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Tyson to temporarily close Iowa pork plant after outbreak

May. 29, 2020 9:31 AM EDT

STORM LAKE, Iowa (AP) — Tyson Foods has announced it will temporarily close a northwestern Iowa pork plant a day after state health officials revealed that 555 of its more than 2,500 employees had tested positive for COVID-19. The company made the announcement late Thursday in a news release that it would...

In this May 21, 2020, photo, grave diggers bury a body at Radwan Cemetery in Aden, Yemen. At a cemetery in Yemen’s largest southern city, dozens of fresh graves are a testament to a spike in deaths amid the coronavirus pandemic. The cemetery workers who bury them don’t know what killed the newly deceased. But there’s no denying that there's been an increasing number of people getting sick in the port city of Aden — likely from the coronavirus. (AP Photo)

The Latest: UN urges $2.4 billion in aid for war-torn Yemen

May. 29, 2020 1:31 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: — UN urgently appeals for $2.4 billion to help Yemen cope...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

May. 27, 2020 2:35 PM EDT

Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: ___ May 26 The Winston-Salem Journal on how legislators can lead by example when it comes to wearing masks: Practice social distancing, health leaders here and in Washington tell us. Keep 6 feet apart. Wash hands frequently. Wear a mask in public. With North...

FILE - In this May 1, 2020, file photo, a worker leaves the Tyson Foods plant in Waterloo, Iowa. An employee at the Waterloo plant died Monday, May 25, 2020, after battling the coronavirus during a six-week hospitalization that was chronicled and widely followed online. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Tyson Foods worker, 44, dies after long battle with COVID-19

May. 25, 2020 5:37 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An employee at the Tyson Foods plant in Waterloo, Iowa, died Monday after battling the coronavirus during a six-week hospitalization that was chronicled and widely followed online. Jose Ayala, 44, died at St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids, said his friend, Zach Medhaug, who was in...

In this undated photo provided by Dzemal Grcic, Elvir Alicajic, right, is seen with his friend Grcic at his home in Waterloo, Iowa. Doctors at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics believed that Alicajic was likely within hours of succumbing to the coronavirus last month, before he made a remarkable recovery. Still, Grcic says the experience has been a

Iowa father, 35, recovering after nearly dying of COVID-19

May. 24, 2020 11:29 AM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The 35-year-old Iowa father was in critical condition and unconscious last month when doctors warned he was likely within hours of succumbing to the coronavirus. A friend and neighbor shared the grim prognosis with the family. His mom and wife wept. His 7-year-old boy kept asking,...

More coronavirus testing planned at New Mexico meat plant

May. 22, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (AP) — Several dozen workers at a meat processing plant in southern New Mexico have tested positive for coronavirus as state health officials plan another round of testing at the facility. The New Mexico Health Department on Thursday announced that 57 cases of COVID-19 have been...

FILE - In this March 18, 2020, file photo, thousands of Afghan refugees walk as they enter Afghanistan at the Islam Qala border crossing with Iran, in the western Herat Province. An international aid group says Friday, May 22, 2020 that some 661,000 people in 19 countries have been displaced by armed conflict in the two months since the U.N. secretary general called for a global cease-fire to help curb the coronavirus pandemic. The Norwegian Refugee Council says in a report Friday that the bulk of the newly displaced were in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but that large numbers were also uprooted in Yemen, Afghanistan, Chad and Niger. (AP Photo/Hamed Sarfarazi)

The Latest: UN again urges global cease-fire to fight virus

May. 22, 2020 1:28 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: — U.N. again urges global cease-fire to help tackle COVID-19...

FILE - In this March 18, 2020 file photo, a pedestrian walks through campus at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C. The University of North Carolina and North Carolina State University announced plans Thursday, May 21  to resume in-person classes in August and end fall semesters early as a precaution against spreading COVID-19.  (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

UNC, NC State to resume in-person classes on Aug. 10

May. 21, 2020 6:47 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Two of North Carolina's largest public universities announced plans Thursday for a condensed fall semester to guard against spreading COVID-19 as a top federal health official visiting the state stressed the importance of reopening the economy. The chancellors of the University of...

FILE - In this May 7, 2020, file photo, workers leave the Tyson Foods pork processing plant in Logansport, Ind. Federal recommendations meant to keep meatpacking workers safe as they return to plants that were shuttered by the coronavirus have little enforcement muscle behind them, fueling anxiety that working conditions could put employees' lives at risk. Major meatpackers JBS, Smithfield and Tyson have said worker safety is their highest priority. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Meatpacking safety recommendations are largely unenforceable

May. 21, 2020 9:38 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Federal recommendations meant to keep meatpacking workers safe as they return to plants that were shuttered by the coronavirus have little enforcement muscle behind them, fueling anxiety that working conditions could put employees' lives at risk. Extensive guidance issued last month by...

Poultry plant in North Carolina reports 570 COVID-19 cases

May. 21, 2020 8:51 AM EDT

WILKESBORO, N.C. (AP) — Meat producer Tyson Foods is reporting 570 cases of COVID-19 at a poultry processing complex in North Carolina. Tyson said in a news release that it tested more than 2,000 staff members and contractors who work at its facility in Wilkesboro. Tyson said that most of the 570 didn't...