SINGAPORE (AP) - Officials say 89 workers have been injured, some seriously, in an accident at a Singapore shipyard.
The Ministry of Manpower says the accident occurred Monday on an oil exploration rig being built by Jurong Shipyard Pte. Ltd.
The rig consists of a platform on three legs that can be
By By JULHAS ALAMAssociated Press
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) - As 112 of her co-workers died in a garment-factory fire, Dipa Akter got out by jumping from the third floor through a hole made by breaking apart an exhaust fan. Her left leg is wrapped in bandages and she has trouble walking.
By By CARLEY PETESCHAssociated Press
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - In the early '90s when South Africa's Themba Lethu clinic could only treat HIV/AIDS patients for opportunistic diseases, many would come in on wheelchairs and keep coming to the health center until they died.
Two decades later the
By By JOHN S. MARSHALL and TERRY COLLINSAssociated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Another major storm moving into Northern California was expected to bring more pouring rain, flooding and additional problems to an area already soaked after two major storms, forecasters said Saturday.
By By GEOFF MULVIHILLAssociated Press
PAULSBORO, N.J. (AP) - A signal may have malfunctioned on a southern New Jersey bridge where a train derailed, causing a hazardous chemical to spew into the air and leading to health problems, an evacuation, tricky cleanup decisions and broader questions
By By VICKI SMITHAssociated Press
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - Separate accidents at two West Virginia coal operations Friday left one worker dead, two others injured and a fourth worker missing, company and state mine safety officials said.
An electrician was killed when
By By TERRY COLLINSAssociated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The second in a series of storms slammed Northern California on Friday as heavy rain and strong winds knocked out power, tied up traffic and caused flooding along some stretches.
The weather also may be behind the death of a Pacific Gas
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Someone may have tampered with an emergency generator at the San Onofre nuclear power plant, but there was no danger because both reactors at the California coastal facility are shut down, operators said.
In late October, coolant was found in the oil system of the backup diesel
By By COLLEEN BARRYAssociated Press
MILAN (AP) - The Italian government on Friday approved emergency measures to prevent the closure of Europe's largest steel mill, which has been engulfed in a health and environmental scandal, provided that the operators invest at least €3 billion (€3.9