Large swaths of the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic dug out Saturday hours after killer thunderstorms barreled through, a recovery made more complicated -- and dangerous -- by intense summer heat.
Millions of people were sweltering Saturday in record-breaking heat in the wake of deadly storms that ripped across the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic.
Three men missing in a West Virginia cave complex since Sunday were found alive and unhurt Monday night.
Three men missing in a 13-mile-long West Virginia cave complex since Sunday were rescued alive and unhurt Monday night, authorities said.
One couple is struggling to determine why their home smells like natural gas and why the tap water ignites. WDTV reports
Events at a West Virginia air show were canceled for a second day Sunday after a crash a day earlier that killed a stunt pilot, show organizers said.
An aircraft crashed Saturday afternoon during a demonstration at a West Virginia air show, killing the pilot, the West Virginia Air National Guard said.
Miners say mountaintop removal creates jobs. Opponents ask, "at what cost?" Watch "Battle for Blair Mountain" Aug. 14.
Over the past few decades, there has been a shift toward more mountaintop removal coal mining in West Virginia.
In the Appalachian Mountains, there is a method of mining that is as much a source of controversy as it is a source of energy: mountaintop removal.
We're at the peak of Blair Mountain in the middle of southern West Virginia. It's about 85 degrees, the coolest it has been all week, and there's a slight breeze that carries voices before we can see the singers.
West Virginia's coal industry helped insulate the local economy from the worst of the recession, but now the state could be in danger of losing that crutch.
The owners of a West Virginia mine where 29 people perished in an explosion last year have agreed to permanently seal it, federal regulators said.
Acting West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin will join the families of the 29 men who perished in an explosion at the Upper Big Branch Mine a year ago Tuesday.
President Obama delivers the eulogy at a memorial for the 29 miners that were killed in an explosion in West Virginia.
The governor of West Virginia unveiled a new, specially equipped truck Tuesday designed to help rescue trapper miners -- part of that state's response to last year's Upper Big Branch Mine explosion, which resulted in 29 deaths.
A deputy U.S. marshal who had been with the service for just over a year was fatally shot while serving an arrest warrant Wednesday morning in West Virginia, according to a spokesman for the U.S. Marshals Service.
I may write about retirement for a living, but that doesn't mean I like seeing my 401(k) crater any more than you do. Given what's been happening in the market, I sometimes catch myself thinking how great it would be if my financial future weren't tied to something as volatile as Wall Street's mood.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday revoked a permit for one of the nation's largest mountaintop removal mining projects, saying it would destroy water, wildlife and Appalachian communities in West Virginia.
The West Virginia senate race has become a close contest. How did this happen? Dana Bash reports.
Wealthy Republican businessman John Raese has run three times for statewide office in West Virginia over the past few decades and has never won.
West Virginia Democratic Gov. Joe Manchin and Republican businessman John Raese ran to easy victories Saturday in a special West Virginia primary for the U.S. Senate.
Primary voters are set to head to the polls this weekend, this time in Louisiana and West Virginia.
A state investigation into the West Virginia mine explosion that killed 29 miners in April is laboriously slow, the head investigator said Wednesday.
Massey Energy Company, which owns a West Virginia coal mine in which 29 workers died in April, has sued the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration over ventilation regulations, the company said Wednesday.
Most people following the primaries are a lot more excited about the races coming up next week than those taking place on Tuesday.
West Virginia's governor on Tuesday named a former head of the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration to lead a state investigation into last week's coal mine explosion that left 29 miners dead.
Recovery crews worked in a West Virginia coal mine Monday, hoping to bring out by late afternoon the last nine bodies remaining there out of the 29 miners who died in an explosion a week ago, officials said.
CNN's Ines Ferre reports on how a West Virginia community is coping after the lost of 29 coal miners.
Efforts were under way Sunday to reventilate a sprawling West Virginia coal mine so crews can recover the bodies of 22 miners who died in an explosion Monday, authorities said. Seven bodies were removed soon after the blast.
No matter the years she has been away and the miles that separate her, Crystal Roles still calls Naoma, West Virginia, home.
Crews planned to pump nitrogen into a West Virginia coal mine as the search resumed early Friday for four miners who may be trapped after a deadly explosion earlier in the week.
The deaths of at least 25 workers in a West Virginia coal mine this week have turned a harsh spotlight on the safety record of the mine's owner, which has paid record fines for safety and environmental violations.
