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Woman dies in Spain as listeria-in-pork outbreak sickens 114

Aug. 20, 2019 11:06 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Health authorities in Spain are on high alert after a 90-year-old woman died amid a listeria outbreak in the southern region of Andalusia that has affected more than 110 people. José Miguel Cisneros, director of the infectious disease department at Seville's Virgen del Rocío...

Lots to sample on a weekend visit to Pittsburgh dining scene

Aug. 19, 2019 1:35 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — When celebrity chef Lidia Bastianich decided to open a restaurant in Pittsburgh's Strip District in 2001, she arrived in a neighborhood filled with warehouses and factories. This narrow stretch of streets in the shadow of the city's downtown office towers had long been home to food...

Hong Kong bakery's mooncakes carry protest movement slogans

Aug. 19, 2019 4:11 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong bakery is doing its part to support the city's pro-democracy protest movement by making mooncakes with a message. At Wah Yee Tang, the traditional Chinese harvest festival treat comes with a twist: slogans opposing the city's Beijing-backed government and promoting Hong Kong's...

Leader of largest US organic food fraud gets 10-year term

Aug. 16, 2019 9:24 PM EDT

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A judge on Friday sentenced the mastermind of the largest known organic food fraud scheme in U.S. history to 10 years in prison, saying he cheated thousands of customers into buying products they didn't want. U.S. District Judge C.J. Williams said Randy Constant orchestrated a...

O'Rourke visits town targeted by 'terrifying' ICE raids

Aug. 16, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

CANTON, Miss. (AP) — Beto O'Rourke on Friday became the first Democratic presidential candidate to visit one of the Mississippi towns where federal immigration agents raided chicken processing plants and arrested nearly 700 people — kicking off a new phase of his campaign he says will focus on...

Advocates: Mississippi plant fires workers left after raid

Aug. 15, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

A Mississippi chicken processing plant fired most of its remaining workers after nearly 100 accused of immigration violations were arrested last week, witnesses said, an indication that the crackdown could make finding work in the state's poultry industry more difficult for Latino immigrants. Terry Truett, a...

Tofurky asks court to halt enforcement of meat-labeling law

Aug. 14, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A plant-based food producer has asked a federal court to temporarily stop Arkansas from enforcing a law that bans labeling vegetarian and vegan products as meat and advertising them as such while litigation is underway. Hood River, Oregon-based Tofurky Co. told courts Wednesday...

ICE raids raise question: What about the employers?

Aug. 14, 2019 10:24 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The images of children crying after their parents were arrested in a massive immigration raid in Mississippi revived a longstanding complaint: Unauthorized workers are jailed or deported, while the managers and business owners who profit from their labor often go unprosecuted. Under...

Uncertainty puts Argentine business owners on defensive

Aug. 13, 2019 6:40 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — At Boedo Automotive in Argentina's capital, rows of shiny new cars are for sale. But two days after the overwhelming primary election thumping for conservative President Mauricio Macri sent the Argentine peso into a tailspin, not a single customer walked through the door...

After Mississippi ICE raids, job fair draws hopeful workers

Aug. 12, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

FOREST, Miss. (AP) — Days after immigration agents arrested 680 Latino workers in a massive workplace sting at seven Mississippi chicken processing plants, job seekers flocked to an employment fair Monday in hopes of filling some of those now-empty positions. Koch Foods, based near Chicago, held the job...