- Many chemicals used in Texas fracking remain a mystery Updated: Feb-08-16 8:16 pm
HOUSTON - For the past five years, biochemist Zac Hildenbrand has investigated potential links between unconventional drilling and water quality, collecting thousands of samples throughout the major shale plays in Texas.
- Former LA Port police chief pleads guilty to tax evasion Updated: Feb-03-16 10:33 pm
LOS ANGELES - The former Port of Los Angeles police chief has pleaded guilty to tax evasion and making false statements to FBI agents probing an alleged bribery scheme.
- Former steel manufacturer exec pleads guilty to fraud Updated: Feb-03-16 6:47 pm
BURLINGTON, Vermont - A chief financial officer of a New Hampshire steel manufacturer that faced bankruptcy has pleaded guilty in Vermont to charges of making false statements about assets, in what prosecutors said was a multi-million-dollar bank fraud case.
- Federal pain panel rife with links to pharma companies Updated: Jan-27-16 11:14 am
WASHINGTON - A federal panel that has recently criticized efforts to cut back on painkiller prescriptions is studded with members who have financial ties to drug companies.