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Mixed start for crude oil prices as investors examine competing data:

June 28th, 2017

A brief rally in crude oil prices came under pressure early Wednesday as the broker market responded to a surprise build in inventory levels.


Bacteria-coated nanowire electrodes remove contaminants from wastewater:

June 28th, 2017

Researchers at Cornell University have created a new cheap and efficient wastewater-cleaning electrode. The nanowire electrodes are coated in bacteria.


Rihanna spotted kissing new beau in Spain:

June 28th, 2017

Rihanna was linked to Saudi businessman Hassan Jameel after she was seen making out with a man in a pool.


Trump's former campaign chairman registers as foreign agent:

June 28th, 2017

Paul Manafort has registered as a foreign agent after making more than $17 million from a pro-Russian Ukrainian political party, disclosure reports indicate.


Defector: North Korea procures Russian oil through contacts in Singapore:

June 28th, 2017

A North Korean defector who once managed Kim Jong Un's slush fund says Pyongyang continues to use Singapore-based trading firms to import oil from Russia.


No charges for woman who tossed coins into Chinese plane engine:

June 28th, 2017

A passenger who tossed coins into the engine of a China Southern Airlines plane as a good luck gesture will not be charged, Shanghai police said Wednesday.


No problem, Russian oil company says after cyberattack:

June 28th, 2017

Russian oil producer Rosneft, one of the first to admit its systems were hit by Tuesday's cyberthreat, said production was unaffected by the attack.


Dora weakens to tropical storm off Mexico's coast:

June 28th, 2017

The NHC downgraded Dora, the first hurricane of the 2017 season, to a tropical storm as the system continues to weaken off the Mexican coast.


Kentucky town's dog mayor wins rave approvals:

June 28th, 2017

A Kentucky town's new mayor, swept into office in a landslide election, is proving popular with her "peace, love and understanding platform" -- and she's a dog.


Rey, Princess Leia headline 'Star Wars' animated series 'Forces of Destiny':

June 28th, 2017

The women of Star Wars including Rey, Princess Leia and Jyn Erso take center stage in a new "Star Wars" animated web series titled "Forces of Destiny."


Washington: An energy-dominant U.S. is free from external shocks:

June 28th, 2017

An energy-dominant United States means the country is self-reliant and isolated from countries that aim to use energy as a weapon, the energy secretary said.


Baby born on Spirit Airlines flight between Fort Lauderdale, Dallas:

June 28th, 2017

A woman gave birth to a baby boy on board a Spirit Airlines flight from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to Dallas, prompting the plane to divert to New Orleans.


WWE Smackdown: Carmella recaptures the Money in the Bank briefcase:

June 28th, 2017

Carmella earned the Money in the Bank briefcase a second time on Smackdown Live after a grueling match with Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, Natalya and Tamina.


Cosby: Reports of town halls on sex assault are 'false':

June 28th, 2017

Bill Cosby said reports he is going to conduct a town hall tour about sexual assault accusations is "propaganda" that is "false."


French general accused of borrowing military jet for weekend trips:

June 28th, 2017

The French air force is investigating reports its acting chief used a fighter jet to travel to his weekend country house, the French defense minister said.


Gazprom reviews role in Turkish gas business:

June 28th, 2017

Russian natural gas company Gazprom said it was reconsidering its direct role in the Turkish market, but remained keen on Turkey as a transit partner.


Cybersecurity researcher finds 'vaccine' for global cyberattack:

June 28th, 2017

A cybersecurity researcher said he found a way to disable the so-called "Petya," also known as "NotPetya," ransomware that shut down computers worldwide.


Bernie Sanders, wife hire lawyers after bank fraud accusation:

June 28th, 2017

Sen. Bernie Sanders defended his wife Jane during a television interview amid reports the couple is under FBI investigation for bank fraud.


New gas coming from revitalized North Sea region:

June 28th, 2017

Getting natural gas delivered on time from a field in the British waters of the North Sea re-establishes the area as a regional hub, a Spanish company said.


Africa-focused Tullow Oil cuts spending guidance by 20 percent:

June 28th, 2017

Africa-focused oil and gas explorer Tullow said it was trimming its spending plans as the company's chief executive officer focuses on financial discipline.


'Big Bang Theory' star Johnny Galecki safe after ranch burns down:

June 28th, 2017

"Big Bang Theory" star Johnny Galecki's large California ranch burned down Monday in a massive wildfire.


Utah's Brian Head Fire grows to 50,000 acres as containment stalls:

June 28th, 2017

Utah's forestry agency said the Brian Head Fire in southwest Utah has grown to nearly 50,000 acres as containment stalls at 10 percent.


Two killed by Amtrak train in Washington, D.C.:

June 28th, 2017

Two people were struck and killed by an Amtrak train near Union Station in Washington, D.C., the city's fire department reported.


Lundin barely holds on as operator of North Sea field:

June 28th, 2017

The Norwegian subsidiary of Lundin Petroleum said Wednesday it nabbed more than $90 million for a stake in a North Sea operation.


UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 28, 2017:

June 28th, 2017

On June 28, 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of the Austro-Hungarian Empire was assassinated in Sarajevo, Bosnia, an act considered to have ignited World War I.


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