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  • Nearly 6 months into Snowden affair, opinion still split on motives

    Nearly 6 months into Snowden affair, opinion still split on motives
    James Costos, the U.S. ambassador to Spain, was called on the Foreign Ministry carpet Monday to be informed of the Madrid government's anger over reports that U.S. intelligence spied on 60 million phone calls in Spain in one month alone. His counterpart...
  • Ecuador official denounces illegal mining after deadly conflict

    QUITO, Ecuador — The vice president of Ecuador on Friday denounced illegal mining as growing scourge a day after a violent confrontation between soldiers and miners in an Amazonian region left one civilian dead and nine soldiers wounded. The...
  • A big, winning day for Google Books in court

    A big, winning day for Google Books in court
    Google Books, the search sovereign's vast and controversial digital library of scanned books, won a huge legal victory Thursday from the same federal judge who had thrown the project into legal limbo 2 1/2 years ago. District Judge Denny Chin in New...
  • 2 miners killed, 20 injured in Colorado mining accident

    Two miners were killed and 20 others injured in a mining accident in Ouray County, Colo., state emergency officials said Sunday. Officials first received a call about the incident at Star Mine Operations at 7:20 a.m. Sunday, at which point 20 miners...
  • Letters: An island nation's warning on climate change

    Re "Rising Pacific tides," Opinion, Nov. 13 How poignant to read of a man from the Pacific island nation of Kiribati seeking asylum in New Zealand because rising tides are swamping his homeland. If, decades ago, oil companies had been required to...
  • Poland, while hosting U.N. climate confab, sacks environment chief

    Poland, while hosting U.N. climate confab, sacks environment chief
    Expectations of progress were already low for the United Nations climate conference in Poland this week, but few delegates were probably prepared for the latest stumbles. Ten days into Poland's role as host of the two-week U.N. gathering, Prime Minister...
  • Lakers have more issues than just Kobe Bryant's health

    Lakers have more issues than just Kobe Bryant's health
    The Lakers are 6-7, lingering in the bottom half of the Western Conference and running on a treadmill the size of a franchise while awaiting the return of Kobe Bryant. But how will Bryant look? What's the deal with Steve Nash? Who took over Jordan Hill'...
  • In Canada's Alberta province, oil sands boom is a two-edged sword

    In Canada's Alberta province, oil sands boom is a two-edged sword
    FORT CHIPEWYAN, Canada — In the Cree language, the word "athabasca" means "a place where grass is everywhere." Here in Alberta, the Athabasca River slices through forests of spruce and birch before spilling into a vast freshwater delta and Lake...
  • Letters: What happened, President Obama?

    Re "Health site gets a top repairman," Oct. 23 What stuns me about the troubles with Healthcare.gov is how they contrast with the Obama team's technological prowess during his election campaigns. Most of the postmortem analysis after the president's...
  • ‘Catwoman’ No. 24 first look: Ann Nocenti talks Joker’s Daughter

     
    “Catwoman” No. 24 hits shelves Wednesday, giving readers a closer look at the twisted Joker's Daughter and the underground tunnels […]...
  • Mercury from Gold Rush mining still washing downstream in floods

    Mercury from Gold Rush mining still washing downstream in floods
    The destructive environmental legacy of Gold Rush mining in the Sierra Nevada could last for thousands of years in the form of ongoing erosion of mercury-laced sediments, according to new research. Mercury, a toxic heavy metal, was used in copious...