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  • Crash thrusts Metrolink chief into the unwelcome limelight

    Crash thrusts Metrolink chief into the unwelcome limelight
    He is one of those well-paid technocrats who makes sure things run smoothly, someone few people have heard of but so many depend on. Then something happens, and that cloak of invisibility disappears. For David R. Solow, that moment occurred Sept. 12,...
  • Land mines took Afghan youth's legs but not his heart

    Land mines took Afghan youth's legs but not his heart
    For those at Loma Linda University who still haven't met the cheerful amputee tooling about campus in his wheelchair, he's made up business cards: "Visitor from Afghanistan Mohammad Malek," they say, followed by a Kabul phone number. Not that he really...
  • U-Haul steps up vehicle inspections

    U-Haul International Inc., the nation's leading provider of rental trailers and trucks, is inspecting its vehicles more frequently since The Times raised questions about the company's maintenance practices earlier this year, according to employees,...
  • Adrien Brody's other passion

    Adrien Brody's other passion
    By Susan Carpenter Times Staff Writer Adrien Brody is best known for two things: his Oscar-winning performance in "The Pianist" and his nose. The 34-year-old actor is less known for his interest in motorcycles, which recently came to the fore in "The...
  • Call us crazy; you'd be right

    MICHAEL Visbal's home is a three-bedroom, three-bath monument to denial. Perched near the top of Malibu's Serra Retreat — a Shangri-La where homes have names and plenty of breathing room — the smallish blue house with great big views sits...
  • Injured war zone contractors fight to get care

    Injured war zone contractors fight to get care
    Civilian workers who suffered devastating injuries while supporting the U.S. war effort in Iraq and Afghanistan have come home to a grinding battle for basic medical care, artificial limbs, psychological counseling and other services. ------------------...
  • Foreign workers for U.S. are casualties twice over

    Foreign workers for U.S. are casualties twice over
    Rey Torres dreamed of a better life for his wife and five children when he left a neighborhood of wooden shacks and burning trash piles to drive a bus on a U.S. military base near Baghdad. He hoped to send his children to college and build a new home...
  • What Obama's trying (Applause) to tell union folks these days (Applause)

     
    Full text (Applause) of the Democrat's speech (Applause) to AFL-CIO, including the chants of support. (Chant. Chant)...
  • Is this economic downturn just what the doctor ordered?

     
    If the recession has you worried about paying for visits to the doctor, here???s a small silver lining: a new study strengthens the link between a bad economy and good health. The Great Depression that began with the stock market......
  • LEBANON: Militant group's attack on Israel complicates the situation along tense border

     
    For years, Israel's main concern on its northern border was the militant Shiite group Hezbollah, a tightly organized resistance movement that participates in the Lebanese government but still maintains its own military and social infrastructure. But now...
  • Digging for Solomon’s Treasure

     
    Speculators are excavating at the Pool of Siloam in hopes of finding King Solomon’s treasure. Nov. 14, 1909: Flames roar through an Illinois coal mine, trapping hundreds underground. Nov. 28, 1909: Mine inspector Theodore Fellows is being taken to an...