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PITTSBURGH (AP) — After early complaints that out-of-state firms got the most jobs, some local construction trade workers and union members in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia say they're now benefiting in a big way from the Marcellus and Utica Shale oil and gas boom.
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Marketed as a healthier alternative to conventional cigarettes because they do not expose users to smoke or tar, electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, have seen a major upsurge in popularity in recent years. However, many people do not realize the hazards the liquid nicotine used in these devices pose. In the past few years, calls to US poison control centers involving e-cigarettes have risen sharply. About half of these calls involve children ages 5 and under. Discuss
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An avalanche along the most popular route up Mount Everest killed at least 12 Nepali mountain guides on Friday. Several other climbers were still missing in the hours following the event. Prior to this avalanche, the deadliest day on Everest was May 11, 1996, when eight people lost their lives in a storm. In all, 15 people died attempting to summit the mountain that year, making it the deadliest year in Everest's history. It is still early in Everest's peak climbing season, meaning this year could well surpass that unfortunate record.
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Hundreds of people, many of them high school students on a field trip, are still missing after a South Korean ferry traveling from the northwestern port of Incheon to the southern resort island of Jeju capsized on Wednesday morning. There have been about 20 confirmed casualties so far, and at least 179 people have been rescued; still, more than half of the ferry's 475 passengers and crew remain unaccounted for. Rescue divers have attempted to enter the now-submerged floors of the five-story vessel, where they believe many of the missing may be trapped—and possibly alive in air pockets—but difficult conditions...
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — After early complaints that out-of-state firms got the most jobs, some local construction trade workers and union members in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia say they're now benefiting in a big way from the Marcellus and Utica Shale oil and gas boom.
Scrapping to keep a West Virginia Senate seat Democratic in a state that's sprinted to the right, Natalie Tennant is counting on her allegiance to the coal industry to separate herself from an unpopular ...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a 49-year-old West Virginia man has been indicted on charges he threatened to kill U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin.
West Virginia's unemployment rate inched up in March to 6.1 percent. The seasonally adjusted rate is up two-tenths of a percentage point from February. WorkForce West Virginia reported Tuesday that the ...
YORK, Pa. (AP) — Miss America is asking a Pennsylvania school district to reconsider the punishment of a high school senior who asked her to prom during the question-and-answer portion of an assembly.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Captain America continues to vanquish box office foes, triumphing in ticket sales for the third consecutive week and dominating over megastar Johnny Depp's new movie.
DENVER (AP) — Once the province of activists and stoners, the traditional pot holiday of April 20 has gone mainstream in the first state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana.
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's election commission said Sunday only two presidential hopefuls, one of them the powerful former military chief who nine months ago ousted the country's first democratically elected leader, have submitted their papers to run in next month's polls.
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KANSAS- Members of the Westboro Baptist Church are staging another hate-filled protest this week but it will be their last.  And this time many Americans may feel like joining in.  This Friday, the Westboro Baptist Church will be picketing the funeral of the Westboro Baptist Church leader, Fred Phelps.
BERKELEY SPRINGS- The 24th Annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting Competition is now over.  Yesterday the winner of the best tap water in the world was announced to be Clearbook, British Columbia.  Those who didn't win are numerous, but the real losers were judges who accidentally tasted West Virginia American…
CHARLESTON- In his 2014 State of the Union Address President Obama asked businesses across the country to "Give America a Raise".  Eager to prove that government is best used as a blunt weapon, the WV Legislature quickly removed that choice from businesses and quickly voted to raise the state minimum…
BREAKING NEWS- Forget about traces of Formaldehyde, and the worst of 4-Methylcyclohexane Methanol which is all but a smelly memory (in most areas).  This morning West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin issued a statement that people in all 55 counties are being exposed to another nasty chemical compound.  This time, in the form…

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Charleston, WVa – November 25, 2013 — Thousands of West Virginians will be preparing meals and traveling in inclement weather throughout the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The American Red Cross has safety tips for the kitchen and for the highway.  more... (pdf)

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