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Man rescued in coal mine: Four-day ordeal was 'terrible'

Dec. 13, 2018 5:33 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Their faces covered in black soot, three adults safely rescued after several days in an inactive West Virginia coal mine were mobbed by loved ones in a teary reunion, then they thanked the crews that got them out. The three walked out of an ambulance at a fire hall in Whitesville...

The Latest: Sheriff vows thorough probe after mine rescue

Dec. 13, 2018 5:03 PM EST

CLEAR CREEK, W.Va. (AP) — The Latest on the rescue of three adults at an inactive coal mine in West Virginia (all times local): 5 p.m. A West Virginia sheriff says he plans to conduct a thorough investigation into four adults who went into an inactive coal mine. Raleigh County Sheriff Scott Van Meter said...

Ethiopia sets 2022 for Nile dam's completion amid delays

Dec. 13, 2018 11:46 AM EST

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia's controversial Nile River dam will not be completed until 2022, more than four years behind schedule, because of possible defects with the hydro-electrical plant's equipment, an official said Thursday. The dam's construction managers have concerns about the quality of...

3 found alive inside West Virginia coal mine

Dec. 13, 2018 6:24 AM EST

CLEAR CREEK, W.Va. (AP) — Three people missing since last weekend were found alive Wednesday in an underground coal mine in West Virginia, authorities said. The three were located Wednesday inside Elk Run Coal's Rock House Powellton mine near Clear Creek, the state Office of Miners' Health, Safety and...

Authorities say 3 people who had been missing since weekend found alive at a nonoperational coal mine in West Virginia

Dec. 12, 2018 7:55 PM EST
CLEAR CREEK, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say 3 people who had been missing since weekend found alive at a nonoperational coal mine in West Virginia.

States cite climate worries in push to stop US coal sales

Dec. 12, 2018 6:04 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Four states that say burning coal will hurt their residents as it makes climate change worse are trying to stop the Trump administration from selling vast reserves of the fuel that are beneath public lands. Attorneys for California, New Mexico, New York and Washington argue the coal...

UN chief calls for compromise, sacrifice at climate talks

Dec. 12, 2018 5:36 PM EST

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — The United Nations secretary-general called on countries to make compromises in tackling global warming, amid concern that the U.N. conference on the issue could end without a substantial agreement. In his second dramatic appeal at the talks in Poland in the space of 10 days,...

The Latest: Ex-VP Gore thinks Trump may help climate cause

Dec. 12, 2018 3:16 PM EST

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the climate talks taking place in Poland (all times local): 9:00 p.m. Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore says he thinks President Donald Trump's stance on global warming may actually advance the cause of tackling climate change. Gore has spent years raising awareness...

Search expands for 3 missing at West Virginia mine

Dec. 11, 2018 5:38 PM EST

CLEAR CREEK, W.Va. (AP) — Workers are removing water and pumping fresh air into a nonoperational coal mine in West Virginia as they search for three people stuck inside. The state Office of Miner's Health, Safety and Training said Tuesday that a man who emerged on his own from the underground Rock House...

The Latest: German minister stresses future for coal workers

Dec. 11, 2018 3:41 PM EST

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — The Latest on U.N. climate talks in Poland (all times local): 9:10 p.m. Germany's environment minister says it's crucial to offer mining industry workers other options for a transition from coal to energy sources that don't contribute to global warming to succeed. Svenja Schulze...