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Elevator safety mandate named for Ohio boy among new NC laws

Sep. 30, 2022 10:02 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — New safety mandates for elevators inside North Carolina beach and vacation cottages take effect on Saturday along with all or portions of another dozen or so enacted state laws. Other laws approved this year and starting in October address sexual assault kits,...

Federal lawsuit filed in Texas over Uvalde school shooting

Sep. 29, 2022 16:40 PM EDT

A federal lawsuit has been filed against eight entities and three individuals for the May shooting that killed 19 students and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. The lawsuit, first reported by the San Antonio Express-News, was filed Wednesday in U.S. District...

OSHA proposes heavy fines in Boston demolition worker death

Sep. 27, 2022 16:23 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Federal workplace safety regulators have proposed fining a subcontractor nearly $1.2 million in connection with the death of a worker during the demolition of a downtown Boston parking garage. The worker was operating an 11,000-pound excavator in the Government Center...

Review: Sidney Poitier documentary shows a constant striving

Sep. 21, 2022 19:02 PM EDT

Sidney Poitier was not expected to live. He was born two months premature to uneducated tomato farmers in the Caribbean. His father planned to use a shoe box as a makeshift coffin. Poitier's rise from that humble origin to become an Oscar-winning box office draw and civil rights...

Jury awards Illinois woman $363M in suit over plant's gas

Sep. 20, 2022 15:17 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A jury has awarded $363 million to a woman who alleged that a now-shuttered suburban Chicago plant that sterilized medical equipment exposed residents to a toxic industrial gas and gave her breast cancer. After a five-week trial, the Cook County jurors on Monday...

Ukraine warns of 'nuclear terrorism' after strike near plant

Sep. 19, 2022 20:45 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A Russian missile blasted a crater close to a nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine on Monday, damaging nearby industrial equipment but not hitting its three reactors. Ukrainian authorities denounced the move as an act of “nuclear terrorism.” The missile...

Nuclear plant leak pressures German govt to decide extension

Sep. 19, 2022 13:51 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The operator of one of Germany's three remaining nuclear power stations said Monday that it has detected a leak that will require the plant to shut down for several days of maintenance next month if it is to keep going beyond the end of the year. The announcement by...

Low-interest loans available following storms in WVa

Sep. 19, 2022 04:14 AM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Low-interest disaster loans are available to businesses and people affected by severe storms and flooding in West Virginia last spring, the U.S. Small Business Administration said. The declaration covers Cabell County and adjacent counties of Lincoln,...

EPA inspector general probes Mississippi capital water woes

Sep. 13, 2022 17:22 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An independent watchdog in the Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday it's being brought in to investigate the troubled water system in Mississippi's capital city. Emergency repairs are underway after problems at Jackson's main water treatment plant...

EXPLAINER: Ukraine's nuclear power plant shutdown cuts risks

Sep. 12, 2022 03:30 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The forced shutdown of Ukraine’s endangered and crippled Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant — Europe’s largest — significantly reduces the risk of a radiation disaster that has haunted the world for weeks. The last of the Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia...