Trapped Chilean miners – Cheering "Viva Chile," workers early Monday completed the installation of steel tubing to reinforce the path that will be used to bring 33 trapped miners to the surface.
About 96 meters of sheet metal was put in place to line the tunnel bored four-tenths of a mile into the Earth, according to Jeff Hart, operations manager for Layne Christensen Co., who has been in Chile advising workers on the drilling and casing operations. The casing has a lip that holds it in place at the surface and hangs down into the hole to serve as a buffer between the rescue capsule and the walls of the shaft,Â Hart said.
British hostage killed – A British aid worker who died during an operation to rescue her from kidnappers in Afghanistan may have been killed by a grenade thrown by American forces trying to free her, British Prime Minister David Cameron said Monday.
Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, will launch an investigation into the failed attempt to rescue Linda Norgrove, 36, Cameron said. NATO and British officials had said earlierÂ that her captors killed Nosgrove byÂ detonating an explosive.
But Cameron said Monday that weekend statements about Norgrove's death were "highly likely to have been incorrect" although they were made "in good faith."
Obama and infrastructure – President Obama is meeting with mayors and governors Monday from across the country as he gears up to sell a new infrastructure initiative to Congress, which senior administration officials said would center on the nation's roads, rail and runways.
North CarolinaÂ missing girl – Authorities said Sunday that "a stranger abduction is less likely than once anticipated" in the case of a missing 10-year-old North Carolina girl.
Zahra Clare Baker was reported to have last been seen sleeping in her bedroom about 2:30 a.m. Saturday. She was reported missing from her Hickory, North Carolina, home about 2 p.m. Saturday by her father, Adam Baker, and stepmother, Elisa Baker.