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Bill addresses pensions, health care for miners, retirees

Nov. 6, 2019 3:33 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is co-sponsoring a bill with West Virginia's two U.S. senators and others aimed at preserving the pensions of about 92,000 retired coal miners, as well as the health-care benefits of another 13,000 working miners. Democrat Joe Manchin and...

Coal giant Murray Energy seeks bankruptcy protection

Oct. 29, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A major U.S. coal mining company is seeking bankruptcy protection, despite a flurry of regulatory breaks that its CEO pushed for — and received — from the Trump administration. Ohio-based Murray Energy filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization Tuesday, joining a...

While Trump rakes in cash, some Senate Republicans lagging

Oct. 24, 2019 1:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is raising record amounts of cash for his 2020 reelection. But that fundraising might isn't spilling over to the most vulnerable Republicans fighting to hold onto their seats in a narrowly divided Senate. During the third quarter, former astronaut Mark Kelly took in...

First lady speaks on opioids in only solo trip to Congress

Oct. 23, 2019 11:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump is marking the one-year anniversary of a federal law that that increases access to treatment for people addicted to opioids. The first lady made her only solo trip to Capitol Hill so far to thank Congress for passing the bipartisan SUPPORT Act her husband signed into law a...

Ex-CEO and ex-prisoner Blankenship making presidential bid

Oct. 21, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Former coal executive and ex-federal prisoner Don Blankenship says he'll seek the Constitution Party's presidential nomination next year. West Virginia Constitution Party chairman Jeffrey-Frank Jarrell says Blankenship made the announcement Saturday during the party's national...

Attorney: Lawsuit planned over VA hospital death in WVa

Oct. 16, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An attorney representing the family of a patient who died at a Veterans Affairs hospital in West Virginia says he plans to sue over what he believes is the man's suspicious death from a wrongful insulin injection. Charleston attorney Tony O'Dell said a notice of a pending lawsuit...

Today in History

Oct. 5, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Oct. 5, the 278th day of 2019. There are 87 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 5, 1947, President Harry S. Truman delivered the first televised White House address as he spoke on the world food crisis. On this date: In 1829, the 21st president of the...

Senate sends Trump stopgap spending bill, averting shutdown

Sep. 26, 2019 1:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate passed a temporary government-wide funding bill on Thursday that staves off the risk of a government shutdown through Nov. 21. The measure would buy additional time for lawmakers to work to unclog a $1.4 trillion bundle of yearly spending bills that is hung up amid fights over...

American, Australian luminaries gather at White House dinner

Sep. 20, 2019 11:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A glittering crowd of American and Australian luminaries gathered under the stars in the White House Rose Garden on Friday, resolutely "celebrating" even as serious matters of national security and presidential politics combined to cast a cloud over President Donald Trump. Not long before...

Trump says gun bill negotiations going 'very slowly'

Sep. 19, 2019 6:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday poured cold water on prospects for a bipartisan compromise on gun legislation, even as Attorney General William Barr circulated a draft plan on Capitol Hill to expand background checks for gun sales. In a Fox News interview, Trump said no deal is...