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Weather delays divers from searching for shipwreck survivors

PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) — Families anxiously awaited news of the 12 people missing from a capsized oil industry vessel Thursday while stormy weather...

UN Security Council votes on monitors of Libya cease-fire

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council is voting on a draft resolution that urges all foreign forces and mercenaries to leave Libya...

Capsized ship off Louisiana: 12 missing, 1 dead, 6 rescued

PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) — Coast Guard boats and aircraft have covered an area larger than the state of Rhode Island to search for...

Biden taps ex-Obama official as Interior Department deputy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is naming Tommy Beaudreau, a former Obama administration official, to be deputy secretary at the Interior Department after...

Fracking ban fails to advance in California Legislature

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers Tuesday rejected a bill that would have banned fracking in the state, succumbing to pressure from the powerful...

Business leaders urge Biden to set ambitious climate goal

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 300 businesses and investors, including such giants as Apple, Google, Microsoft and Coca-Cola, are calling on the Biden administration...

European lawmakers, executives urge US to halve emissions

BERLIN (AP) — Dozens of European lawmakers, business executives and union leaders on Tuesday urged the United States to cut its greenhouse gas emissions...

Turkey, Libya recommit to contested maritime borders deal

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The head of Libya's new interim government and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday affirmed their commitment to a...

Lebanon extends area claimed in border dispute with Israel

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s outgoing minister of public works said Monday that he has signed a decree that would increase the area claimed by...

Average US price of gas holds steady at $2.94 per gallon

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline held steady over the past two weeks at $2.94 per gallon. ...

With key deals, Uganda’s nascent oil sector nears maturity

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda, Tanzania and French oil company Total signed agreements Sunday on building a heated pipeline to carry crude oil from...

IMF: Vaccine inequity threatens Mideast’s economic recovery

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Middle East economies are recovering from the coronavirus pandemic faster than anticipated, largely due to the acceleration of...

Chadian president seeks 6th term after 30 years in power

N’DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno is seeking to extend his three-decade long rule, running for a sixth time in this...

Iran frees South Korean ship it held amid dispute over funds

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A South Korean oil tanker held for months by Iran amid a dispute over billions of dollars seized...

US sanctions on Myanmar gems target key junta funding source

BANGKOK (AP) — The latest U.S. sanctions on Myanmar target an army-controlled gems business rife with corruption and abuses that is one of the...

Interior secretary steps into Utah public lands tug-of-war

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — For decades, a public lands tug-of-war has played out over a vast expanse of southern Utah where red rocks...

Asian stocks mixed after lackluster day on Wall Street

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Wednesday after Wall Street took a breather, with major indexes edging lower. ...

N Ireland sees 3rd night of unrest amid post-Brexit tensions

LONDON (AP) — Police and politicians in Northern Ireland appealed for calm on Monday after a third night of violence that saw Protestant youths...

Republicans trod well-worn path to court to sue Biden

WASHINGTON (AP) — These are busy days for Republican state attorneys general, filing repeated lawsuits that claim President Joe Biden and his administration are...

EXPLAINER: Who are the rebels in northern Mozambique?

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — With more than a week of fierce fighting including beheaded bodies in the streets, the battle for the northern Mozambique town...

OPEC and allies agree to gradually boost crude oil output

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The OPEC oil cartel and allied countries said Thursday that they have decided to add gradually add back some 2...

Biden plan would spend $16B to clean up old mines, oil wells

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's $2.3 trillion plan to transform America’s infrastructure includes $16 billion to plug old oil and gas wells...

US factory activity expands at fastest pace since 1983

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturers expanded in March at the fastest pace in 37 years, a sign of strengthening demand as the pandemic wanes...

Saudi minister urges caution on oil production levels

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Saudi Arabia's energy minister took a cautious view of any increase in oil production as members of the OPEC cartel...

Safety last: Risky investments soared at start of 2021

NEW YORK (AP) — Who needs safety when the world's about to get back to normal? ...

Iraqi parliament approves budget of $89 billion for 2021

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s parliament on Wednesday approved the state budget for 2021, after weeks of wrangling amid a severe economic and financial crisis...

