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West Virginia governor's company cited in coal mining death.

Gov. Jim Justice's family mining operation has been cited by state inspectors following the February death of a worker.Gov. Jim Justice delivers his first State of the State speech on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2017, in Charleston, WV. CREDIT: AP Photo/Walter Scriptunas IIA mining operation owned by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice ...

- ThinkProgress - US

Historians agree: In his first 100 days, Trump excels at being 'an utter failure'.

If you have been marveling at the total incompetence of our 45th pr*sident and wondered if Donald Trump was really that bad or your viewpoint was just a product of your hatred for him, rest assured that you are not alone. Your perhaps biased assessment is shared by people who actually study this stuff for a living, ...

- Daily Kos - US

'Nothing is Worse': Virginia GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Defends White Supremacist Monuments.

Virginia GOP gubernatorial aspirant, Corey Stewart, ignited a small firestorm on Monday after taking a controversial stand against the removal of monuments celebrating the south's Civil War past.

- Mediaite - US

Oracle is building a 'transformational' startup inside the company .

Oracle doesn't want to be accused of missing the boat when it comes to the next wave of tech. It is launching two new Solution Engineering Centers where it plans to build out all kinds of cutting new technology, such as "artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality and many other exciting technology trends that ...

- Silicon Alley Insider - US

Insurers aren't falling for Trump's sabotage efforts, yet.

The first deadline for insurers to commit to participating in the Obamacare markets was this week in Kentucky and Virginia, and they're still in: Initial filings from Virginia and Kentucky show that insurers are still contemplating offering Obamacare coverage in 2018, even amid continuing uncertainty over Republicans' ...

- Daily Kos - US

Verizon's $70 Gigabit Internet Is Half the Price of Older 750Mbps Tier.

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Verizon is now selling what it calls "FiOS Gigabit Connection" for $69.99 a month in a change that boosts top broadband speeds and makes lower prices available to many Internet subscribers. Actual bandwidth will be a bit lower than a gigabit per second, with ...

- Slashdot - US

Oracle plans 'startup organization' focused on cloud computing, AI and VR.

Oracle is hiring people for a "new startup organization" inside its North America operation that will focus on key technology trends, including cloud computing, internet of things, artificial Intelligence, and augmented and virtual reality.The Solution Engineering organization the company is setting up will consist of ...

- PCWorld.com - US

Oracle plans ‘startup organization’ focused on cloud computing, AI and VR.

Oracle is hiring people for a "new startup organization" inside its North America operation that will focus on key technology trends, including cloud computing, internet of things, artificial Intelligence, and augmented and virtual reality.The Solution Engineering organization the company is setting up will consist of ...

- Network World - US

Vet caught up in VA bureaucracy finally walking again.

Retired Marine Sgt. Maj. Ray Mackey lost both legs in Afghanistan and has spent years battling to get proper care from the VA. He finally got so fed up that he sought care at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center outside of Washington. David Martin reports on how the vet is finally walking again.

- CBS NEWS - US

Oracle is building a 'transformational' startup inside the company .

OracleOracle doesn't want to be accused of missing the boat when it comes to the next wave of tech. It is launching two new Solution Engineering Centers where it plans to build out all kinds of cutting new technology, such as "artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality and many other exciting technology trends ...

- Business Insider - US

West Virginia groundwater not affected by fracking, but surface water is.

Three years of fracking has not contaminated groundwater in northwestern West Virginia, but accidental spills of wastewater from fracked wells may pose a threat to surface water, according to a new study. The scientists used a broad suite of geochemical and isotopic tracers to sample for contaminants in 112 water wells near ...

- ScienceDaily - US

West Virginia groundwater not affected by fracking, but surface water is

Fracking has not contaminated groundwater in northwestern West Virginia, but accidental spills of fracking wastewater may pose a threat to surface water in the region, according to a new study led by scientists at Duke University.

- PhysOrg - NL

Trump-loving Virginia gubernatorial candidate says 'ISIS has won' after Confederate monument removed

Corey Stewart, the former chairman of President Donald Trump's Virginia campaign and a current candidate for Virginia governor, has angrily lashed out after learning that New Orleans has removed a monument dedicated to the Confederacy. Per Right Wing Watch, Stewart said that the removal of the...

- The Raw Story - US

U.S. Supreme Court snubs Chesapeake Energy in bonds dispute

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a bid by natural gas company Chesapeake Energy Corp to avoid having to pay $438.7 million to investors in a bonds dispute. The justices refused to hear the Oklahoma City-based company's appeal of a September 2016 ruling by the New York-based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in ...

- Yahoo! News - US

VideoBlocks launches stock photo marketplace that gives photographers 100% commissions

VideoBlocks, a subscription-based provider of royalty-free stock media, announced the launch of its artist-friendly stock photo marketplace. Artists who contribute photos will receive 100 percent commission from sales of their photos on the marketplace. The Reston, Va.-based company hopes to disrupt a market where stock ...

