North Sea Forties Pipeline System Fully Operational

The North Sea’s Forties Pipeline System — one of the world’s most important crude oil conduits — is fully back in business after being shut earlier this month due to the discovery of a hairline crack. “Ineos confirms the Forties Pipeline System is fully operational,” operator Ineos AG said Saturday

Gunman in deadly Colorado deputy shooting identified as Iraq War vet with grudge against sheriff

**Copper Canyon OIS Update**- Deputies responded to a domestic disturbance resulting in shots fired. 5 deputies shot by suspect. 1 deputy confirmed deceased. 2 civilians also shot by suspect. Suspect shot & believed to be dead & no longer a threat. #CopperCanyonOIS — DC Sheriff (@dcsheriff) December 31, 2017 Three

Record number of Irish passports issued as Brexit vote spurs demand

779,000 Irish passports issued in 2017, the highest number since records began and up 6% on the year before The number of Irish passports issued has hit record levels since the Brexit vote, with applications from Britain and Northern Ireland continuing to rise, the Irish government has announced. More than

Photos of intricate snowflakes will make you appreciate all this cold weather

Winter is most definitely here, which means most people are relishing the idea of bundling up in multiple layers while watching TV.  Other people have a different idea they are more inclined to explore outdoors and shoot photos of snowflakes. Michael Peres is one of those people. He enjoys posted

Goldman Takes One-Time $5 Billion Hit From New U.S. Tax Law

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. said the U.S. tax reform will cut profit this year by about $5 billion, mainly because of a tax targeting earnings held abroad. About two-thirds of the hit comes from the repatriation tax, while writing down U.S. deferred tax assets also contributed, the company said in

California city official is gunned down while vacationing in Mexico

Witnesses told local media they saw Bradley being chased by his assailants before being shot.  (City of Imperial Beach) However, police weren’t called for four hours, and when they arrived they found Bradley’s body in a parking lot, the website reported. The San Diego Union-Tribune reported that Bradley was unmarried

Mickey Mouse and Jesus among write-in votes that helped sink Roy Moore

Controversy surrounding Roy Moore prompted the high number of write-ins 22,852 in total a margin that helped tip the election for Democrat Doug Jones Votes for Mickey Mouse, football coach Nick Saban and any other Republican were among more than 22,000 write-ins in the Alabama Senate election the Democrat Doug

Trump Stretches Meaning of Deregulation in Touting Achievements

One is a federal rule, initiated by former President Barack Obama, that removed Yellowstone’s grizzlies from the list of endangered species. Another repealed a grant program that hasn’t been funded since 2011. They are among the 67 so-called "deregulatory" actions President event to tout "the most far-reaching regulatory reform in history”

Russia collusion inquiry faces a big 2018 but will Trump let Mueller finish the job?

The investigation is likely to produce further indictments and perhaps an interview with the president himself, but things are not certain to run smoothly From his starting point in May through the end of 2017, special counsel Robert Mueller indicted two former top aides to Donald Trump and made plea

Erica Garner, Black Lives Matter activist, dies aged 27

Bernie Sanders and Bill de Blasio among those to pay tribute to Eric Garners daughter, who was in hospital for a week after a heart attack The Black Lives Matter activist Erica Garner has died, after a week in hospital following a heart attack. She was 27. Garner was the