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Oil price steady near $94

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The price of oil was steady Friday after an OPEC report forecast higher global demand for oil this year. Benchmark U.S. crude oil for February delivery inched up 3 cents to $93.99 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract slipped...

Price gets $14M deal ahead of arbitration exchange

AP Photo/Charles Krupa NEW YORK (AP) — Tampa Bay left-hander David Price got a big deal Thursday, a $14 million, one-year contract. That will be just a small fraction of the mega-contract Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers are likely to finalize Friday on one of...

‘Wizard of Oz’ Munchkin Ruth Robinson Duccini dies

AP Photo/Eric Charbonneau LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ruth Robinson Duccini, the last of the original female Munchkins from the 1939 movie “The Wizard of Oz,” has died. She was 95. With her death, only one actor who played one of the original 124 Munchkins in the movie...

Robinson: Lessons of Benghazi

The bipartisan report on Benghazi released Wednesday by the Senate intelligence committee should finally convince conspiracy theorists of the obvious: There is no there there. Administration officials did not orchestrate any kind of attempt, politically motivated or otherwise, to...

Zakaria: Making things worse in the Middle East

Over the past few months, the Middle East has become an even more violent place than usual. Iraq is now once again home to one of the most bloody civil wars in the world, after Syria of course, which is the worst. Watching these horrors unfold, many in the United States are...

Krauthammer: How in good conscience?

By early 2011, writes former defense secretary Robert Gates, he had concluded that President Obama “doesn’t believe in his own [Afghanistan] strategy, and doesn’t consider the war to be his.” Not his? America is at war and he’s America’s commander in...

Editorial: Free-trade deals such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership help the United States

AMERICA’S INCREASINGLY skewed income distribution is finally getting the attention it deserves. The bad news is that some people might use the issue to justify otherwise unjustifiable policy agendas. Case in point: Opponents of a free-trade agreement among the United States...

China’s propaganda campaign against Japan

Kenichiro Sasae is Japan’s ambassador to the United States. China has been conducting a global propaganda campaign against Japan, the most recent example of which was the Jan. 10 Post op-ed by Cui Tiankai, China’s ambassador to the United States. But his op-ed was...

Editorial: Prince George’s County is beating back crime

A DECADE ago, when Prince George’s County was challenging the District for the dubious title of the metropolitan area’s murder capital, it seemed that practically anyone could get shot. One sweltering summer day, the county’s chief prosecutor and a well-known...

Editorial: If Supreme Court doesn’t modify recess appointments, Senate should modify rules

FEW FIGHTS in Washington have become so nastily partisan as those over presidential appointments. Both parties have played a role in making it difficult for the president to staff his government with qualified people of his choosing. This led to a reshaping of the system that no...