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WORLD
September 16, 2008 | Don Lee, Times Staff Writer
Chinese police Monday announced the first arrests in the spreading scandal over tainted milk powder as health officials reported that a second infant had died and 1,253 others had been sickened after ingesting the formula. The arrest of two brothers in Hebei province, home of the state-owned Sanlu Group that sold the contaminated product, was among a flurry of actions announced by authorities in the wake of the latest food safety problem to hit China. Officials have seized or recalled more than 10,000 tons of Sanlu formula and have ordered a nationwide inspection of fresh milk and cattle feed.
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WORLD
September 17, 2008 | Don Lee, Times Staff Writer
China's troubles with tainted baby formula grew into a national crisis today as health officials reported that a third infant had died, the number of illnesses skyrocketed to 6,244 and products from 22 companies tested positive for contamination with the industrial chemical melamine. The number of infants sickened after ingesting the tainted powdered milk was five times more than what the government reported Monday.
BUSINESS
November 17, 1988 | LAURIE DUNCAN, Times Staff Writer
A commission of 11 physicians, theologians and researchers set up by the Nestle company to monitor its distribution of infant formula said Wednesday that it has concluded that the company has not been improperly "dumping" baby formula on Third World hospitals. The panel, responding to recent allegations by a national consumer group against the firm, blamed the controversy on a misinterpretation of an international guideline on distribution of free supplies of infant formula.
WORLD
August 7, 2013 | By Jung-yoon Choi
SEOUL -- North Korea lifted a ban in place since April at a joint industrial complex it shares with South Korea and agreed to talks with the South next week on normalizing operations. Nine days after South Korea's "last call" for negotiations over the Kaesong complex, Pyongyang proposed talks on Aug. 14 in Kaesong through its Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland, the country's organization that deals with South Korea.  It said it would allow Southern enterprises to reenter the region and guaranteed the return of the North's 53,000 workers.
WORLD
August 7, 2013 | By Sergei L. Loiko
MOSCOW - Russian officials said they were unhappy with President Obama's decision to cancel a summit meeting in the wake of the Kremlin's decision to grant temporary asylum to Edward Snowden, but that the Americans were largely hurting themselves.  “We are dissatisfied with the U.S. administration decision to cancel Obama's planned visit to Moscow early in September,” Yuri Ushakov, an aide to President Vladimir Putin, told reporters. He said it was clear to the Russians that the decision was connected to the Snowden case, "which was not created by us at all.” The U.S. is not ready to build relations with Russia on an equal footing, he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 27, 1995 | PAUL ELIAS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Pamela Rother trial starting this morning could put more than the mother accused of starving her baby to death on trial, with her defense attorney planning to call about a dozen county officials to the stand. But prosecutors will ask a judge to limit the defense's evidence and keep the testimony focused on the Ojai Valley woman's alleged negligence--not the government's response to her case.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 1995 | PAUL ELIAS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Baby Rachael Catherine Rother's death from starvation earlier this year is her mother's fault, a judge ruled Tuesday. Superior Court Judge Allan L. Steele took no time in convicting Pamela Rother, 32, of felony child neglect after attorneys wrapped up the three-day trial with brief closing arguments. Rother burst into tears after Steele announced his decision seconds after Deputy Dist. Atty. Michael Frawley concluded his argument. She faces up to 10 years in prison when she is sentenced Sept. 7.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 1993 | LISA RICHARDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At first, retired schoolteacher Betty Mitchell thought she had the wrong car. It was Monday evening, and she had just returned to the parking lot after shopping for Christmas decorations at a Torrance crafts store. There, on the front seat of her station wagon, was a newborn baby, lying in a brown wicker basket. Diapered with damask cloth held together by a safety pin, the baby boy was dirty and crying. A handwritten note gave the time and date of his birth--Nov. 28 at 10:15 a.m.
WORLD
August 5, 2013 | By Kathleen McLaughlin, This post has been corrected. See the note below for details
BEIJING -- Revelations by a New Zealand dairy company that its exports could contain toxic bacteria have sent shock waves across Asia -- perhaps nowhere more so than in China, where officials announced a recall of potentially tainted powdered milk over the weekend. The news has shaken Chinese parents, who have grown to trust foreign formula brands over anything produced locally. Thousands of Chinese babies were sickened and several died in 2008 after drinking domestically produced formula that had been spiked with melamine , a compound used in making plastics that allowed watered-down milk to pass quality tests.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 1986 | DAVID REYES, Times Staff Writer
An 8-month-old Huntington Beach boy, still bruised from suspected abuse, was reported in stable condition Wednesday at a Denver hospital, two days after his father allegedly took him from protective custody at the UCI Medical Center in Orange. A physician at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center said the infant, David Kennedy Jr., was brought to the hospital at about 11:15 p.m. Tuesday by the baby's great-grandmother, who lives in Denver.
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