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  • Yemen's fuel prices nearly double after government ends subsidies

    Yemen saw fuel prices double Wednesday after Yemen's government ended its fuel subsidy program. Yemen's program had costed billions of dollar and lead to demonstrations across the country. 

  • Germany crop circles: Who made them?

    Germany crop circles have drawn thousands of people to a Bavarian farmer's field to see the ornate designs. The Germany crop circles were discovered last week by a balloonist.

  • Arizona utility wants to install free solar panels on 3,000 homes

    Arizona Public Service Co. wants to put rooftop solar systems on 3,000 homes. Customers would also get a $30 credit each month for 20 years, or $7,200.

  • US curbs dirty coal at home, sends it overseas instead

    As the US tries to set a global example by reducing fossil fuel use at home, US energy companies are sending more dirty fuels than ever abroad. This fossil fuel trade, which has soared under President Obama, threatens to undermine his strategy to reduce the gases blamed for global warming. 

  • Senate hopeful cuts power to White House – in TV ad (+video)

    In a new campaign ad, Senate hopeful Natalie Tennant rebukes the Obama administration's carbon limits on power plants by pretending to cut power to the White House. The White House power outage ad is the first for the West Virginia candidate.

  • 911 call reveals home intruder is ... a snake?

    Police officers in New Mexico responded to a 911 call to find that the home intruder was a large snake. The home intruder snake was removed from the home, according to officers, and released in an open space in the city.

  • Libya oil depot fire: Officials call for international help

    A Libya oil depot fire spread uncontrolled Monday, after the oil depot was caught in the middle of militias battling for control of an airfield. The Libya oil depot fire had spread to a second depot by Monday afternoon, according to the government. 

  • Revere tornado damages city north of Boston

    A Revere tornado ripped up roofs and uprooted trees Monday in the coastal city of Revere, just north of Boston. There were no immediate reports of serious injuries from the Revere tornado.

  • Xi Jinping: Behind the purge of China's oil firms

    Xi Jinping has launched a campaign against his political rivals that is roiling the entire Communist Party. A Reuters examination of the oil-industry component of the Chinese president's crackdown shows the extent of the Xi Jinping purge, a drama that will have repercussions well beyond China.

  • Virginia campground tornado: What caused deadly storm? (+video)

    Virginia campground tornado tore through a sprawling, carnival-like campground Thursday, killing two and leaving more than two dozen injured. About 1,300 people were at the Virginia campground when the tornado hit. 

  • Minnesota allows expanded wolf hunt despite criticism

    Minnesota will issue hundreds more wolf hunting licenses this year, three years after the animals came off the endangered species list. The expanded Minnesota wolf hunting season begins in November.

  • Fukushima study emphasizes unthinkable US nuclear disasters

    A Fukushima study released Thursday advises the US nuclear industry to protect against highly unlikely but worst-case scenarios. Earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, and solar storms are among the unusual events studied by the National Academy of Sciences in its Fukushima study.

  • Alligator escapes zoo, tortoise may have helped

    A 12-inch alligator escaped a Michigan zoo over the weekend after slipping under a fence, according to the zoo's owner. A large tortoise may have inadvertently helped the alligator escape by wearing away dirt near the fence. 

  • Train derailment: Oil train tanker cars derail in Seattle

    Train derailment in Seattle early Thursday did not spill any oil, according to Burlington Northern Santa Fe. Three tanker cars were involved in the oil train derailment.

  • Virginia campground tornado kills three

    Virginia campground tornado hit the Cherrystone Campground at Cape Charles, Virginia. At least three people were killed by the possible Virginia campground tornado, according to officials. 

  • Peacock shot in California, suspect on the loose

    Peacock shot in Southern California earlier this month. Officials have released a police sketch of a man suspected of shooting the peacock from his Mercedes-Benz.

  • Arturo the polar bear: Why he's staying in Argentina

    Arturo the polar bear will remain in Argentina, according to the Mendoza Zoo, despite hundreds of thousands of signatures on a petition asking that he be moved to Canada. The zoo says Arturo the polar bear is too old to be safely relocated. 

  • New Jersey anaconda: What's in Lake Hopatcong?

    New Jersey anaconda potentially in the state's largest lake has caused concern among local residents. Traps have been set in Lake Hopatcong, but questions remain over whether it's actually a New Jersey anaconda or some other reptile.

  • Typhoon Matmo brings more stormy weather to China

    Typhoon Matmo made landfall in southeastern China on Wednesday where it was downgraded to a tropical storm. Typhoon Matmo brought with it heavy rain and gusts of 67 miles per hour.

  • George Harrison memorial tree felled by ... beetles

    George Harrison memorial tree, planted following his death in 2001, has been destroyed by bark beetles, according to local officials. The George Harrison memorial tree is among a number of trees that have succumbed to beetles this year.