DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Wild birds are believed to be behind the first major widespread outbreak of bird flu in the United States. The H5N2 virus has cost Midwestern turkey and chicken producers almost 13 million birds since early March. Here are some questions and answers about how wild birds remain healthy even when carrying and spreading the virus.
Apple on Monday reported a 33-percent rise in its quarterly profit, lifted by robust sales of its iPhones and a jump in revenue from China. Revenue increased 27 percent from the same period a year ago to $58.01 billion, Apple said. "We are thrilled by the continued strength of iPhone, Mac and the App Store, which drove our best March quarter results ever," said chief executive Tim Cook. "We're seeing a higher rate of people switching to iPhone than we've experienced in previous cycles, and we're off to an exciting start to the June quarter with the launch of Apple Watch." The results for the second fiscal quarter exclude the new Apple smartwatch, which began deliveries last week in nine countries.