Top US chicken producing state suffers first case of bird flu

By Tom Polansek CHICAGO, Mar 28 : Georgia has confirmed its first-ever case of bird flu in commercial poultry, its agriculture department said, widening an outbreak of the disease into the United States’ biggest chicken meat-producing state. Yesterday a flock of 18,000 chickens used for breeding was culled after testing positive for H7 bird flu, […]

US weighs bigger role in Yemen’s war, boosting aid to allies

By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON, Mar 28 : The United States is considering deepening its role in Yemen’s conflict by more directly aiding its Gulf allies battling Iran-aligned Houthi rebels, officials say, potentially relaxing a US policy that limited American support. The review of potential new US assistance, which includes intelligence support, would come amid increasing […]

Platinum founder’s lawyer says FBI may have leaked about fraud probe

By Brendan Pierson Undated, Mar 28 : A lawyer defending Platinum Partners founder Mark Nordlicht against fraud charges said an FBI agent who admitted to leaking to the press on an insider trading probe of sports gambler William “Billy” Walters may also have leaked about Platinum. Yesterday at a hearing in Brooklyn federal court before […]

Uber resumes self-driving program three days after Arizona crash

By Heather Somerville and Gina Cherelus Undated, Mar 28 : Uber Technologies Inc put its self-driving cars back on the road, voicing confidence in its autonomous vehicle program three days after one of its cars was involved in a crash in Tempe, Arizona. Yesterday Uber wrapped up a brief investigation and cleared its autonomous cars […]

More Democrats oppose Trump’s US Supreme Court pick

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, Mar 27 : Democratic opposition to President Donald Trump’s US Supreme Court nominee grew today while the White House demanded a “fair, up-or-down vote” in the Senate on confirming Neil Gorsuch to the lifetime post. Four more Democratic senators added their support to a growing effort to block a confirmation vote […]

Turkish gold trader hires Giuliani, Mukasey in US sanctions case

By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK, Mar 27 : A wealthy Turkish gold trader’s decision to hire former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and former US Attorney General Michael Mukasey to represent him, as he defends against charges he conspired to violate US sanctions on Iran, raises a potential conflict of interest, prosecutors said. At […]