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This March 13, 2012 photo shows older and newly constructed 250,000 barrel capacity oil storage tanks at the SemCrude tank farm north of Cushing, Okla. For the past seven weeks, the United States has been producing and importing an average of 1 million more barrels of oil every day than it is consuming. That extra crude is flowing into storage tanks, especially at the country's main trading hub in Cushing, pushing U.S. supplies to their highest point in at least 80 years, the Energy Department reported Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Tulsa World, Michael Wyke) KOTV OUT; KJRH OUT; KTUL OUT; KOKI OUT; KQCW OUT; KDOR OUT; TULSA OUT; TULSA ONLINE OUT

US running out of room to store oil; price collapse next?

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

NEW YORK — The U.S. has so much crude that it is running out of places to put it, and that could drive oil and gasoline prices even lower in the coming months. For the past seven weeks, the United States has been producing and importing an average of 1 million more barrels of oil every day than it is … 0

Airlines reject rechargeable battery shipments

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

WASHINGTON — Two major U.S airlines say they will no longer accept rechargeable battery shipments as new government tests confirm that explosions and violent fires are likely to occur when large numbers of batteries enclosed in cargo containers overheat. Tests conducted last month by the Federal Aviation Administration show that rechargeable batteries, also … 0

Report: Employees not benefiting from slower growth in health costs

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

WASHINGTON — American workers already struggling with stagnant wages are being saddled with higher medical bills even as employers reap the benefits of a sustained slowdown in the growth of health care costs, a new report indicates. While employees’ insurance premiums and out-of pocket medical expenses shot up 21 percent from 2007 to 2013 to an average of $3,273 a year, employers’ total … 0

‘Let Girls Learn’

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama announced a new government-wide initiative on Tuesday to help millions of girls around the world attend and stay in school. His wife, Michelle, will visit Japan and Cambodia later this month to start … 0

Netanyahu assails Iran-nuclear talks

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

WASHINGTON — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Congress on Tuesday that an emerging agreement between Iran and the United States would all but guarantee that Tehran gets nuclear weapons and would be a very bad deal, drawing … 0

Justice Dept. probe finds racial bias in Ferguson police

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

WASHINGTON — A law enforcement official familiar with the wide-ranging Justice Department investigation prompted by the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown last August gave new details of the pattern of discriminatory and troubling behavior that he said … 0

Netanyahu assails Iran deal

Monday, March 2, 2015

WASHINGTON — Seeking to lower tensions, Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. officials cast their dispute over Iran as a family squabble on Monday, but the Israeli leader still claimed that President Barack Obama did not — and could not … 0

Google to begin selling wireless data plans

Monday, March 2, 2015

BARCELONA, Spain — Search giant, self-driving car developer, smartphone and tablet maker. Turned data plan provider? Google wants more people to get online so they can search around and click on its ads. And it’s shaking up the … 0

$4.8M in gold stolen from truck in N.C.

Monday, March 2, 2015

RALEIGH, N.C. — Armed robbers stole about $4.8 million in gold bars on Sunday from an armored truck traveling north along Interstate 95 from Florida to Massachusetts, authorities said Monday. The two security guards working for Transvalue Inc. of Miami reported pulling off to the side of the … 0

Survey: Parents increasingly ask doctors to delay vaccines

Monday, March 2, 2015

CHICAGO — Parents have increasingly pressured doctors to delay vaccines for young children, making their kids and others vulnerable to preventable diseases, a study suggests. The findings are in a national survey of pediatricians and family doctors asked … 0

Boehner leaves open possible vote on Dem-backed DHS bill

Monday, March 2, 2015

WASHINGTON — Speaker John Boehner left open the possibility Monday that the House might pass long-term funding for the Homeland Security Department without immigration provisions attached, as Republican options dwindled for avoiding a capitulation to the White House … 0

US tries to ease tension

Sunday, March 1, 2015

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday tried to calm tensions with Israel before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s congressional address, yet insisted the Obama administration’s diplomatic record with Iran entitles the U.S. to “the benefit of … 0

Survey: Parents seek delay for vaccines

Sunday, March 1, 2015

CHICAGO — Parents have increasingly pressured doctors to delay vaccines for young children, making their kids and others vulnerable to preventable diseases, a study suggests. The findings are in a national survey of pediatricians and family doctors asked about parents wanting to postpone some of the many shots … 0