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Jump in Iranian oil output helped balance market, IEA says

AP Photo/Sunday Alamba PARIS (AP) — The International Energy Agency said Thursday that higher than expected Iranian oil production has helped stabilize the global oil market by offsetting concerns generated by wildfires in Canada and violence in Nigeria. In its monthly...

Denmark’s Dong Energy planning IPO within months

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark’s DONG Energy, which focuses on wind power generation, says it plans an initial public offering of at least 15 percent of its shares on the Nasdaq Copenhagen stock exchange this summer. The state-controlled utility said the move...

French prosecutors probe $2 million tied to 2020 Tokyo Games

PARIS (AP) — French prosecutors said Thursday that $2 million tied to Tokyo’s winning bid for the 2020 Olympics was apparently paid to an account linked to the son of the disgraced former IAAF president in the months immediately before and after the Japanese capital...

Public Nude Photo Planned In Cleveland Before GOP Convention

CLEVELAND (AP) — A New York photographer known for taking pictures of groups of naked people is planning a photo shoot with 100 nude women in Cleveland, a day before the Republican National Convention opens there. Spencer Tunick plans to photograph women holding mirrors and...

Rocky Mountain states prepare for return of grizzly hunts

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Hunters soon could be chasing grizzly bears across the ridges of the Rocky Mountains, leaving three states to come up with plans to ensure the iconic species won’t be snuffed out so soon after recovering from threats to their survival. The Obama...

Pistol used in Trayvon Martin shooting to be auctioned

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — The pistol former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman used in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin is going up for auction online. In an interview with Orlando, Florida, TV station WOFL, Zimmerman said he had just gotten the pistol back from...

US says banks won’t be punished for lawful business in Iran

LONDON (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is reassuring European banks they won’t be penalized for conducting or facilitating legitimate business with Iran. Kerry and British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond are meeting with key European bankers in London....

Nissan takes 34 pct stake in scandal-hit Mitsubishi Motors

TOKYO (AP) — Nissan Motor Co. is taking a 34 percent stake in scandal-ridden Mitsubishi Motors Corp. in what Nissan Chief Carlos Ghosn said was “a win-win” deal that aims to repeat the success of his Nissan-Renault alliance. Ghosn appeared with Mitsubishi Motors...

Nissan reports drop in profit, taking stake in Mitsubishi

TOKYO (AP) — Nissan, which is taking a 34 percent stake in scandal-ridden Japanese rival Mitsubishi Motors, has suffered a 40 percent plunge in January-March profit as sales dipped and currency perks faded. Nissan Motor Co. reported a 71 billion yen ($651 million) profit...

Western Ohio County’s Only Animal Shelter Slated To Close

BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio (AP) — The only animal shelter in western Ohio’s Logan County will close next month and is trying to find homes for dozens of dogs and cats before then. Executive Director Barbara Faulkner says the Top of Ohio Pet Shelter needs nearly $20,000 per month...