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OPEC keeps oil production at current high level

 

VIENNA (AP) — Acknowledging their inability to push up oil prices, OPEC nations on Friday effectively scrapped their official output ceiling and agreed to keep producing well above that level.

Last Updated on Friday, 04 December 2015

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Manager: Ex-Stone Temple Pilots frontman Weiland dead at 48

 

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Scott Weiland, the former frontman for the Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, has died. He was 48.

Last Updated on Friday, 04 December 2015

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Congress revives the Export-Import Bank; establishment win

WASHINGTON (AP) — With little fanfare, Congress has revived the federal Export-Import Bank five months after allowing it to expire, handing a victory to business groups and a defeat to tea party conservatives and the billionaire GOP donor Koch Brothers.

Last Updated on Friday, 04 December 2015

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South India rains ease but poor urban planning feeds misery

NEW DELHI (AP) — The relentless rains that lashed southern India's Tamil Nadu state for three days eased Friday, but the misery of tens of thousands of people was far from over, with large parts of the main city still underwater along with the region's biggest airport.

Last Updated on Friday, 04 December 2015

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Saudi Arabia to host Syrian opposition ahead of peace talks

BEIRUT (AP) — Saudi Arabia is hosting Syrian opposition groups and many of the main rebel factions next week in an effort to come up with a unified front ahead of peace talks with representatives of the government in Damascus, scheduled to begin early next year.

Last Updated on Friday, 04 December 2015

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US to hasten return of Okinawa military-held land to Japan

TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. and Japan said Friday they are hastening the return of some land the American military holds in Okinawa, seeking to soothe local resentment over the issue on the southern Japanese island.

Last Updated on Friday, 04 December 2015

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Attackers in California shooting had thousands of bullets

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — The husband-and-wife attackers who slaughtered 14 people at an employee banquet fired as many as 75 rifle rounds in the assault, left behind three rigged-together pipe bombs with a remote-control device that apparently malfunctioned, and had over 1,600 more bullets with them when they were gunned down in their SUV, authorities said Thursday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 December 2015

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Pentagon chief to military: Open all combat jobs to women

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Thursday ordered the military to open all combat jobs to women, rebuffing requests by the Marine Corps to exclude women from certain front-line combat jobs.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 December 2015

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