SEATTLE- An Alaska Airlines spokesman says a pilot who lost consciousness while flying from Los Angeles to Seattle was suffering from food poisoning or a stomach virus. The co-pilot safely landed the Boeing 737 with 121 passengers and crew on board in Portland, Ore., Thursday night after declaring an emergency.... more »
NEW YORK- Health officials say a new strain of stomach bug that's sweeping the globe is taking over in the U.S. In the last four months, more than 140 outbreaks in the U.S. have been caused by the new Sydney strain of norovirus. These kinds of contagious bugs cause bouts... more »
MADRID - Rafael Nadal says he will not play the Australian Open because of a stomach virus, further delaying his comeback after being sidelined since June. The Spaniard also will skip the preceding Qatar Open. The Australian Open, the year's first Grand Slam tournament, begins Jan. 14. The same virus... more »
A woman's belly button ring got entangled with a drain cover in a pool as she floated on her stomach and firefighters had to free her in Colorado. Firefighters tried to turn the ring to free her but then started to drain the shallow wading pool. She was eventually freed... more »
LONDON - Authorities say a British teen has had her stomach removed after she ingested a cocktail prepared with liquid nitrogen, an exotic ingredient often used by bartenders to add a touch of drama to their drinks. British media say 18-year-old Gaby Scanlon was out with her friends Thursday night... more »
MADRID - Spanish authorities say a $16,500 diamond was found in a thief's stomach after he was taken to a hospital for an X-ray.
A British tourist reported that a purse with the diamond in it was stolen by two well-dressed men who entered a restaurant in the beach... more »