07/31/2009 - A bill (H.R. 1194) introduced by Rep. James Langevin (D-RI) would provide tax breaks for companies that install automatic fire sprinkler systems. Under the bill, the systems would be counted as five-year property for depreciation purposes. The measure would be retroactive, applying to systems put in place after April 11, 2003.
04/28/2009 - The evacuation of the World Trade Center Twin Towers on 9-11 has provided a treasure trove of information for researchers studying building evacuations. View some of the research from the High-rise Evacuation Evaluation Database project.
03/09/2009 - The murder of a Baptist preacher during Sunday service yesterday in Maryville, Illinois, has once again sparked discussion of security in places of worship, reports the Belleville News-Democrat.
03/05/2009 - The New York Police Department is sending out 80,000 letters to current and retired police officers after a civilian employee allegedly stole their personal information from a secure police office located in a warehouse on Staten Island, New York.
02/27/2009 - Find out more about the new and controversial National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility to be built at Kansas State University. The lab will research biological threats such as animal diseases that can be transferred to humans.