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  • Review: Gut-wrenching 'The Summit' scales new heights

    Review: Gut-wrenching 'The Summit' scales new heights
    K2 in the Himalayas is known to climbers as the most difficult of mountains, a savage peak, the second highest in the world, with the power to cloud men's minds. On the morning of Aug. 1, 2008, however, everything looked easy. "Conditions were perfect,"...
  • DMV Snafu Posts 400 Job Applicants' Personal Info On State Website

    The state Department of Motor Vehicles' commissioner has sent individual letters of apology to about 400 job applicants whose names, home addresses, phone numbers, email addresses and exam scores were posted on the DMV's official website by mistake....
  • Human Error Blamed for Fairbanks Rail Crash

    Human Error Blamed for Fairbanks Rail Crash
    The Alaska Railroad says human error led to a rail car accident last month in Fairbanks. Nine cars carrying pipe disconnected from a train and rolled down a spur that led to Spenard Builders Supply building. The cars smashed into two delivery trucks...
  • Letters: Re-open Angels Flight

    Re "A bumpy ride," Oct. 12 The Angels Flight funicular in downtown L.A. is a treasure that should be fixed and reopened as soon as possible. People aren't perfect and neither are the mechanical systems or structures we create. Those who can't live...
  • Navy Reserve airborne electronic attack squadron makes final Md. flight

    Navy Reserve airborne electronic attack squadron makes final Md. flight
    For nearly a quarter-century, members of the airborne electronic attack squadron VAQ-209 have launched their jets from this air base in Prince George's County for deployments over Bosnia, Afghanistan and Iraq. Earlier this month, Navy Cmdr. James King...
  • Three new teen driving bills signed into law

    Three new teen driving bills signed into law
    Gov. Pat Quinn signed three road safety bills into law Monday, including two that aim to make it tougher for some teenage drivers to earn a license. The first, dubbed "Patricia's Law," would prohibit judges from granting supervision to anyone charged in...
  • A problem with your reservation? Maybe your travel agent should pay

    A problem with your reservation? Maybe your travel agent should pay
    When Jennifer Forbes and her husband checked in for a recent flight from Richmond, Va., to Freeport, Bahamas, they discovered that there are worse ways to start a vacation than having an invalid ticket. Much worse. The airline on which they had...
  • Recent Tragedies Reflect Summer Dangers For Teen Drivers

    Recent Tragedies Reflect Summer Dangers For Teen Drivers
    This summer has been a particularly deadly one for teens on Connecticut roads, with three dying in car crashes. Brothers Robert Swain, 18, of East Hartford, and La'Andrew Evans-Swain, 16, of Manchester died after a BMW driven by another teen crashed...
  • Anthem says: Here's your health insurance; oops, never mind

    Anthem says: Here's your health insurance; oops, never mind
    Jennifer Frankenberg recently learned that she had been approved to receive much-needed health insurance from Anthem Blue Cross. She also learned that she'd been denied coverage because of preexisting conditions. All in the same day. On one level,...
  • Goldberg: Obama's 'idiot' defense

    Although there's still a great deal to be learned about the scandals and controversies swirling around the White House like so many ominous dorsal fins in the surf, the nature of President Obama's bind is becoming clear. The best defenses of his...
  • Slowing transit disasters

    In recent weeks the catastrophic crash of a Spanish passenger train, the lethal derailment on a French commuter line, the crash landing of a Boeing 777 in San Francisco and the deadly inferno caused by a runaway train in Canada have increased concerns...