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  • Chile fire toll: 11 dead, 1,000 homes destroyed

    April 13, 2014 6:06 PM

    VALPARAISO, Chile (AP) - A raging fire leaped from hilltop to hilltop in this colorful port city throughout the night and day on Sunday, killing at least 11 people and destroying at least 1,000 homes. More than 10,000 people were evacuated, including more than 200 female inmates at a prison.... more »
  • Nursing home fire kills 10 in Chile

    April 6, 2014 2:09 PM

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) - A Sunday morning fire tore through a nursing home in southern Chile, killing 9 seniors and their caretaker. The nursing home is located near the city of Paillaco, some 540 miles (870 kilometers) south of the Chilean capital, Santiago. Police say neighbors were able to rescue... more »
  • Chile miners start new lives, adjust to freedom

    October 14, 2010 9:32 PM

    COPIAPO, Chile (AP) - The Chilean miners began their unfamiliar new lives as national heroes Thursday and got a taste of what awaits them outside the hospital doors - a swarm of reporters, TV producers, publicity agents and even soccer teams all desperate for a piece of their story. A... more »
  • 29 Miners Freed

    October 13, 2010 7:16 PM

    SAN JOSE MINE, Chile (AP) - With remarkable speed - and flawless execution - miner after miner climbed into a cramped cage deep beneath the Chilean earth, was hoisted through 2,000 feet of rock and saw precious sunlight Wednesday after the longest underground entrapment in history. As night fell, 29... more »
  • 22 Miners Rescued So Far

    October 13, 2010 4:18 PM

    SAN JOSE MINE, Chile (AP) - The miners who spent 69 agonizing days deep under the Chilean earth were hoisted one by one to freedom Wednesday, their rescue moving with remarkable speed while their countrymen erupted in cheers and the world watched transfixed. Beginning at midnight and sometimes as quickly... more »
  • Chile Official: 1st Miner to Surface Tuesday

    October 12, 2010 12:28 PM

    SAN JOSE MINE, Chile (AP) - The first of 33 trapped miners is expected to be lifted to the surface late Tuesday after miraculously surviving more than two months below ground, Chile's Mining Minister Laurence Golborne. The minister announced the planned rescue at a news conference near the mine site,... more »
  • Test Shows Chile Mine Rescue Shaft Works

    October 11, 2010 12:29 PM

    SAN JOSE MINE, Chile (AP) - The engineer leading Chilean rescue efforts says his team has successfully tested a rescue capsule nearly all the way down to where the miners are trapped. Andres Sougarett says the empty capsule descended 2,000 feet (610 meters), just 46 feet (14 meters) short of... more »
  • Chile Looking to Learn from New Orleans

    April 12, 2010 7:03 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Chile's new president toured New Orleans on Sunday for a lesson on disaster relief, saying he hoped his government would quickly approve a financial plan to begin that country's recovery from a devastating earthquake and tsunami. "We have come here to... more »
  • Earthquake Has Shaken Northern Chile

    March 26, 2010 12:49 PM

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) - A strong earthquake has shaken northern Chile. There are no immediate reports of victims or damage from the quake, which the U.S. Geological Survey gave a preliminary magnitude of 6.2. Friday morning's temblor hit at 11:52 a.m. local time (10:52 p.m. EDT; 1452 GMT) Its epicenter... more »
  • Large Aftershocks Continue in Chile

    March 11, 2010 11:36 AM

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) - Chilean President Sebastian Pinera is urging citizens along the coast to move quickly to higher ground following five strongly felt aftershocks, including the biggest since last month's 8.8-magnitude temblor. Pinera Chile's congress also was evacuated moments after Pinera was sworn in Thursday as a precautionary measure.... more »
  • Chile's Need Hidden Behind Haiti

    March 2, 2010 2:06 PM

    Chile's earthquake brings a new challenge to the table at the American Red Cross. The current death toll is more than 700 and the number of homes destroyed more than half a million, but nonetheless American donations have been minimal. Chile's devastation seems to be hidden behind Haiti.... more »

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