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  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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.......
  • 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...
  • Trapped miners in Chile face long wait

     
    Rescuers were able to lower a video camera into the shaft but no audio link. Grainy black-and-white footage showed the dazed eyes of a single miner. The 33 men have been trapped for 18 days. Authorities are now working to get the miners glucose,...
  • Santa Anita tries to fix drainage problems

     
    Santa Anita closed its track to training on Sunday and has begun a maintenance program that will try to improve issues involving drainage of its Pro-Ride surface when it rains at the Arcadia track. Significant rain has resulted in the......
  • Officials now say 1 killed, 1 critically hurt in explosion

     
    Authorities now say one person was killed and another was critically injured in an explosion at a South Los Angeles metal works paint company early Friday. Fire officials at the scene initially reported that two people were killed. Investigators...
  • Owner of metal works paint company was inside building at time of explosion, official says [Updated]

     
    The owner of a South Los Angeles metal works paint company was inside the building Friday morning when an explosion killed two people, a company official said. Investigators determined that the explosion, at the building in the 900 block of......
  • While Americans vote, Obama talks economy

     
    Full text of the Democrat's claim to an Ohio audience that economic things are improving....
  • 'Breaking Bad': Once upon a time in the West

     
    "Breaking Bad" creator Vince Gilligan grew up in a small Virginia town where he watched "Star Wars" and westerns and spent his summer vacations making backyard movies with a Super 8 video camera that he borrowed from a teacher. From......
  • 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...