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  • Contractor impaled in fall at Detroit sewer plant

    Detroit's water and sewer department says a contractor's employee was impaled on a steel rod when he fell while working at a sewage treatment plant on the city's southwest side.


  • TVA to cut more than 10 percent of jobs

    The Tennessee Valley Authority says 750 employees have retired or resigned through a voluntary incentive program, another 1,000 vacant positions are being eliminated and more cuts are on the way.


  • FILE-This Thursday, Jan, 3, 2013 file photo shows House Speaker John Boehner, left, left, performing a mock swearing in for Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, second from right, on Capitol Hill in Washington as the 113th Congress began. Ohio Democrats who hold a small minority in their congressional delegation are heading into the primary elections with basically nothing to lose and hoping to gain, but only if GOP missteps and Tea Party challenges help them along the way. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

    Ohio Democrats seek GOP missteps in US House races

    Their four congressional seats considered safe, Ohio Democrats head into the state's primary election looking to take advantage of any openings that might be created by Republican missteps or tea party challenges. But with all 12 GOP incumbents seeking re-election, the odds are stacked against them.


  • JD Tew, pastor at the Freedom Biker Church, listens to the band   "When Forever Comes,"  before he speaks Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/The Fayetteville Observer, Cindy Burnham.)

    NC bikers find Cumberland County worship place

    On Sunday, the sanctuary at Freedom Biker Church was a sea of black leather and beards.


  • Marco Sullivan of the US speeds down the course during a training session for the men's Alpine Skiing Downhill World Cup race at the Lauberhorn in Wengen, Switzerland, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Keystone, Jean-Christophe Bott)

    30 years ago, Johnson created US downhill legacy

    At the Lauberhorn race on Saturday, a potential 10-strong United States team includes three men who have World Cup victories in Alpine skiing's glamor downhill discipline.


  • ** FILE ** Donald Crabtree, a Tennessee Valley Authority project manager from Stevenson, Ala., leads a media tour around the old Bowling Green, Ky., power plant on Power Street, which was torn down to allow for TVA expansion, on Wednesday Nov. 30, 2011. (AP Photo/Daily News, Alex Slitz)

    TVA to close 8 coal-powered units in Alabama and Kentucky

    The nation's largest public utility voted Thursday to close six coal-powered units in Alabama and replace two more in Kentucky with a new natural gas plant.


  • SGT. SHAFT: Vet's hearing injury claim denied by VA

    Dear Sgt. Shaft: I attended ROTC boot camp in the summer of 1958 at Corps of Engineers, Fort Belvoir, Va. I sustained tinnitus and hearing injury at the M1 rifle range. I reported that to the VA at the time and they turned down my claim because my training "... is not considered as service in the armed forces."


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