A case of mass death of cattle has led to a federal investigation in Central Texas. Preliminary results suggest that the deaths were caused by the cows feeding on a hybrid form of grass developed by USDA and University of Georgia scientists.
A CBS News investigative report on terrorism in the U.S. finds that Al Qaeda plans to poison foods in restaurants and hotels in small operations that are broadly encouraged in terrorist propaganda documents.
A Canadian man was found dead in a Denver hotel room with a container of what police believe to be cyanide. The man was a Canadian from Ottawa. Complicating matters, a threatening comment was found on a blog from a man with the same name,
University of Minnesota researchers have discovered a fast-acting antidote that will reverse cyanide poisoning. They claim it works much faster than current antidotes and has a longer window of time in which it can be administered.
On March 16, 1988, at the height of the Iraq-Iran war, at the direction of dictator Saddam Hussein, the Iraqi Air Force unleashed chemical warfare upon the Kurds, an ethnic group, in the Iraqi city of Halabja. At least 5,000 people were killed in that attack and many thousands more suffered permanent physical, emotional and mental disabilities