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US to overtake Saudi as crude oil producer: IEA

The United States are set to overtake Saudi Arabia as the world's number two oil producer this year, as shale companies, attracted by rising prices, ramp up drilling, the International Energy Agency said on Friday.

Storm caused 90 mn euros in damage: Dutch insurers

Dutch insurers said Friday that fierce storms that whipped across The Netherlands caused 90 million euros ($111 million) in devastation, as the country's train service slowly creaked back into gear.

Temporary 'bathtub drains' in the ocean concentrate flotsam

An experiment featuring the largest flotilla of sensors ever deployed in a single area provides new insights into how marine debris, or flotsam, moves on the surface of the ocean.

China says sunken Iranian tanker may be leaking bunker fuel

BEIJING (Reuters) - Bunker fuel may now be leaking from the Iranian oil tanker that sank in the East China Sea last Sunday, China's State Oceanic Administration (SOA) said, underlining fears for contamination from the world's worst oil ship disaster in decades.

Thaw on the way in southern United States

ATLANTA (Reuters) - Commuters in the southern United States will wake up to more frigid temperatures and slick roads Friday, but a thaw is expected by the weekend, forecasters say.

College basketball: St. Mary's wins 13th straight game

Jock Landale had 26 points and 12 rebounds, and St. Mary’s beat No. 13 Gonzaga 74-71 on Thursday to take sole possession of first place in the West Coast Conference. Rui Hachimura came off the bench to score 23 points for Gonzaga (16-4, 6-1 WCC), which suffered a rare home loss. Calvin Hermanson...

What to watch in international soccer this weekend

England’s top team finds itself in an unusual position, coming off its only loss of the season, while in Spain Barcelona, which is running away with La Liga’s title, will try to keep its unbeaten league record intact EPL: For the first time this season, Manchester City will trying to bounce back...

Friday's TV highlights: 'High Maintenance' on HBO

SERIES MacGyver The team heads to New Orleans to catch a con artist (guest star Amy Smart) who is trying to pass herself off as the wife of Duke Jacoby, an alias Jack (George Eads) used to use, but her gambit backfires when “Duke’s” old enemies start looking for revenge. Lucas Till, Tristin Mays...

LAFC is weighing options with the top pick in the MLS SuperDraft

Three days before the start of its first preseason training camp, the first-team roster for the expansion Los Angeles Football Club is just 12 players deep — enough to field a starting lineup, but not much else. LAFC will add to those numbers Friday, when it picks first in each of the first three...

Only prayer will defeat ‘power of darkness’ called abortion: Card. Dolan at March for Life vigil

'I'm afraid we battle, as well, an axis we cannot see, whose powers are stronger than any in creation, save one: our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.'

Russian pro-life group lights 2,000 candles in memory of children aborted each day

The display sent a powerful message on the Orthodox Church's feast of the Holy Innocents.

Congressman Blackburn: Abortion survivors deserve protection

On the night before her Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act will face a vote on the floor of the U.S. Congress, Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) is feeling humbled that her work for the cause of life continues to make waves. Show More Summary

Slick driving on icy roads after deadly storm across U.S. South

ATLANTA (Reuters) - Commuters in the U.S. South endured frigid temperatures and slick driving conditions on Thursday after a storm dumped heavy snow across the region, whipped up winds that snapped power lines and led to at least a dozen deaths.

Climate change hits businesses where it hurts: their wallets.

"When risk cascades through a complex system, the danger is not of incremental damage but of 'runaway collapse.'"

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker bellist: "What book from a minority viewpoint would you recommend that you can hand to an ally and say, 'This is what my life is like; these are the day-to-day micro (or macro) aggressions I have to put up with. Read it and learn.'?"I don't have a good answer to this question. I think the fact that I don't is why I wrote the Terrible Bargain.

DACA and the Agonizing Waiting Game

Dreamers put their trust in the goodness of the American people as lawmakers decide their fate.

Christian politician regrets saying gay sex is not a sin

Former British Liberal Democrat Tim Farron didn't want to compromise his beliefs any longer and so he stepped down as party leader.

School district caves to gay lobby, pays $800,000 to settle transgender student case

Worn down and concerned with rising litigation costs, the school district dropped its appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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