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BPA may be harmful to women

– New research suggests that high levels of BPA, a chemical in many plastics and canned food linings, might raise the risk of miscarriage in women prone to that problem or having trouble getting pregnant.

The work is not nearly enough to prove a link, but it adds to “the biological plausibility” that BPA might affect fertility and other aspects of health, said Dr. Linda Giudice, a California biochemist who is president of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. The study is to be presented today at the group’s annual conference in Boston.

Giffords, husband tour NY gun show

A smiling Gabrielle Giffords toured rows of tables loaded with rifles and handguns Sunday in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., in her first visit to a gun show since surviving a 2011 shooting, and she pleaded afterward for people to come together to stop gun violence.

The former Arizona congresswoman visited the Saratoga Springs Arms Fair with her astronaut husband, Mark Kelly, and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to highlight a voluntary agreement that closely monitors gun-show sales in New York.

2 arrested in Tulsa as shooting injures 5

Gunfire left five people injured at a traditional Hmong New Year’s festival in Tulsa, Okla., on Saturday. Two men were taken into custody and face multiple charges, authorities said Sunday. Hmong are an Asian ethnic group mainly from Laos and number between 3,000 and 4,000 in Tulsa.

Ranchers to toss dead cattle into pits

Western South Dakota ranchers are reeling from the loss of at least 10,000 cattle in last weekend’s blizzard, and many will dispose of carcasses in pits set to open today. Cattle ranchers dealing with weather-related losses would typically turn to the federal Livestock Indemnity Program, but that farm-bill provision has expired and its future is in flux because of the government shutdown.

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