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  • NTSB official describes blown gas pipeline, course of the investigation in San Bruno explosion and fire

     
    At a news conference late Friday in a San Bruno shopping center, Christopher Hart, vice chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, said he had inspected a length of the transmission pipeline that ruptured Thursday, resulting in the explosion...
  • Deflation or not, gold's fans see reasons to buy

     
    Gold has climbed to within shouting distance of its record-high price, as investors and traders have turned back to the metal amid growing signs of global economic weakness. Gold’s latest rally has frustrated some bears who expect the economy to......
  • Fire at Florence recycling center releases toxic fumes

     
    Firefighters knocked down a blaze Friday afternoon at a recycling center in Florence but not before toxic fumes and runoff from burning titanium and magnesium were released. At least one civilian was injured in an explosion after firefighters arrived on.....
  • Pro Portfolio: Carriage house renovation in L.A.

     
    We're launching a weekly feature called Pro Portfolio: quick looks at recently finished new homes and remodeling projects with descriptions in the designers' own words. Every Monday, these posts will augment the more in-depth home profiles you read here...
  • Researchers find 'shocking' levels of metal contaminants in the bodies of sperm whales

     
    AGADIR, Morocco — Sperm whales feeding even in the most remote reaches of Earth's oceans have built up stunningly high levels of toxic and heavy metals, according to American scientists who say the findings spell danger not only for marine......
  • ZelnickMedia snaps up Alloy, creator of 'Gossip Girl,' for $127 million

     
    ZelnickMedia announced it is corporately engaged to "Gossip Girl" creator Alloy Inc. in a proposed buyout worth $127 million....
  • 'Natural' sunscreen: Better for you?

    'Natural' sunscreen: Better for you?
    When it comes to sunscreens, most consumers are concerned about SPF, brand and price. Typically, they do not turn the bottles around to check out what, exactly, they are slathering on their skin, maybe because they'd be confronted with words such as...
  • Watches that are sharp-looking and cutting-edge

    Watches that are sharp-looking and cutting-edge
    "What if digital watches were as inventive and up to date as cellphones?" That question inspired watchmaker Donald Brewer to found Phosphor watches. And Brewer isn't the only watchmaker focused on creating timepieces that blend high tech with hip fashion....
  • Shilajit is unproven yet touted as a panacea for many ills

    Shilajit is unproven yet touted as a panacea for many ills
    It has a smoky, bitter taste, a deeply unpleasant odor and bears a close resemblance to black gobs of tar. Pricey tar, mind you: 10 grams (a month's supply) will set you back $80. The substance, called shilajit, is an ancient ayurvedic medicine. On...
  • Cancer risk from toxic air drops by 17% in Southland

    Cancer risk from Southern California's air pollution has declined 17% over the last seven years but remains dangerously high across the region, particularly near ports and rail yards, along truck-laden freeways and in parts of the Inland Empire, according...
  • A bad air day beats cabin fever

    Despite stern warnings that the air quality in much of Southern California is bad enough to make one sick, many residents Saturday opted to chance it -- deciding another day of cabin fever was worse. "I realize the risk, but a morning like this is one of...