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By United Press International

Comedian-actor Larry Miller recovers from brain injury

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Larry Miller's publicist says the U.S. stand-up comedian and actor has recovered from a life-threatening brain injury he suffered last April.

Western Ohio rocked by small quake

BOTKINS, Ohio, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Authorities say a 2.9 magnitude earthquake caused no reported damage or injuries when it rumbled through Ohio's Miami Valley.

Report: E. coli on rise again

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. food safety officials say the potential for dangerous E. coli bacteria is on the rise in spinach and other fresh foods, a report said.

WWII howitzer found buried in backyard

BALTIMORE, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- A World War II-era cannon has been found buried in a backyard in Baltimore, a mile away from the American Legion post where it had been stolen in 1982.

Experts: No mad cow in second 1997 animal

WASHINGTON, April 15 (UPI) -- A cow with obvious signs of a brain disease appeared in a slaughterhouse in upstate New York in August 1997, generating concerns about mad cow disease because it initially tested positive for the deadly disorder.
STEVE MITCHELL

Experts: First 1997 mad cow false alarm

WASHINGTON, April 15 (UPI) -- On May 2, 1997, a cow showed up at a slaughter plant in Oriskany Falls, N.Y., that would spark concerns inside the U.S. Department of Agriculture as possibly being the first case of mad cow disease in the United States.
STEVE MITCHELL

Groups seek to save NIH brain collection

WASHINGTON, April 1 (UPI) -- Scientists, consumer groups and patient-advocates have embarked upon efforts -- including petitioning members of Congress and seeking storage space at a Canadian university -- to prevent the National Institutes of Health from destroying an irreplaceable c
STEVE MITCHELL, Medical Correspondent

Hurricanes take bite out of Florida budget

MIAMI, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- The financial impact of Hurricanes Charley, Frances and Ivan on the Florida budget is estimated at $1 billion, and could go higher, state officials said.

USDA document cites young mad cow cases

WASHINGTON, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Department of Agriculture officials, in the wake of the first U.S. case of mad cow disease last December, have insisted it would be unlikely to find the deadly disease in cows under 30 months of age, but a 1990 document obtained by United Press Internatio
STEVE MITCHELL, United Press International

USDA document cites young mad cow cases

WASHINGTON, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- A U.S. Department of Agriculture document from 1990 obtained by UPI acknowledges British cows as young as 22 months were infected with mad cow.

No mad cow results for nearly 500 cows

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture failed to test for mad cow disease or collect the correct portion of the brain on nearly 500 suspect cows over the past two years -- including some in categories considered most likely to be infected -- according to agen
STEVE MITCHELL, United Press International

USDA mad cow test unreliable on dead cows

WASHINGTON, July 16 (UPI) -- A new study suggests the mad cow disease test used by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in its new surveillance program may be unreliable and could be missing cases of the deadly disorder under the majority of conditions in which it is used.
STEVE MITCHELL, United Press International

USDA vet: Texas mad cow breach not unique

WASHINGTON, May 4 (UPI) -- The recent case of a Texas cow that displayed symptoms consistent with mad cow disease but slipped through the cracks of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's surveillance plan is not an isolated incident, an agency veterinarian and a consumer advocate tol
STEVE MITCHELL, United Press International

Records contradict USDA's mad cow decision

WASHINGTON, April 21 (UPI) -- A recent U.S. Department of Agriculture decision to block a private company from testing all its cattle under 30 months of age for mad cow disease runs contrary to its own records that show it has tested more than 2,000 animals in that age range, United P
STEVE MITCHELL, United Press International
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