By JON GAMBRELLAssociated Press
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) - Royal Dutch Shell PLC warned Tuesday that it won't be able to make its estimated production for two types of oil pumped from Nigeria, largely blaming attacks on its pipelines by thieves wanting to steal crude.
Shell said in a statement
By JANET McCONNAUGHEYAssociated Press
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - An eel undulating through coastal waters, powered by batteries and checking for mines. A jellyfish is actually a surveillance robot, powered by the atoms around it. Fins pick up intelligence while propelling a robot bluegill sunfish.
By WILL WEISSERTAssociated Press
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A boom in Texas' Hispanic population, coupled with starkly higher poverty rates for minorities statewide, could so hurt future household income that it would cost the Lone Star State $11.4 billion annually in lost tax revenue by 2050, a
By MATTHEW PENNINGTONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The presidential candidates sparred over China during a debate on foreign policy Monday but as usual the focus was less on the Asian giant's rise as a world power than its impact on the American economy.
President Barack Obama and
By The Associated Press
With the Iraq war over and Afghanistan winding down, worries about the possibility of a new U.S. military conflict focus on Iran.
Despite unprecedented global penalties, Iran's nuclear program is advancing. Western nations fear the Islamic republic is determined to
By MATTHEW BARAKATAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Arlington National Cemetery on Monday made available to the public a massive electronic database detailing the gravesites of the roughly 400,000 people buried there.
Cemetery officials built the database over the last two years to verify the
By The Associated Press
Russia's Rosneft buys out TNK-BP
MOSCOW (AP) - Russian state-owned oil giant Rosneft strengthened its hold on the country's lucrative oil industry when it sealed a deal Monday to buy TNK-BP, the 50-50 joint venture between BP, the British energy country, and
By BOB LEWISAssociated Press
FARMVILLE, Va. (AP) - For 10 presidential races in a row, Virginia voted reliably Republican. Then came 2008, and Barack Obama's victory. Now the GOP is battling to take back what it still regards as its turf.
But this isn't the sleepy, agrarian Old Dominion
By TRACIE CONEAssociated Press
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Fall looked a lot like winter across Northern California on Monday as the first major storm of the season spawned at least one tornado, brought out snow plows on Interstate 80 and showered the rest of the parched region with much-needed rain
By JAMEY KEATENAssociated Press
PARIS (AP) - France will move surveillance drones to West Africa and is holding secretive talks with U.S. officials in Paris this week as it seeks to steer international military action to help Mali's feeble government win back the northern part of the