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Perhaps right now in Morgantown, West Virginia, they are raising a glass, or rather a mug, to celebrate their No. 1 ranking from the Princeton Review.

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12 dead, millions powerless after storms during intense heat spellupdated: Sat Jun 30 2012 21:42:00

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.

State-by-state heat and storm developments updated: Sat Jun 30 2012 20:14:00

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 rescued from West Virginia caveupdated: Tue Jan 10 2012 10:25:00

Three men missing in a West Virginia cave complex since Sunday were found alive and unhurt Monday night.

Rescuers find 3 alive in West Virginia caveupdated: Tue Jan 10 2012 10:25:00

Three men missing in a 13-mile-long West Virginia cave complex since Sunday were rescued alive and unhurt Monday night, authorities said.

W.V. couple: Our tap water ignitesupdated: Tue Sep 20 2011 11:52:00

One couple is struggling to determine why their home smells like natural gas and why the tap water ignites. WDTV reports

West Virginia air show cancels second day of events after crashupdated: Sun Sep 18 2011 18:30:00

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.

Plane crashes at West Virginia air show, killing pilotupdated: Sat Sep 17 2011 22:26:00

An aircraft crashed Saturday afternoon during a demonstration at a West Virginia air show, killing the pilot, the West Virginia Air National Guard said.

Jobs Versus The Environmentupdated: Sun Aug 14 2011 13:29:00

Miners say mountaintop removal creates jobs. Opponents ask, "at what cost?" Watch "Battle for Blair Mountain" Aug. 14.

Steady job or healthy environment: What would you choose?updated: Sun Aug 14 2011 13:29:00

Over the past few decades, there has been a shift toward more mountaintop removal coal mining in West Virginia.

Removing mountaintops yields coal, controversyupdated: Sun Aug 14 2011 04:38:00

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.

Environment vs. jobs in new Battle of Blair Mountainupdated: Tue Jun 14 2011 13:47:00

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.

CNNMoney: Coal 'ghost towns' loom in West Virginiaupdated: Thu May 26 2011 11:49:00

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.

Feds: West Virginia mine may be permanently sealedupdated: Sat Apr 30 2011 03:03:00

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.

29 killed in West Virginia mine to be remembered 1 year after blastupdated: Tue Apr 05 2011 07:16:00

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.

2010: Obama eulogizes W. Virginia minersupdated: Tue Apr 05 2011 07:16:00

President Obama delivers the eulogy at a memorial for the 29 miners that were killed in an explosion in West Virginia.

West Virginia governor unveils new mine rescue truckupdated: Tue Mar 08 2011 13:45:00

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.

Deputy U.S. marshal gunned down in West Virginiaupdated: Thu Feb 17 2011 10:00:00

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.

Money Magazine: No 401(k) do-over for youupdated: Wed Feb 16 2011 13:38:00

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.

EPA revokes permit for hilltop mining project in West Virginiaupdated: Fri Jan 14 2011 20:24:00

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.

Close race in West Virginiaupdated: Tue Oct 05 2010 08:12:00

The West Virginia senate race has become a close contest. How did this happen? Dana Bash reports.

Race is tight for Byrd's Senate seat in West Virginiaupdated: Tue Oct 05 2010 08:12:00

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 governor, businessman win Senate nominationsupdated: Sat Aug 28 2010 21:44:00

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 set to head to polls in Louisiana, West Virginiaupdated: Fri Aug 27 2010 17:02:00

Primary voters are set to head to the polls this weekend, this time in Louisiana and West Virginia.

West Virginia's coal mine investigation is a slow process, leader saysupdated: Wed Jul 14 2010 13:50:00

A state investigation into the West Virginia mine explosion that killed 29 miners in April is laboriously slow, the head investigator said Wednesday.

Coal mine owner sues federal government over ventilation regulationsupdated: Wed Jun 23 2010 09:57:00

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.

3 things to watch in Tuesday's racesupdated: Tue May 11 2010 08:53:00

Most people following the primaries are a lot more excited about the races coming up next week than those taking place on Tuesday.

Sago investigator will look at West Virginia mine disasterupdated: Tue Apr 13 2010 20:46:00

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.

9 bodies remain in West Virginia mine; recovery effort under wayupdated: Mon Apr 12 2010 12:58:00

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.

'Heavy hearted community'updated: Mon Apr 12 2010 12:58:00

CNN's Ines Ferre reports on how a West Virginia community is coping after the lost of 29 coal miners.

West Virginia mine being reventilated so bodies can be recoveredupdated: Sun Apr 11 2010 16:32:00

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.

