Lufthansa could face "unlimited" compensation claims for the crash that killed 150 people in the French alps and it would be difficult, even counterproductive, for the German carrier to try to avoid liability, experts said. Several analysts said Lufthansa will probably reach settlements with relatives of victims to avoid going to court
The co-pilot of the Germanwings jet barricaded himself in the cockpit and "intentionally"...
A former plant manager at Freedom Industries pleaded guilty to a pollution charge Wednesday in...
All 162 people aboard Airbus A320-200 died when it went down Dec. 28 while flying from Surabaya...
A former owner of Freedom Industries has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from last year's chemical spill in Charleston. He faces up to a year in prison. The spill contaminated drinking water for 300,000 residents for days.
North Carolina environmental officials said they are fining Duke Energy $25 million over pollution that has been seeping into groundwater for years from a pair of coal ash pits at a retired power plant. The state Department of Environment and Natural Resources called it the state's largest penalty for environmental damages.
Retailers and restaurants were among the hardest hit, as customers held off on big purchases or chose to stay at home rather than enjoy a night on the town. A survey released this week by Massachusetts business groups representing those and other industries reported sales dropped an average of 24 percent and payroll dropped about 7 percent among their small businesses members.
Another train derailment in northern Ontario has added new fuel to the ongoing debate over whether rail is a safe way of transporting crude oil. First Nations and environmentalists are among those expressing alarm over the derailment of a CN Rail train that caused several tank cars carrying crude oil to catch fire and spill into a local river system.
Internet watchdog group Citizen Lab said in a report that hackers who attacked a U.S. employee of Ethiopian Satellite Television in 2013 have recently launched a new round of attacks using upgraded espionage software. Citizen Lab, which is based at the University of Toronto's Munk School of Global Affairs, says the hackers used three booby-trapped emails sent out in November and December.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott says the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 will not end if the scouring of the current search area comes up empty. Prior to Abbott's comments, it was unclear what would happen if searchers scouring a 23,166-square-mile swath of the southern Indian Ocean off Australia's west coast did not find the plane, which disappeared March 8, 2014.
An explosion ripped through a coal mine in war-torn eastern Ukraine, killing at least one miner, rebel and government officials said. An injured miner reported seeing five bodies. With more than 30 workers trapped, miners were enlisted to clear rubble, but operations were hampered by limited access to the deep subterranean network.
After a year of calamity, Malaysia Airlines is shrinking to survive. The disappearance of Flight 370 one year ago, combined with the downing of Flight 17 over a rebel held area of eastern Ukraine four months later, brought the already financially struggling flag carrier to its knees.
The death of two patients at the Ronald Regan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles has renewed focus on the “super bug” known as CRE, or Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), CRE are difficult to treat because of their resistance to antibiotics.
Fiery wrecks of trains hauling crude oil have intensified pressure on the Obama administration to approve tougher standards for railroads and tank cars despite industry complaints that it could cost billions and slow freight deliveries.
Officials say the commuter who may have exposed at least 1,500 Bay Area Rapid Transit riders to measles also ate at a popular Northern California restaurant. BART warned commuters for a second time this month about possible exposure.
It has topped more than 100 inches of snow this season, but Boston is just short of surpassing its 20-year-old snowfall record — for now. Two small snowfalls, Tuesday night and Wednesday into Thursday, could do it, said Frank Nocera, a National Weather Service meteorologist in the Taunton, Massachusetts, office.
The Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP) is holding its annual spring regional conference in the northeast. The ATAP conference will be held at the Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center in New York City on March 30-31.
Dr. Frank Jagdis knows measles. As a medical student in the pre-vaccination 1960s and later as a practicing pediatrician in Victoria, he saw the toll that measles took on children who came down with the viral infection.
The federal government predicts that trains hauling crude oil or ethanol will derail an average of 10 times a year over the next two decades, causing more than $4 billion in damage and possibly killing hundreds of people if an accident happens in a densely populated part of the U.S.
A full-scale federal investigation of an oil train derailment in southern West Virginia has begun as work continues to remove the overturned tank cars from the site, federal officials said. A fire sparked by the Feb. 16 derailment in Mount Carbon prevented investigators from gaining full access to the crash scene until this weekend.
Further restricting travel to the already isolated country, North Korea barred foreigners from one of its most popular tourist events — the annual Pyongyang marathon — because of concerns over the Ebola virus, travel agencies said. North Korean media have suggested Ebola was created by the U.S. military as a biological weapon.
While vaccine distrust has sparked debates amid a measles outbreak in the United States, Pakistan is in a deadly battle to wipe out polio. Long eradicated in the West, polio remains endemic in Pakistan after the Taliban banned vaccinations, attacks targeted medical staffers and suspicions lingered about the inoculations.
The fiery derailment of a train carrying crude oil in West Virginia is one of three in the past year involving tank cars that already meet a higher safety standard than what federal law requires — leading some to suggest even tougher requirements that industry representatives say would be costly.
Officials are considering new water restrictions as California's drought drags on, possibly forcing residents to ask for water at restaurants and for fresh towels and sheets at hotels. The State Water Resources Control Board floated the ideas at an informational hearing Tuesday as it considers extending and expanding mandatory water-use rules.
Fires burned for hours after a train carrying more than 100 tankers of crude oil derailed in a snowstorm in West Virginia, sending a fireball into the sky and threatening the water supply of nearby residents, authorities and residents said.
A federal bankruptcy judge is calling for parties to meet to discuss how to conclude the case of Freedom Industries, whose January 2014 chemical spill caused a tap-water ban for 300,000 people for days. A potential insurance settlement could pay for projects that benefit the affected residents, like additional water testing or health studies.
The parents of a worker killed when a highway overpass collapsed have sued Ohio's Department of Transportation, charging negligence and carelessness. The lawsuit charges that the department was negligent and breached its duty by allowing improper and unsafe conditions at the site for work.
Social media outlets like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram allow for messages to be distributed to massive amounts of people very quickly and can be a valuable tool for business continuity professionals. However, a single unfortunate message or poorly timed tweet can cause serious damage, especially to an organization or individual’s reputation.
TransAsia Airways representatives met with relatives of the victims of last week's plane crash in Taiwan to discuss compensation after it began distributing money to families of the deceased for funeral costs. At least 40 people died after the propeller-jet crashed into the muddy Keelung River minutes after takeoff Wednesday from Taipei's airport. Fifteen of the 58 people aboard the plane were rescued.
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