These are items compiled by staff of the LA Times.
- INFECTIOUS DISEASES
Border alert on TB patient disregarded
DENVER – A man infected with an extremely dangerous strain of tuberculosis was waved into the United States at a border crossing even after a routine check of his passport set off an urgent warning, authorities said Thursday. By Jia-Rui Chong, Stephanie Simon and Nicholas Riccardi, Times Staff Writers.
Cancer reported in Sept. 11 first responders
NEW YORK – Some of the first responders who were exposed to the cocktail of toxins produced at the World Trade Center collapse are developing a form of cancer often seen in much older people, in what one doctor calls the “third wave” of disorders to emerge from the Sept. 11 disaster. By Delthia Ricks, Newsday.
Plan to clean air may kill ambience
Regulation would limit wood-burning fireplace construction and use. By Janet Wilson, Times Staff Writer.
- GLOBAL WARMING
Bush offers to take climate lead
WASHINGTON – On the eve of a major international summit, President Bush proposed Thursday that the United States and the other nations that produce most of the gases responsible for global warming initiate a campaign to limit emissions and set long-term goals for reductions. By James Gerstenzang and Richard Simon, Times Staff Writers.
- GLOBAL WARMING
NASA chief not worried about global warming
The head of NASA, Michael D. Griffin, said Thursday that he was not sure whether global warming was “a long-term concern or not.” By Alan Zarembo, Times Staff Writer.
- FOOD SAFETY
China speaks out on food safety
Officials defend their nation’s record after scandals set off alarms around a world increasingly reliant on its exports. By Ching-Ching Ni, Times Staff Writer.