2 earthquakes rattle West Texas; largest is magnitude 5.0

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Two earthquakes centered near the same remote area of West Texas rattled the region on Thursday morning. The first tremor registered at a magnitude 3.0 early Th...

Lebanon begins 'historic' offshore oil drilling amid crisis

Beirut (AP) — Lebanon's president Thursday inaugurated the Mediterranean country's first offshore exploratory drilling for oil and gas, calling it a “historic day” for the cash-strapped country. ...

Appeals court upholds Norway licenses for Arctic drilling

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — An appeals court ruled Thursday that the Norwegian government can hand out oil drilling licenses in the Arctic, dealing a second blow to environmental groups that had sued a...

Florida governor says land buy will stop Everglades drilling

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida will buy 20,000 acres (8,000 hectares) of land in the environmentally sensitive Everglades to prevent oil drilling in the area, Gov. Ron DeSantis said Wednesday. ...

Agency agrees to designate habitat for threatened ice seals

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A federal agency will decide by September how much ocean and coast will be designated as critical habitat for two ice seal species found in Alaska. The Cente...

Samsung Heavy Industries to pay criminal fine in bribe case

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A major South Korean shipbuilder has agreed to pay a $75 million criminal fine to avoid prosecution in the U.S. for a conspiracy to bribe officials in Brazil. ...

California halts fracking permits in oil producer crackdown

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom cracked down on oil producers Tuesday, halting approval of hundreds of fracking permits until independent scientists can review them and temporar...

Critics gear up for response to lease sale in Arctic refuge

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Opponents of oil drilling in America's largest wildlife refuge have a message for oil drillers and the people who finance them: Don't become the company known for the demise o...

Taiwan TV commentator calls out Han on oil drilling pipe dream

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to itinerant Kaohsiung mayor and Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu's (韓國瑜) denial that he had made a promise to raise money for the city b...

House approves oil drilling ban off Atlantic, Pacific coasts

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House approved legislation Wednesday that would permanently bar drilling off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts and extend a moratorium on drilling off Florida's west coast. ...

Oil drilling plan near Utah monument draws tribal opposition

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The U.S. government will allow oil and gas companies to make lease bids Monday on lands considered archaeologically sensitive near a national monument stretching across the Utah-...

Technology companies push early US stock gains

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks moved higher in early trading Monday on Wall Street as investors snapped up technology stocks. The opening gains follow a decline last week that pulled th...

Fuel prices to increase in coming week in Taiwan

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Taiwan's two major fuel suppliers on Sunday announced increases in fuel prices for the coming week, citing tensions in the Middle East and a halt in oil drilling operations in the ...

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The Latest: Kuwait's emir in Baghdad amid regional tensions

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region amid rising tensions between Iran and the U.S. (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Kuwait's emir has ...