California has about half the number of refiners it had in the early 1980s. Gasoline price spikes, such as the one this month, hurt independent stations too.
President Obama, Mitt Romney aim for swing vote in final debate in Florida
Foreign policy is the topic of the final presidential debate, but winning undecided voters will be the goal for Obama and Romney.
One shady operator provides glimpse of supply line to Iran
An Austrian who stays a step ahead of the U.S. is accused of being part of a global maze of illicit suppliers who are finding gaps in the sanctions campaign.
A Mojave Desert cross brings a lot of things to bear
The head of the Mojave National Preserve had little reason to think that an exchange over a memorial built in 1934 would spur a 13-year saga full of litigation, vandalism, political theater and theft.
George McGovern, liberal standard-bearer against Nixon in ‘72, dies
Democrat George S. McGovern, a war hero who opposed the Vietnam War, was crushed by President Richard Nixon’s Watergate-tainted campaign. A die-hard idealist, McGovern inspired scores of budding politicians.
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