| Aug 8, 2014
| 8:53 PM
Recent years have not been kind to the California Public Utilities Commission.
Two high-profile disasters—the 2010 San Bruno gas pipeline explosion, which killed eight, and the shutdown last year of the San Onofre nuclear power plant—have...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 6:05 PM
SAN BRUNO, Calif. A federal grand jury on Tuesday issued a new criminal indictment against PG&E in connection with its alleged role in a fatal natural gas explosion in San Bruno in 2010, leaving the utility to face dozens of charges, including a claim...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 8:29 PM
The battle for control at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 entered a new chapter Sunday focused on the fate of victims' bodies, and U.S. and British leaders pointed fingers at Russia for nurturing the separatists suspected of bringing down...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 3:58 PM
If you're curious about how Pacific Gas & Electric managed to flout gas line safety rules for years, and why there's reason to doubt that the California Public Utilities Commission will hold the company fully responsible for the explosion that destroyed a...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 4:10 PM
A pilot and his passenger escaped serious injury Tuesday when their plane flipped over while landing in a field in Oceanside, authorities said.
Neither of the people on board, passenger Daniel Harabagiu and pilot Lance Murray, were seriously hurt...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 3:56 PM
A vintage World War II fighter plane built in 1944 crashed Friday morning shortly after taking off in Durango, Colo., killing the two people aboard, authorities said.
The victims' identities have not been released.
Dan Bender, spokesman for the La...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Tracy Morgan has been released from rehab and will continue his recovery efforts at home following a June 7 car crash that left him injured and a fellow comedian killed.
The news comes on the heels of a lawsuit that Morgan has filed against Walmart....
| Jul 12, 2014
| 3:04 PM
Actor Tracy Morgan has been released from a rehabilitation center and will continue his recovery at home, a representative for the comedian said Saturday.
The news came after Morgan filed a lawsuit against Walmart Stores Inc. over the New Jersey...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Tracy Morgan is suing Walmart over the car accident that left him with a broken leg, ribs and nose, and another dead.
The lawsuit -- filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in New Jersey -- alleges negligence on Walmart's part for allowing employee Kevin...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 4:57 PM
Lewis Katz, 72, a self-made man who built his fortune in New York parking lots, billboards and cable TV, and went on to buy the NBA's New Jersey Nets, NHL's New Jersey Devils and the Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper, died Saturday night in a...
| Jul 14, 2014
As many as 40 crude oil trains, each carrying a million or more gallons of the flammable liquid involved in several recent fiery derailments, roll through the Chicago area weekly, documents obtained by the Tribune show.
Although mile-long trains hauling...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 5:55 AM
As an American Airlines DC-10 jet roared into the sky over O'Hare International Airport on this Friday afternoon, its left engine fell off. Flight 191, bound for Los Angeles at the beginning of the Memorial Day weekend, rolled over in the air and...