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Liquor-based Swamp Dragon slithers into hot sauce market

Apr. 5, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — For Matt Beeson, it all began with the question: "I wonder what would happen if I tried this?" So he tried it, and now his game-changing Swamp Dragon hot sauce is infiltrating grocery store shelves near and far. "It started with an idea, I guess as all things do," Beeson said. "It was...

Police officers investigate after a man wielding a knife attacked residents venturing out to shop in the town under lockdown, Saturday April 4, 2020 in Romans-sur-Isere, southern France. The alleged attacker was arrested by police nearby, shortly after the attack. Prosecutors did not identify him. They said he had no documents but claimed to be Sudanese and to have been born in 1987. (AP Photo)

Knifeman in France kills 2 in attack, terror inquiry opened

Apr. 4, 2020 4:31 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A man wielding a knife attacked residents of a French town while they ventured out to shop amid a nationwide coronavirus lockdown Saturday, killing two people and wounding five others in an act that led authorities to open a terrorism inquiry. France's counter-terrorism prosecutor’s...

Cooperative offers stressed dairy farmers incentive to quit

Apr. 4, 2020 4:15 PM EDT

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — WSAW A Wisconsin creamery cooperative is offering dairy farmers an incentive to quit an industry stung first by years of low milk prices and then by the coronavirus. A letter from the Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery board of directors to members offers to pay their equity in the...

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts speaks at a news conference in Lincoln, Neb., Thursday, April 2, 2020. Gov. Ricketts defended his refusal to issue a stay-at-home order for residents, arguing that it isn't necessary for Nebraska even though 40 other governors have done so to try to keep the new coronavirus from spreading. Ricketts said he doesn't plan to deviate from his current approach, which includes a statewide, non-enforceable recommendation that residents avoid gatherings with more than 10 people. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

10 workers at Nebraska beef plant test positive for COVID-19

Apr. 3, 2020 6:40 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Ten workers at a central Nebraska beef plant have tested positive for the new coronavirus as the number of confirmed cases continues to rise, public health officials announced Friday. The cases were confirmed at the JBS beef plant in Grand Island, according to the Central District...

Court permanently bans enforcement of Kansas 'ag-gag' law

Apr. 3, 2020 5:04 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday blocked enforcement of provisions in a Kansas law that ban the secret filming at slaughterhouses and other livestock facilities. U.S. District Judge Kathryn Vratil issued the permanent injunction after finding in January that the state's “Ag-Gag”...

Meadow Gold Hawaii milk company to continue under new owner

Apr. 3, 2020 10:11 AM EDT

Honolulu (AP) — Hawaii’s largest milk processor is expected to continue operating after its pending purchase by a California real estate investment firm. The parent company of Meadow Gold Hawaii announced Thursday it reached an agreement in principal for the sale to Industrial Realty Group LLC. Los...

An Impoverished Indians gives his finger print on a biometric machine after purchasing food ration in Prayagraj, India, Thursday, April 2, 2020. India is adding more resources to tackle its increase in coronavirus cases by announcing that private hospitals may be requisitioned to help treat virus patients, and turning railway cars and a motor racing circuit into makeshift quarantine facilities. The steps were taken after a nationwide lockdown announced last week by Prime Minister Narendra Modi led to a mass exodus of migrant workers from cities to their villages, often on foot and without food and water, raising fears that the virus may have reached to the countryside, where health care facilities are limited. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

The Latest: India's PM looks to boost country's morale

Apr. 3, 2020 12:38 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — India's PM urges citizens to light candles Sunday night to...

In this Wednesday, April 1, 2020 photo, Ryan Eble, left, and his father, Chris, talk in their milk house while fresh milk gushes down a drain at the Eble family's Golden E Dairy near West Bend, Wis. Many dairy processing plants across Wisconsin have more product than they can handle and that's forced farmers to begin dumping their milk down the drain. The Eble's are forced to dump 25,000 gallons of milk a day from their 2400 milling cows. The coronavirus has dried up the marketplace for dairy products as restaurants, schools and business in food service have been closed.  (Mark Hoffman/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

Dairy farmers begin to flush away milk due to coronavirus

Apr. 2, 2020 6:25 PM EDT

WEST BEND, Wis. (AP) — Many dairy processing plants across Wisconsin have more product than they can handle and that's forced farmers to begin dumping their milk down the drain. That's the case at Golden E Dairy near West Bend. Farmer Ryan Elbe told WISN-TV they are dumping about about 30,000 gallons...

In this Wednesday, April 1, 2020 photo, Scott Dunn stirs maple syrup in the finishing tank before the final filtering stage at the Dunn Family Maple sugar house in Buxton, Maine. The sap has been flowing for weeks in trees in maple country, but syrup sales may not be so sweet amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Bitter business for maple syrup makers amid virus outbreak

Apr. 2, 2020 9:55 AM EDT

MARSHFIELD, Vt. (AP) — The sap has been flowing for weeks in trees in maple country, but syrup sales may not be so swift, with restaurants and specialty food shops closed, sugaring events canceled and fans staying home to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. In the largest maple-producing state,...

Tyler Peoples, left, and Jason Horn, of the Springs Rescue Mission, set up cots in the City Auditorium, Wednesday, April 1, 2020, as the Colorado Springs, Colo., rescue mission sets up an isolation shelter for homeless people with symptoms of the COVID-19 virus, or who are discharged from hospitals after having been treated for it. The shelter, which opens Wednesday night, will hold up to 100 people. (Christian Murdock/The Gazette via AP)

Colorado buys millions of masks, gloves as virus surge nears

Apr. 1, 2020 8:04 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado is buying millions of masks, gloves and other personal protective items from Chinese and domestic manufacturers and is preparing a multi-tier system to cope with the imminent surge of coronavirus patients, Gov. Jared Polis said Wednesday. But Polis insisted the purchases...