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Collaboration is the Key to Solving Antibiotic Resistance

(The systematic literature review was conducted by members of a multidisciplinary research team at the Medical University of South Carolina. Authors are Bernadette P. Marriott, Ph.D.; Kristi Helke, D.V.M., Ph.D.; M.A. McCrackin, D.V.M., Ph.D.; Cassandra Salgado, M.D., M.S.; Ann Z. Show More Summary

Federal Judge in Boise Strikes Down Idaho’s New ‘Ag-Gag’ Law

Idaho’s new “ag-gag” law is unconstitutional, U.S. District Court Judge B. Lynn Winmill ruled on Monday. A spokesman for Idaho’s attorney general said the state has not decided if it will appeal the decision to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco. Idaho’s is the first “ag-gag” statute to be... Continue Reading

FDA Seeking Information on Raw Milk Cheese

On Monday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) started collecting public comments on cheese made from unpasteurized milk. Agency officials want any information or scientific data that would help them identify and evaluate measures that might minimize the impact of pathogens in raw milk cheese. The action is partly based on the findings from... Continue Reading

Catered Wedding Reception in Upstate New York Results in 35 Illnesses

About 35 people were sickened after a wedding reception Friday night in Brewerton, NY, which is about 15 miles north of Syracuse. Nine of the 35 were reportedly taken via ambulance to local hospitals, but all have apparently been released. The reception was being held at Arrowhead Lodge at Oneida Shores Park, where people can... Continue Reading

Dozens Reportedly Sickened After Banquet in San Diego

Dozens of people attending a banquet at Bali Hai Restaurant on Shelter Island in San Diego harbor last week were reportedly sickened, and health officials have been busy trying to figure out the source. The event on July 29, sponsored by the San Diego chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, drew 170 people, and... Continue Reading

Get a Hands-On Experience Making, Eating & Learning About Italian Cuisine at Tenuta La Badiola Estate

If you have been hankering for authentic Italian food and have maybe even wondered how the real deal is cooked, the 1,235-acre Tenuta La Badiola Estate in Tuscany may be just the place. Home to La Villa and the Michelin-starred ... via

Cubs' starting pitchers feel strong, confident they'll finish strong

PITTSBURGH - Mother Nature took another bite out of a goal by the Cubs' starting pitchers to throw 200 innings apiece this season.

Chicago to net $16 million for Malcolm X site

The city of Chicago expects to net about $16 million from the sale of the Malcolm X College site to the Blackhawks and Rush University after paying roughly $8 million to tear down the building, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration said Monday.

Cubs Game Day: Play resumes after 2:09 rain delay

Play between the Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park resumed Monday night in the bottom of the second inning following a two-hour, nine-minute rain delay.

Man charged with 2013 killings of accomplice, rival gang member

A man who set out with a fellow gang member to kill a member of a rival gang in Chicago's Fernwood neighborhood in October 2013 killed both his accomplice and the other man, according to prosecutors.

Ex-DePaul soccer player aids stranger with bone-marrow transplant

Instinctively one day last January on the DePaul University campus, Jake Douglas saw a number calling he didn't recognize and declined to answer his smartphone.

Man dies days after being shot in University Village

A 21-year-old man who was critically wounded in a weekend shooting that also injured two 17-year-old boys on the city's Near West Side, died Monday afternoon, officials said.

CPS announces incentive program for school principals

Chicago Public Schools has launched an effort to give its best principals more independence in an initiative hinted at by Mayor Rahm Emanuel during the run-up to his re-election.

Psychiatrists differ on mental state of man charged in officer's killing

A forensic psychiatrist, testifying Monday for the defense, said that the man who shot and killed a Chicago police officer suffered brain damage when the officer pistol-whipped him with his service weapon but said he couldn't tell if Bryant Brewer was legally insane at the time of the 2010 killing.

President Obama heralds impact of power plant regulations

Calling it a moral obligation, President Barack Obama unveiled the final version of his plan to dramatically cut emissions from U.S. power plants, as he warned anew that climate change will threaten future generations if left unchec...

Chicago reports 34 arrested, 238 sent to hospitals during Lollapalooza

To prepare for Lollapalooza weekend, Lurie Children's Hospital added extra staff and equipment to handle a higher patient load, based on past experience with the three-day music festival in Grant Park.

Paul Christiano, talented dancer and choreographer with a difficult past, is dead at 39

Paul Christiano was convicted in 1999 of purchasing child pornography through the mail. The offense, committed when Christiano was in his early 20s, obliged him to register as a sex offender in the State of Illinois. In the years that immediately followed, though, he built a formidable career as...

Riverside bank employee stops unoccupied car moving on sidewalk

When Nick Cassano saw a car without a driver rolling down a sidewalk in downtown Riverside on Friday, he didn't give the bizarre sight much thought before running out the door of a bank and jumping into the moving vehicle to stop it...

Chicago police investigate priest pulled from ministry over items on computer

Chicago police have confirmed a criminal investigation has been opened into a parish priest who was removed from ministry by the Chicago Archdiocese after it said materials were found on a computer in his possession.

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