July 23, 2012 In what may be a first, Monday brought product placement to the Olympics. Is this a sign of change? Will we begin seeing Pampers Diapers wrapped around the Olympic rings, as wrestlers grapple beneath them?
July 17, 2012 Language inserted into a broad appropriations bill would block funding for a Labor Department effort to reduce the occurrence of black lung.
July 13, 2012 The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and the Labor Department are putting together a team of agency experts and lawyers to consider statutory and regulatory weaknesses detailed by NPR and the Center for Public Integrity this week.
July 9, 2012 An investigation by NPR and the Center for Public Integrity found federal regulators and the mining industry are failing to protect miners from the excessive toxic coal mine dust that causes black lung. The disease is now being diagnosed in younger miners and evolving more quickly to complicated stages.
July 9, 2012 A definition, cost and explanation of the resurgence of the deadly coal miners' disease.
July 9, 2012 The deadly disease is no longer just a concern for underground miners. A new study documents severe cases among surface miners, too
July 9, 2012 Breathing devices may seem useful for protecting coal miners from the toxic dust that causes black lung. But federal law does not permit using respirators as a way of complying with dust exposure limits.
June 1, 2012 Citations issued by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) say managers at one mine failed to evacuate a section that was enveloped in thick smoke generated by a malfunctioning conveyor belt. The company disputes that finding.
May 24, 2012 Dozens of federal mine safety inspectors descended into 43 coal mines in three Appalachian states Wednesday. The mines are now owned by Alpha Natural Resources, which absorbed Massey Energy after a 2010 mine disaster in West Virginia.
May 24, 2012 The new agreement means the U.S. Olympic Committee will see new revenues cut sharply.
May 23, 2012 A persistent revenue-sharing dispute is responsible, in part, for keeping the Olympics out of the United States for at least 20 years.
May 10, 2012 After a blast aboard United Flight 232, off-duty pilot Denny Fitch helped pull off a crash landing that even aviation experts were unable to replicate later. More than 180 lives were saved. Fitch died this week after a struggle with brain cancer. He was 69.
April 12, 2012 Utah Republican Orrin Hatch has spent 36 years in the U.S. Senate, including stints as chairman of the Judiciary and Labor committees. But back home in Utah, Hatch's quest for a seventh term is not the cakewalk he had in the last five elections, in which he didn't even have to run in primaries.