Suez Canal reopens after stuck cargo ship is freed

SUEZ, Egypt (AP) — Salvage teams on Monday finally freed the colossal container ship stuck for nearly a week in the Suez Canal, ending...

Rebels leave beheaded bodies in streets of Mozambique town

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Fierce fighting for control of Mozambique's strategic northern town of Palma left beheaded bodies strewn in the streets Monday, with heavily...

Suez Canal blockage adds to pressure points in global trade

The plight of a mammoth container ship stuck in Egypt’s Suez Canal has highlighted still more pressure points in global trade, a year after...

Asian stocks advance on vaccine, stimulus optimism

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks rose Monday after Wall Street hit a new high and investors were encouraged by government stimulus and the rollout...

Rebels besiege town in northern Mozambique for fifth day

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Rebels fought the Mozambican army Sunday for the fifth straight day for control of the strategic northern town of Palma, as...

Average US price of gas jumps a nickel per gallon to $2.94

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline jumped a nickel per gallon over the past two weeks to $2.94. ...

Plan made to refloat ship blocking Suez Canal using tide

SUEZ, Egypt (AP) — The company that owns the giant container ship stuck sideways across the Suez Canal said an attempt will be made...

Radioactive material found inside oil facility in Lebanon

BEIRUT (AP) — A German company has found dangerous nuclear material stored in an oil facility in southern Lebanon, officials said Friday. ...

Putin hails Russian military’s performance in Arctic drills

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday hailed the military's performance during recent Arctic drills, part of Moscow's efforts to expand its...

Yemen rebels hit, set ablaze fuel tank in south Saudi Arabia

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A fuel tank at an oil facility in Saudi Arabia caught fire after being struck in an attack...

EXPLAINER: Sanctioned Myanmar army businesses span spectrum

BANGKOK (AP) — The two huge Myanmar military-controlled conglomerates targeted by U.S. and UK sanctions following the army coup last month span a wide...

In shift, oil industry group backs federal price on carbon

WASHINGTON (AP) — The oil and gas industry's top lobbying group on Thursday endorsed a federal price on carbon dioxide emissions that contribute to...

EXPLAINER: Suez Canal block could hit product supply chains

The cargo ship blocking the Suez Canal is holding up traffic that carries nearly $10 billion worth of goods every day, so a quick...

Shipping losses mount from cargo vessel stuck in Suez Canal

ISMAILIA, Egypt (AP) — Dredgers, tugboats and even a backhoe failed to free a giant cargo ship wedged in Egypt’s Suez Canal on Thursday....

Jihadi rebels hit town in north Mozambique near gas project

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Jihadi rebels are fighting to capture Palma, a strategic town in northern Mozambique where fighting continued Thursday after launching a three-pronged...

Asian markets push higher despite tech sell-off on Wall St

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares advanced in Asia on Thursday after a broad decline on Wall Street led by selling of tech heavyweights like Facebook...

Massive cargo ship becomes wedged, blocks Egypt’s Suez Canal

ISMAILIA, Egypt (AP) — A skyscraper-sized container ship has become wedged across Egypt's Suez Canal and blocked all traffic in the vital waterway, officials...

White House drops Interior nominee after Murkowski objects

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is withdrawing its planned nomination of Elizabeth Klein to become deputy secretary at the Interior Department amid opposition...

Saudi Arabia offers cease-fire plan to Yemen rebels

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia on Monday offered a cease-fire proposal to Yemen's Houthi rebels that includes reopening their country's main...

Saudi oil giant Aramco reports 30% drop in payments to state

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s state-backed oil giant Aramco paid the Saudi government 30% less in taxes in 2020, the company...

Oil giant Saudi Aramco sees 2020 profits drop to $49 billion

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s state-backed oil giant Aramco announced Sunday that its profits nearly halved in 2020 to $49 billion,...

Emergency sites for migrant children raising safety concerns

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — The U.S. government has stopped taking immigrant teenagers to a converted camp for oil field workers in West Texas as...

In a first, US pipeline agency weighs climate change impacts

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time, a federal energy board is weighing how a proposed natural gas pipeline would affect greenhouse gas emissions,...

Burns confirmed as CIA director as US faces diverse threats

WASHINGTON (AP) — Without opposition, the Senate confirmed veteran diplomat William Burns as CIA director on Thursday, giving him control of the nation's premier...

