China’s pig disease outbreak pushes up global pork prices

World 05/20/19, 03:13

Pork lovers worldwide are wincing at prices that have jumped up to 40 percent as African swine fever in China's vast pig herds sends shockwaves through global meat markets.China produces and consumes two-thirds of the world's pork, but supplies are falling as Beijing destroys herds and blocks shipments. Importers are ...

Michigan’s new attorney general seeks review of Flint cases

U.S. 01/04/19, 19:12

A Detroit-area prosecutor will review a criminal investigation of the Flint water crisis and decide whether to take over the cases, Michigan's new attorney general announced Friday.During her run for office, Attorney General Dana Nessel criticized the cost and scope of the investigation, which so far has led only to ...

Disneyland tower suggested as Legionnaires’ disease source

U.S. 12/05/18, 13:58

A cooling tower that provides mist to make Disneyland visitors comfortable was the likely source for 22 cases in a Legionnaires' disease outbreak last year near the theme park, a health official testified this week.Most of those who got sick visited the park in the fall of 2017. Disneyland has ...

10th patient dies at pediatric facility in viral outbreak

Health 11/01/18, 11:04

A 10th person died amid a viral outbreak at a pediatric care center while a different strain of the virus was found at another facility in the state, New Jersey health officials said Thursday. The state Health Department confirmed in a statement the "medically fragile child" at the Wanaque Center for ...

Fighting for seat, Rauner rips Pritzker as ‘trust fund baby’

Business 10/03/18, 21:34

Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, battling to keep his job, attacked Democrat J.B. Pritzker on Wednesday as a "trust fund baby" and a tax cheat who "represents everything that's wrong in Illinois."Pritzker accused Rauner of being slow to act after he learned a suburban Chicago company where he once had ...

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