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  • Obama, Chinese president agree to landmark climate deal

    Reflecting the urgency and scale scientists have called for to cope with climate change, the U.S. and Chinese presidents laid out ambitious new targets Wednesday to cut pollution in a deal that negotiators hope will inspire similarly dramatic...
  • Cheaper oil's winners and losers

    The recent drop in world oil prices — from more than $100 a barrel in June to about $80 a barrel now — will benefit the global economy, American consumers and a beleaguered U.S. foreign policy. And there are reasons to think oil could remain...
  • Keystone oil pipeline bill expected to pass U.S. House, but Senate in doubt

    Keystone oil pipeline bill expected to pass U.S. House, but Senate in doubt
    The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives prepared to vote on Friday to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline that will help transport oil from Canada to the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, but a companion bill in the Senate may lack votes to pass next week....
  • US tells UN torture treaty applies to everyone, everywhere

    GENEVA The Obama administration moved forcefully Thursday to distance itself from Bush administration policies, telling a United Nations panel that the ban on torture enshrined in a 1984 treaty that the U.S. signed applies worldwide and covers all...
  • Surgeon infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone to be flown to Nebraska: report

    Surgeon infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone to be flown to Nebraska: report
    A surgeon infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone will be flown to the University of Nebraska Medical Center for treatment, "CBS Evening News" reported on Thursday. The surgeon was born in Sierra Leone but is a U.S. resident, CBS reported. University of...
  • Activist groups sue over border pipeline

    MINNEAPOLIS Tribal and environmental groups have sued the U.S. State Department for approving a temporary plan by a Canadian pipeline company to increase the flow of heavy crude oil from Alberta into Minnesota before a federal environmental study is...
  • Lawmakers question Obama's $6-billion request for Ebola funding

    Weighing President Obama’s request for billions of dollars in new funding to combat the Ebola virus, lawmakers on Wednesday pressed federal agencies to explain how the additional money would help in the fight against the disease. Members of the...
  • UN panel on torture questions US on wide range of alleged abuses

    GENEVA The United States came under heavy scrutiny Wednesday from U.N. experts investigating whether it had violated the terms of a global treaty that prohibits torture. The panel quizzed Obama administration officials not just on the treatment of...
  • U.S. pot legalization not in line with international law: U.N. agency

    U.S. pot legalization not in line with international law: U.N. agency
    Moves by some states to legalize marijuana are not in line with international drugs conventions, the U.N. anti-narcotics chief said Wednesday, adding he would discuss the issue in Washington next week. Residents of Oregon, Alaska, and the U.S. capital...
  • U.S. Embassy warns of crime on the rise in the Bahamas

     U.S. Embassy warns of crime on the rise in the Bahamas
    Bahamas: The U.S. Embassy in Nassau released an advisory warning of increased crime across the country. Most notable were the sexual assaults of at least three American women by water scooter operators on Paradise Island in recent months. In addition to...
  • Republicans vow EPA fight as Obama touts China climate deal

    Republicans vow EPA fight as Obama touts China climate deal
    Republican congressional leaders on Wednesday wasted no time in criticizing what they called President Barack Obama's "one-sided" climate deal with China, using the announcement to declare war on the administration's plan to use executive actions to...