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  • Reality check for Brazil billionaire

    Reality check for Brazil billionaire
    SAO PAULO, BRAZIL -- For a man who had just lost $6 billion in less than 24 hours, Eike Batista was curiously upbeat. Brazil's richest man took to Twitter, as he is wont to do, to send a message to his almost 1 million followers. "My fortune is in my...
  • Jessica Yu's 'Last Call at the Oasis' made her a water activist

    Jessica Yu's 'Last Call at the Oasis' made her a water activist
    If you want to say that Jessica Yu burst onto the film scene in 1993 with her short "Sour Death Balls," you'd be almost literally right. The film is almost 10 minutes of people trying to handle the disgusting confection. Yu's work wins accolades,...
  • Goldberg: Red, blue and faithful

    Goldberg: Red, blue and faithful
    Apparently, Paul Ryan and Joe Biden are both theocrats willing, nay eager, to use state power to impose their religious views on the rest of us. In last week's vice presidential debate, moderator Martha Raddatz asked the two Roman Catholic politicians...
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    A roundup of outstanding photography, video and multimedia from across the Web....
  • South African platinum miners end strike, accepting pay raise

     
    Platinum miners at Lonmin's Marikana site ended their illegal six-week strike after winning raises of up to 22%, in a deal critics warned could ignite a wave of pay demands and wildcat strikes across South Africa's troubled mining industry....
  • In South Africa, roughly 12,000 striking platinum miners fired

     
    In South Africa, the world's biggest producer of platinum has fired roughly 12,000 striking workers. Violence has erupted over other strikes in the country....
  • Robbers steal as much as $2 million in gold, gems from mining museum

     
    Authorities are still searching for the pickax-armed men who made off with as much as $2 million in gold and gems from the California State Mining and Mineral Museum in Mariposa....
  • Chinese officials back down on chemical plant in face of protests

     
    After a weekend of protest, Chinese authorities capitulated to thousands of well-organized, middle-class protesters and cancelled plans for the expansion of a petrochemical plant in a small coastal city near Shanghai. Sinopec, the state oil monopoly,...
  • Suspects arrested in Mariposa museum gold heist

     
    Four men suspected in the heist of more than $1 million in gold and gems from the California Mining and Minerals Museum in Mariposa have been arrested, investigators said, adding that more arrests were possible. Men dressed as ninjas and armed with pick-...
  • Pechanga tribe buys land, ending Riverside County quarry dispute

     
    Through seven years of disputes, a proposed rock quarry site in Riverside County has been called a job creator, an economy killer, an environmental disaster and even a creation site. The debate ended Thursday, when the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians...
  • After second Mexican mining disaster, critics call for stronger regulation

     
    MEXICO CITY -- In the wake of another fatal coal mining disaster in the Mexican state of Coahuila, critics are ramping up their call for stronger regulation of an industry that the local bishop claims is sending workers into “death trap”...