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“Pickled Parts”

Milepost 1216 Work continues on the bay window castings.  Last time, I told you about all of the filing & fussing that I had to do to get these castings looking anyway near normal.  That was a job in and of itself but the next step was time consuming.  The good...

Russia calls for tighter compliance with oil output cuts

MOSCOW (AP) — Major oil producers need to show greater discipline in sticking to output cuts aimed at raising the price of crude, Russia’s energy minister said Monday. OPEC and several non-OPEC states like Russia decided last year to rein in output, but prices have...

KKR's Internet Brands buying WebMD in $2.8B deal

NEW YORK (AP) — KKR is buying health information website WebMD in a deal valued at about $2.8 billion. WebMD Health Corp. announced in February that it was looking at its strategic options, including a possible sale. KKR’s Internet Brands, an online media and software...
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German automakers' shares fall on diesel emissions concerns

AP Photo/Matthias Schrader FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The German auto industry’s troubles over excessive diesel emissions are looming larger. Shares in the three biggest German automakers fell Monday after a newsmagazine report claimed they had colluded for years over...

Man Dies After Being Pinned Between Car, Utility Pole

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Police say a 60-year-old man has died after being crushed between his car and a utility pole in Ohio. Police say Timothy McKay, of Toledo, was standing near his idling car outside his home when the vehicle slipped into reverse shortly before 5 p.m. Sunday. The...

Robbery Suspect Dies After Shooting Himself

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police say a man suspected of robbing a person outside a bank in Ohio has died after shooting himself. Police responded to reports of a robbery outside a Chase Bank branch in Columbus 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Officers tracked the suspect to Schiller Park, and...

New al-Shabab video calls Trump 'brainless billionaire'

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The Somalia-based al-Shabab is mocking President Donald Trump in a new video that calls him a “brainless billionaire” as his administration steps up military efforts against what has become the deadliest Islamic extremist group in...
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German automakers' shares fall on diesel emissions concerns

AP Photo/Matthias Schrader FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The German auto industry’s troubles over excessive diesel emissions are looming larger. Shares in the three biggest German automakers fell Monday after a newsmagazine report claimed they had colluded for years over...
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Phelps loses by 2 seconds to simulated shark in 'Shark Week'

AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam Michael Phelps has finally met his match in the water: a “great white shark.” The Olympic champion swimmer was bested Sunday night in the Discovery Channel’s Shark Week special “Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs. Great...

Brazilians funneled as “slaves” by US church, ex-members say

AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo SPINDALE, N.C. (AP) — When Andre Oliveira answered the call to leave his Word of Faith Fellowship congregation in Brazil to move to the mother church in North Carolina at the age of 18, his passport and money were confiscated by church leaders...