| May 2, 2012
Western Environmental Inc., which operates a waste facility on the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians reservation near Mecca, did not meet California hazardous waste standards “in a number of significant areas,’’ according to a state...
| Oct 9, 2012
Authorities are not sure why a man flying into the U.S. from Asia was wearing a bulletproof vest and had body bags and weapons in his luggage....
| Oct 10, 2012
Federal officials are still trying to determine why a man was wearing a bulletproof vest and had body bags and weapons in his luggage when he arrived on a flight at Los Angeles International Airport....
| Oct 9, 2012
A man who arrived in Los Angeles on a flight from Japan wearing a bulletproof vest and flame retardant pants underneath his trench coat has been charged with transporting dangerous materials, federal authorities said Tuesday. As if the gear allegedly........
| Jun 3, 2010
More than 40 major retailers and apparel makers have agreed to limit the use of lead in handbags and other fashion accessories, an environmental group said Wednesday.
The companies will set new industry standards for lead use in their products as part of...
| May 17, 2010
| 3:56 AM
Virginia's offshore drilling plan is filled with unknowns.
Among them: how much oil and natural gas is beneath the Atlantic Ocean, and how a spill would affect the environment.
Perhaps the biggest uncertainty, one that has seldom been discussed...
| Jan 27, 2010
Flame-retardant chemicals found in many household consumer products may reduce fertility in women, researchers reported Tuesday. Their study joins several other papers published in the last two years suggesting that the chemicals, polybrominated...
| Sep 26, 2009
Thousands of people with criminal pasts that include violent felonies and hurting children have been hired to work in Florida's child-care centers during the past two decades, a ( Fort Lauderdale) Sun Sentinel investigation has found.
In October, a...
| Feb 26, 2009
In the flashy television ad that has served as his calling card to voters, Los Angeles city attorney candidate Carmen "Nuch" Trutanich compressed his 30-year legal career into a narrow sliver: the time he spent prosecuting serious gang crimes.
| Dec 8, 2009
Officials in the U.S. and Vietnamese governments agreed in 2002 to carry out joint research on the health and environmental impact of Agent Orange and other toxic defoliants, on the assumption that aid would follow the scientific results.
| Feb 22, 2011
| 4:07 PM
It was one of Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit's most famous inventions, in 1714. But after nearly 300 years on the market, the still-common mercury thermometer now appears headed for extinction.
While many Maryland residents probably still have them in their...