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Boil-Water Notice Lifted From Texas City Where Microbe Found

LAKE JACKSON, Texas — A boil-water notice was lifted Tuesday from the drinking-water system of a Houston-area city where water tainted with a deadly, microscopic parasite was blamed for the death of a 6-year-old boy. In a statement, the Texas …

Thousands of Minks Dead in Covid Outbreak on Utah Farms

Thousands of minks at Utah fur farms have died because of the coronavirus in the past 10 days, forcing nine sites in three counties to quarantine, but the state veterinarian said people don’t appear to be at risk from the …

Pandemic Forces Virtual Safety Checks for Oil Tankers

LONDON — Ship assessors are resorting to virtual inspections of oil tankers to keep vessels afloat, as the coronavirus pandemic makes physical visits to check for seaworthiness tougher and a slump in fuel demand increases the need for ships as …

Purell’s Claim to Combat Disease Spurs Demand — and Lawsuits

Everyone’s favorite hand sanitizer may have to stand trial for claiming it can stop you from getting sick. A trio of lawsuits has hit Purell’s maker, Gojo Industries Inc., since the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a public …

Paraplegic Awarded $1.5M From California Hospital

A man who was left partially paralyzed by an infection has been awarded $1.5 million from a Fresno, Calif., medical center. The Fresno Bee says jurors ruled Tuesday that Kaiser Permanente Medical Center was 30 percent negligent for Dusten Chevalier’s …