after eating raw oysters from British Columbia, Canada. ...

Malaria, flu experts almost in shadows of Games village

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — The irony is not lost on professor Mark von Itzstein. While the athletes village of the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast has been struck down wi...

Hanging out by the beach: Commonwealth Games set to begin

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Sun. Surf. Security. The first two have come relatively easy for organizers of the Commonwealth Games which begin Wednesday on the glitzy Gold Coast tour...