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FILE- In this Aug. 3, 1993, file photo, then-Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg poses in her robe in her office at U.S. District Court in Washington. Earlier, the Senate voted 96-3 to confirm Bader as the 107th justice and the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court. Ruth Bader Ginsburg died at her home in Washington, on Sept. 18, 2020, the Supreme Court announced. (AP Photo/Doug Mills, File)

The Latest: Trump boasts about how many court picks he's had

Sep. 21, 2020 8:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (all times local): 8:45 p.m. President Donald Trump is boasting on the campaign trail about his reshaping of the federal judiciary days after the death of liberal Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader...

Marshall quarterback Grant Wells (8) rushes upfield on a keeper against Appalachian State during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Huntington, W.Va. (Sholten Singer/The Herald-Dispatch via AP)

Knox, Wells help Marshall beat No. 23 Appalachian State 17-7

Sep. 19, 2020 8:36 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall coach Doc Holliday and his young quarterback saw the two injured Appalachian State players on the ground after a collision. So they knew what to do next. Holliday called for redshirt freshman Grant Wells to run toward the side of safety Ryan Huff's replacement. Wells...

Former VA doctor pleads guilty to molesting patients

Sep. 17, 2020 6:25 PM EDT

A former doctor at a Veterans Affairs hospital in West Virginia pleaded guilty Thursday to federal charges that he molested three male patients and violated their civil rights. Jonathan Yates pleaded guilty in court filings to three counts of depriving veterans of their civil rights under color of law, which...

Marshall quarterback Grant Wells (8) throws against Eastern Kentucky during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in Huntington, W.Va. (Sholten Singer/The Herald-Dispatch via AP)

No. 23 Appalachian State faces sharp young QB at Marshall

Sep. 17, 2020 11:06 AM EDT

Quarterback Grant Wells had one of the finest debuts in Marshall football history. Now the redshirt freshman gets the task of facing a much-tougher opponent when the Thundering Herd (1-0) host No. 23 Appalachian State (1-0) on Saturday. "I think everybody’s ready for them to come in and allow us to prove...

Bankruptcy settlement could pay coal workers $17.3 million

Sep. 14, 2020 3:41 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Some 1,700 employees of a bankrupt coal mining company would get up to $17.3 million in back pay under a proposed class-action settlement. The former employees of Milton, West Virginia-based Blackjewel in Wyoming and Appalachia could get checks early next year depending on the outcome...

North Carolina's Michael Carter breaks away from Syracuse's Geoff Cantin-Arku in the second quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020 in Chapel Hill, N.C. (Robert Willett/The News & Observer via AP, Pool)

Stadiums quiet but college football, shows of unity go on

Sep. 12, 2020 10:37 PM EDT

The first big weekend of college football was mostly stripped of the pageantry that is at the heart of the game. The stands were empty, or attendance was limited, because of a pandemic that has disrupted the season. That didn't stop shows of support for the fight against racial injustice. Players for Kansas...

West Virginia running back Leddie Brown (4) stiff arms Eastern Kentucky's Davion Ross (10) during an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Morgantown, W.Va.  (William Wotring/The Dominion-Post via AP)

Doege, RBs shine, West Virginia beats E. Kentucky 56-10

Sep. 12, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Jarrett Doege threw three touchdown passes, Leddie Brown and Alec Sinkfield gave West Virginia's running game a lift it hadn't seen in quite some time, and the Mountaineers beat Eastern Kentucky 56-10 Saturday. Brown and Sinkfield both finished with career highs of 123 yards and...

West Virginia suspends 11 for opener; bans not tied to virus

Sep. 12, 2020 12:17 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia suspended 11 players for its season opener Saturday for an undisclosed violation of team rules. Coach Neal Brown announced the suspensions Saturday before the Mountaineers played at home against Eastern Kentucky. The school would not specify what the players did,...

FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice speaks during a press conference at the State Capitol in Charleston, W.Va. Ben Salango, the Democratic candidate for West Virginia governor on Friday, July 31, 2020, said that he has agreed to debate Gov. Jim Justice five times before the November election and called on the Republican incumbent to sign on as well. (F. Brian Ferguson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP)

West Virginia governor's race warms up with new attacks

Sep. 11, 2020 10:57 AM EDT

The Democratic challenger to West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice is slamming the Republican billionaire businessman over his companies' legal troubles just as a trial is set to resume involving his family-owned business and a Pennsylvania coal distributor. The attacks by Democratic nominee Ben Salango mark a...

Marshall football player acquitted of domestic battery

Sep. 10, 2020 11:51 AM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Marshall University football player charged with strangulation and domestic battery has been acquitted. The verdict for redshirt senior safety Brandon Lamar Drayton, 23, was announced Wednesday in Cabell County Circuit Court, news outlets reported. Marshall suspended Drayton...