A clearer account of the four journalists’ capture and detention has come to light now that they have been released. The four had been covering fighting near Ajdabiya last Tuesday when they decided that the battle had grown too dangerous for them to continue safely. Their driver, however, inadvertently drove into a checkpoint manned by forces loyal to Colonel Qaddafi. By the time they knew they were in trouble, it was too late.
An American fighter jet crashed overnight in Libya after experiencing apparent mechanical problems, ejecting two crew members who were able to land safely and have returned to U.S. hands, officials said Tuesday.
U.S. regulators Monday announced an initiative, primarily aimed at targeting private pilots, to reduce general-aviation accidents 10% by 2018.
This Friday, March 25th, marks the 100th anniversary of the Triangle shirtwaist factory fire, which claimed 146 lives, mostly immigrant women, almost half still in their teens. It’s a fine time to ask: How much have we really progressed since then? Please watch the new short film I’ve made with support from the National Consumers League.
For Women’s History Month this year, thousands of people around the country are commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Fire. The fire was an historic turning point for the country. The movement for social justice took on new urgency. Workplace safety legislation became a reality, the union movement gained momentum, and eventually women won the right to vote. March is a time to celebrate the progress that women have made since the Triangle Fire, but there is also reason to pause and consider the fight that continues.
The Chamber of Commerce, as part of a national and state campaign to overturn government regulations, recently released a report claiming that state employment policies hinder job growth. A recent Economic Policy Institute analysis has shown that the Chamber’s study is poorly constructed and grossly misleading. In fact, the recent EPI analysis showed that the Chamber’s methodology actually better supports the conclusion that strictly enforced legislation against wage cheating or unjust dismissal and in favor of improved paid family leave and advance notice of mass layoffs is desirable because it leads to higher state per capita income.
Monique Harper, 41, had a beautiful smile that family and friends will never forget. “Monique was the most hilarious and free-spirited person you will ever meet,” said one of her sisters. “She was a mother that loved her children, family and friends.” Monique Harper’s contagious smile and free spirit are now only memories. She was one of the 26 U.S. workers killed in 2010 after being engulfed in grain at storage facilities that hold billions of bushels of harvested corn, soybeans, wheat, barley, and rice.
The Labor Department says it has notified the Federal Aviation Administration that its Lakefront Airport air traffic control tower in New Orleans is exposing workers to possible fire hazards.
For 90 minutes, authorities say, Brittany Norwood sat in her victim’s parked car, concocting a plan to cover up the horrendous crime scene she had just created in the yoga apparel store where they worked. Her colleague, Jayna Murray, lay dead, bludgeoned and stabbed inside Bethesda’s Lululemon Athletica shop, prosecutors said. Something was tied around Murray’s neck. There was blood everywhere.
A typical Monday at the Smithsonian National Zoo took a nearly dangerous turn for a snake handler when she had venom spat into her eye.