States sue Biden in bid to revive Keystone XL pipeline

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Attorneys general from 21 states on Wednesday sued to to overturn President Joe Biden’s cancellation of the contentious Keystone XL...

Report: World demand for gasoline may never recover

NEW YORK (AP) — The world's once-insatiable demand for gasoline is unlikely to recover to pre-pandemic levels, according to a report Wednesday from the...

Icy weather sends industrial production down 2.2% last month

WASHINGTON (AP) — Industrial output fell sharply in February as severe winter storms battered much of the country, disrupting a wide range of manufacturing...

Haaland OK’d at Interior, 1st Native American Cabinet head

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Monday confirmed New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland as interior secretary, making her the first Native American to lead...

African court orders release of ally of Maduro wanted by US

MIAMI (AP) — A regional court in West Africa has ordered the immediate release of a Venezuelan businessman close to President Nicolás Maduro, finding...

In early foreign policy tests, Biden takes on world as it is

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden in his early days in office has vowed a dramatic reordering of U.S. foreign policy from his predecessor....

Democrats’ 2018 Trump Country hero faces hard political path

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — In 2018, Conor Lamb wasn’t just a candidate — he was a symbol. ...

Average US price of gas up 25 cents a gallon to $2.89

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline jumped 25 cents a gallon over the past three weeks to $2.89. ...

Israel, Greece, Cyprus hold naval drill as they deepen ties

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said Friday that it has conducted a joint naval exercise with Greece and Cyprus, in the latest sign...

Asian shares mixed after stimulus lifts Dow, S&P to records

BANGKOK (AP) — Stocks were mixed in Asia on Friday after broad gains lifted several major indexes to all-time highs on Wall Street. ...

Biden’s first 50 days: Where he stands on key promises

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden laid out an ambitious agenda for his first 100 days in office, promising swift action on everything from...

Libyan lawmakers confirm interim unity government

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libyan lawmakers confirmed a newly appointed interim government on Wednesday, in the hopes it will help unify the divided, war-wrecked...

Biden’s Russia credentials questioned over European pipeline

WASHINGTON (AP) — After years of Democratic accusations that former President Donald Trump was too soft on Russia, the Biden administration is facing Republican...

US officials: report on oil and gas sale ban due by summer

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Biden administration said Tuesday that it will deliver an interim report on its suspension of oil and gas sales...

US lets Venezuelans stay temporarily, will review sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration said Monday it is offering temporary legal residency to several hundred thousand Venezuelans who fled their country’s economic...

Trump policy that weakened wild bird protections is revoked

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Biden administration on Monday reversed a policy imposed under former President Donald Trump that drastically weakened the government's power...

Asian shares trade mixed on recovery hopes, yield worries

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Tuesday, cheered by the imminent passage of the U.S. stimulus package, although that optimism was tempered by...

Plan to allow thousands of California oil wells faces vote

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A plan to fast-track drilling of thousands of new oil and gas wells over the next 15 years in California’s...

Facing critics, Total to minimize oil work in Uganda park

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The French oil company Total says it will limit its work to extract oil from a Ugandan national park to...

Attack on Saudi oil site fuels upward march for crude prices

BANGKOK (AP) — Oil prices remained elevated Monday as Saudi Arabian oil facilities were targeted by drone strikes just days after the largest crude...

Asian shares mixed after US stimulus bill, profit-taking

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Monday, as some indexes were lifted by hopes for a gradual global recovery after the U.S. economic...

Escalating violence raises pressure for Myanmar sanctions

BANGKOK (AP) — The escalation of violence in Myanmar as authorities crack down on protests against the Feb. 1 coup is raising pressure for...

Saudi-led coalition strikes Yemen’s rebel-held capital

CAIRO (AP) — The Saudi-led coalition fighting Iran-backed rebels in Yemen said Sunday that it had launched a new air campaign on the country’s...

Opponents suspect environmental racism in pipeline project

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Clyde Robinson treasures the acre of land he inherited, a verdant space tucked into a cul-de-sac in a south Memphis...

