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  • CDC outlines 5 incidents in which deadly pathogens were mishandled

    CDC outlines 5 incidents in which deadly pathogens were mishandled
    Federal health officials on Friday disclosed a new safety breach at a high-security U.S. laboratory involving dangerous avian flu, a lapse that came to light as they investigated the potential exposure of government researchers to live anthrax bacteria. ...
  • CDC closes 2 labs after safety breaches

    WASHINGTON The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has closed two laboratories in Atlanta and stopped sending out infectious agents and other biological materials from its highest-level bio-security labs due to recent safety and security lapses....
  • Last year's flu season wound up on the mild side, CDC says

    Last year's flu season wound up on the mild side, CDC says
    Another influenza season is in the books, and overall it caused less sickness and death than flu seasons in the recent past, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Between Sept. 29, 2013, and May 17, 2014, a total...
  • Deerfield police officer Anthony Parisi dies

    Deerfield police officer Anthony Parisi dies
    Co-workers and friends of Deerfield police Officer Anthony "Tony" Parisi remembered him as a dedicated and professional law enforcement officer after his death last week. "(Parisi) was a valued member of the Deerfield Police Department. … Tony...
  • 200 turn out for blood drive to support New Lenox girl

    200 turn out for blood drive to support New Lenox girl
    More than 200 people showed up to donate blood at Lincoln-Way Central High School Saturday and support 7-year-old Bella Rodrigues, who is hospitalized with a heart virus. "We were expecting around 100 people, but our count has reached an accelerated...
  • Joe Torre rejects calls for on-site replay officials

    In the seventh inning of the Dodgers' home opener Friday, Hanley Ramirez was called safe as he tried to steal second base. After a replay review, Ramirez was called out. Here is what happened in the interim: San Francisco Giants Manager Bruce Bochy...
  • Got flu? Keep it to yourself.

     Got flu? Keep it to yourself.
    Doctors used to call influenza "knock-me-down" fever, and there was a reason for that. Anyone who's suffered through a bout of it knows the miseries: the headaches, the throat that feels scrubbed with sandpaper, the fever so high you're floating on the...
  • Federico Campbell dies at 72; Mexican writer known for Tijuana stories

    Federico Campbell dies at 72; Mexican writer known for Tijuana stories
    Mexican author, journalist and essayist Federico Campbell, 72, died Saturday in a Mexico City hospital, according to a statement from the National Institute of Fine Arts. No cause was disclosed but, citing an interview with the author's son Federico...
  • Injury to keep U.S. hockey team's GM away from Sochi Olympics

    Injury to keep U.S. hockey team's GM away from Sochi Olympics
    SOCHI, Russia — Team USA General Manager David Poile will not travel to Russia for the Olympic men's hockey tournament because of injuries he suffered last week when he was hit in the face by an errant puck. Poile underwent surgery for facial...
  • Walgreens to close 76 unprofitable stores, 14 in the West

    Walgreens to close 76 unprofitable stores, 14 in the West
    Walgreen Co., the nation’s largest drugstore chain, said it will close 76 unprofitable stores around the country in the second half of the fiscal year. The Deerfield, Ill., company has 8,210 stores nationwide, or 138 more than a year ago. Of...
  • Lakers beat Magic, 103-94, but it's a rough night for Pau Gasol

    The surreal state of the Lakers — they lose even when they win. They beat the Orlando Magic, 103-94, Sunday at Staples Center and ended a four-game losing streak with a career-high 28 points from Jordan Hill. But Pau Gasol couldn't finish the...