| Oct 20, 2011
| 8:58 AM
Four U.S. senators and health officials from the cities hosting theWorld Series†are urging the baseball players union to agree to a ban on chewing tobacco at games and on camera.
The senators, including No. 2 Democrat Dick Durbin of Illinois, and...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 8:56 PM
WASHINGTON — Chemical companies would need to provide more health and safety information about their products and regulators would have more authority to force harmful substances off the market under legislation approved along party lines...
| Aug 4, 2012
| 5:00 AM
The gulf between the American left and right continues to widen against a backdrop of high unemployment, weak growth and high octane cultural battles.
I got to thinking about this growing divide in the aftermath of the Colorado movie theater shooting...
| May 20, 2012
| 7:34 AM
Abdelbeset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi, the only person convicted in connection with the Lockerbie bombing that killed 270 people, died Sunday, the Libyan government and a family member said. He was 60.
The former intelligence officer, who had suffered from...
| May 23, 2012
| 4:55 AM
In New York state, lawmakers are moving to ban a cancer-causing flame retardant from children's products.
At the U.S. Capitol, more than 100 nurses, mothers and cancer survivors marched for tougher federal regulation of the chemicals. And in Washington...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 3:44 PM
“PIX11 NEWS CLOSEUP” will mark its 20th year on the air with its 970th broadcast on Sunday, October 28th.† The recipient of numerous awards, including three Emmy Awards, “PIX11 NEWS CLOSEUP” has a loyal following of viewers who...
| Jun 4, 2012
Last month, we read a powerful story about just how far one industry would go to protect its bottom line.
In a four-part exposť in the Chicago Tribune titled "Playing with Fire," we learned how big chemical companies — on a mission to sell more...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 8:31 PM
The first signs of bipartisan support for overhauling the nation's chemical safety law emerged Monday, as three Republicans joined 23 other senators calling for tough restrictions on toxic flame retardants.
Citing the Tribune's Tribune's "Playing With...
| Jul 18, 2012
— TheU.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday announced it will conduct a broad investigation of flame retardants that a Tribune series identified as examples of the government's failure to protect Americans from toxic chemicals.
| Jul 22, 2012
| 5:46 PM
In the wake of the horrible shooting at a movie theater in Colorado, the call for stricter gun control has echoed across the nation. Gun control advocate, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg was on Face the Nation on CBS Sunday morning. He called on...
| Jul 25, 2012
— The world's leading manufacturers of flame retardants faced scathing criticism Tuesday from U.S. senators angered by what they called the industry's misuse of science, misleading testimony and creation of a phony consumer group that stoked the...