• Australia blocks $284 million ranch sale to Chinese

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Citing national interest, the Australian government on Friday blocked a Chinese-led consortium from buying the nation’s largest private land holding, a collection of Outback cattle ranches bigger than South Korea.

  • Mexico watches out for banned steroid clenbuterol in food

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico is watching out for the banned steroid clenbuterol — on its athletes’ dinner plates.

  • Mexico watches out for banned steroid clenbuterol in food

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico is watching out for the banned steroid clenbuterol — on the dinner plates of its athletes.

  • In this photo taken on Monday, April  11, 2016, a radiation warning sign is placed near the check-point 'Maidan' of the state radiation ecology reserve inside the 30 km exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, some 370 km ( 231 miles) south-east of Minsk, Belarus. The sign is placed in two kilometres distance of Nikolai Chubenok farm. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

    AP Exclusive: Test finds Chernobyl residue in Belarus milk

    GUBAREVICHI, Belarus (AP) — On the edge of Belarus’ Chernobyl exclusion zone, down the road from the signs warning “Stop! Radiation,” a dairy farmer offers his visitors a glass of freshly drawn milk. Associated Press reporters politely decline the drink but pass on a bottled sample to a laboratory, which confirms it contains levels of a radioactive isotope at levels 10 times higher than the nation’s food safety limits.

  • Things to know: Families claim against USDA over pesticide

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Two Idaho families seeking relief from the U.S. Department of Agriculture over pesticide that contaminated their fields must now consider their next steps after the agency rejected their claims.

  • USDA declines to pay for cows, crops poisoned by pesticide

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has refused to pay claims filed by two Idaho families who contend its pesticide treatment contaminated their crops and poisoned a cattle herd.