| Aug 17, 2013
| 6:29 PM
Walmart will pay a $190,000 fine and improve employee safety in nearly 3,000 stores, including several in the Lehigh Valley area, to settle federal allegations of unsafe working conditions.
The settlement, announced Aug. 7, stems from inspections by the...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 6:45 AM
Performances of Cirque du Soleil's "Ka" will resume on Tuesday at the MGM Grand Resort in Las Vegas, 17 days after an aerialist fell to her death during a performance of the popular show.
Cirque has scheduled one performance per day of "Ka" through...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 11:46 AM
A plumber working for a private company died Friday morning after being was found unconscious in a 20-foot-deep trench, officials said.
The man was digging in the hole and reported unconscious at 2014 Malcolm Ave. in West Los Angeles around 9:30 a.m.,...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 10:57 PM
A makeshift memorial in remembrance of Mike Fogel, 22, has sprung up on the light pole in the parking lot at Wal-Mart, 3820 Seventh Ave. S.E. Fogel died Aug. 2 from injuries sustained in a boom-truck accident. Another man, Christopher Mehlhaff, 27,...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 7:22 AM
Tilikum, the orca at the center of the depressing documentary "Blackfish," has killed three humans and remains, relatively speaking, free — he's an ongoing attraction at SeaWorld Orlando, making the big splash that gets everybody wet. Anyone who has...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 4:57 PM
The federal government's workplace safety watchdog has found "serious" violations in the January death of a civilian diver in the underwater testing facility at Aberdeen Proving Ground.
The findings issued by the Occupational Safety and Health...
| Aug 5, 2013
The August 2 front page of the Tribune posed the question “Could the economy handle a $15 minimum wage?” Even posing the question is absurd in today’s economy. The sidebar by Gregory Karp (“Studies: Wage hike might not kill jobs&...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 8:31 PM
Police are still in the process of putting together the report on Friday's accident, which killed one man and seriously injured another, said Capt. Dave McNeil of the Aberdeen Police Department.
The second person injured Friday in the industrial...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 7:34 PM
About 25 people protested outside a railyard on Chicago’s Near West Side as part of a labor action under way at a small Bedford Park-based locomotive service company.
Workers at Mobile Rail Solutions walked off the job Wednesday after three...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 10:00 AM
So you think classical music is purely a rarefied pursuit, where what matter are creativity, spirit and soul? The musician's body does not agree.
Not midway through a high-powered symphony. Not sitting near the crashing cymbals in Tchaikovsky's 1812...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 1:05 AM
URBANA, Ill. (AP) - Almost 80 teenagers were expected to be sent home from an eastern Illinois hospital on July 25 after being accidentally sprayed with fungicide from a crop-dusting plane as they worked in corn field, officials said.
The 79 teens...