| Apr 23, 2014
| 4:37 PM
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...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 7:15 PM
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.
| Mar 3, 2014
| 6:27 PM
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...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 3:06 PM
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...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 5:31 PM
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.
| Mar 15, 2014
| 7:49 PM
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...
| May 29, 2013
| 9:20 AM
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...
| Oct 4, 2010
| 3:17 PM
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...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 5:59 PM
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...
| Jan 21, 2011
| 4:55 PM
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...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 9:57 AM
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...