The owners of the West Virginia coal mine where 29 died in an explosion agreed to pay $210 million, the biggest ever payout for a disaster the government blamed on "the ruthless pursuit of profits ahead of safety."
Federal investigators say they have proof that Massey Energy kept fake safety records to throw off inspectors at a West Virginia coal mine where 29 men died last year, the deadliest U.S. coal field disaster in four decades.
The Mine Safety and Health Administration has found another mine with the same types of violations that caused 29 deaths last year.
"The company broke faith with its workers by frequently and knowingly violating the law and blatantly disregarding known safety practices."
Meat samples from Detroit-area supermarkets contained antibiotic-resistant Staphlococcus aurea bacteria, scientists at Wayne State University reported this week. But it's not just Michigan.
Today marks one year since 11 workers were killed in the BP Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico.
The problem started 30 years ago when Reagan fired the air traffic controllers who were protesting the very conditions that led to this debacle.
Residents concerned about the safety of their towns and drinking water won a first victory over "fracking" as outgoing Gov. David Paterson signed an order banning the practice until July.
Food safety advocates hailed the Senate move as the most sweeping reform of food safety in decades prompted by an alarming rise in the numbers of people who die or suffer illness from contaminated food.
Chemists had been looking for the likely origin of certain chemicals that appear as contaminants in human blood. Apparently, they're from food packaging.