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...

Tyson cooperating with feds in price-fixing investigation

Tyson Foods shares fell Thursday after the company said it is cooperating with a federal investigation into price-fixing in the chicken industry. Springdale, Arkansas-based Tyson Foo...

Many forces behind alarming rise in virus cases in 21 states

NEW YORK (AP) — States are rolling back lockdowns, but the coronavirus isn't done with the U.S. Cases are rising in nearly half the states, according to an Associated Press analysis...

Thailand’s CP Group suspends plans for 6 poultry farms in E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Thai food company CP Group announced Friday (June 5) it was temporarily halting plans to build six poultry farms in Hualien County following protests over environmental co...

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Today in History Today is Wednesday, May 27, the 148th day of 2020. There are 218 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 27, ...

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

As Brazil and India struggle with surging coronavirus cases, a top health expert is warning that the world is still smack in the middle of the pandemic, dampening hopes for a speedy global economic re...