Consumer groups ask for more targeted poultry inspections to curb contamination

In a petition submitted to the Agriculture Department, the Center for Science in the Public Interest, Consumer Reports, the Consumer Federation of America and STOP Foodborne Illness are urging the USDA to prevent the continued contamination of poultry with salmonella and campylobacter, two of the most common causes of food-borne illness in the United States.

Trump’s defense opens and closes; Senate may vote on conviction Saturday

Former president Donald Trump’s legal team began and completed their defense on Friday, arguing that their client’s words were protected by the First Amendment, that he was not given fair access to due process and that impeaching him would set…

On bipartisan vote, Senate declares Trump trial constitutional; arguments start Wednesday

WASHINGTON – On a bipartisan vote of 56-44, the U.S. Senate Tuesday asserted the constitutionality of its right to try former President Donald Trump for inciting the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the United States Capitol. The vote cleared the way for an historic…