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  • Kerry urges Kurds to save Iraq from collapse

    Kerry urges Kurds to save Iraq from collapse
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry held crisis talks with leaders of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region on Tuesday urging them to stand with Baghdad in the face of a Sunni insurgent onslaught that threatens to dismember the country. Iraqi security forces...
  • Iraq facing 'a new reality,' Kurdish leader tells Kerry

    The president of Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdish region said Tuesday that “we are facing a new reality and a new Iraq” as he met with U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry in Irbil for talks on ending Iraq’s sectarian political...
  • Lawmakers urge change to carbon emissions plan

    Lawmakers urge change to carbon emissions plan
    As California gas prices climb, a group of moderate and pro-business Democratic lawmakers is voicing concerns about the cost to drivers of state regulations to curb carbon emissions set to take effect next year. As part of a landmark law passed in 2006,...
  • Gas prices ease ahead of holiday weekend

    Gas prices ease ahead of holiday weekend
    A week before the July 4 holiday, a gallon of regular gasoline in the Chicago area costs an average of $4.02, according to AAA Chicago -- about a nickel less than a week ago. In the past two weeks, gasoline prices have declined, said Patrick DeHaan, a...
  • Fracking-inspired moratorium on oil drilling to expire in Carson

    Fracking-inspired moratorium on oil drilling to expire in Carson
    An effort to extend a moratorium on all oil drilling in the city of Carson failed Tuesday night after the five-member City Council failed to reach the four-fifths supermajority needed to keep the ban in place. The temporary ban, passed last month, was...
  • Train carrying crude oil derails in Lynchburg, Virginia

    Train carrying crude oil derails in Lynchburg, Virginia
    A CSX Corp train carrying crude oil derailed and burst into flames in downtown Lynchburg, Virginia on Wednesday, spilling oil into the James River and forcing hundreds to evacuate. CSX said 15 cars on a train traveling from Chicago to Virginia ...
  • Chicago welcomes summer with rising gas prices

    Chicago welcomes summer with rising gas prices
    With vacation season in full swing, Chicago-area drivers are facing gas prices averaging $4.11 a gallon, about 18 cents higher than a month ago. Local prices are on a steeper climb than U.S. prices, which have risen just half a cent to $3.65 in the last...
  • Canadian government approves controversial oil pipeline to Pacific

    Canadian government approves controversial oil pipeline to Pacific
    The Canadian government approved Tuesday the construction of a controversial pipeline that will connect Alberta's vast tar sands to the Pacific coast and growing Asian markets.   The Northern Gateway pipeline will carry 525,000 barrels of oil products a...
  • Iraq crisis: Government asks U.S. for air support to fight militants

    Iraq crisis: Government asks U.S. for air support  to fight militants
    President Obama updated congressional leaders on Wednesday on the situation in Iraq and reviewed what he sees as options for "increased security assistance" for the country, which is grappling with insurgents led by the Islamic State of Iraq and the ...
  • Iraq militants launch attack on vital oil refinery

    Iraq militants launch attack on vital oil refinery
    Anti-government militants launched an attack Wednesday on Iraq’s largest oil refinery, while Prime Minister Nouri Maliki assured the nation that resurgent Iraqi forces would triumph against “terrorism.” Sunni rebels affiliated with the...
  • Insurgents attack Iraqi oil refinery at Baiji

    Antigovernment militants launched an attack Wednesday on Iraq's largest oil refinery, as Prime Minister Nouri Maliki assured the nation that resurgent Iraqi forces would triumph against terrorism. Meanwhile, officials in India confirmed that 40 Indian...