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  • U.S. is increasing nuclear power through uprating

    U.S. is increasing nuclear power through uprating
    The U.S. nuclear industry is turning up the power on old reactors, spurring quiet debate over the safety of pushing aging equipment beyond its original specifications. The little-publicized practice, known as uprating, has expanded the country's nuclear...
  • Jeff Gordon: Big wheel

    Jeff Gordon: Big wheel
    Any sport is ultimately all about the numbers, right? Here's Jeff Gordon -- four-time winner of what's now called the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, three-time Daytona 500 winner, first driver to reach $100 million in series winnings -- and all I really want...
  • Notes on a Year: Mark Swed on classical music

    Notes on a Year: Mark Swed on classical music
    "In the Middle Ages," Sara Maitland writes in her brilliant "A Book of Silence," "Christian scholastics argued that the devil's basic strategy was to bring human beings to a point where they are never alone with their God, nor ever attentively face to...
  • Another worker loses part of finger at bakery firm cited for safety violations

     
    Another employee has lost part of a finger at Bimbo Bakeries, a company with plants statewide whose record of workplace accidents was highlighted by The Times last year as an example of inaction by California health and safety officials. In......
  • In New Zealand, a centerpiece becomes a tomb

    Veteran television producer Rob Cope-Williams was out in the field Tuesday, working on his weekly farm report, downing a lunch of French fries and a pint of beer at a countryside hotel, when he felt the jolt. He and his crew figured it was just another...
  • Trapped miners in Chile now arguing over who gets rescued last

     
    Deprived of sunlight and fresh air since a shaft in their mine collapsed Aug 5., Chile's trapped miners are now so confident that their rescue from 2,300 feet underground is just days away that they are arguing over who will be lifted out last. None of...
  • Chile miners: Rescue underway; rescuer begins descent

     
    Chile mine rescue has begun with the first rescuer descending into the collapsed mine. The Chile mine rescue is expected to take at least two days....
  • Chile miners: Final test run underway for capsule to reach trapped miners

     
    Chilean rescue workers are lowering an empty capsule down a half-mile-long shaft to test its communications equipment before they begin bringing the first of 33 trapped miners to the surface. The bullet-shaped cage is big enough for one person to...
  • Chile miners: Rescue delayed, but the first miner is still expected to emerge Tuesday

     
    Chilean Mining Minister Laurence Golborne said Tuesday that the efforts to remove the first of 33 miners trapped 2,300 feet underground would be delayed until about 6 p.m. Pacific time, allowing time for tests to be run using an empty rescue capsule....
  • Chile miners: Camp Hope saw an 'explosion of solidarity'

     
    The makeshift village known as Camp Hope that sprung up around the Chile miners rescue operation is choked with media trailers, satellite trucks and family members' tents. Sen. Baldo Prokurica said the camp has seen an "explosion of solidarity" among...
  • Chile miners: First retrieval could come before end of the day

     
    Chilean officials said Tuesday the first of 33 miners trapped 2,300 feet underground for two months may be lifted to freedom within hours via a metal rescue capsule. If all goes smoothly, all the miners should be freed during the next two days,...