By Jason Fagone and Cynthia Dizikes Updated 8:52 pm PDT, Thursday, October 25, 2018 Attorney David Anton identifies the locations where contaminated soil was detected at the former Hunters Point Naval Shipyard during a news conference in San Francisco, Calif. on Thursday, June 29, 2017. Former employees of Tetra Tech, the firm hired to cleanup contaminated radioactive soil, allege that Tetra Tech took fake soil samples and falsified test results. less Attorney David Anton identifies the locations where contaminated soil was detected at the former Hunters Point Naval Shipyard during a news conference in San Francisco, Calif. on Thursday, June 29, 2017. Former ... more Photo: Paul Chinn / The Chronicle Buy photo Aerial photos of Hunters Point Naval Shipyard Building 401 in Parcel G in San Francisco, Calif., on Tuesday, September 11, 2018. The Navy's retesting plan for Parcel G is being brought into question. … [Read more...] about U.S. plans to sue Hunters Point shipyard contractor acccused of fraud
Roundup of traffic and road conditions Thursday around Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region.--6:13 p.m. The intersection of Colorado 67 and U.S. 24 in Divide is currently shut down due to a traffic accident, according to an advisory from Teller County US 24: Crash between Robinhood Dr and CO 67 (Ute Pass). Road closed due to crash. Expect delays.— CDOT (@ColoradoDOT) October 26, 20189:40 a.m.The crash at Lake Avenue and Cheyenne Mountain Boulevard has been removed.The right turn lane from northbound Austin Bluffs Parkway to Farmingdale Drive is partially blocked by a crash.8:50 a.m.A crash has been reported at eastbound Dublin Boulevard east of Fieler Drive.A crash is blocking the inside left turn lane of westbound Lake Avenue east of Cheyenne Mountain Boulevard.--8:12 a.m.A crash on South Union Boulevard and South Parkside Drive is blocking traffic.--7:09 a.m.Las Vegas Street at Nevada Avenue is open after a pedestrian was hit by a car.--7:05 a.m.A pedestrian was … [Read more...] about Thursday’s traffic: Crash closes Colorado 67 at U.S. 24 in Divide
A Denmark-based robotics firm has opened its first U.S. headquarters in Las Colinas. OnRobot - which manufacturers robotic equipment used in manufacturing - plans to grow its employment to about 35 staff members in the new office located in the Urban Towers buildings on State Highway 114 in Irving."North America is rapidly becoming one of our primary markets and we looked at several locations from coast to coast before settling on Dallas," Kristian Hulgard, general manager of OnRobot's Americas division, said in a statement. "Not only was it the prime location for our business, we were also pleased to see the tech boom that has been going on in the city."As more manufacturers and tech companies realize the benefit of growing their businesses in this region, OnRobot will also benefit from the quality of talent that is sure to follow."The company plans to use the new Irving office for training, demonstrations and sales meetings.OnRobot says it provides hardware and software that is used … [Read more...] about International robotics firm brings U.S. headquarters to Las Colinas
U.S. Bancorp said Tuesday that it is laying off about 1 percent of its workforce company wide, according to a spokesperson. The Minneapolis-based company, which also has corporate offices in St. Paul, employs more than 70,000 people. Rebekah Fawcett, a U.S. Bancorp spokesperson, said in an email that the layoffs are the result of changing business needs. She declined to say how many of the layoffs were in the Twin Cities. Chuck Fitzer, tax process director at U.S. Bancorp’s Nicollet Mall headquarters, was among those laid off Tuesday. Fitzer said he was told the layoffs affected about 1,000 people across the company and were done to improve operational efficiency. Fitzer said the company brought efficiency experts into his offices a couple of months ago. “We knew something was coming down,” Fitzer said. “But we didn’t know what shape it would take.” He said one other person in his department was also laid off. Fawcett noted that U.S. … [Read more...] about U.S. Bank laying off 1 percent of workforce due to ‘changing business needs’
By Jenny Deam Updated 6:08 pm CDT, Tuesday, October 23, 2018 People hold a rally to protest the Republican health care bill on March 11, 2017, in New York City. A new study finds that the repeal of pre-existing condition protections could affect more than 100 million people. (Erik Mcgregor/Pacific Press/Zuma Press/TNS) less People hold a rally to protest the Republican health care bill on March 11, 2017, in New York City. A new study finds that the repeal of pre-existing condition protections could affect more than 100 million ... more Photo: Erik Mcgregor/Pacific Press, FILE / TNS Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton leads a 20-state lawsuit pending in federal court that would declare the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional and remove the patient protections for those with pre-existing conditions. Here, he is shown speaking during a hearing in Austin on July 29, 2015. less Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton … [Read more...] about Study: Pre-existing condition protection in limbo for 102 million in U.S.