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Europe started WWI a century ago, blind to tragedy
Europe started WWI a century ago, blind to tragedy

SAINT-SYMPHORIEN, Belgium (AP) — British Pvt. John Parr set off on his reconnaissance bike on the lookout for German troops amid the rolling farmland and woods south of Brussels in August 1914. It was the last anyone saw of ‘Ole...

Europe started WWI a century ago, blind to tragedy
Europe started WWI a century ago, blind to tragedy

SAINT-SYMPHORIEN, Belgium (AP) — British Pvt. John Parr set off on his reconnaissance bike on the lookout for German troops amid the rolling farmland and woods south of Brussels in August 1914. It was the last anyone saw of ‘Ole...

Elk River chemical spill causes ripple effect in rafting industry
Elk River chemical spill causes ripple effect in rafting industry

Many worried about chemical leak impact after slow summer season

By TODD C. FRANKEL

THE WASHINGTON POST

FAYETTEVILLE — Dave Arnold stares at the giant whiteboard, searching for clues that his slow summer may...

CIA apologizes to Senate over search

Agency searched computers without permission during investigation

Inmates seeking clemency rates spike

WASHINGTON — More than 3,300 federal inmates have applied since April to have their prison sentences cut short under a new Justice Department clemency initiative, according to data provided to The Associated Press.

That figure represents ...

Death toll at 41 in India mudslide

MALIN, India — Rescuers using earth-moving equipment and their bare hands dug through heavy mud and debris Thursday after a landslide engulfed an entire village in western India, killing at least 41 people and leaving about 100 missing and...

NASA plans projects on Mars

WASHINGTON — NASA plans to make oxygen — a key ingredient of rocket fuel — on Mars early next decade.

Space agency officials Thursday unveiled seven instruments they plan to put on a Martian rover that would launch in 2020,...

Israel, Hamas to cease fire

US, UN announce 72-hour halt in

attacks to negotiate a more lasting truce

Fatal WV tower collapse draws safety violations

An Oklahoma company has been fined $14,000 for two safety violations believed to have contributed to a fatal tower collapse in Harrison County in February.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration...

Changes made to dangerous wild animal list

Sugar gliders,

ferrets, turtles, hedgehogs removed from the proposal

Dunbar prepares for sidewalk update
Dunbar prepares for sidewalk update

For years, the City of Dunbar has tried to create a way for people with disabilities to safely cross the Dunbar Toll Bridge.

As it stands right now, the only way to access the sidewalk on the bridge from south is to take the staircase on the...

Miners and others continue EPA protests
Miners and others continue EPA protests

More than 6,000 union coal miners and supporters from other industries marched through downtown Pittsburgh Thursday on the first day of public hearings on a controversial proposal by the EPA to cut carbon emissions.

Delegate Mike Caputo, D-...

US warns against traveling to Ebola-hit countries

NEW YORK — U.S. health officials on Thursday warned Americans not to travel to the three West African countries hit by an outbreak of Ebola.

The travel advisory applies to nonessential travel to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, where the ...

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Kanawha County

Crews demolish key tank at Freedom site
Some preschools go to full-day
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Unusually mild weather forecast for WV this week
Election, ethics laws put agencies at odds

Putnam County

Aldi looks to double number of W.Va. stores

State News

Changes made to dangerous wild animal list
Dunbar prepares for sidewalk update
Miners and others continue EPA protests
School board member attempting to evict local delegate
W.Va. aims to sell surplus property to students

Statehouse News

Tomblin won’t use executive order to delay tank bill
GOP urges Rahall, DNC to adopt coal resolution
Senator reelected to regional organization committee
Delegate wants Legislature to reconsider animals bill
Pew studies states’ rainy day funds

Education

New W.Va. State University dorms on schedule
Human trafficking conference set in Morgantown
Program helps W.Va. children with math

Health

Elk River chemical spill causes ripple effect in rafting industry
Coal dust limit to try to combat black lung
Programs help increase number of healthy babies
Plane scare widens Ebola fear

Election

Mountain Party candidate files in Senate race
Capito releases new TV ads
Raines says she filed copy of ethics paperwork
Tennant spoofs White House's power in new ad

Nation and World

Time running out for highway trust fund reauthorization
CIA apologizes to Senate over search
Inmates seeking clemency rates spike
Death toll at 41 in India mudslide
NASA plans projects on Mars

Technology

Oddities

Couple’s outdoor ‘sex game’ could lead to charges
Rare gazelle breaks own neck, dies at zoo