Justice Dept.: Food Companies Risk Prosecution For OutbreaksFollowing a deadly listeria outbreak in ice cream, the Justice Department is warning food companies that they could face criminal and civil penalties if they poison their customers.
U.S. Says Gulf Oil Spill Could Last 100 YearsA decade-old oil leak where an offshore platform toppled during a hurricane could continue spilling crude into the Gulf of Mexico for a century or more if left unchecked.
Jurors Deliberating In Poisoned Doctor TrialA Texas cancer researcher accused of poisoning a colleague who was also her lover was described by prosecutors on Wednesday as a devious and manipulative person.
Halliburton Reaches $1.1B Gulf Oil Spill SettlementHalliburton says it has agreed to pay $1.1 billion to settle a substantial portion of plaintiff claims arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Woman Sips Toxic Tea At Dickey's Barbeque & Survives"It was a fire that was just, it was just all-consuming in my mouth," Jan Harding, 67, told reporters Friday afternoon.
Texas Woman Accused Of Poisoning Child With Salt A Texas pediatric nurse has been arrested for feeding her own daughter such a dangerous amount of salt that the child had to be hospitalized.
Ex-Chemical Firm Exec Gets Prison For Worker DeathA federal judge has sentenced the former president of a Port Arthur chemical company to one year in prison for occupational safety crimes that led to an employee's death.
Feds, Transocean Reach $1.4B Deal Over Gulf SpillThe Justice Department has reached a $1.4 billion settlement with Transocean Ltd., the owner of the drilling rig that sank after an explosion killed 11 workers and spawned the massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Poisonous Poinsettias - Truth or Myth?Poinsettias are the most popular Christmas plants sold in the United States during the holiday season. One myth is that the poinsettia plant is poisonous.
Mercury Cleanup Continues At North Texas Elementary SchoolClean up continues at one North Texas elementary school following a mercury spill. The EPA, TCEQ, and North Texas Poison Center have been at Urban Park Elementary School for several days.
EPA Adds 2 Texas Waste Sites To Superfund ListThe Environmental Protection Agency is adding 12 hazardous waste sites to the list of most-contaminated places in the United States including two in the sate of Texas.
2010 Poisoned Iced Tea Case Now Becoming PublicFive people were taken to the hospital in April of 2010 after drinking iced tea at a North Texas restaurant that had been laced with sodium azide.