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Attorneys seek to consolidate Fairlife animal-abuse lawsuits

Nov. 27, 2019 1:53 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Multiple federal lawsuits have been filed accusing Fairlife of abusing cows at an Indiana dairy farm, saying the company’s claims that it treats animals humanely are fraudulent. The Chicago Tribune reports that lawyers tied to eight lawsuits gathered at a Chicago federal court hearing...

Review: ‘Dark Waters’ plunges into ‘forever chemicals’

Nov. 20, 2019 8:27 PM EST

Todd Haynes’ “Dark Waters,” about the prolonged (and ongoing) legal fight to uncover the environmental damage of cancer-inducing “forever chemicals” and hold their corporate makers accountable, is a sober and ominous docudrama. On its surface, it’s an unspectacular one....

‘Bits and pieces’: Americans view impeachment on their terms

Nov. 13, 2019 10:17 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Cattle rancher Jeffery Gatzke in South Dakota was listening in as he worked on his tractor in his workshop. The first public hearing on impeaching President Donald Trump is a political show, he thinks, but one he wanted to tune into. Nadxely Sanchez, 18, watched on her phone,...

No. 1 milk company declares bankruptcy amid drop in demand

Nov. 12, 2019 3:41 PM EST

Got milk? Increasingly, Americans don't, and that led the nation's biggest milk producer to file for bankruptcy Tuesday. Dean Foods blamed a decadeslong drop in milk consumption that has seen people turn to alternatives like soda, juice and almond milk. The Dallas company said it may sell itself to the Dairy...

Stay or go? US residents of Mexico town torn after 9 killed

Nov. 8, 2019 8:42 PM EST

COLONIA LEBARON, Mexico (AP) — U.S. citizens living in a small Mexican farming community established by their Mormon ancestors are trying to decide whether they should stay or leave after burying some of the nine American women and children slaughtered this week in a drug cartel ambush. What had been a...

Mexico farm town buries 3 of 9 slain Americans

Nov. 7, 2019 11:34 PM EST

LA MORA, Mexico (AP) — As Mexican soldiers stood guard, a mother and two sons were laid to rest in hand-hewn pine coffins in a single grave dug out of the rocky soil Thursday at the first funeral for the victims of a drug cartel ambush that left nine American women and children dead. Clad in shirt sleeves,...

Wisconsin GOP-controlled Senate fires agriculture secretary

Nov. 5, 2019 8:32 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's Republican-controlled Senate fired the state agriculture secretary on Tuesday, and the Democratic governor who appointed him watched quietly a row behind lawmakers before using profanity to blast the process. The vote to oust Gov. Tony Evers' Cabinet secretary was the...

Thousands still without power across Northeast after storms

Nov. 2, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Tens of thousands of customers across the Northeast were still without power Saturday after gusty storms starting on Halloween toppled trees and power lines and flooded roads. In one Connecticut town, officials blamed the unusually high tree damage on gypsy moths and emerald ash...

Missouri farmer charged in killing of Wisconsin brothers

Oct. 23, 2019 2:59 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri cattle farmer charged Wednesday with two counts of first-degree murder shot two brothers from Wisconsin, burned their bodies and dumped the remains on a manure pile on his property, investigators said. Garland Nelson, 25, of Braymer, is also charged with two counts of...

The Latest: Employee: Brothers' were lured to their deaths

Oct. 23, 2019 2:27 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on charges filed against a Missouri farmer in the killing of two brothers from Wisconsin (all times local): 1:15 p.m. An employee of two slain Wisconsin brothers says he believes a Missouri cattleman promised to give the men money to lure them to his farm so he could kill...