| Dec 8, 2013
| 5:00 AM
By the time Nelson Mandela was released from prison in 1990, the path to ending South Africa's political crisis through the abolition of apartheid was known, even if it would not be easy or straight.
Solving the country's economic crisis was another...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 12:44 PM
The governors of eight Northeast states petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday to require nine "upwind" states in the South and Midwest to curb air pollution, which they say is blown by the wind into their region.
The petition asks the...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 2:22 PM
FOCHVILLE, South Africa -- In Fochville, a mainly Afrikaner mining town about 30 miles southwest of Johannesburg, not everyone wants to talk about the legacy of Nelson Mandela.
“No thank you,” said one white man, his face hardening at the...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 4:15 PM
No surprise here, but the signs are rife that the banking industry is busily cooking up alternatives to bitcoin--or just as likely, preparing to absorb the bitcoin model into their existing franchise.
The most recent indication comes from JPMorgan...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 8:25 AM
WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency proposed new rules on Friday to reduce future carbon dioxide emissions from new power plants, a major step to address climate change that industry and some environmentalist say could all but end the...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 10:57 AM
The once-obscure Bitcoin has been making news all year.
There have been stories about the wild swings in the virtual currency's exchange rate, moves by financial regulators to shut down some Bitcoin-related businesses, and the attempts by its boosters...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 5:44 PM
For most of its 33-year history, Rentech Inc. tried to make money on green fuel development. But like its plans to sell synthetic diesel to major airlines in 2009, those efforts never really left the ground.
Now, the Los Angeles company is on a...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 7:42 PM
Last January, when Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens launched his comeback after seven years in retirement, his daughter, Madison, wasn't happy. She was in the winner's circle at Santa Anita, crying, "I want my daddy."
Eight months later, the 4-year-...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 5:12 PM
QUITO, Ecuador — The vice president of Ecuador on Friday denounced illegal mining as growing scourge a day after a violent confrontation between soldiers and miners in an Amazonian region left one civilian dead and nine soldiers wounded.
| Nov 14, 2013
| 12:39 PM
Google Books, the search sovereign's vast and controversial digital library of scanned books, won a huge legal victory Thursday from the same federal judge who had thrown the project into legal limbo 2 1/2 years ago.
District Judge Denny Chin in New...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 5:52 PM
Two miners were killed and 20 others injured in a mining accident in Ouray County, Colo., state emergency officials said Sunday.
Officials first received a call about the incident at Star Mine Operations at 7:20 a.m. Sunday, at which point 20 miners...