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The OPEC Era Is Over

The 54-year-old organization still exists on paper, but it's unclear whether it wields any influence as a cartel above and beyond the desires of one member: Saudi Arabia.<p>Here's what the BAML commodities research group wrote in a note at the end of November about the subject:<p>...the fact that the …

Mexican Megafarms Supplying U.S. Market Are Rife With Labor Abuses

"Product of Mexico" — it's a label you see on fruit and vegetable stickers in supermarkets across the U.S.<p>It's also the name of an investigative series appearing this week in the <i>Los Angeles Times</i>.<p><i>Morning Edition's</i> Steve Inskeep spoke to reporter Richard Marosi about his 18-month investigation in …

Oil falls below $66 on ample supply, rising stocks | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Brent crude oil slipped below $66 a barrel on Wednesday, just above a five-year low, on mounting signs of oversupply and lackluster demand as global economic growth falters.<p>A man changes the price for a gallon of gasoline at a gas station in Medford, Massachusetts December 4, …

Florida State's Winston on the Heisman bubble

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has won a national championship, the Heisman Trophy and every single game he's …

Cooper posts numbers like no other 'Bama receiver

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama receiver Amari Cooper blew past the defensive back on a deep post, and his offensive coordinator didn't even wait …

Kobe Bryant attempts buzzer-beater over entire Kings lineup

There is absolutely nothing with anything wrong happening here ...<p>... it's the end of the quarter so Kobe Bryant just wants to get a shot up, and he actually almost hits it. It's still a pretty wonderful image to see Kobe pulling the trigger over EVERY King. It helps that they all tried to make a …

James rallies Cavs past Raptors for 8th in a row

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James acknowledged that it didn't look good for the Cavaliers on Tuesday night.<p>As usual when his team is in trouble, he did …

Fraud trial urged for husband of Spanish princess

MADRID (AP) — Princess Cristina's husband should be tried for fraud and embezzlement, but there's no basis for charges against her, a prosecutor said …

Scientists Are Beaming Over Quantum Teleportation Record

A new distance record has been set in the strange world of quantum teleportation.<p>In the record-setting experiment, the quantum spin of a light particle was teleported 15.5 miles (25 kilometers) across an optical fiber, making the operation the farthest quantum feat of its kind.<p>About five years ago, …

Quantum Physics

Revolution a distant memory as Egypt escalates repression

<b>If you want to know what became of the revolution of 2011, which electrified Egypt and swept then-President Hosni Mubarak from power, you could talk to its leaders. Or try to. Some are in exile, and others in jail.</b><p>The award-winning liberal activist Asmaa Mahfouz is still at large, but far from …

Stocks tumbling, trailing global markets down

U.S. stocks were opening sharply lower Tuesday following a slump in global markets.<p>European markets were sliding Tuesday after an early presidential vote was called in Greece, which investors feared could jeopardize the country's bailout program. Greece's stock market suffered its biggest one-day …

Stock Markets

US risked losing its 'moral authority' by using torture, says David Cameron

After the release of the CIA report the Prime Minister says that 'torture is always wrong' and 'we won’t succeed if we lose our moral authority'<p>America risked losing its “moral authority” by using torture techniques, David Cameron has suggested.<p>The Prime Minister was asked to comment on the CIA …

Putin hopes to expand ties with India

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has voiced hope for expanding ties with India during his visit there and sought to assuage New Delhi's …

Mountain-sized asteroid is heading towards Earth, says scientist

A Russian scientist has discovered a huge asteroid '2014 UR116' passes Earth every three years<p>A mountain-sized asteroid which crosses paths with the Earth every three years has been discovered by a Russian scientist.<p>Vladimir Lipunov, a professor at Moscow State University, said the space rock, …

Florida professor resigns after offensive Facebook comments | Reuters

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Reuters) - (Editor’s note: Language in paragraphs 3 and 4 may be offensive to some readers.)<p>A Florida State University professor said she has resigned after making racial and homosexual slurs in a heated Facebook exchange about recent police killings of unarmed blacks.<p>Deborah …

Amnesty: Israeli strikes on Gaza buildings 'war crimes'

<b>Israeli air strikes on four high-rise buildings in the final days of this summer's conflict in Gaza amounted to war crimes, Amnesty International says.</b><p>Evidence suggested the destruction was "carried out deliberately and with no military justification", a new report by the human rights group …

Rafter fined for dumping trash in Grand Canyon river | Reuters

(Reuters) - An Alaska man who led a rafting trip in the Grand Canyon has been fined nearly $2,500 for dumping trash in the Colorado River and illegally collecting firewood, prosecutors said on Tuesday.<p>Nels Nicholas Niemi, 75, was the leader of a 12-day non-commercial rafting trip through Grand …

Two teens arrested after online video posted of animal cruelty

Two teenagers from the Bakersfield area have been arrested on suspicion of cruelty to animals after they allegedly fed a live cat to two dogs, authorities confirmed Tuesday.<p>The boys, ages 15 and 17, allegedly filmed the dogs attacking the cat and posted the video online, according to the Kern …

Japan's strict state secrets law takes effect

Hundreds of Japanese took to the streets of Tokyo to protest a strict new state-secrets law taking effect on Wednesday that critics charge will help conceal government misdeeds and limit press freedom.<p>The government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the law, which was passed a year ago amid …

U.S. couple formerly held in Qatar sues husband's ex-employer | Reuters

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - An American couple convicted and later cleared in the death of their adopted African-born daughter in Qatar has sued the husband’s former employer, saying the engineering company essentially abandoned them after they were arrested.<p>(L-R) Pastor Greg Waybright speaks with …

CIA lied to Congress, White House and Britain over brutal global torture programme, says US Senate report

Report into techniques authorised by Bush administration after September 11 attacks charges CIA with exaggerating importance of information obtained under torture to justify its actions<p>The CIA lied to Congress, the White House and Britain, as it tried to cover up the scale of global torture …

Congressional Leaders Agree To Cut Aid To College Students To Pay Student Loan Contractors

House and Senate leaders have agreed to cut funding for the nation’s largest source of grants for college students to pay student loan contractors, according to legislation that would fund the federal government through next year and avert a shutdown.<p>Money appropriated for the Pell grant program …

CIA interrogations report sparks prosecution calls

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Human Rights