• Mexico is putting up wind power turbines at a fast pace and the expansion is pitting energy companies against the Indians who live in one of the world's windiest spots.

    In this Jan. 22, 2009, file photo, people watch during the inauguration of a new $550 million wind farm project in La Ventosa, Mexico, located on the narrow isthmus between the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific Ocean.
    LAST UPDATE : Dec 11, 2012, 2:00 PM EST
  • ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Friends of coal are certain they know the enemy.

    They fault President Barack Obama and his Environmental Protection Agency for new clean air rules they deride as a devastating blow to a multibillion-dollar industry that has been the lifeblood of Appalachia for generations. The agency standards imposed earlier this year tightened limits on existing coal powered-plant emissions while guidelines on restricting greenhouse gases could affect new plants as early as 2013.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 10, 2012, 2:30 AM EST
  • WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney agree on this much: The 2012 election is filled with political differences and voters will face a stark choice in policies.

    On issues ranging from the role of government in American society to foreign policy, the Democratic and Republican candidates for president offered vastly different visions for the country in their acceptance speeches. Each set up sharp contrasts with his opponent, setting the terms of debate for the fall.

    Where Obama and Romney stand — as drawn from their convention speeches.


    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 2:30 PM EST
  • Top GOP donors, industry lobbyists ready to schmooze with conventions guests at lavish events.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 05, 2012, 2:00 PM EST