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  • Trapped miners in Chile request 'a little glass of wine'

     
    Complex drilling has begun on a tunnel to rescue 33 miners trapped a half-mile underground in a Chilean desert, a process that could take three to four months despite Chile's efforts to speed up the process. The miners are already the longest-trapped in...
  • Salazar: Arctic oil drilling must wait

     
    Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is making it clear that he's in no hurry to open the door to new exploratory oil and gas drilling in the offshore Arctic -- not, he said, until more is known about the potential pitfalls.......
  • A long, precarious wait for trapped miners in Chile

     
    It's been more than a month of waiting now for "Los 33" of Chile, the miners trapped 2,300 feet underground at a gold and copper mine in the remote Atacama desert. The 33 men have had videoconferences with loved ones, watched a Chile-Ukraine soccer...
  • Trapped miners in Chile begin receiving cigarettes

     
    The 33 miners trapped 2,300 feet underground in a mine in Chile have persuaded officials to meet one of their most ardent requests since making contact with the surface: cigarettes. The regional governor in Atacama, where the San Jose mine is located,...
  • TURKEY: Explosion in Kurdish rebel stronghold kills at least eight

     
    A Ramadan cease-fire in the long-brewing war between Turkey and Kurdish rebels may have come to an end Thursday morning. Authorities say at least eight people were killed and three injured in southeastern Turkey when an explosion from a bomb......
  • The 1985 Mexico City earthquake, remembered

     
    Mexico City on Sunday marked 25 years since a powerful earthquake devastated the Mexican capital, killing thousands and sparking a grassroots civilian rescue effort that helped lead to the demise of the one-party state. The magnitude 8.1 quake shook...
  • 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......
  • The Impact of NHTSA's New Five-Star Crash Ratings

     
    The ripple effect began quickly today after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released its first ratings under a new crash-test system. Everyone from government officials to automakers to competing agencies has been weighing in on what...
  • 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...