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Obama optimism over climate pact tempered by GOP opposition

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry hailed the newly passed international climate change agreement as a major …

IMF boss Christine Lagarde says she wants Britain to stay in EU

George Osborne welcomes upbeat assessment of UK economy from Washington-based organisation<p>The managing director of the International Monetary Fund has said she wants Britain to stay in the EU, warning that a looming Brexit referendum posed a risk to the UK economy.<p>In an upbeat assessment, Christine …

Tech giants pledge $1bn for 'altruistic AI' venture, OpenAI

<b>Prominent tech executives have pledged $1bn (£659m) for OpenAI, a non-profit venture that aims to develop artificial intelligence (AI) to benefit humanity.</b><p>The venture's backers include Tesla Motors and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, Paypal co-founder Peter Thiel, Indian tech giant Infosys and Amazon Web …

Oil industry cutbacks may not be enough

Chevron announced on Wednesday its decision to slash capital expenditures even further for 2016, cutting spending down to $26.6 billion, or about 24% below 2015 levels.<p>"Our capital budget will enable us to complete and ramp-up projects under construction, fund high return, short-cycle investments, …

Oil

Federal Reserve set to raise rates in 'historic' moment for global economy

The first US rate hike in nearly a decade could prompt near impossible to predict gyrations in financial markets<p>The Federal Reserve is expected to raise US interest rates for the first time in more than seven years in a milestone moment for the world’s largest economy.<p>Central bank watchers believe …

Key points of the landmark Paris agreement

U.N. climate talks reached a milestone Saturday when more than 190 countries adopted the first accord asking all countries to join the fight against global warming.<p>Here are some of the key elements of the deal:<p><b>LONG-TERM GOAL</b>: The long-term objective of the agreement is to make sure global warming …

A City-by-City Guide to Frank Sinatra's Favorite Haunts

The crooner's 100th birthday would have been today.<p>Frank Sinatra was born in Hoboken and rose to fame in Manhattan, but he built his legend on the West Coast. Los Angeles was not only where he filmed his greatest movies, from <i>On the Town</i> to <i>Man With the Golden Arm</i>, but also where he recorded immortal …

Inspired by #PatsDiner: The Most Memorable Diner Moments in Movie History

There’s something inherently all-American about the diner in all of its chrome-clad, greasy-spoon glory. It’s a backdrop of Americana that—in the hands of the right set designer and director—can tell quite a tale before actors even appear on the scene. There’s the classic, saccharine allusion to …

Items found in San Bernardino lake not related to attack, source says

<b>(CNN) —</b> After scouring a San Bernardino lake for clues into this month's terror attack, divers have recovered some items -- but nothing related to the investigation, a law enforcement source said.<p>The search of Seccombe Lake is over, the FBI said late Saturday.<p>The federal agency declined to comment …

Terrorism

Saudi-led airstrikes bomb Yemen's Shiite rebels in 6 cities

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Attempts to ease fighting in Yemen appeared to falter Thursday, as Shiite rebels pressed an offensive in the south and a Saudi …