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Strong second half for Aussie company Woodside

Strong second half for Aussie company Woodside

PERTH, Australia, Aug. 20 (UPI) --Australian energy company Woodside Petroleum said Wednesday its second half performance was boosted by strong production gains from international assets.
Daniel J. Graeber
Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul and Julia Louis-Dreyfus team up for new Emmys promo

Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul and Julia Louis-Dreyfus team up for new Emmys promo

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 20 (UPI) --"Breaking Bad" stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul are pawn shop owners trying to get a deal on Julia Louis-Dreyfus' Emmy in a new promo for the award show.
Veronica Linares
Former state A.G. Dan Sullivan to be Republican Senate candidate in Alaska

Former state A.G. Dan Sullivan to be Republican Senate candidate in Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska, Aug. 20 (UPI) --Former Alaska Attorney General Dan Sullivan has won the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate in a race that is already the most expensive in state history.
Frances Burns
Feds pressed on offshore drilling

Feds pressed on offshore drilling

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 (UPI) --The federal government is called on to open all U.S. territorial waters to offshore drilling because of improved safety measures, energy groups said.
Daniel J. Graeber

Renisha McBride's family files lawsuit against her killer

DETROIT, Aug. 19 (UPI) --The family of Renisha McBride, shot and killed by a Detroit-area homeowner, filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking $10 million in damages from Theodore Wafer.
Frances Burns
EPA takes charge in Ohio River diesel spill

EPA takes charge in Ohio River diesel spill

CINCINNATI, Aug. 20 (UPI) --The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it's serving as the federal coordinator for response to the Monday spill of diesel fuel into the Ohio River.
Daniel J. Graeber
Pennsylvania driller fined for gas leak

Pennsylvania driller fined for gas leak

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 20 (UPI) --A state regulator in Pennsylvania said it penalized Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. for losing control of a natural gas well for more than 24 hours in January.
Daniel J. Graeber
Slovakia plants seed in Ukrainian gas sector

Slovakia plants seed in Ukrainian gas sector

KIEV, Ukraine, Aug. 20 (UPI) --Slovakia and Ukraine have laid the preliminary groundwork for a long future in the natural gas sector, the Slovakian minister of economy said from Kiev.
Daniel J. Graeber
Israeli airstrike in Gaza targets Hamas commander

Israeli airstrike in Gaza targets Hamas commander

GAZA CITY, Gaza, Aug. 20 (UPI) --Israel suspended negotiations and renewed airstrikes in Gaza overnight Tuesday, responding to a burst of Hamas rocket fire that broke nearly six days of calm.
Gabrielle Levy
Stephanie Jacobsen joins cast of 'NCIS'

Stephanie Jacobsen joins cast of 'NCIS'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 20 (UPI) --Australian actress Stephanie Jacobson is joining the cast of CBS police drama 'NCIS' as Special Agent Leia Pendergast.
Veronica Linares
Anna Nicole Smith's estate loses bid for ex J. Howard Marshall's millions

Anna Nicole Smith's estate loses bid for ex J. Howard Marshall's millions

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 20 (UPI) --An Orange Country District Court has blocked Anna Nicole Smith's estate's last attempt to get $44 million from her ex-husband's son E. Pierce Marshall's estate.
Veronica Linares
Oscar Pistorius' brother makes 'miraculous' recovery after car crash

Oscar Pistorius' brother makes 'miraculous' recovery after car crash

PRETORIA, South Africa, Aug. 20 (UPI) --Carl Pistorius, brother of Paralympian-turned-murder suspect Oscar Pistorius, has made a "miraculous recovery" following a head-on car crash earlier this month.
Gabrielle Levy
Jennifer Garner dumps bucket of water on Ben Affleck for ALS

Jennifer Garner dumps bucket of water on Ben Affleck for ALS

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 20 (UPI) --Ben Affleck had a little help from his wife Jennifer Garner while completing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Monday.
Veronica Linares

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