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Ex-coal CEO seeks vindication in blast

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — After finishing a one-year prison sentence, a former West Virginia coal executive has wasted no time resuming a campaign for vindication in the deadliest U.S. mine disaster in four decades. In a phone interview Friday, ex-Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship took up the ...

West Virginia in early stages of medical marijuana planning

CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia officials say they’re in the early stages of developing a plan to implement the state’s new medical marijuana law. The state Department of Health and Human Resources has devoted a section of its website to frequently asked questions and more ...

Abandoned body leads to charges

BECKLEY (AP) — West Virginia authorities say three people are facing charges in an abandoned body case. The Beckley Register-Herald reports Ashley Treadway and Michael Justice II, both of Crab Orchard, were charged Thursday with concealing and transporting a deceased body and conspiracy. ...

Cookbook author publishes again

PARKERSBURG (AP) — After a quarter-century absence, a West Virginia author has published another tongue-in-cheek book on roadkill cooking. The Parkersburg News and Sentinel reports Jeff Eberbaugh of Elizabeth self-published “Volume III Hillbilly Style Roadkill Cooking — ‘It’s Not ...

Event set to honor ‘Rosie the Riveters’

CHARLESTON (AP) — A celebration of U.S. working women during World War II is set for this week in West Virginia. The event is scheduled for Thursday evening at the Women’s Club of Charleston. It is free and open to the public. Millions of women worked at defense plants to supply the ...

Judge Judy gives commencement speech in W.Va.

SOUTH CHARLESTON (AP) — Syndicated television’s Judge Judy has told graduating high school seniors in West Virginia to fill their lives and work with passion. Media outlets report Judy Sheindlin gave the keynote address Saturday at the commencement for South Charleston High School ...

Horoscope

The Aries moon reminds us that at any age, parts of us are young and in need of teaching. Your best teachers are irritants. This may seem so untrue to you that you are, even as you read this, dismissing the idea entirely, longing for a better teacher. But the things that make for an aggravating ...

Hints From Heloise

Dear Readers: Today’s SOUND OFF is about all the airlines, from a former airline employee. — Heloise “Dear Heloise: I’ve worked as an airline flight attendant for two major airlines over an 11-year period. “We love our passengers, and we strive to make them happy and ...

Ringling Bros. Circus owner calls final shows ‘a celebration’

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus that has wowed crowds for 146 years with its “Greatest Show on Earth” is taking its final bow on Sunday. The circus’ last show at the Nassau County Coliseum in Uniondale, New York, is sold out, and former circus ...

Political opinions causes family turmoil

Dear Annie: We have a situation in our family, and it may be a problem in other families. Maybe you have an answer to help us all. I voted my conscience in the most recent presidential election, but I feel I am being punished by my daughter and her family, who didn’t agree with me. She had ...

Datebook

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Datebook is reserved for nonprofit, civic organizations. Unless otherwise noted, events listed should be considered free and open to the public. Due to numerous entries, items may appear for only one week. Entries appear in chronological order and as there is space. The ...

Pirates win over Phillies

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Chad Kuhl and four relievers combined on a three-hitter, and the Pittsburgh Pirates scratched out the only run of a rainy game Sunday when David Freese was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in a 1-0 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. Philadelphia starter Aaron Nola ...

Kyle Busch wins All-Star race

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Busch used a bold three-wide pass for the lead Saturday night to win NASCAR’s annual All-Star race for the first time. Although the race does not count in the standings, it was Busch’s first Cup victory of the season and first at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Busch ...

Penguins strike early, rout Senators 7-0

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins are one win away from a return trip to the Stanley Cup Final. The defending champions pounced on the Ottawa Senators early in a 7-0 demolition in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals Sunday to take a 3-2 series lead. Sidney Crosby scored for a ...

Aberg’s goal puts Predators past Ducks 3-1 in Game 5

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Pontus Aberg spent most of the season in the minors, and he had a part-time depth role for the Nashville Predators in these Stanley Cup playoffs until injuries thrust him into a key role in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals. And now the unassuming Swede has ...

Reunions

SHREVE-McCAULEY: The descendants of Burlin Stark and Polly Watson Shreve and Eugene and Alice Howell McCauley will host the annual family reunion at 10 a.m. Saturday at the large pavilion at the Izaak Walton League clubhouse on Files Creek Road in Beverly. Those attending are asked to bring a ...

Shepherdstown food writer pens healthy eating cookbook

SHEPHERDSTOWN (AP) — Most of us want to eat healthier. We want to cut calories, cut fat, drop the starch, get rid of the artificial ingredients teeming in most pre-packaged meals and just eat better. But we don’t. With Americans seemingly getting fatter and fatter each year, it’s hard ...

13-1 shot Cloud Computing wins Preakness

BALTIMORE (AP) — Sometimes it pays to have a fresh horse. Cloud Computing skipped the Kentucky Derby, while eventual winner Always Dreaming and Classic Empire mixed it up in the mud at Churchill Downs. Two weeks later, Cloud Computing pounced on those two horses in the Preakness, pulling ...

Meeting Memos

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Meeting Memos column is reserved for nonprofit, civic organizations. MONDAYS ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets from 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays, at Grace Episcopal Church. ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION EXERCISE CLASSES will be at 9:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Barbour County ...

Budget proposal cuts food stamps

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s budget would drive millions of people off of food stamps, part of a new wave of spending cut proposals that already are getting panned by lawmakers in both parties on Capitol Hill. Trump’s blueprint for the 2018 budget year comes out Tuesday. ...