The cruise liner Carnival Triumph suffered an engine room fire that resulted in the shutdown of critical systems. As a result, the thousands of people on board have had to suffer through days of unbearable conditions as the boat was towed to shore.
The state's employers gave notice of possible layoffs to nearly 1,800 workers last month, according to a report filed Thursday. Dominick's, which is closing all 72 of its Chicago-area stores on Dec. 28, added another 500 probable layoffs to the more than 5,600 job cuts it reported the previous month. Only 15 will reopen as other grocers. […]