| Jan 13, 2014
| 5:00 AM
While designing the next-generation F-150 truck, Ford Motor Co. secretly substituted the steel body on some of its current pickups with an aluminum shell and delivered them to business customers.
The automaker was looking to test how lightweight aluminum...
| Mar 9, 2013
| 12:21 PM
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After spending more than 10 years and roughly $9 million, engineers testing two high-tech methods for removing chromium 6 from groundwater say neither method can reliably bring levels of the...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 2:33 PM
Cook County Commissioner William Beavers was convicted today on tax-evasion charges at the federal courthouse in downtown Chicago.
A jury convicted Beavers on one count of corruptly impeding the Internal Revenue Service and three counts of filing a false...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 5:13 PM
The owners of a Reisterstown store have been given probation after allegedly purchasing stolen jewelry taken in a rash of burglaries in Baltimore and Carroll counties last year.
Baltimore County police last year cited the case of Crown Jewelry as an...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 7:22 AM
When the Sparrows Point steel mill closed, Deborah S. Barkley felt sorry for the laid-off workers — she didn't want that to happen. But she knew her life would get better.
For 20 years, she's lived less than a mile from the Baltimore County plant....
| Jun 15, 2013
| 7:30 AM
For decades, the question from fans and journalists was constant and predictable: Would the heavy metal originators of Black Sabbath ever make another album?
Not that they hadn't tried. In 2001, singer Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Geezer...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 6:21 PM
They were farmers, painters and watchmakers. Saddlers, millers and carpenters.
Boys from towns like Easton. And men from tiny hamlets like Bath.
Almost all of the 993 soldiers in the 153rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Regiment hailed from Northampton...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 4:13 PM
A decision by California public health officials to delay proposing a new limit for chromium 6 in drinking water frustrated an array of officials this week who say enough time and money has been spent studying the issue.
Millions of dollars have been...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 12:19 PM
The California Department of Public Health has set a draft limit for a water contaminant known as chromium 6 at 10 parts per billion, significantly lower than the current cap of 50 parts per billion for total chromium in drinking water.
The state agency...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 11:16 AM
While welcoming a draft of a proposed and long-awaited limit on the drinking water contaminant chromium 6, local politicians said they fear the state standard doesn’t go far enough.
The California Department of Public Health on Thursday set a...
| Sep 21, 2013
Designers are once again going for gold.
The metal has been on the decorative outs for a couple of decades, but it's making its way back into home decor this time in a burnished, warmer form.
Gold and other yellow metallics are showing up in furniture,...