| Apr 28, 2014
| 11:01 AM
Whale trainers at SeaWorld Orlando started wearing safety vests at the theme park's “One Ocean” killer-whale show Monday.
The air vests inflate and become buoyant when their cords are tugged, and they include a small scuba tank. The...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 5:24 PM
Two oil well workers died and nine suffered minor cuts and bruises Wednesday after a high-pressure explosion in a West Texas county that is lightly populated but richly saturated with oil.
The two bodies were found about 20 feet from a wellhead that was...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 10:48 AM
The union representing Hollywood crew members has expressed dismay over plans by the producers of "Midnight Rider" to resume production of the film in Los Angeles, a few months after a train accident in Georgia killed a camera assistant.
| Apr 18, 2014
| 7:05 PM
Between the bouncy music and the stacks of colorful jeans, visitors to the Benetton store on Chicago's Michigan Avenue might catch a whiff of a growing marketing trend.
Mounted high in the corner beside the store entrance, a scent diffuser, installed in...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 2:55 PM
The deaths of 15 people, including 12 volunteer firefighters, in an explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant a year ago were preventable, federal investigators said Tuesday.
Preliminary findings from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board on the chemical...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 4:45 PM
SeaWorld lost a major round Friday in its legal fight to put its trainers back into the water with killer whales during the parks' marquee orca shows.
By 2-1, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., rejected an appeal by SeaWorld of...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 9:47 AM
When his family's tragedy became a national story in 2010, Mac Sullivan tried to shut out the news reports detailing how his older brother, Declan, died while recording a football practice at the University of Notre Dame.
It helped that Mac was a high...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 6:20 PM
The film crew walked out on the old railroad trestle high above Georgia's Altamaha River, then placed a metal-frame bed on the tracks for actor William Hurt.
The plan called for Hurt to lie on the bed in a dream sequence for the film "Midnight Rider,"...
| Mar 25, 2014
Re "Spotlight on film safety," March 22
The father of Sarah Jones, who was killed last month after being struck by a train during a film shoot in Georgia, told me he prays that his daughter's death will not be in vain. He said no film or TV show is...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 9:48 AM
In an effort to be trendy and to tap into a market that appears ripe for the picking, toy companies are newly trying to attract a female audience to building toys, blocks and gears that can be put together to make buildings and inventions. Ostensibly, the...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 7:17 PM
The union representing cinematographers and camera operators said it was working with government agencies investigating the death last week of a camera assistant working on a movie in Georgia.
Sarah Jones, 27, was struck and killed by a freight train...