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State Officials Urge Residents to Avoid Driving as Winter Storm Hits Northeast

Plow trucks and shovelers in the Northeast attacked the region’s newest winter storm as fresh powder piled on top of ever-growing piles and whiteout conditions made roads unsafe, immobilizing millions of residents. Winter storm warnings were in effect from upstate …

United Settles Lawsuit Over Safety Hazards at New Jersey Airport

United Continental Holdings Inc. will install new conveyor belts and take other steps to improve worker safety at its Newark Liberty International Airport hub in New Jersey, after federal inspectors found hazardous conditions in its baggage handling operations there. The …

General Star Expands Coverage for Hazardous Specialty Training Operations

General Star Management Co. has enhanced its coverage for specialty training operations and seeks those that are privately operated providing classroom or physically active training in which participants are engaged in physically demanding or hazardous activities. This includes light, moderate …

Snow Closes California Highways, Yields Tornado

A winter storm brought driving rain to parts of California and even a rare tornado, but the severity of snowfall in much of the state caught drivers by surprise and left hundreds stranded on mountain highways. A late barrage of …