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LGBT rainbow flag creator Gilbert Baker dead at 65

A San Francisco artist credited with creating the rainbow flag as a symbol for the LGBT community died at age 65 on Friday, friends said.

North American rebound sends oil prices lower

An expected rebound in North American oil activity offset reported declines elsewhere to send crude oil prices sharply lower early Wednesday.

Pressure building ahead of Keystone XL review

Protests are coordinated around the Nebraska review of the planned Keystone XL oil pipeline, days before the developer's annual meeting, organizers said.

Suspect in custody after ambush-style killing of 2 officers in Iowa

Urbandale, Iowa, police spokesman Sgt. Chad Underwood said Scott Michael Greene, the man accused of killing two Des Moines-area police officers in ambush-style attacks, was arrested Wednesday morning.

Researchers raise ‘loneliness epidemic’ as major threat to public health

Loneliness may be more hazardous to your health than obesity -- and a growing number of Americans are at risk, researchers report.