HOBBS, New Mexico - Amid the frenetic activity of American shale oilfields recovering from a two-year recession sit a handful of oil towns that seemed impervious as many producers went into bankruptcy and the economy around them sank. Occidental Petroleum Corp and a few other oil producers with wells near this town on New Mexico's border with Texas steadily pumped low-cost oil through the downturn, using a technique that has been heralded worldwide as a way to reduce carbon emissions and boost oil output.
PORTLAND, Ore. - Riot police turned out in force in downtown Portland on Sunday to maintain order as supporters and opponents of President Donald Trump faced off in dueling political rallies, a week after racially charged killings that shook Oregon's largest city. The Trump Free Speech Rally drew hundreds of demonstrators to a public square near City Hall, where a far larger throng of counter-protesters and onlookers massed on three sides of the park in a heated encounter that grew tense at times but remained mostly peaceful.
NASHVILLE — Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban guaranteed a win in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday night after the Pittsburgh Penguins established a 2-0 lead in the series.
LONDON — Militants drove a van at high speed into pedestrians on London Bridge before stabbing Saturday night revelers on the street and in nearby bars, killing at least six people and wounding more than 30.
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Minnesota Twins aren't exactly a power-hitting bunch, their 58 home runs entering Friday night's game against the Los Angeles Angels better than only two other American League teams. For one night, though, Minnesota bucked the trend.
The Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" album celebrated its 50th anniversary on Thursday with a flag raising ceremony above the Capitol Records building in Hollywood. The iconic album, which, along with the Fab Four themselves, features the images of Fred Astaire and Karl Marx amongst others on its cover, took the group 129 days to record what is now considered one of the most enduring albums of the 20th century. By comparison, their first album, "Please Please Me", had taken just 585 minutes to record.
BOSTON - A growing number of U.S. states, counties and cities are filing lawsuits accusing drug companies of deceptively marketing opioid painkillers to downplay their addictiveness, but some lawyers say the industry's highly regulated nature could pose a hurdle to their success. Ohio on Wednesday became the latest, and largest, state or local government to bring an opioid lawsuit, suing Purdue Pharma LP, Johnson & Johnson's Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc unit, Endo International Plc, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd's and Allergan Plc.
MANILA - A gunman with an assault rifle burst into a casino, fired shots and set gaming tables alight in the Philippine capital Manila early on Friday, but there was no indication the attack was an act of terrorism, the country's police chief said. National police chief Ronald dela Rosa told DZMM radio the lone gunman had not aimed his weapon at people at the Resorts World Manila entertainment complex, and robbery could have been the motive.
Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Thursday he will leave White House advisory councils after U.S. President Donald Trump said he would withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord. Trump's decision to pull the United States from the landmark 2015 global agreement to fight climate change spurned pleas from U.S. allies and corporate leaders in an action that fulfilled a major campaign pledge. "Climate change is real. Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world," Musk said in a Twitter post.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Roberto de Vicenzo, the winner of the 1967 British Open and one of the greatest Argentine golfers of all-time, has died just weeks after suffering a fall at his home, his son told Argentine media on Thursday. He was 94. De Vicenzo became the first South American to win the Open when he beat Jack Nicklaus by two strokes at Royal Liverpool. The popular Argentine won 231 other tournaments, and would have been in a playoff at the U.S. Masters in 1968 if he had not signed an incorrect scorecard after the final round.