| Oct 1, 2014
Condoleezza Rice knows consensus-building. Tom Osborne and Pat Haden know championship-caliber teams. Mike Tranghese knows selection-committee procedures and metrics.
In short, the College Football Playoff has assembled a stellar cast to determine the...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 11:43 AM
Workers renovating a historic firehouse on the Near North Side of Chicago were exposed to both asbestos and electrical hazards, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Tuesday.
One willful citation and...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 6:01 PM
Driving a taxi sits among the most dangerous occupations, according to federal statistics, and seems to consistently snag a spot on lists of most stressful jobs. Cab drivers work long hours while scanning the streets for potential passengers and dealing...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 12:05 PM
LEWISTON, Minn. The corn wasn't flowing out of the grain bin any longer, so farmer John Daley stepped inside to look more closely.
The corn clumped together and rose higher at the sides, and as Daley stepped onto an outer patch of grain, normally...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 7:10 PM
At 3:12 p.m. on Wednesday, the Los Angeles Unified School District's athletics office sent an email to the athletic directors and assistant principals from its 83 schools informing them that all outside activities and practices were canceled because of...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 2:55 PM
A landscape gardener was decapitated after falling into a wood chipper in Arizona on Thursday and a police spokesman said no foul play was suspected.
The accident happened at an auto dealership in Chandler, a city on the southeast outskirts of Phoenix....
| Sep 17, 2014
| 4:36 PM
The Los Angeles Unified School District's decision not to allow evening football practices on Wednesday because of heat concerns has caused administrators and coaches to openly question the decision.
"I'm about as cautious as it gets, and I think it's...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 6:54 PM
Virginia, Ohio, Wisconsin and Wyoming might have economic differences, but senators from these four states see a common problem that could choke off any recovery: a lack of workers in the skilled trades.
In Virginia, the challenge is evident in...
| Sep 14, 2014
| 10:44 PM
(Reuters) - Four contractors were burned on Sunday in an explosion at an Arizona pet food factory, a fire department official said.
The workers were welding in a grain elevator at the Nestle Purina plant in Flagstaff at around 4:30 p.m. when grain dust...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Some workers at oil and gas sites where fracking occurs are routinely exposed to high levels of benzene, a colorless gas that can cause cancer, according to a study by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
The agency, which is...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 1:11 PM
Federal authorities have fined an Enfield roofing contractor nearly $300,000 for willful safety violations at two New Britain work sites.
The Gleason Roofing Co,, which has a history of serious violations, "deliberately and repeatedly" failed to use...