4 poultry plant execs indicted after 2019 immigration raid

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Four executives from two Mississippi poultry processing plants have been indicted on federal charges tied to one of the largest workplace immigration raids in the U.S. in the pas...

New lockdown ratchets up economic pain in Australian city

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A bright side for plant nurseries of Melbourne’s first pandemic stay-at-home order was that many householders took the time to garden. But the latest lockdown in Australia’...

The Latest: Australian hot spot state says don't panic-buy

MELBOURNE, Australia — The premier of Australia’s hot spot Victoria state has urged residents not to panic-buy as he announced reductions in meat productions. The state capital Melbo...

Analysis: Often on brink, Lebanon headed toward collapse

BEIRUT (AP) — Power cuts that last up to 20 hours a day. Mountains of trash spilling into streets. Long lines at gas stations. It may seem like a standard summer in Lebanon, a count...

Debate begins for who's first in line for COVID-19 vaccine

Who gets to be first in line for a COVID-19 vaccine? U.S. health authorities hope by late next month to have some draft guidance on how to ration initial doses, but it’s a vexing decision. ...

N. Korea's Kim visits chicken farm, calls for improvements

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has inspected a new chicken farm being built in a county south of capital Pyongyang and called for improvements to what he described as an out...

CDC: Minorities affected much more in meatpacking outbreaks

A new report studying the impact of the coronavirus on workers at meat processing plants has found that 87% of people infected were racial or ethnic minorities and that at least 86 workers have died. ...

Judge sanctions Mountaire in Delaware wastewater lawsuit

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Superior Court judge has ordered an Arkansas poultry processing company and two Delaware subsidiaries to pay more than $28,000 in sanctions for repeatedly refusing to provide info...

Fire damages elaborate mansion at seaside park in Thailand

BANGKOK (AP) — A gaudy mansion in a Buddhist-themed tourist park in Thailand’s seaside resort city of Pattaya was seriously damaged by a fire Wednesday that sent thick black smoke billowing into the s...

The Latest: India adds nearly 15K cases as more states worry

India has added nearly 15,000 new infections to its coronavirus caseload as some of the states less affected by the initial surge of the virus are considering new lockdowns to staunch growing numbers....

E. Taiwan county revokes licenses for poultry farm project by Thailand's CP Group

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Responding to public protests, the Hualien County Government announced Tuesday (June 23) that it was revoking the licenses for six poultry farms it had already awarded to ...

US meat industry puzzled by China's import ban for 1 plant

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — China's decision to ban imports from a single Tyson Foods poultry plant where there was a coronavirus outbreak has raised concerns about the implications on the U.S. meat industry i...

American Airlines, Carnival fall; Invitae, Newmont rise

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Monday: American Airlines Group Inc., down $1.08 to $14.92. The airline wants to sell $3 billi...

Hundreds test positive at Tyson Foods plant in Arkansas

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tyson Foods is looking into reports that China's customs agency has suspended poultry imports from a Tyson facility in the United States after coronavirus cases were confir...

Researchers ask if survivor plasma could prevent coronavirus

Survivors of COVID-19 are donating their blood plasma in droves in hopes it helps other patients recover from the coronavirus. And while the jury’s still out, now scientists are testing if the donatio...