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WASHINGTON — Scientists who helped pioneer BioWatch, the government's system for detecting a biological attack on the U.S., knew from the start that it was prone to false alarms, records show. Between 2003, when the nationwide network of air...
WASHINGTON — Amid concerns about cost and reliability, the federal Department of Homeland Security has quietly postponed plans to buy technology that officials have long claimed could provide a life-saving upgrade of BioWatch, the nation's system...
Weight-loss surgeons from across the United States are attempting to distance themselves from surgery centers affiliated with the 1-800-GET-THIN advertising for Lap-Band surgery. In a letter to House members considering a congressional investigation of...
Opinion L.A.Verizon Wireless' announcement Friday that it was buying the airwaves previously gobbled up by the country's leading cable TV operators confirmed at least one truism: Never count on the cable industry to make a big, bold investment in technology....
Nation NowHouse and Senate leaders on Thursday reached agreement on tougher safety rules for the nation’s vast network of pipelines in the wake of a spate of incidents including a deadly pipeline explosion in San Bruno last year that killed eight people and...
Nation NowA pipeline safety bill that gained momentum after a spate of incidents around the country, including last year's deadly explosion in Northern California, cleared the House with unusual speed on Monday. The pipeline safety bill was expected to move quickly...
Opinion L.A.Republicans launched an unprecedented frontal assault against environmental protections and regulations this year, prompting Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) to call his chamber "the most anti-environment House in history." Here are the 10 most powerful and...
Nation NowThe indoor tanning industry is providing false and misleading information about the health risks of tanning, congressional Democrats say. Their criticism follows an investigation in which their staff, including college interns, phoned salons...
Nation NowTaxpayer-funded anti-obesity ads targeting soda aren’t going down well with a Tennessee congressman, who has introduced legislation to prohibit federal spending on any campaigns targeting legal American-made products....
GreenspaceOil service companies such as Halliburton have maintained that the practice does not affect drinking water, despite anecdotal evidence in places such as Wyoming that show methane and other chemicals in residential wells near fracking activities....
GreenspaceThe Obama Administration announced its intention to regulate CO2 emissions from power plants for the first time today in a new proposed rule posted to its website. These rules have been delayed for years and are bitterly opposed by Republican lawmakers...
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