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For the second time in four years, an influential nationwide pork dealer has been sanctioned by federal regulators for illegal buying practices that cheated hog sellers out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Lynch Livestock, based in Waucoma, Iowa, has been ordered to stop recording false weights for hogs delivered to its buying stations, to stop altering classifications of hogs delivered, and to stop creating false scale tickets. In a consent order signed this month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture also ordered Lynch Livestock to pay a civil penalty of $445,626, which will be reduced for restitution paid to affected livestock sellers.
MOSCOW (AP) — Police in Russia raided the home of the chief editor of an investigative news site that was recently designated as a “foreign agent,” the latest move by authorities to raise the pressure on independent media before the country's September parliamentary election. The Insider news site chief editor Roman Dobrokhotov tweeted Wednesday that “police are knocking" on his apartment door, and his wife reported the raid to the OVD-Info legal aid group before her phone became unavailable. A
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden spoke out for embattled pro-democracy forces in Belarus on Wednesday in a White House meeting with that country's main opposition leader. Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, who was forced to leave Belarus after unsuccessfully challenging President Alexander Lukashenko in 2020 elections that the opposition and the West say were rigged, has been touring Washington this month, seeking concrete U.S. backing for her country's opposition. Biden tweeted that the meeting was
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Starz-backed streamer Lionsgate Play has revealed ambitious expansion plans in Southeast Asia, local commissions in India and a 60-strong English-language programming slate. In Asia, the service is currently available in India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. “We’re certainly looking to go out to all South Asian territories, which is Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives: these are some […]
Border community seeks improved access to outdoor activities, positive impacts to small businesses U.S. Rep. Veronica Escobar, D-Texas, speaks at a news conference on July 23, 2021, alongside El Pasoans who have come together to rally around the designation of Castner Range as a national monument. The news conference was held during Latino Conservation Week. Castner Range is home to 7,081 acres of West Texas beauty and has historical significance that dates back thousands of years. For many, it'
SAN DIEGO, July 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Johnson Fistel, LLP is investigating potential claims on behalf of Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc. ("Virgin Galactic" or the "Company") (NYSE: SPCE) against certain of its current and former officers and directors. Recently a class action lawsuit was filed in federal court against the Company on behalf of purchasers of the securities of Virgin Galactic from October 26, 2019 and April 30, 2021 (the "Class Period"). According to the lawsuit, defendants t
The city says the officer was terminated over serious questions about his “conduct and judgment.” His lawyer says the firing was “a political decision.”
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MACUNGIE, Pa. (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday checked out half-built big rigs and chatted up workers at a Mack Truck plant in Pennsylvania as his administration pushes new “buy American” efforts and advocates for government investments and clean energy as ways to strengthen U.S. manufacturing. Biden toured the Lehigh Valley operations facility, hoping to connect with the plant’s 2,500 workers. Biden has made manufacturing jobs a priority, and Democrats’ political future next year might h
Fully vaccinated travelers from the United States and much of Europe will be able to enter England and Scotland without quarantining starting next week, U.K. officials said Wednesday — a move welcomed by Britain's ailing travel industry.
PARIS (AP) — France’s top court on Wednesday upheld the conviction of Equatorial Guinea’s vice president for money laundering and embezzling millions of dollars in public money. The ill-gotten gains are now to be returned to the central African country's population under a new French legal procedure that seeks to ensure the money doesn’t again fall into corrupt hands. Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, the son of Equatorial Guinea's long-serving president, was originally convicted in 2017 by a Paris
Today, the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) announced renewed agreements with Indigenous governments and organizations to operate three healing lodges for federal offenders. The agreements strengthen CSC's commitment to the care, custody and reintegration of Indigenous men and women.
"I really don’t recognize this as the person I worked with," the pop star said of her "Levitating" collaborator, whose sexist, anti-LGBTQ comments have stunned fans.
U.S. President Joe Biden met with Belarus opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya on Wednesday morning and expressed support for democracy and human rights in the former Soviet republic. Tsikhanouskaya has pressed for stronger action from the United States against President Alexander Lukashenko's government during a visit to the country.
SMITHS FALLS, Ont. — Actor Seth Rogen's Houseplant cannabis company and Canopy Growth Corp. say they have mutually agreed to end their relationship. Houseplant says in a release today that the companies made the decision because the Canadian market has evolved substantially since the two pot companies first partnered together in 2018, ahead of cannabis legalization. The companies said it's the right time for the split, which allows Houseplant to develop independently while Smiths Falls, Ont.-bas