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Report: Chicago Archdiocese Covered Up Child Sex Abuse

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For the past few decades, the Catholic Church has dealt with a growing amount of litigation in connection with child sex abuse cases.

The Archdiocese of Chicago is the most high-profile unit of the church to come under fire with recently released documents showing that it actively hid child sex abuse allegations. Thousands of internal documents were made public as a result of a settlement between the church and abuse victims.

Grandstand Sportswear and Glassware fined by OSHA officials

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A Lawrence, Kansas-based manufacturer has been fined by federal officials for exposing its workers to serious workplace injuries.

OSHA officials have fined Grandstand Sportswear and Glassware for at least 27 safety and health violations at its manufacturing facility.

The company produces personalized bar and glassware, as well as apparel and other business items.

Feds. Force Recall of Combi USA restraining straps

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Officials from the National Traffic Safety Administration have pushed for the recall of 33,000 child safety seats made by Charlotte-based Combi USA.

The New York Times reports that federal officials are concerned that the straps could break during a crash. Combi USA reportedly attempted to resist the recall because it claimed that the failure of its child safety seats was "inconsequential to motor vehicle safety."

Michael Payne Killed in Poplar Bluff Scooter Accident

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A 24-year-old Poplar Bluff man was killed Saturday evening after losing control of his scooter.

Authorities say that Michael B. Payne was driving a 2013 VIP Scooter on northbound Highway 142 when he lost control of his scooter and overturned.

The crash happened about one mile south of Poplar Bluff.

Charles Turman killed after being hit by Kansas City Bus

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The Missouri Highway Patrol reports that 40-year-old Charles Turman was killed after being hit by a bus last Tuesday. The crash happened on northbound Interstate 35 near I-29.

Authorities say that the Kansas City man walked into the path of the bus and was fatally struck. Fox News reports that northbound I-35 was closed during the investigation.

Kanakuk Kamps sued for failing to stop child abuse

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A Branson-based Christian sports camp chain is facing a string of lawsuits by families who say that their children were molested by a former camp director.

The Kansas City Star reports that Kanakuk Kamps is being sued by families who allege that former director Peter D. Newman molested their children. The families say that officials from Kanakuk Kamps were aware of Newman's conduct but failed to fire him or otherwise report the abuse.

Feds: No Issue at Springfield, Missouri, zoo after worker's death

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Federal officials have found no workplace safety issues at a Springfield, Missouri zoo where a worker was killed by an elephant.

An investigation was launched after 62-year-old John Bradford was killed by Patience, a 41-year-old female elephant.

OSHA urges employers to adopt Black Friday safety plans

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Thousands of Kansas City residents will flock to stores for so-called "door busting" deals on Thanksgiving and the following Friday.

Although this period is an exciting time for consumers and retailers alike, door-buster specials may also create an unnecessarily dangerous situation in some stores.

In 2008, a Walmart worker died at the opening of a Black Friday sale after being crushed to death by a crowd of eager shoppers.

New compounding pharmacy law remains controversial

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Congress recently passed legislation that will place stricter regulations on compounding pharmacies.

The measure is a response to last year's fungal meningitis outbreak which was responsible for killing 64 people and sickening 700 across the country.

Compounding pharmacies are small specialty pharmacies that are supposed to mix medication in response to specific prescriptions. Unlike large drug manufacturers, compounding pharmacies are often poorly regulated and inspected.

Officials concerned about silica exposure at fracking jobsites

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Hydraulic Fracturing, or "fracking" is an increasingly popular way of stimulate well production in the oil and gas industry. Fracking involves pumping large amounts of water and sand into the earth at high pressures, allowing oil and gas to flow into a well.

Although fracking is controversial from an environmental standpoint, federal officials are becoming equally concerned about the safety of workers at fracking jobsites.

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