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Scientists to Check if This 'Messenger' Comes From Aliens.

It's unlikely that the first object found to have visited our solar system from interstellar space is carrying a message from aliens, but scientists will listen for one anyway. Beginning Wednesday, the Green Bank telescope in West Virginia will observe the mysterious cigar-shaped 'Oumuamua across four radio transmission ...

- Newser - US

Trump on clean coal: 'We're sending it out to different places — China.'.

Trump says the U.S. is exporting "clean coal" but there is virtually no "clean coal." And in 2015 and 2016, West Virginia exported virtually no coal to China.

- Washington Post - US

Trump's claim that West Virginia is 'sending clean coal' to 'China'.

Trump claims West Virginia is sending clean coal' to China, but in 2015 and 2016 essentially no coal left the state en route to China.

- Washington Post - US

Video key in ex-officer's stiff sentence for killing.

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The video was viewed millions of times around the world. It was somewhat blurry, recorded from a distance, but it clearly showed an unarmed black man running from a white officer, who shot him five times in the back.

- Yahoo! News - US

2nd man convicted in West Virginia murder of coal executive.

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. — A second man has been convicted of murder in the shooting of a coal executive in West Virginia last year.

- Billings Gazette - US

Video key in ex-officer's stiff sentence for killing.

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The video was viewed millions of times around the world. It was blurry, frenzied and chilling: an unarmed black man ran from a white officer, who shot him five times in the back.

- Billings Gazette - US

Former cop sentenced to 20 years for fatally shooting unarmed black man.

A federal judge in Charleston, South Carolina, has sentenced a white former police officer to 20 years in prison after his guilty plea to a…

- ABA Journal - US

Ex-South Carolina cop gets 20 years in prison for black motorist's death.

CHARLESTON, S.C. - The white former policeman caught on video shooting an unarmed black man in the back after a 2015 traffic stop in South Carolina was sentenced on Thursday to 20 years in prison, with a federal judge ruling that the killing amounted to murder.

- Reuters - US

White Charleston ex-cop gets 20 years for fatal shooting in back of unarmed black.

A white former South Carolina officer was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Thursday for fatally shooting an unarmed black motorist in the back ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Ex-South Carolina cop sentenced to 20 years in prison for black motorist's death.

A white former South Carolina policeman caught on video shooting an unarmed black man in the back after a 2015 traffic stop was sentenced on Thursday to 20 years in federal prison for violating the motorist's civil rights. Michael Slager, 36, pleaded guilty in May to using excessive force when he killed 50-year-old Walter ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Ex-South Carolina cop who shot and killed unarmed black man Walter Scott could face 24 years in prison.

Grace Beahm/Post and Courier via AP Michael Slager, the former cop who shot and killed Walter Scott in 2015, will spend 19 to 24 years in prison. Slager pleaded guilty in federal court to violating Scott’s civil rights. The judge also found that he obstructed justice when he made statements to state police after the ...

- Business Insider - US

Judge rules ex-South Carolina cop committed murder

CHARLESTON, S.C. — A federal judge ruled Thursday that a former South Carolina police officer committed second-degree murder when he shot an unarmed black motorist to death.

- Billings Gazette - US

Judge rules ex-South Carolina officer committed second-degree murder in the shooting of unarmed black motorist

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Judge rules ex-South Carolina officer committed second-degree murder in the shooting of unarmed black motorist.

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

The Latest: Judge: Ex-South Carolina cop committed murder

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Latest on the federal sentencing of a former South Carolina police officer in the death of an unarmed motorist:10:15 a.m.A federal judge has ruled that a former South Carolina officer...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Ex-coal magnate Blankenship seeks West Virginia Senate seat

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship, who went to prison after a mine explosion, plans to run for the U.S. Senate seat in West Virginia held by Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, a spokesman said Wednesday.

- Billings Gazette - US

Emotional testimony expected as ex-officer's sentencing ends

CHARLESTON, S.C. — For three days, attorneys representing the federal government and a former South Carolina officer charged in an unarmed black motorist's shooting death have presented technical testimony to a judge considering how much time Michael Slager should…

- Billings Gazette - US

Three Baltimore-area restaurants make OpenTable's top 100 list

Three restaurants in the Baltimore area are among the top 100 in the country, according to OpenTable’s latest list. Charleston in Harbor East, Hersh’s in South Baltimore and Linwoods in Owings Mills were named to OpenTable’s 100 Best Restaurants in America for 2017. The list is based on more than...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Ex-South Carolina cop could soon learn fate for motorist's shooting

CHARLESTON, S.C. - A white former police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black man fleeing a 2015 traffic stop in South Carolina could learn as soon as Thursday whether he will spend the rest of his life in prison for violating the motorist's civil rights.

