For the second time in three months, Apple is facing questions about working conditions at its Chinese suppliers.
A report by China Labor Watch claims there are continuing violations at Catcher Technology, a light-metal manufacturing plant in the Chinese industrial city Suqian that makes products for Apple, and other technology companies.
In ...Read more
Put your cellphone down -- and keep it away from your pillow, the California Department of Public Health is advising.
Smartphone use continues to increase in the U.S., especially among children, and the health department said some people and health professionals have concerns about the radio frequency energy emitted from cell phones. The ...Read more
How safe are shore excursions for cruise line passengers?
That's a question that resurfaces after highly publicized accidents such as last month's fatal bus crash in eastern Mexico that killed passengers of two ships owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises. Eleven foreign tourists and a Mexican tour guide died.
Cruise lines say they work as hard as ...Read more
The United States racked up another sterling year for airline safety: Zero people died in crashes of commercial jets in 2017, for the eighth year in a row.
Worldwide, there were 10 fatal airliner accidents and 44 fatalities -- 25 passengers and 19 crew members, according to the Aviation Safety Network, a group that tracks accidents involving ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- People don't just smoke marijuana. They vaporize it, bake it into brownies, use it in eye drops, and rub extracts of it onto their skin. Some people use the drug as medicine, others for the fun of getting high.
In states that have legalized pot, regulators have struggled to make sure the bewildering array of products on dispensary...Read more
ATLANTA--An immigration detention center in South Georgia has struggled with serious safety problems undermining the "humane treatment" of its detainees, according to a stinging new report by the U.S. Homeland Security Department's Office of Inspector General.
At Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, some detainees with high-risk criminal ...Read more
HARTFORD, Conn. -- Five years ago, the world was stunned by a crime unprecedented in its horror -- the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School that took the lives of 20 first-graders and six adults.
State legislators reacted to the massacre not only by enacting tougher gun laws but also by earmarking millions to make Connecticut schools safer...Read more
Korean, Japanese and German car companies came out on top, and very few American vehicles made the cut in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's recommendations for the safest 2018 cars.
Cars and sport utility vehicles from Hyundai Motor Co.'s Hyundai, Kia and Genesis brands scored the highest points overall, with six of the 15 choices ...Read more
The Cats Who Crossed Over from Paris (Inca Cat Series)R. F. Kristi
Inca, a Siberian puss, tells the story about her furry family – her brother Fromage, who is addicted to cheese and considers himself a cheese monger, and her sister, Cara, a gorgeous but timid Siamese. Inca, an avid fan of Dr. House, considers herself the leader of ...
CHICAGO -- Sonia Figueroa was spooked. So she decided to get a gun.
The Century 21-affiliated real estate broker has been working in Chicago for more than a decade. She knows the basics of staying safe, tactics many in the field said they follow: Let someone know where you are, don't post too many personal details online.
But this year, three ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The cellphone video is shocking: A high school student shoves a teacher, then hits him face-on and is still hurling punches, his peers giggling along, as the man tumbles backward onto the floor.
The August attack at a Milwaukee high school went viral and had officials in Wisconsin wondering how they could protect teachers against ...Read more
You settle into the backseat of the Uber car and close your eyes because happy hour turned into four.
Then you remember the basic safety rules of ride-sharing -- the rules you should have thought of two minutes earlier.
So you check your phone for the picture Uber sent you of the driver. Friendly looking woman, sort of resembles your aunt.