Police say they are poised to clear oil pipeline protesters
CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) ? Law enforcement officials said on Wednesday they are poised to remove about 200 protesters trying to halt the completion of the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota after the demonstrators refused to leave private land owned by the pipeline company.
Quake shakes central Italy near devastated quake zoneROME (AP) ? A 5.4-magnitude earthquake rattled central Italy on Wednesday, downing power lines and sending panicked residents into the streets just two months after a powerful temblor toppled nearby villages, killing nearly 300 people.
Pentagon chief suspends National Guard bonus repayments
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Facing a public outcry, Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Wednesday ordered the Pentagon to suspend its effort to seek repayments of enlistment bonuses given to thousands of California National Guard members who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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A third of Germans fear war erupting with Russia over Ukraine, Syria: pollOne in three Germans worry that tensions between the West and Russia over Crimea, Ukraine and Syria could lead to a military confrontation, according to an opinion poll by the respected Forsa institute published on Wednesday. The survey found that 32 percent of 2,504 Germans polled believe it is possible that war could break out between Russia and the European Union and its allies in the United States. Fears of war traditionally run high in Germany, a country sensitive to tensions that could lead to conflict after the devastation of World War Two and the partition of the nation into West Germany and East Germany during the Cold War.
Toyota adds 5.8M vehicles to global Takata recall totalToyota is recalling about 5.8 million vehicles in Japan, Europe, China and other countries to replace potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators. The company says it knows of one person injured in a crash ...
'Stinky whale' whiff wafts over whaling talks
Portoro? (Slovenia) (AFP) - Between explosive diplomatic quarrels and pressing animal welfare concerns, world whaling talks came up against an unusual challenge this week, that of "stinky whales". Experts and concerned parties wryly concede the problem is "weird", but are quick to point out that for the people of Chukotka in Russia's Far East, it is no laughing matter. The problem is that in recent years some gray whales have developed a distinct chemical whiff that renders them inedible.
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US abstain in UN vote on Cuba embargo for the first time
The United States abstained for the first time in 25 years Wednesday on a U.N. resolution condemning America's economic embargo against Cuba, a measure it had always vehemently opposed. The U.S. was joined ...