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Tyson beef plant in Washington will close to test workers

WALLULA, Wash. — The Tyson Fresh Meats beef plant in eastern Washington state is temporarily shutting down to test all its workers for the coronavirus.
Online conspiracy theorists twist singer's COVID-19 death

Online conspiracy theorists twist singer's COVID-19 death

CHICAGO — Conspiracy theorists are twisting facts online about country singer Joe Diffie's death from COVID-19 complications in order to promote their claims that health officials are exaggerating the coronavirus pandemic's threat.
With masks and distancing, Volkswagen restarts production

With masks and distancing, Volkswagen restarts production

ZWICKAU, Germany — German automaker Volkswagen restarted production on Thursday at its plant in Zwickau, where its crucial mass-market electric vehicle is being made ahead of its launch later this year.
Whitney Houston biopic in the works

Whitney Houston biopic in the works

LOS ANGELES — A feature film about Whitney Houston's life is in the works from the screenwriter of “Bohemian Rhapsody.
Spain probes how ex-rapper IS fighter slipped into Europe

Spain probes how ex-rapper IS fighter slipped into Europe

MADRID — Spanish police who this week arrested a former London rapper allegedly turned Islamic State fighter in Syria say they have no evidence he was planning an attack in Europe, but his illegal, undocumented entry into Spain raises suspicions abou

New trial sought in Saints star's death over split verdict

NEW ORLEANS — The man convicted of killing former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith has asked for a new trial because the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that split verdicts are unconstitutional in state criminal cases.

Hungary seeks stiff sentences for 2 Dutch drug suspects

BUDAPEST, Hungary — Hungarian prosecutors on Thursday recommended prison sentences of up to 10 years for two Dutch men charged with selling drugs at a popular Budapest summer music festival, where they allegedly advertised their wares with flyers.
New home sales plunge 15.4% in March as virus hits

New home sales plunge 15.4% in March as virus hits

WASHINGTON — U.S. new home sales plunged 15.4% in March as the coronavirus-related shutdowns that began in the middle of the month began to rattle the housing market.
Prospects ready for their closeup on draft night from home

Prospects ready for their closeup on draft night from home

Yetur Gross-Matos would have liked to have been in Las Vegas for the NFL draft on Thursday night, but the Penn State defensive lineman is OK participating from home.
A teeming, violent pre-pandemic world in 'Extraction'

A teeming, violent pre-pandemic world in 'Extraction'

NEW YORK — The big-budget action thriller “Extraction” belongs, in many ways, to another world. It’s set in the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka, one of the most densely populated cities in the world.