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1 year 1 week ago

Feds fine St. Louis drug maker $3.5 million

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A St. Louis-based drug maker is paying $3.5 million to settle a federal lawsuit that it illegally paid doctors to prescribe out-of-date antidepressants and sleep aids to Medicare and Medicaid patients. The U.S. attorney's office in San Francisco announced the settlement Thursday. Prosecutors say a former...

2 years 8 months ago

Moose threatened by sloppy hunters

FRISCO, Colo. (AP) - Colorado wildlife authorities say the state's small moose population faces a frustrating threat: sloppy hunters who think they're aiming at elk. The Summit Daily News reports that just halfway through this year's fall rifle season, officials know of 11 moose accidentally killed. Last year the number...

2 years 9 months ago

Fort Collins protesters face fines

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Occupy Wall Street protesters in Fort Collins are being told to stop camping or face hefty fines. Fort Collins city code enforcers have told the owner of the protest site in the city's Old Town neighborhood that camping is prohibited on commercial property. The Coloradoan...

3 years 3 months ago

CU pays 50K for annual pot celebration

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - University of Colorado officials are discussing the possibility of shutting down an annual marijuana celebration event that costs the school tens of thousands of dollars to manage. Vice Chancellor for Administration Frank Bruno says CU pays about $50,000 annually to hire personnel from the sheriff...

4 years 2 months ago

BP refineries account for most violations

A Washington-based research group says two BP refineries in the U.S. account for 97 percent of "egregious willful" violations given by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The study by the Center for Public Integrity says the violations were found in the last three years in BP's Texas City...

4 years 2 months ago

OSHA proposes $217K in Colorado fines for Postal Service

Federal workplace safety regulators have proposed fining the U.S. Postal Service $217,000 for allegedly exposing workers at the Denver Network Distribution Center in Denver to electrical hazards. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Monday it issued three willful citations after it found workers tested live electrical equipment without...

4 years 2 months ago

Toyota may be hit with more fines

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says more fines are possible for Toyota Motor Corp. if further safety violations are uncovered. LaHood said Monday that documents submitted by Toyota to the U.S. government are still being reviewed, and he would not hesitate to impose more penalties. He spoke at...

4 years 5 months ago

FAA eyes hefty fines for American

Government and industry officials say the FAA is close to wrapping up a two-year investigation of safety violations at American Airlines. The result could be one of the largest fines in the agency's history. The officials who spoke on condition of anonymity say the Federal Aviation Administration investigation involves improperly...

4 years 9 months ago

FAA proposes fines against United, US Airways

The Federal Aviation Administration wants to levy multimillion dollar penalties on United Airlines and US Airways for safety violations. The FAA said Wednesday it has proposed a $5.4 million fine against US Airways for operating eight planes on a total of 1,647 flights from October 2008 to January 2009 in...

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