08/10/2007 - Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the Chicago Fire Department, and the Chicago Housing Authority recently set controlled fires in an abandoned Chicago apartment building to test a new fire-fighting technique. Link to the video clip.
08/10/2007 - Maine's high court has ruled that a company did not discriminate against a security guard when it refused to allow him to carry a firearm. The company decided not to arm the guard after several psychological evaluations. Reports on the evaluations noted that the guard was aggressive and short-tempered.
08/10/2007 - The Nevada Supreme Court has ruled that a construction company willfully violated safety regulations and must pay the fine imposed by the state of Nevada. The company failed to install safety equipment after numerous inspections.
08/10/2007 - Hawaii's high court has ruled that a company wrongfully fired an employee based solely on his prior criminal record. The court said that the conviction must have a relationship to the job.