BOSTON (Reuters) - The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is responsible for May incident in which a chandelier-like apparatus carrying eight acrobats fell to the ground during a show in Rhode Island, U.S. regulators said in findings released on Tuesday that seek to fine the circus' owner. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration found that the company had improperly loaded the steel clamp that held the rigging for the "hang-hang" act, in which performers were held aloft by their hair. ...
The shop is getting off to an even rougher start than the first Williamsburg Starbucks. The second Williamsburg Starbucks opened yesterday and its doing what it can to blend into the neighborhood, in its own very Starbucks-y way. One visitor told DNAinfo: "It's somehow uglier to me than if they constructed a run-of-the-mill Starbucks." Starbucks is trying out a variation of this model in a few markets.
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union cut its already low economic growth forecasts further on Tuesday, indicating the recovery will remain sluggish amid problems for the bigger countries, particularly France and Germany.
BERLIN (AP) — A union representing German train drivers on Tuesday called its members out on a four-day strike, escalating a bitter contract dispute with the national railway operator just as the government considers how to rein in the power of small unions.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal accident investigators have an early sense of what went wrong before an experimental spaceship designed to ferry tourists beyond the Earth's atmosphere broke apart during a test flight. But they still don't know why the craft prematurely shifted its shape prior to the deadly crash.