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Today in History: June 20, Queen Victoria takes the throne

Jun. 20, 2024 00:13 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, June 20, the 172nd day of 2024. There are 194 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 20, 1837, Queen Victoria acceded to the British throne following the death of her uncle, King William IV. ...

Collecting sex-crazed zombie cicadas on speed: Scientists track a bug-controlling super-sized fungus

Jun. 19, 2024 09:31 AM EDT

LISLE, Illinois (AP) — With their bulging red eyes and their alien-like mating sound, periodical cicadas can seem scary and weird enough. But some of them really are sex-crazed zombies on speed, hijacked by a super-sized fungus. West Virginia University mycology professor Matt...

Joe Mazzulla was a Division 2 coach not long ago. He's now an NBA champion, and just getting started

Jun. 17, 2024 23:56 PM EDT

Joe Mazzulla has been called weird. He’s been called a sicko. He’s been called crazy. Those comments weren’t coming from critics or haters directing anonymous insults toward the coach of the Boston Celtics. They came publicly from his own players who, by all accounts,...

Biden's Title IX law expanding protections for LGBTQ+ students is dealt another setback

Jun. 17, 2024 15:34 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Biden administration's effort to expand protections for LGBTQ+ students hit another roadblock Monday, when a federal judge in Kentucky temporarily blocked the new Title IX rule in six additional states. U.S. District Judge Danny C. Reeves referred to the...

Senate confirms new energy regulators, extending Biden's grip on panel that backs renewable energy

Jun. 13, 2024 12:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's grip on a key federal energy commission will last beyond his first term, giving a boost to the Democrat's push for renewable energy regardless of the election results in November. The Senate ensured that political reality as lawmakers...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Jun. 13, 2024 07:11 AM EDT

Charleston Gazette-Mail. June 11, 2024. Editorial: Asking too much of teachers on abuse and neglect Plenty of finger-pointing has occurred after a 14-year-old girl was found dead in a Boone County home, apparently of malnourishment. Child Protective Services, law...

Jerry West, a 3-time Hall of Fame selection and the inspiration for the NBA logo, dies at 86

Jun. 12, 2024 21:01 PM EDT

The NBA has never confirmed the worst-kept secret in basketball, that Jerry West is the player whose silhouette is depicted in the league’s logo. There’s probably a reason for that: West never wanted to be the logo. “I’m just part of the game,” West said in a...

Jerry West's impact on his home state of West Virginia runs deep

Jun. 12, 2024 19:52 PM EDT

Jerry West left West Virginia decades ago. He never left his home state behind. For years, he quietly gave significant sums of money to his alma mater, West Virginia University. He always spoke with pride about where he came from, how the small-town roots shaped who he was even as he...

Reaction to the death of Jerry West, 'a basketball genius'

Jun. 12, 2024 19:41 PM EDT

The NBA and sports world reacted Wednesday to the death of basketball Hall of Famer Jerry West. He died Wednesday morning at age 86 with his wife, Karen, by his side, according to a statement from the Los Angeles Clippers. West had been working for the Clippers as a consultant. ___...

West Virginia's foster care system is losing another top official with commissioner's exit

Jun. 12, 2024 18:46 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's heavily burdened foster care system is losing another top official with the announcement Wednesday that Bureau of Social Services commissioner Jeffrey Pack will leave after nearly three years. Gov. Jim Justice said at his weekly news...