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By Kara Van Pelt BECKLEY, W.Va. (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge in West Virginia on Wednesday effectively delayed the Jan. 26 start of the trial of a former coal mining company chief executive on charges of violating mine safety laws before a 2010 explosion that killed 29 workers. U.S....
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Pakistani Taliban terrorists brutally attacked a school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar yesterday, killing at least 132 children, 10 staff members, and three soldiers, and injuring more than 100. Pakistani officials said all nine attackers were killed after an eight-hour battle with security forces at the school, which is run by the military. The Pakistani Taliban immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, calling it retaliation for the Pakistani military's recent operations against militants in the region. The attackers entered the school disguised as paramilitary soldiers. Discuss
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The world's oceans are clogged with 269,000 tons of plastic objects, according to a new report by a group of marine researchers. The estimate is based on data from 24 expeditions over six years, during which they studied gyres—regions with extremely strong currents—in the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian Oceans. When a large plastic object is introduced into the ocean, it often gets sucked into the whirling currents of a gyre. These objects are then eroded into "microplastics." According to the researchers, these particles account for more than 90 percent of the plastic in the ocean.
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Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have found that "laughing gas"—nitrous oxide, the mild sedative often used in dental procedures—can alleviate symptoms of clinical depression in patients who see few results with traditional antidepressant s. More than half of study participants who received nitrous oxide treatment felt a noticeable improvement in their symptoms after a day, and some reported complete remission. However, researchers say further studies are needed to replicate the results.
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By Kara Van Pelt BECKLEY, W.Va. (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge in West Virginia on Wednesday effectively delayed the Jan. 26 start of the trial of a former coal mining company chief executive on charges of violating mine safety laws before a 2010 explosion that killed 29 workers. U.S. District Judge Irene Berger extended the deadline on filing motions ahead of the trial of Don Blankenship ...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Four former chemical company executives have been indicted on federal pollution charges over a January spill that triggered a ban on drinking water for days for 300,000 West Virginia ...
Four former chemical company executives have been indicted on federal pollution charges over a January spill that triggered a ban on drinking water for days for 300,000 West Virginia residents. The indictment ...
BECKLEY, W.Va. - The former head of a coal company that ran the West Virginia mine where 29 men were killed in a 2010 explosion told a judge Wednesday that he wants his federal criminal case moved and ...
BOSTON (AP) — Mold and bacteria were in the air and on workers' gloved fingertips. Pharmacists used expired ingredients, didn't properly sterilize them and failed to test drugs for purity before sending them to hospitals and pain clinics. Employees falsified logs to make it look as if the so-called clean...
NEW YORK (AP) — The top theater chains in North America have dropped "The Interview" after hackers threatened terrorist attacks at theaters showing the comedy, effectively squashing the film's Dec. 25 release.
By Gabriel Debenedetti WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Potential Republican 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Wednesday criticized the White House's move to restore diplomatic ties with Cuba, calling the shift a "dramatic overreach" of President Barack Obama's executive authority. "Cuba is a dictatorship with a disastrous human rights record, and now...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York plans to prohibit hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, citing unresolved health issues and dubious economic benefits of the widely used gas-drilling technique and delighting opponents who previously managed to win only local bans.
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HOLLYWOOD-  This is the story all about how the TV Industry got flipped-turned upside down.  In an age where new shows are being canceled at an increasingly alarming rate, Disney has made many TV executives sit up and pay attention with their successful remake of ABC's "Boy Meets World" as…
NEW YORK - With racial tensions tearing the country apart following the Ferguson protests, several major retail outlets are foregoing a decades-old holiday shopping tradition known as "Black Friday."
Don't bother saying grace over your Thanksgiving Turkey this year.  The Federal Government has already seen to it that it has been blessed.  At least according to Muslim tradition, that is.
CHARLESTON- Everyone is focused on this years mid-term election. "This could be the most important election since Democrats voted to create the KKK," said poll worker Diane T. Phote. "There's a real concern that there won't be enough polling places open to handle the overflow."  In what might be her…

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