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What consumers can do as regulators weigh risks of compounds in products

WASHINGTON —At first, Tomas Monarrez didn't notice the labels when he went shopping for pots and pans.

'Completely toxin free!" said a big green message on a line of nonstick frying pans in the cookware aisle at a store in the nation's capital.

“No PFOA!" boasted the label on a 12-piece kitchen set. "Will never release any toxic fumes,” another label promised.

Penguins can't resist lure of sushi

WELLINGTON, New Zealand—Two little blue penguins just couldn't stay away from a New Zealand sushi store, returning to nest there even after police had captured them and escorted them back to the ocean.

Wellington police described them as “waddling vagrants,” while the store's co-owner joked he had no idea that word of his tasty raw fish had reached as far as the subaquatic community.

Devers lifts Red Sox over Blue Jays

BOSTON—Red Sox manager Alex Cora went to reliever Brandon Workman in the eighth inning and knew what his options were for his beleaguered bullpen when things got tight in the ninth.

“It's either him or him,” said Cora after Workman threw 45 pitches and got out of a jam each inning as Boston held on for a 5-4 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays last night.