Jeanie Sanger, whose brother was killed in the West Virginia mine disaster Monday, shares her feelings and memories.
One of the men killed in Monday's coal mine explosion in West Virginia knew of the danger but didn't let it bother him, his family said Tuesday.
Twelve miners died Monday and more than a dozen were unaccounted for after an explosion erupted inside an underground mine in Raleigh County, West Virginia, the mine's parent company said.
First responders arrive at the scene of a massive mine explosion in Raleigh County, West Virginia.
An explosion at the Massey Energy Co. mine in Montcoal, West Virginia, killed at least 25 miners. The cause of the explosion had not been determined as rescuers worked Tuesday to bore ventilation holes into the Upper Big Branch Mine. This is a chronological list of notable coal mine accidents in the United States over the last century. The list is not all-inclusive. * December 6, 1907 -- Worst coal mine disaster in U.S. history: 362 miners are killed in an explosion at the Monongah Nos. 6 and 8 Coal Mines in Monongah, West Virginia.
Half a million homes remained without power across the Northeast and mid-Atlantic region on Sunday, as rain continued to pound states from West Virginia to Connecticut for a second day.
Reaction from all sides flowed in directly after the president's State of the Union address.
Watch and listen to the highlights of President Obama's 2010 State of the Union address.
When Robert Byrd came to Congress from West Virginia, a postage stamp cost 3 cents and kids were clamoring for a new toy called Mr. Potato Head.
Emergency teams on Sunday were assessing damage from deadly storms that devastated parts of Missouri, Kentucky and West Virginia this weekend -- even as the threat of more severe weather continued.
After more than 40 years and $1.5 billion, West Virginia's massive "Corridor H" project is getting another boost from the Obama administration's economic stimulus package, despite questions over whether the project will ever be completed.
Last week's West Virginia election should frighten you.
In many states across the country, voting has begun, and in some cases, so have the headaches.
The Wall Street crisis notwithstanding, coal continues to embroil the presidential campaign into knots unlike any other issue in the swing states of Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.
One person was killed and another injured in a chemical plant explosion late Thursday near Charleston, West Virginia.
Anderson talks with CNN's John King at his map board about what each candidate is looking to do in West Virginia.
The New York senator enjoys a resounding, double-digit victory, but most say Obama has already won the real race
Underrated: Pittsburgh. The Panthers lost six games between Feb. 2 and March 1; thus their No. 6 seed. But it's worth noting that they have since avenged two of those losses, to Notre Dame and West Virginia, and that their loss to Rutgers in early February was only by four points. With All-America candidates Marcedes Walker and Shavonte Zellous delivering a reliable inside-out attack, the Panthers are dangerous.
Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain tells his supporters they need to get used to the idea of being the front-runner.
As much as I'd like to believe our entire readership has been with this college hoops season from its basic-cable opener (Gardner-Webb over Kentucky, Nov. 8!) and its Pay-Per-View debut (Florida over North Dakota State, Nov. 9!), I am aware that is not the case. As bowl season fades away, casual hoop fans come trickling in with dire need of a catch-up course. The Power Rankings are here to provide it, tuition-free, in three parts per team:
CNN meteorologist Jacqui Jeras has your Wednesday morning forecast.
Jennifer Garner may be the toast of Broadway for her Roxane in Cyrano de Bergerac, and she may be the national critics' darling for her role as the wannabe mom in the new movie Juno, but to the folks at home, she's no slouch, either.
Question: I'm 44, and after maxing out my 401(k) and Roth IRA, I still have about $400 a month I'd like to invest outside these accounts for early retirement. Would you suggest I invest this money in an annuity? - Angie Tyrie, Hinton, West Virginia
It's only three weeks into the season, way too early to have weeded out the contenders from the pretenders, right? Maybe not.
When federal prosecutors in Virginia released details of the dogfighting charges against Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick, all hell broke loose.
CNN's Kathleen Koch reports on the alleged kidnapping, torture and sexual assault of a young West Virginia woman.
Six West Virginians charged with kidnapping, torturing and sexually assaulting a woman for at least a week may also face hate crime charges, Logan County Sheriff's officials said Tuesday.
Six West Virginia residents have been charged with kidnapping, torturing and sexually assaulting a Charleston woman for at least a week, the Logan County Sheriff's Department said Monday.
