A new report by the International Energy Agency claims the United States will surpass Saudi Arabia as the world's biggest oil producer by 2015 and be close to energy self-sufficiency in the next two decades. Check out the current top 10 oil producing countries, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration's most recent data (2012).
10. Kuwait -- Crude production: 2.79 million barrels per day
9. Mexico -- Crude production: 2.93 million barrels per day
8. Iraq -- Crude production: 2.98 million barrels per day
7. United Arab Emirates -- Crude production: 3.21 million barrels per day
6. Iran -- Crude production: 3.59 million barrels per day
5. Canada -- Crude production: 3.85 million barrels per day
4. China -- Crude production: 4.41 million barrels per day
3. Russia -- Crude production: 10.34 million barrels per day
2. United States -- Crude production: 11.11 million barrels per day
1. Saudi Arabia -- Crude production: 11.73 million barrels per day
A verdict has been reached in the retrial of a Lompoc street gang leader Raymond Macias, accused in a high-profile kidnapping and torture case. This comes after a mistrial was declared back in June in the kidnapping charges against Macias.
This retrial was over one of the charges he was facing, which was kidnapping for extortion purposes. Today, the jury returned a verdict of guilty as to that count.
In the fall of 2011, Jen Corn was the heaviest she had ever been. At 5 feet 6 inches, Corn weighed more than 300 pounds. Now, almost three years after the start of her weight-loss journey, Corn weighs 161 pounds.