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Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for April delivery fell $2.03 to $61.50 a barrel Friday. Brent crude oil for April delivery fell 75 cents to $66.13 a barrel. Wholesale gasoline for March de...

Missouri AG : No charges in 2017 death of Black jail inmate

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced Friday that no charges will be filed in the 2017 death of Tory Sanders, a Black inmate at a rural jail who died under similar circ...

India's economy expands 0.4% in Oct.-Dec., ending recession

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s economy expanded by a weaker-than-expected 0.4% in the October-December quarter, which still allowed it to escape recession following large contractions in the two previous qu...

Volkswagen weathers pandemic with $10.7 billion profit

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German automaker Volkswagen said Friday it made a better than expected profit of 8.8 billion euros ($10.7 billion) after tax in 2020 despite the disruption from the pandemic....

UN: Carbon-cutting pledges by countries nowhere near enough

The newest pledges by countries to cut greenhouse gas emissions are falling far short of what's needed to limit global warming to what the Paris climate accord seeks, a new United Nations report finds...

Explosion destroys cafe, injures 3 people in Russia

MOSCOW (AP) — An explosion destroyed a café building and injured three people in a Russian city 400 kilometers (248 miles) east of Moscow, emergency officials said. The blast in Niz...

Native American nominee's grilling raises questions on bias

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — When Wyoming U.S. Sen. John Barrasso snapped at Deb Haaland during her confirmation hearing, many in Indian Country were incensed. The exchange, coupled with...

Biden to exercise empathy skills in Texas visit after storms

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will exercise his empathy skills Friday during a Texas visit with a dual mission: surveying damage caused by severe winter weather and encouraging people to get t...

Chief: No discipline for officer who shot protestor in face

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida police officer who shot a woman in the face with a rubber bullet during a demonstration against police violence won't face disciplinary action, officials announc...

European court: governments must prove climate change effort

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A top European court is forcing 33 governments to prove they are cutting emissions in line with the requirements of the 2015 Paris climate accord. The Europea...

'Black box' in Woods SUV could yield clues to cause of wreck

DETROIT (AP) — Investigators who are looking into the rollover crash that injured golf legend Tiger Woods will rely heavily on data stored in the Genesis SUV he was driving to figure out what happened...

How and why the IOC could find a 2032 Olympic host so soon

GENEVA (AP) — After years of costly and time-consuming competitions to host the Olympics, the race to stage the 2032 Summer Games might just have passed you by. With little fanfare t...

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for April delivery rose 31 cents to $63.53 a barrel Thursday. Brent crude oil for April delivery fell 16 cents to $66.88 a barrel. Wholesale gasoline for Mar...

Energy executive: Texas power plants turned off in crisis

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The recent blackouts that left 4 million Texas customers without electricity and heat during a deadly winter freeze also unplugged plants that could have generated more power, whi...

Qatar to pour $60 million into new Israel-Gaza gas pipeline

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar pledged $60 million on Thursday to help construct a natural gas pipeline running from Israel into the Gaza Strip, the Qatari government said, a project that ai...