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Venezuelan hedge fund manager gets 13 years in prison

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Venezuelan-American hedge fund manager was sentenced Thursday to 13 years in prison for running a Connecticut fraud scheme involving hundreds of millions of dollars from Venezuela's state oil company.

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 January 2015

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Oil producers push to export US crude even as prices drop

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dropping oil prices aren't slowing a push from U.S. producers to ship their crude oil overseas and change a decades-long ban on exports.

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Most of Hawaii's coral recover from mass bleaching

HONOLULU (AP) — Coral rely on algae for food and their survival.

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As Iraqi Kurds gain ground from IS, local Sunnis are wary

 

ESKI MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — An unarmed Sunni Arab man walked along a road in a patch of northern Iraq newly liberated from Islamic State extremists, holding a white surrender flag — a signal to Kurdish fighters that he is not a militant. Cars drove by, a similar white banner flying from their windows.

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Yellowstone oil spills fuel arguments over Keystone line

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Oil pipeline accidents have become increasingly frequent in the U.S. as Congress pushes for approval of the Keystone XL pipeline — a project that would pass near the spot where 30,000 gallons of crude spilled into Montana's Yellowstone River earlier this month.

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Attorney General nominee moves closer to confirmation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators weigh Loretta Lynch's nomination for attorney general for a second day at a hearing certain to pile criticism on President Barack Obama and Eric Holder, the current occupant of the job.

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Obama to seek to bust limits on domestic, defense spending

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will seek to bust through spending limits for both domestic and defense programs, the White House said Thursday, negating the effects of across-the-board cuts agreed to by both Democrats and Republicans and signed by Obama into law.

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Mom of girl shot by Denver police wants independent autopsy

DENVER (AP) — The mother of a 17-year-old girl who was shot and killed by Denver police said she wants a second, independent autopsy because she doesn't trust the official investigation into the death of her daughter.

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