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Rare sea turtles smash nesting records in Georgia, Carolinas

Jul. 13, 2019 9:42 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Rare sea turtles are smashing nesting records this summer on beaches in the Southeast, with scientists crediting the egg-laying boom to conservation measures that began more than 30 years ago. Giant loggerhead sea turtles weighing up to 300 pounds (136 kilograms) crawl ashore to dig...

The Latest: Sea turtles break North Carolina nesting record

Jul. 13, 2019 9:41 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on a record nesting season for rare sea turtles in the Southeast (all times local): 9:10 a.m. Add North Carolina to the Southeastern states where rare sea turtles are nesting in record numbers. The nest count tallied by North Carolina researchers showed Saturday more than...

New $300M poultry plant nears completion in NW Arkansas

Jul. 8, 2019 10:49 AM EDT

SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — A new $300 million chicken processing plant in northwest Arkansas is nearing completion and is on track for an opening later this year. According to the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette , the new Simmons Foods facility in Siloam Springs will replace a processing plant now in...

US government investigating poultry price-fixing claims

Jun. 25, 2019 3:19 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. government is investigating price-fixing charges against the country's biggest poultry companies. The Department of Justice tipped its hand last week when it requested a temporary halt to discovery proceedings in a 2016 class-action lawsuit filed by food service distributor...

Scientists successfully transfer 1st test tube rhino embryo

Jun. 25, 2019 11:07 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Scientists in Europe said Tuesday they've successfully transferred a test tube rhino embryo back into a female whose eggs were fertilized in vitro, as part of an effort to save another nearly extinct sub-species of the giant horned mammal. The procedure was performed last month on a southern...

5 hospitalized after cleaning product spill at Tyson plant

Jun. 18, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — Several employees have been sent to a hospital after a cleaning agent was spilled at a Tyson Foods poultry plant in northwest Arkansas. A Tyson spokesman said five employees were sent to the hospital on Tuesday morning after the incident outside its plant in Springdale, about 144...

Asian markets mostly edge higher ahead of Fed meeting

Jun. 17, 2019 11:43 PM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Stocks in Asia mostly advanced Tuesday ahead of interest rate decisions by the U.S. Federal Reserve and other central banks. The Kospi in South Korea gained 0.5% to 2,101.43, and Hong Kong's Hang Seng picked up 0.9% to 27,471.19. The Shanghai Composite index jumped 0.2% to 2,892.53, while...

Sotheby's and Array soar while Align and Tyson Foods dip

Jun. 17, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Monday: Sotheby's, up $20.74 to $56.13 The New York auction house is being sold to French Israeli businessman Patrick Drahi for almost $3.7 billion. Array BioPharma Inc., up $16.85 to $46.44 Pharmaceutical company Pfizer is buying the...

Correction: River-Fish Kill story

Jun. 14, 2019 2:11 PM EDT

CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — In a story June 13 about a waste water spill in Alabama, The Associated Press reported erroneously the name of the company responsible for the spill. The company is Tyson Foods, not Tyson Farms. A corrected version of the story is below: Tyson Foods spill spreads E. coli, kills fish in...

Not to be outdone, Tyson enters plant-based meat market

Jun. 13, 2019 7:10 AM EDT

The fast-growing market for meat alternatives has a surprising new player: Tyson Foods. Tyson, one of the world's largest meat producers, will begin selling nuggets made from pea protein at grocery stores this summer. A blended burger made from beef and pea protein will follow this fall. Both will be sold under a...