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Pallets of various foods are stacked on shelves in the extensive warehouse at the Houston Food Bank Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, in Houston. It's the largest U.S. food bank and national food bank leaders say they don't see an end in sight to the demand. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

Feeding Houston's hungry: 1M pounds of food daily for needy

Oct. 26, 2020 12:01 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — In car lines that can stretch half a mile (0.8 kilometers), workers who lost jobs because of the coronavirus pandemic and other needy people receive staggering amounts of food distributed by the Houston Food Bank. On some days, the hundreds of sites supplied by the country's largest food...

FILE - In this Wednesday, June 24, 2020 file photo, a volunteer receives an injection at the Chris Hani Baragwanath hospital in Soweto, Johannesburg, as part of Africa's first participation in a COVID-19 vaccine trial developed at the University of Oxford in Britain in conjunction with the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca. On Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, AstraZeneca Inc. announced that the Food and Drug Administration is letting it resume testing of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate in the U.S. (Siphiwe Sibeko/Pool via AP)

AstraZeneca, J&J resuming US tests of COVID-19 vaccines

Oct. 23, 2020 6:31 PM EDT

Two drugmakers announced Friday the resumption of U.S. testing of their COVID-19 vaccine candidates. Testing of AstraZeneca’s vaccine candidate had been halted since early September, while Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine study was paused at the beginning of last week. Each company had a study...

A store clerk shows plant based products at a supermarket chain in Brussels, Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. European lawmakers rejected Friday proposals that could have prevented plant-based products without meat from being labeled sausages or burgers. Following the votes on agricultural products at the European Parliament, the so-called veggie burgers, soy steaks and vegan sausages can continue to be sold as such in restaurants and shops across the union. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

Veggie burgers are still burgers, at least in Europe

Oct. 23, 2020 12:16 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — It’s a meaty issue but the EU has taken a stance: veggie burgers are in fact burgers. European lawmakers said Friday that plant-based products that do not contain meat, including veggie burgers, soy steaks and vegan sausages, can continue to be sold as such in restaurants and shops...

Man admits crashing into Planned Parenthood clinic in NJ

Oct. 23, 2020 11:58 AM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has admitted he intentionally crashed a stolen truck into a Planned Parenthood clinic in New Jersey, injuring two patients and a staff member. Marckles Alcius, 34, of Lowell, Massachusetts, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to aggravated assault, causing or risking...

Ex-Blue Bell Creameries CEO charged in deadly listeria case

Oct. 21, 2020 6:52 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The former president of Blue Bell Creameries has been charged with wire fraud for allegedly trying to cover up a 2015 listeria outbreak linked to the company's ice cream that killed three people in Kansas and sickened several others, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday. A federal...

Food concessions company to lay off 550 in Kansas City

Oct. 21, 2020 8:55 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The food concessions provider for Kauffman Stadium and the Kansas City Convention Center has announced it will lay off more than 550 workers at both venues as efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus disrupt business. Food services contractor Aramark recently notified state...

Cheese producers react angrily to Mexico cheese seizure

Oct. 14, 2020 6:43 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Cheese producers reacted angrily Wednesday to the Mexican government’s decision to halt the distribution of some products of major manufacturers for a host of alleged labelling violations. Business groups said the move by the Economy Department could unfairly damage the...

FILE - In this Sunday, July 24, 2011 file photo, Sudan's banknotes are displayed behind a window at the central bank in Khartoum, Sudan. Sudan's annual inflation has hit a new record peak as prices of bread and other staples keep surging, according to official figures released on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Abd Raouf, File)

Tribal clashes over governor's sacking kill 6 in east Sudan

Oct. 14, 2020 5:43 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Tribal clashes erupted on Wednesday in eastern Sudan over the prime minister’s decision to sack a provincial governor, killing at least six people, a medical group said. The violence came a day after authorities announced that annual inflation has hit a new record as prices of bread and...

FILE - This April 28, 2020 file photo shows the Pilgrim's Pride plant in Cold Spring. Minn.  Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. has reached a plea agreement with the U.S. government, Wednesday, Oct. 14,  over charges of price-fixing in the chicken industry. If a federal judge approves the agreement, Pilgrim’s Pride would pay a fine of $110.5 million as a penalty for restraining competition. (Dave Schwarz/St. Cloud Times via AP)

Pilgrim's Pride reaches plea deal on chicken price-fixing

Oct. 14, 2020 11:38 AM EDT

Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. has reached a plea agreement with the U.S. government over charges of price-fixing in the chicken industry. Under the agreement, Pilgrim’s Pride would pay a fine of $110.5 million as a penalty for restraining competition in three separate contracts with a U.S. customer. In...

FILE - In this May 10, 2020 file photo, a shopper pushes his cart past a display of packaged meat in a grocery store in southeast Denver.  U.S. wholesale prices jumped 0.4% in September as food costs rose by the largest amount since May. The Labor Department said Wednesday, Oct. 14,  that the September increase in its producer price index, which measures inflation before it reaches the consumer, followed a 0.3% rise in August and a 0.6% surge in July which had been the biggest monthly gain since late 2018. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

US wholesale prices up 0.4% in September as food costs surge

Oct. 14, 2020 9:21 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. wholesale prices jumped 0.4% in September as food costs rose by the largest amount since May. The Labor Department said Wednesday that the September increase in its producer price index, which measures inflation before it reaches the consumer, followed a 0.3% rise in August and a...