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This satellite image shows smoke rising from Saudi Aramco's Abqaiq oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia.
Sun, 09/15/2019 - 14:56

Houthi rebels in Yemen have claimed responsibility for the attacks, but Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Iran of launching an "unprecedented attack on the world's energy supply."

Sun, 09/15/2019 - 12:05

The United Auto Workers voted Sunday to strike after not agreeing with General Motors on wages, heath care and profit sharing. The strike may bring the automaker's U.S. production to a halt.

An Iowa farmer loads corn seeds into the tanks on a planter near Luxemburg, Iowa. Forty percent of the United States' corn crop goes to ethanol production.
Sun, 09/15/2019 - 10:23

Farmers in the rural Midwest say they are hurting because of President Trump's ongoing trade war and a recent decision on renewable fuels.

The United Auto Workers said on Sunday that a nationwide strike will begin before midnight. The move comes after the union and General Motors failed to agree on a new contract.
Sun, 09/15/2019 - 10:02

The move comes after failing to agree to a new contract with General Motors over wages, health care and profit-sharing. Nearly 50,000 workers will be affected when production halts.

Sun, 09/15/2019 - 07:37

Drone attacks against Saudi oil facilities have caused uncertainty in world oil markets. Houthi rebels in Yemen have claimed responsibility, but the U.S. is blaming Iran.

Women protest against women's murders in Ankara, Turkey, on Aug. 23. Signs say "We are not silent" and show Emine Bulut, whose killing by her ex-husband was captured on video that was widely shared on social media.
Sun, 09/15/2019 - 07:02

"Domestic violence never happens because there's a problem with the woman. The men are killing. They are the problem," says a rights activist in Istanbul.

Workers sort through bundles of vanilla at the Virginia Dare warehouse in Antsirabe Nord, Madagascar. When this photo was taken last year, the warehouse contained roughly $5 million worth of vanilla.
Sun, 09/15/2019 - 06:00

The price of vanilla is ten times higher than a few years ago. That's bringing unimagined wealth to local villages — and problems as well.

City workers drape a tarp over the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Va. on Aug. 23, 2017.
Sat, 09/14/2019 - 17:40

An effort to remove the statue of Robert E. Lee sparked the white nationalist rally in 2017 that resulted in the deaths of counter-demonstrator Heather Heyer and two state police officers.

Smoke fills the sky at the Abqaiq oil processing facility on Saturday in Saudi Arabia.
Sat, 09/14/2019 - 15:55

The attacks on oil facilities by the Iran-backed Yemeni rebels sent large plumes of smoke into the air, the trails visible from space, and impacted an estimated production of 5 million barrels a day.

For a fleeting moment in time, MoviePass subscribers could see a movie a day for just $9.95 a month.
Sat, 09/14/2019 - 15:25

The service announced Friday that it would be suspending service for an undefined amount of time.

In this image from video released by the CIA on Nov. 1, 2017, Hamza bin Laden is shown at his wedding.
Sat, 09/14/2019 - 13:46

Hamza bin Laden was killed in the Afghanistan/Pakistan region, according to a statment by the president on Saturday. He said his death "undermines important operational activities" of al-Qaida.

The toilet — worth, by some estimates, up to $1.25 million — was connected to the plumbing in the Blenheim Palace.
Sat, 09/14/2019 - 13:02

Titled America, it is a work of art by Italian Maurizio Cattelan that had been installed at England's Blenheim Palace. A 66-year-old man has been taken into custody.

Military officers carry the casket of former president Robert Mugabe out of his state funeral at the National Sports Stadium in Harare.
Sat, 09/14/2019 - 10:07

Zimbabwe's longtime president Robert Mugabe was honored with a state funeral on Saturday — put on by the president and military leaders who had forced him out of office just two years ago.

Resident Anthony Brewster checks to see how much water is in Nanwalek's storage tank. The village has been on a "boil water" notice for weeks.
Sat, 09/14/2019 - 06:59

The remote community of Nanwalek on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula is accessible only by boat or seaplane. Now, it's running out of water because of a lack of rainfall and low snowpack.

Visitors and park rangers at historic Fort Scott check out a medevac helicopter operated by Midwest AeroCare during the Kansas town's Good Ol' Days festival.
Sat, 09/14/2019 - 06:59

State regulators and even one medevac company have raised doubts about prepaid subscriptions and promised benefits offered by air ambulance companies. Gaps in coverage can be a problem.

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