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Not kidding around: Woman sues for paternity test on goats

Jun. 24, 2020 11:51 AM EDT

ODESSA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman has filed a lawsuit seeking either a paternity test on her goats or a refund — and she's not kidding. Kris Hedstrom filed the suit against her neighbor, Heather Dayner, last month seeking DNA for the goats she purchased. Hedstrom paid Dayner $900 for five Nigerian...

This artist rendering released by Live Nation shows the set up for Live Nation's “Live from the Drive-In,” concert series taking place July 10-12. (Live Nation via AP)

Businesses in survival mode raise cash; commodities take off

Jun. 22, 2020 12:26 PM EDT

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Monday related to the national and global response, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________________________ CASH BURN: Live to see another day has become a mantra for companies...

FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2006, file photo, a car passes in front of a Tyson Foods Inc., sign at Tyson headquarters in Springdale, Ark.  Tyson Foods shares are down, Thursday, June 11, 2020,  after the company said it's cooperating with a federal investigation into price-fixing in the chicken industry. Tyson Foods Inc. said it was served with a grand jury subpoena in April 2019 from the U.S. Department of Justice. (AP Photo/April L. Brown, File)

Tyson cooperating with feds in price-fixing investigation

Jun. 11, 2020 10:39 AM EDT

Tyson Foods shares fell Thursday after the company said it is cooperating with a federal investigation into price-fixing in the chicken industry. Springdale, Arkansas-based Tyson Foods Inc. said it was served with a grand jury subpoena in April 2019 from the U.S. Department of Justice. Tyson said it conducted an...

South Korea's Unification Ministry's spokesman Yoh Sang-key, speaks during a briefing at the government complex in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, June 10, 2020. South Korea’s government on Wednesday said it will sue two activist groups that have sent anti-Pyongyang leaflets and plastic bottles filled with rice to the North for allegedly creating tensions between the rivals. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

South Korea to charge defector groups over North leaflets

Jun. 10, 2020 5:48 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s government said Wednesday that it will press charges against two activist groups that have been floating anti-Pyongyang leaflets and bottles filled with rice to North Korea. Any action against the groups is likely to trigger a debate over freedom of...

Questions raised about Kansas City police protest response

Jun. 5, 2020 7:33 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — In the days since Saturday’s protest at the Country Club Plaza, which included tear gas, fires and injured protesters, police officials have denied that they fired rubber bullets. But Sean Stearns, a 32-year-old Kansas City man who was at the protest, said that’s what...

This April 28, 2020 file photo shows the Pilgrim's Pride plant in Cold Spring. Minn. A federal grand jury has charged four current and former chicken company executives with price-fixing. The U.S. Department of Justice says the executives from Colorado-based Pilgrim’s Pride and Georgia-based Claxton Poulrty conspired to fix prices and rig bids for broiler chickens from at least 2012 to 2017.(Dave Schwarz/St. Cloud Times via AP)

Pilgrim’s Pride CEO among indicted for chicken price fixing

Jun. 3, 2020 6:40 PM EDT

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. (AP) — The CEO of Pilgrim's Pride is one of four current and former chicken company executives indicted Wednesday on charges of price-fixing. The U.S. Department of Justice said a federal grand jury in Colorado found that executives from Greeley, Colorado-based Pilgrim’s Pride and...

Current and former executives at chicken producer Pilgrim's Pride have been indicted on federal price-fixing charges

Jun. 3, 2020 1:30 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Current and former executives at chicken producer Pilgrim's Pride have been indicted on federal price-fixing charges.

St. Louis County man released after 55 days battling virus

May. 22, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. (AP) — Chris Ott doesn’t remember many of the days he spent tethered to a ventilator at Mercy Hospital South as he fought the grip of COVID-19 while in a medically induced coma. But for his family, each of the 55 days he spent at Mercy seemed to never end— until he was...

11 attorneys general seek probe into meatpacking industry

May. 5, 2020 5:40 PM EDT

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — The attorneys general for 11 Midwestern states urged the Justice Department on Tuesday to pursue a federal investigation into market concentration and potential price fixing by meatpackers in the cattle industry during the coronavirus pandemic. In a letter to U.S. Attorney General...