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Smokestack implosion at defunct Detroit trash incinerator ends decades of stink

Smokestack implosion at defunct Detroit trash incinerator ends decades of stink

DETROIT (AP) — In a boom, a low rumble and a vibrating crash, the looming smokestack of a shuttered trash incinerator whose stench sickened and angered Detroit residents for decades came down in a controlled implosion Sunday morning.
Florida center says 'Grey Team' technology, exercise help veterans overcome PTSD and other ailments

Florida center says 'Grey Team' technology, exercise help veterans overcome PTSD and other ailments

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Before Fred Kalfon began exercising at the Grey Team veterans center a couple months ago, the 81-year-old rarely left his Florida home.
Pope Francis takes doctors' advice to skip Sunday public blessing as he recovers from major surgery

Pope Francis takes doctors' advice to skip Sunday public blessing as he recovers from major surgery

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis, “wisely” following doctors’ advice, will skip Sunday’s customary public blessing to allow himself to better heal after abdominal surgery earlier this week, his surgeon told reporters.
Wildfires are fuelling eco-anxiety but taking climate action can help, experts say

Wildfires are fuelling eco-anxiety but taking climate action can help, experts say

When Jennifer Austin woke up on Tuesday morning, her Ottawa home smelled like smoke, even though all the windows were closed. "I felt like a little bit under siege," she said.
Alzheimer's drug gets FDA panel's backing, setting the stage for broader use

Alzheimer's drug gets FDA panel's backing, setting the stage for broader use

WASHINGTON (AP) — Health advisers on Friday unanimously backed the full approval of a closely watched Alzheimer’s drug, a key step toward opening insurance coverage to U.S. seniors with early stages of the brain-robbing disease.

IQF frozen Whole Raspberries and Antioxidant Blend recalled for norovirus risk

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued a recall for two kinds of Alasko brand IQF frozen fruit due to a possible norovirus contamination. The recall covers IQF Whole Raspberries and IQF Antioxidant Blend in one and five kilogram packages.
Nebraska Legislature as reality TV, featuring filibuster and culture war drama

Nebraska Legislature as reality TV, featuring filibuster and culture war drama

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Mention televised legislative debates, and what may come to mind are stuffy, policy-wonk discussions broadcast by C-SPAN.
Wildfires still causing smoke problems in much of Canada, though weekend may improve

Wildfires still causing smoke problems in much of Canada, though weekend may improve

OTTAWA — Air pollution from wildfires remained well above healthy levels across much of southern and northern Ontario and several communities in British Columbia and Alberta on Thursday.

New Mexico reaches $500M settlement with Walgreens in opioid case

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has settled with Walgreens for $500 million over the pharmacy chain’s role in distributing highly addictive prescription painkillers.
Happy to help Canada, but U.S. wildfire season is rapidly approaching, officials warn

Happy to help Canada, but U.S. wildfire season is rapidly approaching, officials warn

WASHINGTON — The United States is happy to help Canada beat back the fearsome start of its wildfire season, officials say — but they are keeping one eye on the calendar, worried about when those resources might be needed closer to home.