Shares slip in Asia after bond yield spike hits Wall St

Asian shares slipped Friday after surging U.S. bond yields renewed pressure on high-flying technology companies. ...

Powell: Higher inflation temporary, no rate hikes in sight

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell suggested Thursday that inflation will pick up in the coming months but that it would likely...

OPEC, Russia send oil price up with deal to contain output

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Caution about the pandemic took the upper hand Thursday at a meeting of the OPEC oil cartel and allied countries,...

Senate energy panel backs Haaland for interior secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — A key Senate committee on Thursday approved the nomination of New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland to be interior secretary, clearing the...

Israel suspects Iran connection to Mediterranean oil spill

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli authorities said Wednesday that a Libyan-owned tanker suspected of smuggling oil from Iran to Syria was responsible for spilling tons...

Collins to back Haaland for Interior, sealing her approval

WASHINGTON (AP) — Maine Sen. Susan Collins said Wednesday she will support New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland to be Interior secretary, the first Republican...

Energy-related emissions up in December despite pandemic

BERLIN (AP) — Global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions rose slightly in December compared with the same month of 2019, indicating the sharp drop seen...

Armenia’s president refuses order to dismiss military chief

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — About 15,000 protesters calling for the resignation of Armenia’s prime minister marched through the capital Saturday as pressure on the...

Explosion strikes Israeli-owned ship in Mideast amid tension

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An explosion struck an Israeli-owned cargo ship sailing out of the Middle East on Friday, an unexplained blast...

Agency permanently bans fracking near Delaware River

A regulatory agency that’s responsible for the water supply of more than 13 million people in four Northeastern states voted Thursday to permanently ban...

Native American nominee’s grilling raises questions on bias

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — When Wyoming U.S. Sen. John Barrasso snapped at Deb Haaland during her confirmation hearing, many in Indian Country were incensed....

Former Michigan Gov. Granholm confirmed as energy secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm won Senate confirmation Thursday to be energy secretary, joining President Joe Biden's Cabinet as a leader...

Manchin says he’ll vote for Haaland for interior secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, said Wednesday that he will vote for New...

Incomplete polar bear survey halts Alaska oil search bid

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska Native corporation that was hoping to receive a federal permit to look for oil in the Arctic National...

A look at how Biden’s Cabinet nominees fared Tuesday

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's Cabinet is starting to fill out, with nominees for agriculture secretary and United Nations ambassador gaining Senate approval...

Interior nominee Haaland questioned on drilling, pipelines

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s nominee to head the Interior Department faced sharp questions from Republicans Tuesday over what several called her...

Long-serving Saudi oil minister Ahmed Zaki Yamani dies at 90

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Ahmed Zaki Yamani, a long-serving oil minister in Saudi Arabia who led the kingdom through the 1973 oil...

Interior nominee Haaland vows ‘balance’ on energy, climate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Oil and natural gas will continue to play a major role in America for years to come, even as the Biden...

EPA changes stand, sides with ethanol industry in court case

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The federal government announced Monday that it will support the ethanol industry in a lawsuit over biofuel waivers granted...

UAE weapons show draws major deals, traders amid pandemic

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — In spite of the surging coronavirus pandemic, major arms makers descended Sunday on a convention center in...

Average US price of gas up 14 cents a gallon to $2.64

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline jumped 14 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $2.64. ...

Tribes have high hopes as Haaland confirmation hearing nears

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Deb Haaland stood with fellow tribal members protesting an oil pipeline outside a reservation in North Dakota, advocated for protecting...

Back in Paris pact, US faces tougher climate steps ahead

WASHINGTON (AP) — World leaders welcomed the United States' official return to the Paris climate accord Friday, but politically trickier steps lie just ahead...

US sanctions over pipeline from Russia deemed lacking by GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Friday added a layer of sanctions to a Russian vessel and the shipowner for their work on...

Magnitude 4.2 earthquake in rural Oklahoma at Kansas border

MANCHESTER, Okla. (AP) — An estimated magnitude 4.2 earthquake was recorded Friday in a rural area along Oklahoma's border with Kansas, according to the...

Myanmar protests focus on junta’s economic support

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — State railway workers in Myanmar continued to strike Thursday despite a police rampage the previous night targeting them in a...

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