| Mar 2, 2013
| 10:30 PM
George A. Roberts
Helped transform Teledyne Corp.
George A. Roberts, 93, who was a pioneer in the field of steel manufacturing and helped turn the Southern California-based Teledyne Corp. into a Fortune 500 firm, died Feb. 15 of heart failure at a...
| 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...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 5:15 PM
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat died of natural causes nine years ago, not from poisoning by a radioactive substance as alleged by his widow, a Russian forensic investigation has concluded.
The Russian findings conflict with those of Swiss scientists,...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 1:04 PM
Swiss forensics examiners found sufficient traces of the deadly radioactive isotope polonium-210 in the exhumed remains of Yasser Arafat to conclude with relative certainty that the late Palestinian leader died of poisoning in 2004, Al Jazeera channel...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 5:29 PM
More than seven years after state and federal officials discovered a lead-contaminated lot near an elementary school in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood, the tainted soil has been dug up, trucked to a landfill and replaced with bright green grass.
| Nov 8, 2013
| 4:19 AM
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- In the wake of a forensics report claiming that Yasser Arafat was killed by radioactive material, the Palestinian committee investigating his death accused Israel on Friday of poisoning the Palestinian leader.
Speaking at a news...
| 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 22, 2013
Should your necklaces be silver or gold? Should they be precious metal or not?
When shopping for a necklace, consider the occasion, what you'll wear it with and your personal taste and style.
"There is no right or wrong," says independent style...
| 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...