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OPEC, allies says production cuts ahead of schedule

George Jahn, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 11:30am

OPEC and key non-OPEC oil producers are near their target of taking 1.8 million barrels of crude a day off global markets less than two months after agreeing to do so in efforts to push up the price of crude, Russia's energy minister said Sunday.

In debt and afraid: dealing with debt collectors

Sarah Skidmore Sell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 10:40am

in debt and afraid.

Southern Louisiana pipeline draws environmental opposition

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 10:11am

Louisiana environmental groups are gearing up for round two in a battle against a proposed 163-mile oil pipeline that would stretch across south Louisiana from Lake Charles through the Atchafalaya Basin and east to St. James.

NY governor seeks $2B to fix some of nation's oldest pipes

David Klepper, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 10:00am

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants $2 billion to address some of the nation's oldest water and sewer systems — and while that sounds like a lot of money, it's a drop in the bucket of what the state's experts say is truly required.

US Rep. Kennedy: Democrats must heed voters' economic fears

Steve Leblanc, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 9:42am

He's heir to a famed political family that traces its roots back to Boston's bare-knuckled campaigns when Democratic ward bosses kept a close ear to the city's narrow streets and tenement hallways.

Neon piece of rock 'n' roll history going up for auction

David Sharp, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 9:21am

A bright neon piece of rock 'n' roll history is going up for auction — a marquee from the legendary Los Angeles club, Whisky a Go Go.

British leader to meet with Trump to discuss trade, NATO

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 8:40am

British Prime Minister Theresa May said Sunday she plans to discuss free trade and the importance of the NATO military alliance when she becomes the first foreign leader to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington.

Missile failure off Florida? British leader won't say

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 8:40am

The British government is being accused of concealing the failure of an unarmed ballistic missile launch ahead of a debate in Parliament over whether to refurbish the country's aging Trident nuclear launching system.

Cautious welcome from congressional Republicans to Trump era

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 5:50am

Congressional Republicans anxiously monitor President Donald Trump's Twitter feed, parse his pronouncements, and brace for potential controversy each time he gives an interview.

Dubai has new rules after high-rise fires, but few details

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 5:50am

New fire safety rules have come to Dubai after a series of skyscraper fires that marred its futuristic skyline, but authorities offered few details Sunday about how they'll force owners to replace flammable siding with better material.

Trump hotel starts 'inaugural tradition' amid ethics concern

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 1:20am

Red, white and blue balloons rained down over crystal chandeliers in the soaring atrium of the Trump International Hotel at midnight in "a new inaugural tradition," its social media account promised.

At least 32 killed, 50 injured as train derails in India

Muneeza Naqvi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 11:21pm

An overnight passenger train derailed in southern India, killing at least 32 people and injuring 50 others in the latest accident to hit the country's massive, disaster-prone rail network.

At least 23 killed, 50 injured as train derails in India

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 9:41pm

At least 23 people were killed and 50 others injured after a passenger train derailed in southern India, railway officials said Sunday.

Bogus bongs or bogus lawsuits? Pipe maker sues over fakes

Terry Spencer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 9:21pm

In the rarefied world of high-end bong makers, Roor glass water pipes have long been smoked to impress. The status symbols are so sought after that some models command prices of $1,000. There's even a diamond-studded, gold-gilded Roor that goes for nearly $4,000.

Families lobby Malaysian minister to resume search for MH370

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 8:51pm

Relatives of passengers and crew aboard the missing Malaysian airliner plan to present the Malaysian transport minister in Australia with letters urging that the search resume.

$1.23 million penalty issued against Idaho nursing home

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 4:40pm

An Idaho nursing home is nearing a deadline to pay a $1.23 million penalty issued by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

NY gov requires insurance companies to cover contraception

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 3:31pm

New York governor Andrew Cuomo said Saturday said he was requiring health insurance companies to cover medically necessary abortions and most forms of contraception at no cost to women, a move that further protects and safeguards coverage under the federal Affordable Care Act.

How Trump's executive order impacts future of 'Obamacare'

Julie Pace and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 12:51pm

President Donald Trump's first executive order targets the sweeping "Obamacare" law by giving federal agencies broad leeway to chip away at the measure. But Trump still needs Congress to do away with the law for good.

George H.W. Bush, wife Barbara, recovering from illnesses

Michael Graczyk, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 12:22pm

Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, continued to improve Saturday as they recover from illnesses at Houston Methodist Hospital, a family spokesman said.