Ryleigh Wagley is the youngest patient in the U.S. to receive Anascorp, an antivenom against scorpion toxin. She was just 25 days old when she was stung by a scorpion in her crib. Her doctor credits the drug with helping save her life from the potentially deadly sting.
Spiders and snakes don't bother me much. But scorpions? Get them away!
If you haven't spent time in the Southwest, you might be surprised to learn how common the creatures are there. And Arizona bark scorpions, in particular, can really do some damage, especially to kids.
When these scorpions sting, they inject a potent neurotoxin, which can be life-threatening for young children and infants. Severe reactions to the stings are seen in more than 200 children each year in Arizona.
Stock markets plummeted Thursday amid growing worries about the U.S. economy and Europe's mounting debt problems. In late-afternoon trading, the Dow Jones industrial average was down nearly 500 points, or 4 percent, and other indexes saw similar drops.
The U.S. economy barely grew in the first half of the year. And economists aren't expecting good news about jobs from the Labor Department on Friday.
These indicators and more are raising questions about whether the United States is headed for a double-dip recession
Construction crews working on a new FAA air traffic control tower at Oakland International Airport were told to stop working after the House of Representatives refused to reauthorize routine funding of the Federal Aviation Administration. A deal to restore funding was reached Thursday.
Congress has reached a bipartisan compromise to end the two-week partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration that has idled 74,000 federal employees and construction workers and cost the government about $30 million a day in uncollected airline ticket taxes, the Senate Democratic leader said Thursday.
The deal would allow the Senate to approve a House bill extending the FAA's operating authority through mid-September, including a provision that eliminates $16.5 million in air service subsidies to 13 rural communities. A vote on the bill is expected Friday.
This video image taken from Egyptian state television shows former President Hosni Mubarak, 83, lying on a hospital bed inside a cage of mesh and iron bars in a Cairo courtroom as his trial began Wednesday.
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More than 150 suspected Mafia members are packed into an improvised cage in the gymnasium of Aldisio Grade School in Catanzaro, Italy, as they went on trial in 1967 for about 100 murders in Palermo. The courtroom was too small to hold them. Cages were also used in Italian trials of alleged Mafioso and of Red Brigade terrorists in the 1980s.
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Mikhail Khodorkovsky, former head of the Yukos oil company and once the richest man in Russia, stands in a defendant's cage in a Moscow courtroom in 2005. He was convicted of fraud and tax evasion, and sentenced to hard labor. The European Court of Human Rights later ruled that use of the cage violated Khordorkovsky's right against "degrading treatment."
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Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein sits alone in the defendant's cage during cross-examination at his 2006 trial in Baghdad. Saddam and seven co-defendants were charged with massacring 148 villagers from the town of Dujail. Saddam was sentenced to death and executed later that year.
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Five Muslim teenagers wait inside a courtroom cage in Kazan, Russia, in 2006. Prosecutors said the teenagers were involved in a failed terrorist plot to disrupt millennial celebrations in the city along the Volga River.
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Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak lies on a hospital bed inside a bars-and-mesh defendant's cage in a Cairo courtroom as he went on trial Wednesday on charges of corruption and ordering the killing of protesters. Although such cages aren't unusual in many countries, the televised images of Mubarak shocked people in Egypt and around the globe.
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Adolf Eichmann stands in a bulletproof glass cage, flanked by guards, during his 1961 Nazi war crimes trial in Jerusalem. He was convicted of helping to exterminate Jews during World War II and sentenced to death.
This video image taken from Egyptian State Television shows 83-year-old Hosni Mubarak lying on a hospital bed inside a cage of mesh and iron bars in a Cairo courtroom on Aug. 3.
The sight of Hosni Mubarak bedridden and caged in a Cairo courtroom as his trial opened this week was perhaps an unbelievable moment for Egyptians who lived for decades under the former president and his feared secret police.
For others around the world, the images of Mubarak, his sons and other co-defendants held behind interlocking steel mesh have been shocking.
Defendant's cages like the one that housed the 83-year-old former leader may not be common outside Egypt, but they're still in use in parts of the Middle East, Latin America and Eastern Europe.