- Reuters - US

Ex-South Carolina cop could soon learn fate for motorist's shooting

A white former police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black man fleeing a 2015 traffic stop in South Carolina could learn as soon as Thursday whether he will spend the rest of his life in prison for violating the motorist's civil rights. Former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager pleaded guilty in May to ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Son of slain black man wants life in prison for ex-officer

A year ago, former South Carolina police officer Michael Slager sat in a Charleston County courtroom, hearing a judge declare a mistrial in the state murder case against him in the shooting death of an unarmed black motorist.

- FOX News - US

The Latest: Sentencing could soon wrap up for former officer

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Latest on the federal sentencing of a former South Carolina officer charged in the shooting death of an unarmed motorist :

- Billings Gazette - US

The Latest: Sentencing could soon wrap up for former officer

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Latest on the federal sentencing of a former South Carolina officer charged in the shooting death of an unarmed motorist :10:30 a.m.The sentencing hearing for a white former South Carolina...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

A year after mistrial, former South Carolina officer who killed unarmed man awaits sentencing

A year ago, former South Carolina police officer Michael Slager sat in a Charleston County courtroom, hearing a judge declare a mistrial in the state murder case against him in the shooting death of an unarmed black motorist. Relief washed over his wife, who through tears thanked attorneys for...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

A year after state mistrial, officer awaits federal sentence

A year ago, former South Carolina police officer Michael Slager sat in a Charleston County courtroom, hearing a judge declare a mistrial in the state murder case against him in the shooting death of an unarmed black motorist.

- FOX News - US

A year after state mistrial, officer awaits federal sentence

CHARLESTON, S.C. — A year ago, former South Carolina police officer Michael Slager sat in a Charleston County courtroom, hearing a judge declare a mistrial in the state murder case against him in the shooting death of an unarmed…

- Billings Gazette - US

Green Bank Observatory: NSF Releases Draft Environmental Impact Statement

Richard F. Green, the National Science Foundation's division director for Astronomical Sciences, issued the following statement: On Nov. 8, 2017, the National Science Foundation published the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Green Bank Observatory in Green Bank, West Virginia. NSF prepared the DEIS in compliance ...

- National Science Foundation - US

Ex-police officer shot South Carolina motorist after struggle: defense

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Defense experts at the sentencing hearing for a white former police officer who killed an unarmed black man in South Carolina said on Tuesday that cellphone video indicated the two men struggled over the patrolman's stun gun before the shooting.

- Reuters - US

Fort Polk soldier dies in single-car crash

Spc. William A. Rhodes of Hurricane, West Virginia was one of two soldiers in a car that crashed Nov. 30 near Fort Polk in Louisiana.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Vowing To Continue Fighting GOP Plan To Cut Federal Healthcare Spending, 10 Constituents Stage Die-In In Senator Capito's Office

Rise Up West VirginiaTen constituents have staged a die-in at Senator Capito's office regarding the pending federal tax bill, scheduled for a vote this week.

- Common Dreams - US

Dirty Energy and Pollution are Taking a Deadly Toll on Low-Income, Working Class and Communities of Color, Speakers Tell EPA Panel

People's ActionMore than 50 speakers from People's Action will testify during a two-day hearing in Charleston starting today as Trump-appointed EPA Secretary Scott Pruitt works to repeal the Clean Power Plan. They traveled from Illinois, Michigan, South Carolina and Ohio to describe the deadly cost of pollution on their ...

- Common Dreams - US

Clean Power Plan Hearing is Trump's Latest Desperate Act to Save Dying Coal Industry

Environmental Working Group For the only public hearing on the proposed repeal of the Clean Power Plan, the Trump administration picked a location where residents are sure to support the desperate attempt to save the dying coal industry. Today's hearing is being held in Charlotte, W.Va., to hear from those most impacted by ...

- Common Dreams - US

E.P.A. Heads to Coal Country to Hear Views on an Obama Climate Rule

The public hearing in West Virginia was a required step before undoing the Clean Power Plan. One expert said the venue 'does not denote a keen interest in alternative views.'

- New York Times - US

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