In mining towns: 'people that are like nobody else'updated: Sat Apr 10 2010 15:28:00

No matter the years she has been away and the miles that separate her, Crystal Roles still calls Naoma, West Virginia, home.

Rescuers to make 'mad dash' to search for trapped West Virginia minersupdated: Fri Apr 09 2010 02:47:00

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.

Mine deaths spark criticism of operator's recordupdated: Wed Apr 07 2010 09:23:00

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.

'He was a very brave man'updated: Wed Apr 07 2010 02:25:00

Jeanie Sanger, whose brother was killed in the West Virginia mine disaster Monday, shares her feelings and memories.

Miner was prepared to die, family saysupdated: Wed Apr 07 2010 02:25:00

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.

12 killed in West Virginia mine blastupdated: Tue Apr 06 2010 14:35:00

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.

Responders at mine siteupdated: Tue Apr 06 2010 14:35:00

First responders arrive at the scene of a massive mine explosion in Raleigh County, West Virginia.

Mine accidents in the United Statesupdated: Tue Apr 06 2010 14:29:00

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.

Rain clobbers East; expect travel delaysupdated: Mon Mar 15 2010 12:01:00

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 to the State of the Union addressupdated: Thu Jan 28 2010 08:12:00

Reaction from all sides flowed in directly after the president's State of the Union address.

State Of The Union highlightsupdated: Thu Jan 28 2010 08:12:00

Watch and listen to the highlights of President Obama's 2010 State of the Union address.

West Virginia's Byrd becomes the longest-serving member of Congressupdated: Wed Nov 18 2009 18:23:00

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.

Deadly storms rip through Midwest, Southupdated: Sun May 10 2009 23:19:00

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.

West Virginia's road to nowhere gets stimulus boostupdated: Thu Mar 12 2009 22:03:00

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.

Money Magazine: Take this 401(k) and shove itupdated: Fri Mar 06 2009 15:47:00

Last week's West Virginia election should frighten you.

Long lines, glitches reported during early votingupdated: Tue Oct 28 2008 22:28:00

In many states across the country, voting has begun, and in some cases, so have the headaches.

Commentary: Candidates should come clean on coalupdated: Tue Oct 07 2008 09:55:00

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 killed in West Virginia plant blastupdated: Fri Aug 29 2008 10:53:00

One person was killed and another injured in a chemical plant explosion late Thursday near Charleston, West Virginia.

AC360: King and the mapupdated: Wed May 14 2008 07:49:00

Anderson talks with CNN's John King at his map board about what each candidate is looking to do in West Virginia.

Time.com: Clinton Rolls to West Virginia Winupdated: Tue May 13 2008 20:00:00

The New York senator enjoys a resounding, double-digit victory, but most say Obama has already won the real race

SI.com: Kelli Anderson: Women's Spokane Regional breakdownupdated: Tue Mar 18 2008 14:34:00

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.

We are the 'front-runner'updated: Wed Feb 06 2008 00:52:00

Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain tells his supporters they need to get used to the idea of being the front-runner.

SI.com: Luke Winn: Cheat sheetupdated: Thu Jan 03 2008 12:58:00

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:

Domestic weather forecastupdated: Wed Jan 02 2008 19:11:00

CNN meteorologist Jacqui Jeras has your Wednesday morning forecast.

People.com: Jennifer Garner Receives State Honor at Homeupdated: Tue Jan 01 2008 13:23:00

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.

Money Magazine: Early nest egg: Say no to annuitiesupdated: Thu Oct 11 2007 09:23:00

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

SI.com: Stewart Mandel: Week 4 College Football Rankingsupdated: Tue Sep 18 2007 03:40:00

It's only three weeks into the season, way too early to have weeded out the contenders from the pretenders, right? Maybe not.

Commentary: Where is the outrage when humans are abused?updated: Wed Sep 12 2007 13:34:00

When federal prosecutors in Virginia released details of the dogfighting charges against Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick, all hell broke loose.

6 accused of torturing womanupdated: Wed Sep 12 2007 08:48:00

CNN's Kathleen Koch reports on the alleged kidnapping, torture and sexual assault of a young West Virginia woman.

Torture suspects may face hate crime chargesupdated: Wed Sep 12 2007 08:48:00

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.

Woman tortured for at least a week, officials sayupdated: Tue Sep 11 2007 13:04:00

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.

SI.com: Stewart Mandel: Season-opening questionsupdated: Wed Aug 29 2007 05:13:00

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:

Report: National strategy needed to fight fat updated: Tue Aug 28 2007 00:17:00

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.

