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3 years 10 months ago

San Bruno gas pipe shows catastrophic failure

Experts say a weld or weak section may have caused catastrophic failure of the 54-year-old natural gas pipeline that exploded in flames three weeks ago in San Bruno. The National Transportation Safety Board this week allowed photographers to take pictures of the segments of pipe in the devastated neighborhood...

4 years 1 month ago

Dam fails in Iowa floods

Flooding from the Maquoketa River after an eastern Iowa dam failed has damaged dozens of homes and businesses, causing millions of dollars in damage in Monticello, a city official said Sunday. The Lake Delhi dam failed Saturday as rising floodwater from the Maquoketa River ate a 30-foot-wide hole in...

4 years 3 months ago

US drug war has met none of its goals

Forty years and $1 trillion later, the U.S. drug czar says the war on drugs hasn't been successful. Gil Kerlikowske says that, if anything, the concern about drugs and drug problems has "magnified, intensified." President Barack Obama this week announced a new policy to treat drug use as...

4 years 7 months ago

Obama to receive prelim report on airline attack

President Barack Obama gets a preliminary report today on the failed Christmas airliner attack and will likely meet with his national security team. Obama has demanded answers about why the U.S. intelligence community never pieced together information that could have prevented a Nigerian charged in the attack from getting on...

4 years 9 months ago

Failure 101: A class students could use

Disgraced ex-New York Times reporter Jayson Blair talking to college students about ethics? What's next? The former head of Lehman Brothers on financial risk management? Such was the blogosphere's snarky tone last week when Washington & Lee University in Virginia announced Blair would speak Friday at a journalism...

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