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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

‘Jihadi John’ won’t have same impact unmasked

Sunday, March 1, 2015

LONDON — As “Jihadi John,” he was a terrifying figure, his identity concealed by a black mask, his threatening tone backed up by his oversize, serrated knife and his willingness to use it in the name of Islamic … 0

War crime forgiveness

Sunday, March 1, 2015

BARLONYO, Uganda — This is the horror that Silveria Okweny is willing to forgive: On Feb. 21, 2004, as the sun dipped below the horizon, rebels walking single file approached the Ugandan refugee camp in which she lived. … 0

20,000 march in Moscow to mourn slain Kremlin critic

Sunday, March 1, 2015

MOSCOW — At least 20,000 people marched through central Moscow on Sunday to pay respects to Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov, whose shooting death Friday night near Red Square shocked Russia’s beleaguered opposition and the democratic world. The procession … 0

Sierra Leone’s VP in quarantine for Ebola

Sunday, March 1, 2015

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Sierra Leone’s vice president has put himself in quarantine following the death from Ebola of one of his security guards. Vice President Samuel Sam-Sumana is set to become acting president later Sunday when President … 0

‘Gringo’ meddling

Sunday, March 1, 2015

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela will shrink the size of the U.S. Embassy staff, limit the activities of U.S. diplomats and require American citizens to apply for visas if they want to come bask on the beach. Speaking before … 0

Congress’ dysfunction severely limits agendas

Sunday, March 1, 2015

WASHINGTON — Congress’ dysfunction isn’t limited to the struggle to keep a Cabinet department running without interruption. Lawmakers couldn’t finish their work last year and it’s showing now. The leftover business could prove even more divisive than the … 0

Obama, Kerry condemn killing of Russian opposition figure

Friday, February 27, 2015

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday condemned the killing of prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov. Obama said in a statement that Nemtsov was brutally murdered. He called on Russia’s government to “conduct a prompt, impartial and transparent investigation into the … 0

Mexico official: Police capture top drug lord ‘La Tuta’

Friday, February 27, 2015

MEXICO CITY — Servando “La Tuta” Gomez, a former school teacher who became one of Mexico’s most-wanted drug lords as head of the Knights Templar cartel, was captured early Friday by federal police, according to Mexican officials. Gomez … 0

Dems caught between Obama, Netanyahu on Tuesday’s speech

Friday, February 27, 2015

WASHINGTON — Jewish House Democrats personally offered Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a chance to lower the political temperature after he accepted a Republican invitation to speak to Congress next week on Iran — a less provocative, closed-door … 0

Senate approves 1-week funding bill for Homeland Security

Friday, February 27, 2015

WASHINGTON — The Senate has approved a bill to ensure full funding of the Homeland Security Department for one week, sending the measure to the House just hours before the agency faces a partial shutdown. By voice vote late Friday, the Senate backed the bill. It came a … 0