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2 Children Pulled Alive in Dramatic Turkey Quake Rescues

IZMIR, Turkey — When firefighter Muammer Celik reached a 3-year-old girl trapped for three days under the rubble of a deadly earthquake in a Turkish coastal city, his heart sank. She was lying motionless, covered in dust, and he asked …

Expert: Kids Likely Not Harmed in CVS Pill Mix-Up

Children who may have taken breast cancer treatment medication mistakenly distributed by a New Jersey pharmacy instead of prescribed fluoride pills likely won’t suffer any health problems, a pharmaceutical expert said Saturday. CVS Caremark officials say only a few children …

Johnson Controls: Shanghai Plant Not Leaking Lead

U.S. battery maker Johnson Controls is at odds with Shanghai’s environmental regulator over tests the company says show it was not responsible for severe lead poisoning cases in children discovered earlier this year. The Milwaukee, Wis.,-based company said Wednesday that …

Calif.’s Disneyland Sued Over Alleged Lead Problem

A nonprofit group that has filed dozens of environmental suits against major companies is now accusing Disneyland of exposing children to lead. The Mateel Environmental Justice Foundation sued the corporate owner of the Orange County theme park in April. That …

Government Changes Course on Pool Safety Rule

Thousands of public pools in cities and towns nationwide will be taking a fresh look at their safety systems after federal regulators changed course Wednesday on measures required to keep swimmers, especially children, from getting trapped in pool drains. The …

New York Dad Sues City, County Where 3 Kids Drowned

The father of three children who drowned in upstate New York when their mother drove her minivan into the Hudson River is suing a city and county for $40 million each. The Times Herald-Record of Middletown reports Jean Pierre has …

Savannah, Ga. Considers Tougher Laws after Dog Attacks

Officials in Savannah say they’re considering ways to strengthen animal control ordinances after dogs attacked children at a playground, severely injuring a 7-year-old boy. Two dogs attacked several children at the east Savannah playground on June 21. Authorities say one …

Wrecks Kill 21 Unrestrained South Dakota Children in 7 Years

A newspaper’s analysis of South Dakota accident records shows that 21 passengers younger than 14 died in the past seven years in accidents after not being restrained in a car seat or safety belt. The Argus Leader reports that nearly …

New E.coli Outbreak in France Hits Children

Eight children have been admitted to hospital in northern France after eating beef burgers infected with a strain of E.coli bacteria, health officials said on Thursday, fanning fears of a wider outbreak. The officials said the bacteria was not related …

Southwestern Illinois Kids Get Custom-fitted Helmets

It was free, custom-fitted bike helmets for all Gilson Brown Elementary School students in the house Wednesday, compliments of a pediatrician’s organization and a local hospital. “I love them; they are comfortable. It was wonderful they brought them to the …