| Aug 19, 2013
| 10:43 AM
With Apple widely expect to make a bunch of iPhone-related announcements on Sept. 10, the rumor mill has kicked into overdrive regarding the company's plans.
The biggest news over the weekend had to do with a story saying Apple would make a gold-...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 5:35 PM
BOGOTA, Colombia -- Work on Colombia’s biggest-ever construction project, a $6.47-billion refinery called Reficar going up near the coastal city of Cartagena, has ground to a halt amid ongoing labor strife, the latest in a series of setbacks that...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 4:24 PM
Elmore Leonard, like many writers, fashioned a method of self-preservation when it came to dealing with Hollywood. When he sold his novels — and he sold many — he cashed the paycheck and then let them go.
But with the FX drama "Justified,"...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 12:11 PM
One of the more interesting things happening at the fringes of dance music right now is that artists are re-defining what it means to be dancey. In one corner, you’ve got artists like Nicolas Jaar and Maya Jane Coles who play all the big tents at...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 1:21 PM
Utility-scale solar plants have been given priority over mining claims on federal lands, according to a decision announced Friday.
The federal Bureau of Land Management withdrew more than 300,000 acres of federal land in six Western states from...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 11:33 AM
If you've ever wanted to pretend to be James Bond on the abandoned island he travels to in "SkyFall," you can now do so thanks to Google Street View.
The island of Hashima, near Nagasaki, Japan, was home to a coal mining facility that housed 5,000...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 2:15 PM
Emergency crews in southwest Colorado are hunkering down for a protracted battle against the largest fire to strike a remote mountain area known for its tourism and mining history.
Winds eased slightly on Tuesday to bring the West Fork Complex fire,...
| Jun 11, 2013
The contradictions at the heart of the Obama presidency are finally out in the open. As a result, a man who came into office hellbent on restoring faith in government is on the verge of inspiring a libertarian revival.
There have always been (at least)...
| May 16, 2013
| 1:13 PM
CANNES, France -- Films dealing with societal corruption may be nothing new for Western audiences. But in China, where the government keeps a tight grip on what appears on movie screens, that is hardly the case.
Which is why “A Touch of Sin,&...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 2:23 PM
A fire at a poultry plant in northeastern China that claimed at least 119 lives Monday is one of a string of Asian disasters that have spotlighted poor industrial safety standards.
The most shocking example took place just over a month ago, when a...
| May 22, 2013
| 2:10 PM
After almost three years of controversy, a rock-mining company will begin digging into the foothills above the San Gabriel Valley, an operation that critics said would scar the mountainside, worsen air quality and cut off access to a popular trail head,...