Chicago Airport Police Told To ‘Run And Hide’ During Active Shooter Situation

The nearly 300 unarmed police officers patrolling Chicago’s O’Hare and Midway airports have been told to “run and hide” during active shootings. Internal aviation department documents obtained by CNN instruct officers not “to become part of the response” to an attack. “If evacuation is not possible, you should find a place to hide where the active shooter is […]

Army Women Hurt More Often in Combat Training, Experience More Mental Health Issues

Army women not only suffer more injuries than men during combat training, but the active-duty female soldiers also are stricken with significantly higher rates of mental health disorders. The statistics come from a study conducted by the Army surgeon general last summer in conjunction with a bevy of analyses and experiments to judge women’s suitability […]

FDA Proposes Indoor Tanning Ban for Minors

The federal government said Friday it would ban minors from using indoor tanning beds, taking action on an issue that many states are already handling. The Food and Drug Administration said the proposed measure was in response to 1.6 million minors using indoor tanning beds each year, according to 2013 federal data. The problem is […]

Feds Now Recommending Seat Belts for School Buses

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is recommending seat belts for school buses for the first time. School buses and other multiple-person vehicles like motorcoaches have typically been exempt from federal regulations that require seat belts in most other vehicles, although safety groups have for years pushed for the requirement to be added to […]

Feds: Acid Rain Isn’t A Big Deal After All

The negative effects of acid rain have started to reverse, according to new research by the United States Geological Survey (USGS). “Acid rain has been on the decline since the 1970s. Soils are starting to turn around.” said Dr. Gregory Lawrence, the USGS soil and water chemist and lead author of the study, in a phone interview with The […]