Darren Cloer

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Toxic Leak Taints North Carolina Coal Plants, And Regulators

A broken pipe funneled 30,000 tons of toxic coal ash into the Dan River in North Carolina earlier this month, turning it gray. The pipe has been plugged, but the spill has reignited a fight over storage of coal ash, and scrutiny of the state regulators responsible for monitoring it.<p>The U.S. Justice …

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Mexico’s drug cartels are standing in the way of a fracking bonanza

MEXICO CITY—If all goes well, drillers responsible for a shale-oil bonanza in Texas will soon cross the southern US border and extend the hydraulic fracturing boom to Mexico. But first the Mexican government, foreign oil companies or some combination of the two will have to neutralize some of the …

Mexico

Republicans Lost the Shutdown Battle, but They’re Winning the Fiscal War

If there’s one thing just about every­one can agree on, it’s that the Re­pub­lic­ans lost this fight — and badly. They sur­rendered on every point, …

European Union

Jeb Bush to Cruz: Show Self-Restraint

At Long Last, the Republican Establishment Had a Good Night

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>With a critical win in a fairly quiet primary run-off in Alabama, the Republican establishment had …

Why McAuliffe barely won

How the heck did that happen?<p>Most public polls leading up to Election Day had Democrat Terry McAuliffe coasting to victory, some by double digits, in the Virginia governor’s race. Instead he squeaked by, beating Republican Ken Cuccinelli by less than 3 percentage points.<p>The …

Terry McAuliffe wins Virginia governor's race

Democrat Terry McAuliffe defeats Ken Cucinelli, a Republican conservative, to win the Virginia governor's race.<p>Terry McAuliffe, a <b>Democrat</b> businessman and long-time Clinton ally, narrowly won the Virginia governor's race tonight, bringing in enough moderate voters to claim victory in a once firmly …

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Samsung CEO promises to deliver devices with 'folding displays' in 2015

At Samsung's Analyst Day, alongside talking serious financial numbers, forward looking statements and such, the company has announced that it will bring fully-foldable screens to willing customers some time in 2015. The screen tech (which we've seen an incremental nudge towards with the Galaxy …

Samsung's 2014 phones will have nearly double the pixels

To be joined by foldable displays in 2016<p>It's time to start getting used to discussing WQHD resolution, or 2560 x 1440 pixels, in relation to smartphones. Samsung's Analyst Day gathering today shed some light on the company's future plans, and the display category was highlighted by the promise of …

Uruguayan Goalkeeper Juan Obelar Forced to Retire After Chopping Fingers Off

Uruguayan goalkeeper Juan Obelar has retired from football after accidentally chopping four fingers off.<p>The 34-year-old stopper was only left with a thumb on his left hand after tearing four digits off in a domestic mishap that has forced him to call time on playing sports.<p>Obelar, who once …

Moderates win the day in off-year election

Republican Gov. Chris Christie rolled to easy reelection Tuesday in New Jersey, setting up an expected 2016 presidential bid, while former national Democratic Party Chairman Terry McAuliffe squeezed past his tea party Republican opponent to seize the Virginia governor's mansion.<p>Elsewhere, New York …