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FILE - In this April 1, 2020 file photo, a closed sign is displayed outside a Salvation Army store and donation center in Glenview, Ill. Across the country, drug and alcohol recovery programs claiming to help the poor and the desperate are instead conscripting them into forms of indentured servitude, requiring them to work without pay or for pennies on the dollar, in exchange for their stay. For the first time, Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting has determined how widespread these programs have become. In 1990, in response to a complaint from a former participant, the Labor Department launched an investigation into the nation's largest chain of work-based rehabs, The Salvation Army, which operates about 100 programs across the country. At The Salvation Army's rehabs, participants were required to work full time processing donations for the organization's thrift stores, receiving a stipend of only $5 to $20 a week. The department found The Salvation

Review finds many who work during rehab aren't being paid

Jul. 7, 2020 11:00 AM EDT

Across the country, drug and alcohol recovery programs claiming to help the poor and the desperate are instead conscripting them into forms of indentured servitude, requiring them to work without pay or for pennies on the dollar, in exchange for their stay. Some work at rehab-run businesses, such as thrift...

Counting their losses — 4-H kids deal with effects of virus

Jun. 27, 2020 3:06 AM EDT

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — The coronavirus has affected almost everyone, and for about 100 Blair County kids ranging in age from 8 to 18 who raise and sell livestock at farm shows and fairs, the economic impact of COVID-19 is about to hit. Kristy Bigelow, 4-H coordinator for Blair County, said the state 4-H...

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...

Nursing homes strained by pandemic rules, costs - and tests

Jun. 20, 2020 3:06 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — After a nursing aide tested positive for COVID-19 on May 19, Presbyterian SeniorCare moved quickly to test all staff and residents at its Elmwood Gardens facilities in Erie for the highly contagious respiratory disease. The Memorial Day weekend was fast approaching, and leadership,...

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...

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.

At 100, WWII vet has seen both loss and the lights of life

May. 30, 2020 3:05 AM EDT

YORK, Pa. (AP) — One of the great survivors stood proudly at his door, which was decorated with American flags. He looked out onto another day, the sun breaking through the clouds. His face lit up through all its years. "I've got the handiest apartment around," Dale Chapman said. Just a few feet away are...