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Penn State Abuse Scandal Costs Approach a Quarter-Billion

Penn State’s costs related to the Jerry Sandusky scandal are approaching a quarter-billion dollars and growing, five years after the former assistant football coach’s arrest on child molestation charges. The scandal’s overall cost to the school has reached at least …

Fed Probe Finds Safety Problems at Texas Dupont Plant Where 4 Died

A federal investigation into a poisonous gas leak that killed four workers at a Houston, Texas-area chemical plant in November found weaknesses and failures in the facility’s safety planning and procedures, officials said Wednesday. The findings were announced in an …

Chief of Uninsured Louisiana Police Department Retires Amid Federal Probe

The police chief of a Louisiana town that has been struggling to find liability insurance for its police department abruptly retired on Feb. 7 after federal charges were filed in a bill of information accusing him of lying to an …

U.S. Report Pins Most Blame for Gulf Oil Spill on BP

The United States heaped the lion’s share of blame for the country’s biggest ever offshore oil spill on BP Wednesday as the government issued its final assessment of last year’s Gulf disaster. In a report that may be pivotal in …