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NY Salmonella Cases Tied To Chicken Livers

November 10, 2011 4:03 am | News | Comments

Kosher broiled chicken livers distributed to delis and other establishments have been linked to dozens of cases of foodborne illness throughout the state.

Australia Closes Orica Plant After Chemical Leaks

November 10, 2011 3:47 am | by Kristen Gelineau, Associated Press | News | Comments

Environment officials ordered the world's largest explosives maker to shut down one of its plants a day after the company was charged over a gas leak.

CPSC: High-Powered Toy Magnets A Danger To Kids

November 10, 2011 3:45 am | News | Comments

The CPSC has received 14 reports of problems with powerful ball-bearing magnets, including 11 that required surgery.


Russian Probe Crash Could Be Most Dangerous Ever

November 9, 2011 7:50 am | by Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Russian space probe destined for the moon could come crashing down and spill tons of highly toxic fuel on Earth if not diverted.

Toyota Recalling 550,000 Cars

November 9, 2011 3:00 am | by Malcolm Foster, Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota Motor Corp. said it is recalling about 550,000 vehicles worldwide -- mostly in the United States -- for problems that could make it harder to steer.

Worker Dies At South Dakota Plant

November 8, 2011 4:23 am | News | Comments

A worker died at a manufacturing plant in the southeast South Dakota city of Canton when he became caught in a machine.

BP Wants Probes Barred From Spill Suits

November 8, 2011 3:00 am | by Harry R. Weber, Associated Press | News | Comments

Companies are trying to prevent investigations blaming them for the disaster from being used against them by the people and businesses who are suing them.

GM Recalling Over 38,000 Pontiac G8s

November 7, 2011 4:09 am | News | Comments

General Motors Co. is recalling 38,400 Pontiac G8 models made in Australia to reprogram the front-passenger air-bag module.


Recycler Cited After NY Worker Crushed To Death

November 4, 2011 8:30 am | News | Comments

OSHA says Metalico Inc.  not developed procedures to lock out a piece of heavy machinery and proposed fines of $73,300.

3 Workers Treated After Leak At Ohio Plant

November 4, 2011 4:40 am | News | Comments

A "chlorinated paraffin solution" was released at Dover Chemical, which sent three workers to the hospital.

Pilots: Striken Polish Boeing Made Flawless Landing

November 2, 2011 8:52 am | by Slobodan Lekic, AP Aviation Writer | Airbus, Boeing | News | Comments

With 231 people aboard a wheel-less aircraft weighing nearly 90 tons what's a pilot to do? Execute the landing perfectly, which is what the pilot did.

Japan Reactor Restarts; New Glitch Hits Fukushima

November 2, 2011 5:25 am | by Eric Talmadge, Associated Press | News | Comments

Radioactive particles associated with nuclear fission have been detected at Japan's tsunami-damaged atomic power plant.

Nuclear Plant Resumes Operations After Ammonia Leak

November 2, 2011 5:21 am | by Amy Taxin, Associated Press | News | Comments

Officials in California searched for the cause of a non-radioactive ammonia leak that triggered an emergency alert and precautionary evacuation of some workers.


Family Files $25M Lawsuit In Air Show Death

November 1, 2011 10:29 am | by Ken Ritter, Associated Press | News | Comments

The family of a Texas man killed when a racing aircraft crashed into spectators wants to hold the pilot's family and plane mechanic responsible.

Recall News: Mirrors, Trikes, Knives

November 1, 2011 10:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The recalls include trikes with three plastic fairy figures that could cause a laceration hazard if a child falls on them.

Risky Grain Elevator Jobs Attract Young Workers

November 1, 2011 10:00 am | by John Hanna and Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press | News | Comments

An explosion at a Kansas grain elevator that killed four men under 25 is a reminder of the dangers of combustible dust.

Group Urges J & J To Remove Baby Shampoo Chemicals

November 1, 2011 5:19 am | by Linda A. Johnson, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Two chemicals considered harmful to babies remain in Johnson & Johnson's baby shampoo, according to health and environmental groups.

Meat, Poultry Pie Products Recalled

October 28, 2011 10:22 am | News | Comments

Original Fried Pies recalling nearly 9,000 pounds of frozen meat and poultry pie products that contain a preservative that isn't on package labels.

Gov't Issues $1.3M Fine In Toy Case

October 28, 2011 5:24 am | News | Comments

Government slapped a hefty fine on a toy company that sold arts-and-crafts beads that were linked to a dangerous drug and sickened about a dozen children.

Official Convicted In West Virginia Mine Disaster

October 27, 2011 5:58 am | by Lawrence Messina, Associated Press | News | Comments

A former Massey Energy mine security chief was found guilty of lying to investigators following the explosion that killed 29 men in 2010.

Report: Food Industry Self-Regulates On Safety

October 27, 2011 5:49 am | by Garance Burke, Associated Press | News | Comments

Thousands of ingredients that go into food have been classified as safe by private industry alone, according to the Pew Health Group.

Judge Declares Mistrial In $700M Tobacco Lawsuit

October 26, 2011 5:11 am | by Jim Salter, Associated Press | News | Comments

Judge declared a mistrial in a lawsuit against Philip Morris, after jurors failed to reach agreement on whether Missouri smokers were misled.

Harley Recalling 308,000 Motorcycles

October 25, 2011 5:28 am | News | Comments

Harley-Davidson is recalling about 308,000 motorcycles to fix a switch problem that can cause failure of the brake lights and possibly the rear brakes.

Blast Trial Starts For Mine Security Boss

October 25, 2011 5:25 am | by John Raby, Associated Press | News | Comments

Prosecutors said the former security chief at a coal mine where 29 miners died in a 2010 explosion attempted to destroy documents in defiance of company orders.

Science Fiction-Style Sabotage A Fear In New Hacks

October 24, 2011 10:19 am | by Jordan Robertson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The team behind the so-called Stuxnet worm that was used to attack the Iranian nuclear facility may still be active.

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