LA Times Science Files for 2007/06/12

These are items compiled by staff of the LA Times.

    Climate looks ripe for fuel-economy bills

    WASHINGTON – Tougher fuel-economy rules, blocked for years by Detroit automakers, now stand their best chance of clearing Congress amid heightened concern about gas prices and global warming. By Richard Simon, Times Staff Writer.

    After delay, first spacewalk task a success

    The crew of the space shuttle Atlantis successfully attached a 35,000-pound truss to the International Space Station on Monday, preparing the way for Japanese and European science labs that will be added next year. . By Thomas H. Maugh II, Times Staff Writer.

    How King-Harbor has stayed alive

    Defended by its community, the hospital hangs on to certification despite repeated lapses. By Charles Ornstein, Times Staff Writer.

    Homer J. Stewart, 91

    Caltech engineer helped in early development of satellites. By Thomas H. Maugh II, Times Staff Writer.

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