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  • No combustible dust rules from OSHA any time soon

    Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – New safety rules will not be approved any time soon even though they could prevent accidents like the ones last year at a Tennessee metal powders plant, where fireballs fueled by iron dust contributed to five deaths. The Occupational Health and Safety Administration is developing rules that would require […]
  • US man shot in Haiti dies at Florida hospital

    Associated Press MIAMI (AP) – A U.S. man died Thursday from gunshot wounds he suffered a week ago during a robbery in Haiti where he was working on an orphanage he and his wife were building through their charity, officials said. David Bompart, 50, of Columbus, Ohio, died at Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he had […]
  • Conn. man can seek payment from child’s real dad

    Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Over the years, Eric Fischer had grown suspicious of whether he was really the father of his youngest daughter. So he secretly got a sample of the girl’s hair, grabbed one from his own head and sent them to a lab for DNA testing. Sure enough, he was right. […]
  • Mass.: Bone marrow donor recruiting cases settled

    AP Legal Affairs Writer BOSTON (AP) – A bone marrow registry and medical laboratory company that used fashion models wearing high heels and short skirts to recruit potential donors will pay the states of Massachusetts and New Hampshire $770,000 for engaging in an improper marketing practice, officials in both states said Thursday. The Caitlin Raymond […]
  • Glitches canceled 2 ANA Boeing 787 flights

    SEATTLE (AP) – All Nippon Airways had to cancel two of its first long-haul Boeing 787 flights on a new route between Tokyo and Frankfurt because of software glitches. ANA spokeswoman Jean Saito says the Tokyo-based airline canceled a Jan. 26 flight out of Frankfurt due to a malfunction of the flaps system and a […]
  • Fake Ore. officer may have handed out teddy bears

    EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – The real police in Eugene would like to talk to parents of children who may have been given a teddy bear by a man suspected of posing as “Officer Dan Baker.” Police say they’ve found a box of stuffed toy bears in an SUV used by Daniel Alloway, the latest development […]
  • Former MF Global official says he warned Corzine

    AP Business Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – A former executive at the collapsed brokerage MF Global testified Thursday that he warned then-CEO Jon Corzine a year before the company went under about the risks of making large bets on European government debt. Michael Roseman, who was chief risk officer for the company, told a House oversight […]
  • Providence mayor warns of possible bankruptcy

    Associated Press PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Mayor Angel Taveras painted a bleak picture Thursday of the city’s finances, saying Providence faces “devastation” and could go bankrupt if retiree benefits aren’t cut and tax-exempt institutions like Brown University don’t pay more in lieu of taxes. Taveras said he cut a projected $110 million deficit for the […]
  • Lawmakers delay hearing on school trans fat ban

    Associated Press DENVER (AP) – The nation’s leanest state is taking its sweet time as it considers a proposal aimed at getting junk food out of schools. A Colorado House committee was expected to discuss a bill that represents the nation’s toughest regulations meant to keep trans fat away from students, but lawmakers Thursday delayed […]
  • Judge delays Fort Hood shooting rampage trial

    Associated Press FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) – A military judge has delayed until June the murder trial for the Army psychiatrist charged in the Fort Hood shooting rampage. Attorneys for Maj. Nidal Hasan (nih-DAHL’ hah-SAHN’) argued Thursday they didn’t have all the evidence they needed to be ready for the March trial. Prosecutors insisted they […]
  • US Marine fights conviction for suicide attempt

    Associated Press HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) – A discharged Marine private who slit his wrists in a suicide attempt is fighting his military conviction for deliberately injuring himself, arguing the punishment is inconsistent with the armed forces’ efforts to battle a rise in suicides during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It’s not clear how often […]
  • Pa. couple that lost 7 kids in fire expecting baby

    LOYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) – Eleven months after losing seven children in a fire that tore through their Pennsylvania farmhouse, Ted and Janelle Clouse are expecting their 10th child. A baby girl is due in June, the couple said. “We’ve always believed we’ll take what we’re given,” Ted Clouse told WHTM-TV in an article posted online […]
  • Police: TSA agent at JFK stole $5K from passenger

    Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) – Police say a Transportation Security Administration agent stole $5,000 in cash from a passenger’s jacket as he was going through security at John F. Kennedy International Airport, the latest in a string of thefts that has embarrassed the agency. Alexandra Schmid took the cash from the jacket of a […]
  • NJ vending company CFO accused of $3M Pepsi fraud

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) – The chief financial officer of a vending company was a key player in a conspiracy to defraud Pepsi Bottling Group of nearly $3 million over a 10-year period, according to a federal indictment unsealed Thursday. Joseph Belasco was indicted on one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud, five counts of […]
  • NYSE, Deutsche Boerse call off merger on EU block

    NEW YORK (AP) – The New York Stock Exchange and German exchange Deutsche Boerse called off their planned merger Thursday, a day after the European Union said it would block the union because of concerns about a monopoly. The two exchanges announced in February 2011 that they would merge in a $10 billion deal. But […]