| Oct 28, 2013
| 4:34 PM
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.
| Nov 8, 2013
| 5:12 PM
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.
| Nov 14, 2013
| 12:39 PM
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...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 5:52 PM
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...
| Nov 19, 2013
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...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 2:47 PM
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...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 6:08 PM
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'...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 6:00 AM
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...
| Oct 24, 2013
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...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 3:02 PM
“Catwoman” No. 24 hits shelves Wednesday, giving readers a closer look at the twisted Joker's Daughter and the underground tunnels […]...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 4:12 PM
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...