There's football this weekend, folks. Real, actual, meaningful football games. Let's not beat around the bush. Here are 10 questions I'm most eager to have answered by this time next week:
Americans are already among the fattest people in the world, and they just keep packing on the pounds. A new report finds that obesity rates have swelled during the last year in 31 states with not one state reporting that its obesity rate shrank.
You press your body tightly against the rock, fingers running along its crevices, trying to keep from slipping.
More than 10 days after the disaster, six Utah miners are still trapped and three rescuers are dead. What went wrong?
The Barclays base metals index is a handy gauge of copper, aluminum, lead, tin, and zinc prices. Since 2005 it is up 95%, which has prompted a rally in a different market barometer. Call it the petty larceny index. In 2006 more than 24,000 manhole covers were stolen from the streets of Shanghai. In Fort Worth last June, bronze memory urns disappeared from graveyards. The following month, at a high school football field in Washington, D.C., 750 pounds of aluminum bleachers went missing. This past April two men got trapped in a West Virginia mine. They were attempting to steal copper wire.
NEW YORK -- Officially, the cameras and chroniclers will have the snippet of history correct: West Virginia senior center Robert Summers was the last to cut down a strand from the Mountaineers NIT championship net in Madison Square Garden. It must be noted, however, that fellow senior Frank Young made his job easier by scorching the those nets with six three-pointers earlier in the evening.
NEW YORK -- Three rows behind the West Virginia bench and no more than 10 feet from the three-point line where Darris Nichols caught the inbounds pass, set his feet and released a game-winning shot to push the Mountaineers over Mississippi State, 63-62, and into the NIT championship game, former Mountaineer March magician Mike Gansey was the first to throw up his hands and point at Nichols as the new starting guard wielding the shooter's wand.
It's a good thing the LSU defense is so good. The Tigers' offense can be downright awful.
AUSTIN, Texas -- The Southwest was kind to Big East on Saturday.
At least four people were killed and at least two critically injured Tuesday when an explosion leveled a gas station in this southern West Virginia city, officials said.
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Moral issues sometimes drive voters to the polls not only to support or oppose a candidate, but also to make their voices heard on dozens of ballot measures dealing with issues like same-sex marriage, abortion or stem cell research.
In a random test of nine emergency air packs used by West Virginia coal miners, all nine failed, the state's Office of Miners' Health Safety and Training said Thursday.
U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd on Monday became the longest serving senator in history, passing the record held by the late Sen. Strom Thurmond of South Carolina.
Federal government fines for coal mine safety violations are far below the level imposed by other government agencies and may not be offering incentives for mine companies to fix safety problems, according to a published report.
Hundreds of dead cats, dogs and other animals were found in two wooded areas of West Virginia, the state Division of Natural Resources said Thursday.
West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin has called on all mines in his state to halt operations until thorough safety checks are made, following the deaths of two miners on Wednesday.
Following the deaths of 14 West Virginia miners in less than three weeks, state lawmakers on Monday approved legislation aimed at improving the chances of survival for miners trapped underground.
In all my travels for CNN, I had never been to West Virginia. It didn't take long to realize this was not how West Virginia was supposed to look.
Less than 30 hours after the state of West Virginia scrapped its state-run workers' compensation fund and handed the reins to privately owned BrickStreet Mutual Insurance Co., the newly formed company was faced with its first tragedy: the Sago Mine explosion.
Let's face it: We all desperately wanted it to be true. We wanted the improbable to happen in the worst way. So when we heard a dozen miners were alive, we all ran with it. Practically skipped.
Wednesday's Powerball drawing could produce the largest lottery prize in history, a record jackpot of $340 million.
In early 1993, Washington Post reporter Michael Weisskopf wrote a front-page story that characterized the followers of conservative church leaders Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson as being " largely poor, uneducated and easy to command." Both Weisskopf and the Post were rightly criticized for publishing that unfair, offensive smear, especially by conservatives who introduced the Post quote as Exhibit A to prove that the liberal, secular press was full of elitists who mocked church-goers.
Viewing the vast empty canyon that was once the site of the twin towers of the World Trade Center, Karen McCoy of Droop Mountain, West Virginia, said, "I had to back away."
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As you slept, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Richard Myers landed in Baghdad for a quick meeting with senior military commanders that, while unannounced until shortly before they jumped on the plane, is aimed at quelling the public storm over prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib.
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