| 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...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 1:12 PM
State workplace safety inspectors have opened an investigation into the death of a baggage worker at Los Angeles International Airport despite an initial report indicating he had a heart attack.
Based on that report, Erika Monterroza, spokeswoman the ...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 2:15 PM
SACRAMENTO — Joseph A. Dear, the chief investment officer who helped guide California's and the country's largest public pension fund out of the Great Recession, has died. He was 62.
Dear died Wednesday in Sacramento after battling prostate cancer...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 7:22 AM
After the coffee. Before getting my boat out of the garage.
The Skinny: Am I the only one disappointed (but not surprised) that Jay Leno couldn't go two weeks without popping back up on a late-night TV show? Maybe there is a 12-step program for him....