- VentureBeat - US

University students use 3D printer to make prosethetic arm for young violin player

It took a year to get it right, but now Isabella Nicola, a 10-year-old from Fairfax County, Virginia, can comfortably play the violin, using her new pink prosthetic arm. When she was born, Nicola's left arm was only partially developed. A year ago, five George Mason University students started to design a prosthetic for ...

- The Week - US

From Risking His Life To Saving Lives, Ex-Coal Miner Is Happy To Take The Paycut

The "Brave New Workers" series tells stories of Americans adapting to a changing economy. This week: after years working in the coal mines of West Virginia, a miner charts a new career in health care.

- NPR - US

West Virginia public school's Bible class heads to court

Gym is Trenton Tolliver's favorite class. But the 7-year-old is also a huge fan of the weekly Bible course at Princeton Primary, his public elementary school. He gets to play matching games about Bible stories and listen to classic tales. Noah and the Ark is a favorite. Adam and Eve and the garden...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Insurers gear up for Obamacare 2018

Initial filings from Virginia and Kentucky show that insurers are still contemplating offering Obamacare coverage in 2018, even amid continuing uncertainty over Republicans' plans for health reform.

- CNNMoney - US

Navy SEAL charged in child porn, assault cases

A U.S. Navy SEAL raped an unconscious woman in Virginia, kept images of child porn involving sex with animals on his phone and may have filmed his own sexual assault of a sleeping girl, authorities alleged in recently unsealed federal charges.

- FOX News - US

Police: Officer shoots knife-wielding man Virginia

Police say an officer in Virginia shot a knife-wielding man who had earlier told dispatchers that he strangled his wife.

- FOX News - US

Virginia bishops welcome commutation of prisoner's death sentence

Richmond, Va., Apr 22, 2017 / 03:13 pm .- The Catholic bishops of Virginia welcomed a decision by the governor to commute a prisoner’s death sentence on the grounds that false information was presented during his sentencing. “We are all children of the same merciful, loving God, and he alone has dominion over ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

1 dead after CSX train hits 2 men in Fredericksburg

Police in Virginia say a man is dead after he and another man were hit by a CSX train. Fredericksburg Police say officials responded to the incident around 3:25 a.m. … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

1 dead after train strikes 2 men in Virginia

Police in Virginia say a man is dead after he and another man were hit by a CSX train.

- FOX News - US

Shooting massacre at Virginia Tech: Inside classroom 211

It was a usual Monday for 21-year-old Colin Goddard and his classmate Kristina Heeger on the morning of April 16, 2007.Goodard, who had picked up Heeger on their way to a 9am French class in room 211 at Virginia Polytechnic Institute...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Navy SEAL Arrested on Child Porn, Molestation Charges

A Navy SEAL has been arrested after authorities say they found 78 images of apparent child pornography on his phone, including videos of the SEAL molesting a young girl while she slept, the Virginian-Pilot reports. According to the AP , Petty Officer 1st Class Gregory Seerden was arrested April 3 in...

- Newser - US

'Dark money' vs. corporate cash: Virginia Democratic rivals clash over funding

Northam questioned Perriello money given by a global activist group but defended his own funding from lobbyists.

- Washington Post - US

Adoption proves no less exhausting for couple who tried it all

The Mormon couple from Virginia went through countless failed fertility attempts before becoming parents.         

- USA TODAY - US

Navy SEAL accused of molesting girl on camera, raping woman, possessing child porn

A Navy SEAL stationed in San Diego filmed himself molesting a sleeping girl, raped a woman in Virginia and kept a stash of child porn on his cellphone that included footage involving an infant having sex with a dog, according to allegations unsealed in federal court in Virginia Beach. Arrested...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Bus driver cited for driving too fast in West Virginia crash

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va. — Authorities in West Virginia say the driver of a bus that slammed into a tree, injuring 26 students and one adult from...

- Townhall.com - US

Dentist dies in South Carolina helicopter crash

DARLINGTON, S.C. — Authorities say a dentist has died after the helicopter he was flying crashed in eastern South Carolina.Federal Aviation...

- Townhall.com - US

The 'digital wellness lady' is on a mission to make you unplug

Step into the Center for Digital Wellness and you'll likely hear people chatting and that's about it. Because that's what the Wi-Fi disabled room at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, is for re-connecting and interacting with your fellow humans , no screens, gizmos, or gadgets in the way. You might find the center's ...

- Mashable! - US

This '13 Reasons Why' star could be the Asian leading man Hollywood needs

"Is Hollywood ready for an Asian leading man?" is a decades-old question. The answer should be a no-brainer, yet the industry continues to push talented minority actors to the sidelines. With 13 Reasons Why, Netflix showed the wide appeal and bankability of immensely talented and racially diverse cast. Among those core ...

