US Rig Count Rose 4 To 1,858

HOUSTON (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by four this week to 1,858. The Houston firm said in its weekly report Friday that 1,545 rigs were exploring for oil and 311 for gas. Two were...

Man Who Escaped Michigan Court Surrenders

ADRIAN, Mich. (AP) — A man who escaped a holding cell at a southeastern Michigan courthouse has surrendered after 10 days. The Lenawee County sheriff’s department says Scott Henning of Swanton, Ohio, tuned himself in Friday. He ran away on June 10 after being sentenced to...

DNC Chair Expects Clinton’s Help In ’14

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said Friday she expects Hillary Rodham Clinton to help Democrats heading into the midterm elections and raise money for the national party. Wasserman Schultz said in an interview to air Sunday on...

Man Gets 35 Years For Fatal Ohio Sleepover Fire

CLEVELAND (AP) — A man twice convicted of killing a woman and eight children at a birthday sleepover in Cleveland’s deadliest house fire was sentenced Friday to 35 years in prison. Antun Lewis, 30, had asked the judge for mercy and expressed condolences to the families of...
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AP PHOTOS: Glimpse at refugees, as UN count surges

Eritrean female asylum seekers sit along with their children on the sidewalk in Sanaa, Yemen, Friday, June 20, 2014. Since April 29, over 200 Eritrean asylum seekers including women and children living on the streets of Sanaa wait to be resettled to a third country. For the first...

Facebook, Twitter, Google score during World Cup

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter and Facebook lit up in a World Cup frenzy this week as millions of people around the world took to social media to share in the ups and downs of the matches. Defending champion Spain’s stunning elimination Wednesday after a 2-0 defeat to...
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Detroit ‘Grand Bargain’ vote key to bankruptcy end

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder introduces Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan before signing legislation to provide state funding for Detroit municipal pensions as part of city’s bankruptcy process during a ceremony at the refurbished Globe Building in Detroit, Friday, June 20, 2014. (AP...
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Stocks manage small gains; Dow, S&P 500 at records

Trader Robert McQuade works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, June 20, 2014. Stocks are slightly higher in early trading as the market heads for a week of solid gains. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) Trader Robert McQuade works on the floor of the New York Stock...
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Pope’s view on legalizing drugs: Just say no

Pope Francis exchange gifts with the Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta, Fra’ Matthew Festing, during a private audience in the pontiff’s private library at the Vatican, Friday, June 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Claudio Peri, Pool) Pope Francis exchange gifts with...
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Defiant IRS head, skeptical GOP interrogators

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen is sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, June 20, 2014, prior to testifying before the House Ways and Means Committee hearing on whether tea party groups were improperly targeted for increased scrutiny by the...