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Nuclear Industry Push for Reduced Oversight Gaining TractionOpen in a New Window

WASHINGTON — Fewer mock commando raids to test nuclear power plants’ defenses against terrorist attacks. Fewer, smaller government inspections for plant safety issues. Less notice to the public and to state governors when problems arise. They’re part of the money-saving …

 

Apparent Decline in Overdose Deaths Reverses Long-Running TrendOpen in a New Window

NEW YORK — U.S. overdose deaths last year likely fell for the first time in nearly three decades, preliminary numbers suggest. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday posted data showing nearly 68,000 drug overdose deaths were reported …

 

Heat Wave Broils Eastern, Central U.S., Utilities Poised for DemandOpen in a New Window

NEW YORK — A massive heat wave that has enveloped the U.S. Midwest pushed into the Northeast on Friday, ushering in temperatures that could top 100 degrees Fahrenheit in Washington, D.C., and leading utilities to take steps to prevent power …

 

Trump EPA Allows Use of Controversial PesticideOpen in a New Window

The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday said it will not ban the use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos, which has been linked to health issues in children, from use on U.S.-grown fruits and vegetables. The agency denied the petition by a …

 

California Cities Ask Newsom to Remove Hurdles for PG&E AssetsOpen in a New Window

A new California law, a win for Governor Gavin Newsom, is intended to help utilities cover wildfire liabilities. But it’s also impeding the efforts of cities such as San Francisco that are seeking power independence. Now, they’re pressing Newsom to …

 

Boeing to Take $4.9 Billion Charge on 737 Max FalloutOpen in a New Window

Boeing Co. said it would report a $4.9 billion accounting charge related to its beleaguered 737 Max jetliner, and downplayed the risk that the plane’s return to service would be delayed until next year. The after-tax writedown, equivalent to $8.74 …

 

Cellphones a Flight Danger? Could Be on Some Boeing JetsOpen in a New Window

U.S. government officials in 2014 revealed an alarming safety issue: Passenger cellphones and other types of radio signals could pose a crash threat to some models of Boeing 737 and 777 airplanes. More than 1,300 jets registered in the U.S. …

 

Calif.’s Top Comp Judge Urges Attorneys to be CivilOpen in a New Window

ANAHEIM, California — The Division of Workers’ Compensation has assigned a California Highway Patrol officer to each of the state’s 22 Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board offices after a handful of violent attacks against lawyers. But sometimes it’s the lawyers themselves …

 

Government Data Shows How Drugmakers, Distributors Spread Opioids Across AmericaOpen in a New Window

Newly released federal data shows how drugmakers and distributors increased shipments of opioid painkillers across the U.S. as the nation’s addiction crisis accelerated from 2006 to 2012. The data, released this week by a federal court in Ohio as part …

 

California Finally Settles Old Public Nuisance Claim for Lead Paint RemediationOpen in a New Window

When Californian counties and cities first sued paint makers in 2000, they wanted the companies to pay billions to remove dangerous old lead paint from hundreds of thousands of homes. After a 19-year legal struggle, they have finally succeeded in …

 

Calif. Employers Still Guessing If Comp Reforms Can Withstand New GovernorOpen in a New Window

ANAHEIM, California — Seven months into the administration of Gov. Gavin Newsom, employers in solid-blue California are still waiting to see how well the workers’ compensation reforms championed by his predecessor will fare under new leadership. So far, so good, …

 

U.S. Again Delays Remote Drone Tracking GuidanceOpen in a New Window

The Federal Aviation Administration has again delayed plans to propose new rules requiring the remote identification of drones, according to records and a member of Congress on Wednesday. Congress directed the FAA in 2016 to issue regulations or guidance by …

 

Feinberg to Administer $50 Million Boeing 737 Crash Victims’ FundOpen in a New Window

Boeing Co. said on Wednesday it will dedicate half of a $100 million fund it created after two crashes of its 737 MAX planes to provide payments to families of those killed, with veteran U.S. compensation expert Ken Feinberg hired …

 

Nursing Home Risks Heightened by Staffing FluctuationsOpen in a New Window

Researchers who discovered large daily staffing fluctuations, low weekend staffing and daily staffing levels that often fall well below the expectations of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) say the situation can increase the risk of adverse events …

 

Seeking to Avoid Escalation, Ships Deploy Unarmed Guards to Navigate GulfOpen in a New Window

LONDON — Shipping companies are hiring unarmed security guards for voyages through the Middle East Gulf as an extra safeguard after a wave of attacks in the region, security companies involved said. Relations between Iran and the West are increasingly …

 

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