- Mashable! - US

Prosthetic arm designed by undergrads lets girl play violin

FAIRFAX, Va. — The pressure was on for Abdul Gouda and his classmates at George Mason University: Not only did their graduation depend on the success of their project, but so did the hopes of an impossibly cute 10-year-old…

- Billings Gazette - US

Lawmakers Push to Extend Retired Coal Miners Benefits

Lawmakers from coal-mining states are pushing to extend health benefits for more than 22,000 retired miners and widows whose medical coverage is set to expire at the end of April. West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin and other coal-state Democrats threatened to shut down the government over the issue in December, but they ...

- Voice of America - US

Chesapeake Bay Pollution Extends to Early 19th Century, UA Study Confirms

Humans began measurably and negatively impacting water quality in the Chesapeake Bay in the first half of the 19th century, according to a study of eastern oysters by researchers at The University of Alabama.The work, published in Scientific Reports, show pollution's effect appears a bit earlier than previously thought, ...

- ENN - US

Civil rights groups challenge registration deadline in Georgia House race

After an election this week in which Georgia Republicans forced Democrat Jon Ossoff into a run-off for a closely contested House seat, Virginia Kilgore looked forward to voting for him on June 20. Then she learned that under a quirk in Georgia law she won't be allowed. The state constitution stipulates...

- Los Angeles Times - US

Coal-state lawmakers push to extend retired miners' benefits

WASHINGTON " Lawmakers from coal-mining states are pushing to extend health benefits for more than 22,000 retired miners and widows whose medical coverage is set to expire at the end of April.West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Prosthetic arm designed by undergrads lets girl play violin

FAIRFAX, Va. " The pressure was on for Abdul Gouda and his classmates at George Mason University: Not only did their graduation depend on the success of their project, but so did the hopes of an impossibly cute 10-year-old girl.Fifth-grader...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Art Teacher Wears Handmade 'Tuck Frump' Jacket in Classroom

The sole art teacher for Sherman Junior and Senior high schools' in Boone County, West Virginia, was photographed in her classroom by a student wearing a handmade Tuck Frump' jacket with the letters in the F-word printed in white.

- TruthRevolt.org - US

Prosthetic arm designed by undergrads lets girl play violin

FAIRFAX, Va. — A 10-year-old girl born with no left hand is playing the violin, thanks to a specially designed prosthetic built by...

- Townhall.com - US

No Aliens Yet for $100 Million E.T. Hunt

Observations of nearly 700 stars by the Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia revealed no compelling signs of alien civilizations, representatives of the Breakthrough Listen project announced Thursday .

- Space.com - US

Virginia governor: Man is guilty, but shouldn't be executed

RICHMOND, Va. — For weeks, supporters of a man sentenced to death in a 2006 murder-for-hire case urged Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe to spare his life because they believe he may be innocent. In the end, they got their wish, but not because the governor doubts he's guilty.

- Yahoo! News - US

In a Town That Embraces Refugees, Auto Shop Business Flourishes

In 2014, a stranded motorist left a glowing review for Larry’s Auto and Truck Repair, located on the outskirts of Charlottesville, Virginia. “I am in the midst of hauling my horse cross country from Northern Virginia to Denver Colorado, and as I was heading onto I64W my truck broke down…” wrote Ariel L. ...

- Voice of America - US

GOP congressman: 'Something in the swamp' stopped Trump from repealing Obamacare

Mark Wilson/Getty ImagesA GOP lawmaker thinks the dreaded "swamp" may have stopped President Donald Trump from repealing Obamacare. Rep. David Brat of Virginia, a conservative member of the House Freedom Caucus, told CNN on Friday that "something in the swamp" was holding up Trump's promise to repeal Obamacare, formally the ...

- Business Insider - US

Navy SEAL charged with recording himself molesting young girl

http://www.sealswcc.com/Petty Officer 1st Class Gregory Kyle Seerden of SEAL Team 1 was arrested April 3 in San Diego after reportedly recording himself molesting a sleeping girl. The Naval Criminal Investigative Service found the footage while looking into Seerden on an unrelated charge after a woman accused him of raping ...

- Business Insider - US

Virginia woman who shot her husband in drunken fight over a dog bite found guilty of murder

Paula Marshall's husband handed her a loaded gun and told her: 'If you want to shoot it, go ahead.' In a video at trial, she said she was counting the hours until his death

- National Post - CA

NCIS: Navy SEAL possessed and produced child porn on phone

NORFOLK, Va. " Authorities say a Navy SEAL has been charged with producing and possessing child pornography.Court documents filed March 31 allege that Petty Officer 1st Class Gregory Kyle Seerden made videos of himself molesting...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

3D Printing Boosts Dreams of Student Violinist

A 10-year-old Northern Virginia student violinist is learning the violin with help from engineering students at local university who have designed a prosthetic arm for her using a 3D printer.         

- USA TODAY - US

Kroger has a game-changing new grocery service — and parents might never shop the old way again

Business Insider/Hayley PetersonKroger is now delivering groceries to customers' homes using Uber. The grocery store already has a program called ClickList that lets customers order groceries online and pick them up at a store, where employees will load their food into their cars. The delivery service using Uber is the ...

- Business Insider - US

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