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After the mountain is blastedupdated: Sun Aug 14 2011 04:38:00

What happens after a mountaintop is blasted off to mine coal inside? Watch Battle for Blair Mountain on Aug 14 at 8pm.

Teens beat grandpa to impress girls?updated: Fri Sep 10 2010 06:06:00

A son remembers his 81-year-old dad who cops say was beaten to death by three teens. HLN's Vinnie Politan reports.

Son seeks redemption, not retribution for suspects in father's slayingupdated: Fri Sep 10 2010 06:06:00

The son of an 81-year-old man who was fatally beaten Sunday after attending his granddaughter's wedding in Lynchburg, Virginia, said he holds no animosity toward the three teenagers who are being held as suspects.

Gunman surrenders in hostage ordeal at Virginia post officeupdated: Thu Dec 24 2009 01:29:00

A daylong hostage standoff ended late Wednesday when an armed, disabled man wheeled himself out of a post office in Wytheville, Virginia, and was taken into custody, police said.

Post office hostage standoffupdated: Thu Dec 24 2009 01:29:00

According to Wytheville, Virginia Mayor Trent Crewe, an armed man took five people hostage.

Midwest braces for its turn with winter stormupdated: Mon Dec 21 2009 20:19:00

While East Coast travelers recovered Monday from a nor'easter that stranded thousands, a winter storm taking aim at the Midwest threatened to give travelers there a headache later in the week.

Late season hot spots for leaf peepersupdated: Tue Nov 03 2009 10:43:00

U.S. trees are exploding in brilliantly colorful fall foliage this year in many regions, thanks to stellar growing conditions and excellent temperatures, say experts.

Almanac predicts bitterly cold winter for parts of U.S.updated: Wed Sep 02 2009 03:38:00

Get out the coats, boots, and shovels; people in some parts of the country are in for it this winter, according to the Farmer's Almanac.

FSB: How they did it: Drilling a horizontal wellupdated: Mon Oct 13 2008 09:40:00

Directional drilling was developed in 1929, but horizontal oil drilling became cost-effective and technically feasible only about five years ago.

In the land of ice floes and sealsupdated: Fri Aug 01 2008 08:25:00

Standing atop an island cliff, Ed English looks out over the Strait of Belle Isle. "In March," he says, "this looks like peppered porridge -- a sea of ice floes speckled with seals." Now, on a soft summer evening, it's a salty blue stew flecked with white froth from waves and breaching whales. In the distance float the glacial fragments that give this part of Newfoundland (newfun-LAND) its nickname: Iceberg Alley.

Taking the kids: Leaf peeping from their perspectiveupdated: Mon Oct 08 2007 10:30:00

The pumpkins made all the difference.

Taking the kids: Family fun at national parksupdated: Sat Jun 30 2007 04:16:00

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World's press shocked by shootingupdated: Wed Apr 18 2007 07:29:00

Newspapers from America to India, South Korea and the UK have expressed shock at the killing of 32 students and faculty at Virginia Tech University.

Snow, rain make for damp forecastupdated: Wed Apr 11 2007 08:46:00

Winterlike weather will persist in the Northeast on Wednesday, with freezing rain probable in parts of New England.

Sick as a dogwood: Insects, disease mute fall colorsupdated: Thu Oct 12 2006 13:47:00

You're driving up the East Coast and admiring the fall colors. But something seems off.

Atlanta: City overviewupdated: Wed Oct 04 2006 11:05:00

Set against the foothills of the Appalachians above the Chattahoochee River, Atlanta watches over the fertile red clay of Georgia.

Strange world of lost luggage updated: Tue Nov 22 2005 09:20:00

It's the moment every air passenger dreads: standing alone at an empty carousel with the growing realization that their bag has gone missing.

If you go: Fall foliage activitiesupdated: Thu Sep 08 2005 11:42:00

Resources to help you plan your leaf-peeping adventures:

Getaways: Cool and colorfulupdated: Wed Aug 10 2005 08:50:00

Look to the hills to leave behind the summer heat and, in the coming weeks, to bask in the glory of fall. August is the perfect month to take advantage of the beautiful ridges and refreshing breezes of higher altitudes. Check out these two great destinations, and plan your own escape to the mountains.

Isolated showers forecast in the Northeastupdated: Mon May 16 2005 07:32:00

Scattered rain was forecast in the Northeast early Monday, while isolated thunderstorms were possible along the Carolina and Georgia coast as a cold front moved across the region.

Snow scattered over Great Lakesupdated: Tue Dec 14 2004 23:55:00

Snow fell around parts of the Great Lakes, Ohio Valley and the middle Appalachians on Tuesday, closing schools and causing traffic accidents in North Carolina.

Floods, floating coffins left in Jeanne's wakeupdated: Tue Sep 28 2004 04:17:00

The remnants of Hurricane Jeanne moved north Tuesday, leaving collapsed buildings, flash floods and floating coffins in its wake.

Snow, rain in the East, dry condition in the Westupdated: Thu Feb 12 2004 07:43:00

Wet, wintry weather is forecast for much of the East, Southern Rockies and Southern Plains Thursday, while dry conditions dominate the western two-thirds of nation.

Money Magazine: Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, Alabamaupdated: Fri Oct 25 2002 00:08:00

A decade ago, Alabama's state pension fund made an unusual investment, pouring over $100 million into what was to become the largest golf construction project in history. The result? The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, an immense network of 378 holes on eight sites throughout the state, all designed by renowned course architect Robert Trent Jones Sr., who died two years ago at 93.

Money Magazine: Getting In Gear The wrong equipment could make your next camping trip your last one. Here's how to get the best of the gear you updated: Sat Aug 01 1998 00:01:00

You have to go camping only once to know that the right gear is what separates the awesome adventure from the outright disaster. But finding that gear--How light must it be? What materials are best...

Fortune: COMEBACK AHEAD FOR RAILROADS They have been losing out to truckers for decades. Now they are grabbing business and making sharehupdated: Mon Jun 17 1991 00:01:00

FROM THE BLACK coal trains sliding like pythons through the Appalachian foothills to double-stack convoys speeding just-in-time cargoes from Chicago to Los Angeles, America's railroads are bound fo...

Fortune: The price of immortalityupdated: Mon Feb 29 1988 00:01:00

^ As never before, immortality is for sale. What kind? The kind that comes when a donor cements his name to an institution: Stanford University, Carnegie Hall, Rhodes Scholarships, the Pulitzer Pri...

Fortune: SKI TOURING Cross-country skiers are gliding from lodge to lodge, sometimes with no company but a few moose.updated: Mon Jan 20 1986 00:01:00

With the temperature at 22 degrees, Dawn Flakne, 26, a computer engineer, set out one sunny December morning from the Gunflint Lodge, near the Minnesota-Ontario border, to explore Minnesota's Super...

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