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Judge Rejects Spouse’s Wrongful Death Suit Against Airline Over Lax Covid Safety

Citing a concern over “opening the floodgates” to litigation, a federal judge has dismissed a flight attendant’s negligence lawsuit against her employer, Southwest Airlines, which she blamed for her husband’s death from Covid-19. The flight attendant, Carol Madden, claimed that …

Disease That Wiped Out Millions of Pigs Is Creeping Back in Asia

African swine fever is re-emerging in Asia, threatening to upend efforts to replenish national herds after the virus killed tens of millions of pigs in the region and created a huge shortage of meat protein. Fresh outbreaks have been reported …

Slaughterhouse Test Blitz Ordered to Stem China’s Pig Contagion

China stepped up efforts to control the deadly pig contagion ravaging its $128 billion pork industry, ordering mandatory testing for African swine fever at more than 10,000 slaughterhouses nationwide. From July 1, abattoirs must routinely test all batches of hogs …

Miss. Officials: Danger Lurks in Air after Flood

As floodwaters drop, the threat of mosquito-borne diseases will rise – people returning home should remember that even a flowerpot can be a breeding ground for mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus and other diseases, Mississippi officials warn. This week, Tunica …