View from the top: Rock climbing in West Virginiaupdated: Thu Aug 23 2007 23:24:00

You press your body tightly against the rock, fingers running along its crevices, trying to keep from slipping.

Time.com: How a Mining Rescue Went Wrongupdated: Fri Aug 17 2007 17:00:00

More than 10 days after the disaster, six Utah miners are still trapped and three rescuers are dead. What went wrong?

Fortune: The dark side of metal madnessupdated: Fri Jul 06 2007 00:09:00

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.

SI.com: An inspiring runupdated: Fri Mar 30 2007 00:14:00

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.

SI.com: Mountaineer Marchupdated: Wed Mar 28 2007 01:32:00

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.

SI.com: Closer Look: LSU-West Virginiaupdated: Tue Mar 20 2007 00:13:00

It's a good thing the LSU defense is so good. The Tigers' offense can be downright awful.

SI.com: Closer look: West Virginia-Xavierupdated: Sun Mar 18 2007 00:38:00

AUSTIN, Texas -- The Southwest was kind to Big East on Saturday.

Four dead in West Virginia gas station blastupdated: Tue Jan 30 2007 17:19:00

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.

Fortune: Money makerupdated: Fri Jan 19 2007 15:34:00

I've been working here since 1974. At that time, I was an illustrator but had never sculpted. Since then I've designed 35 medals and 43 coins. We are all classically trained, and we demand a lot [o...

Your e-mails: How moral issues will affect your voteupdated: Tue Sep 19 2006 12:42:00

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.

West Virginia tests 9 coal miners' air packs; all failupdated: Fri Sep 01 2006 15:33:00

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.

Byrd: Last chapter isn't written yetupdated: Mon Jun 12 2006 10:57:00

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.

CNNMoney: Report: Small fines for dangerous minesupdated: Fri Feb 10 2006 06:27:00

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 pets found in woodsupdated: Thu Feb 02 2006 17:04:00

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.

Mine deaths spur call for 'stand-down'updated: Thu Feb 02 2006 09:02:00

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.

West Virginia passes mine-safety billupdated: Mon Jan 23 2006 17:52:00

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.

Mine disaster a story of private pain made public updated: Fri Jan 06 2006 18:46:00

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.

CNNMoney: Mine tragedy is new insurer's first testupdated: Thu Jan 05 2006 12:25:00

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.

'I am mad at the world'updated: Wed Jan 04 2006 14:00:00

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.

CNNMoney: Biggest prize in lottery historyupdated: Mon Oct 17 2005 16:05:00

Wednesday's Powerball drawing could produce the largest lottery prize in history, a record jackpot of $340 million.

Mark Shields: Bush campaign's contempt for 'people of faith'updated: Mon Oct 04 2004 14:02:00

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.

Delegates pay emotional visit to 9/11 attack siteupdated: Wed Sep 01 2004 21:40:00

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."

Money Magazine: Why You Always Need a Plan Bupdated: Thu Jul 01 2004 00:01:00

One day you're instructing a grateful nation how to assemble a delicious warm pear salad; the next you're contemplating a diet of bologna sandwiches in an underdecorated minimum-security prison. On...

Scene of the crimeupdated: Thu May 13 2004 07:18:00

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.

Fortune: Wired In West Virginia Jails (Of All Places)updated: Mon Dec 18 2000 00:01:00

It's 9 A.M. Thursday, and magistrate Janie Moore is facing a scruffy blond accused of drunk driving. Moore goes over the charges and sets bail at $200. The accused signs his stack of forms and hand...

FSB: In a Zen Mindset Stressed? Try meditating. You can do it anywhere.updated: Mon May 01 2000 00:01:00

Leave it to our manic, overachieving society to produce a new meditation culture, where we have to squeeze relaxation into hyperactive schedules. It's not about religion anymore either. Americans a...

Fortune: CAUTIOUS COURTupdated: Mon Sep 06 1993 00:01:00

Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be another vote on the Supreme Court for judicial restraint. That would appear a boon for business. But Clint Bolick, vice president of the Institute for Justice, a conserv...

Money Magazine: HERE'S HOW TO RATE YOUR TOWN'S PUBLIC SCHOOLS updated: Tue May 01 1990 00:01:00

Almost 80% of MONEYsubscribers with school-age kids gave their local schools either an A or a B on a grading scale that ranged down to F in our poll. Still, if you want to check on your system, sch...

Fortune: NOW HEAR THIS updated: Mon Jun 19 1989 00:01:00

MICHELE LEE FOWLER, 17, a high school senior in West Virginia, a state that has cut its high school dropout rate almost 33% by revoking students' driving licenses if they leave school, on why she r...

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