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  • Explosion at Wyoming natural gas plant leads to town's evacuation

    Explosion at Wyoming natural gas plant leads to town's evacuation
    An explosion and fire at a natural gas plant in southwestern Wyoming forced the evacuation of the nearby town of Opal, a plant spokeswoman said Wednesday.  No injuries were immediately reported among the plant's 42 employees or anyone in Opal, about...
  • North Carolina regulators cite Duke Energy over coal ash spill

    North Carolina regulators cite Duke Energy over coal ash spill
    DURHAM, N.C. -- Nearly a month after a massive coal ash spill at a Duke Energy plant contaminated the Dan River, state regulators in North Carolina announced late Friday that they have cited Duke for violations of environmental laws. The North...
  • Duke Energy receives 5 more citations weeks after coal ash spill

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — After weeks of downplaying a massive coal ash spill, North Carolina regulators issued violation notices Monday to five more Duke Energy power plants, in addition to two citations late last week at the site that polluted the...
  • Court slaps down BP's motion to torpedo its own gulf spill settlement

    Court slaps down BP's motion to torpedo its own gulf spill settlement
    No dice, BP.  That's what a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals in New Orleans told the giant oil company in a ruling issued late Monday. The judges rejected BP's motion to block payments to victims of the massive Deepwater Horizon oil...
  • Rail industry seeks delay for automated safety system

    Rail industry seeks delay for automated safety system
    WASHINGTON -- The railroad industry pressed lawmakers Thursday to extend a deadline for installing safety measures that were proposed after a 2008 collision involving a Los Angeles commuter train killed 25 people and injured more than 130 others. The...
  • Fed report slams safety lapses at New Mexico nuclear facility

    Workers at a New Mexico nuclear waste storage facility that suffered an underground fire and radiation leak last month lack adequate safety training, oversight or a proper response plan for emergencies, a federal investigation has found. In a report...
  • Rosedale train derailment creates explosion that broke windows; smoke visible for miles

    Rosedale train derailment creates explosion that broke windows; smoke visible for miles
    A freight train smacked into a truck carrying garbage and careened off the tracks in Rosedale Tuesday afternoon, triggering an explosion felt throughout the region and sending up a plume of black smoke visible for miles. Authorities identified the...
  • Governments cut jobs, benefits to avoid raising taxes

    Local governments throughout Central Florida are bracing for a third consecutive year of tighter budgets as the tax revenue they depend on is reduced by falling property values. In response, they're eliminating staff jobs, curtailing benefits and cutting...
  • Ereck Plancher trial: O'Leary says he never ordered trainers, water out

    Ereck Plancher trial: O'Leary says he never ordered trainers, water out
    UCF coach George O'Leary defended his actions during football player Ereck Plancher's final workout, testifying Thursday that he never ordered athletic trainers and water be removed from the building. O'Leary and his staff supervised Plancher's final...
  • Seminary Co-Op

    Seminary Co-Op
    To celebrate its 50th year in business, the Seminary Co-op, the flagship bookstore of Seminary Cooperative's three Bookstores, will be moving above ground. Incorporated in 1961, the famous Hyde Park landmark in the basement of the Chicago Theological...
  • Chicago aldermen balk at drug testing for city employees

    Chicago aldermen are balking at a proposal to impose random drug tests on all city employees as the American Civil Liberties Union raises questions about whether it would survive a court challenge. A City Council committee that was scheduled to...