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Beijing Issues Highest Smog Warning This Year

trekandshoot/iStock/ThinkStock(BEIJING) -- The highest smog warning this year has been issued in Beijing, China, reports the BBC. The alert is an "orange level" and is the second highest. The "orange level" requires factories to begin cutting production. Heavy-duty trucks are banned from the roads in the city and building sites will not be allowed to transport materials, says BBC News. Air pollution poses chronic health risks. Relief is expected by Wednesday as a cold front is expected to move in. Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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Dog Missing More Than a Year Found in Maryland Storm Drain --  Cookie, a Wheaton Terrier missing in suburban Maryland since October 2014, was rescued Friday afternoon by animal service officers and Montgomery Country firefighters, according to spokesman Pete Piringer. The 30-pound dog, also known as Mai Thai, was originally rescued from Thailand after escaping the "illegal dog meat trade," according to the Facebook page set up to find him. He was discovered around 2 p.m. Friday when a neighbor walking their great Dane was suddenly pulled toward the storm drain. "I went over and I just saw a dog in there," Nick...
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Vegetable Mix Source of Costco Chicken Salad E. Coli Outbreak, CDC Says

John Greim/LightRocket via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- An E. coli outbreak caused by Costco's chicken salad has now been linked to specific ingredients within the salad. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a sample of celery and onion was taken from a Costco store that was used to make the rotisserie chicken salad and results from the Montana Public Health Laboratory revealed the prsence of E. coli. The CDC said laboratory testing was still ongoing. Because of the lab results, Taylor Farms Pacific Inc. has recalled many of...
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How a Missouri Hospital Became Center of Alleged Stolen Baby Controversy

ABC News(ST. LOUIS) — It was a heartwarming mother-daughter reunion that went viral this spring.Zella Jackson Price overflowed with joy as she hugged her daughter Diane Gilmore, whom she hadn't seen since her birth nearly fifty years ago.The initial awe of the reunion, however, soon turned to anger. Gilmore thought her mother abandoned her after birth. But Price pointed the finger at Homer G. Phillips Hospital, in St. Louis, Mo., where she said Gilmore was born.Price claims that just hours after she gave birth...
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