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Crude Oil Prices Climb As U.S. Oilfield Activity Falls

Posted On February 20, 2015

(Undated) -- Crude oil prices are up after falling for two days. The increase comes ahead of a report later today that's expected to show a continued decline in drilling in U.S. oilfields. A survey last week showed the oil rig count in this country was the lowest in three and a half years. European…

New Rapid Ebola Test Approved

Posted On February 20, 2015

(Undated) -- There's a new weapon in the fight against Ebola. A U.S. company has invented a new blood test that can identify Ebola in 15 minutes. The new Antigen Rapid Test, developed by Corgenix, also works without electricity so it can be used in remote areas. Trials in West Africa give the test a…

CENTCOM: Iraq Preparing Major Offensive Against ISIS

Posted On February 20, 2015

(Washington, DC) -- Iraq is preparing for a major offensive to retake the city of Mosul from ISIS. Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton tells Fox News' "The Kelly File" U.S. officials should not have revealed those plans, because they could put our military in danger.   A U.S. defense official says the operation will include up…

State Dept: Russian-Backed Separatists Continue Violating Ceasefire

Posted On February 19, 2015

(Washington, DC) -- State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki claims Russian-backed separatists continue to violate the new ceasefire between Russia and Ukraine.   In a briefing today, Psaki condemned ongoing violence and called on Moscow to restrain separatists in Eastern Ukraine. Germany and France helped negotiate the latest ceasefire agreement, which took effect this past weekend.…

State Dept Bats Down Israel Criticism Over Iran Talks

Posted On February 19, 2015

(Washington, DC) -- State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki is batting down more criticism from Israel about the Iran nuclear talks.   Psaki told a briefing that a good deal will help Israel in the long run. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has repeatedly called it a bad deal. Psaki suggested that Netanyahu could not know…