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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — On a perfect summer day, James Phillips hopped on his motorcycle with his 14-year-old daughter and took off through the West Virginia mountains. He and Mykala roared through three tanks of gas in 11 hours and came home exhilarated. "She made...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Is the death penalty in America gradually dying? There have been just two executions since May 1 and the total for 2016 probably will hit a 25-year low. Execution drug shortages, sometimes grotesque errors in death chambers and legal challenges to sentences...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A coalition of New York-based advocates on Tuesday launched a national campaign to press large retailers, restaurant chains and other companies to end on-call and last-minute scheduling, which allows companies to assign shifts to workers with only a few hours...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Is the death penalty in America gradually dying? There have been just two executions since May 1 and the total for 2016 probably will hit a 25-year low. Execution drug shortages, sometimes grotesque errors in death chambers and legal challenges to sentences...
HANGZHOU, China (AP) — Mostly unnoticed amid the political brawl over climate change, the United States has undergone a quiet transformation in how and where it gets its energy during Barack Obama's presidency, slicing the nation's output of polluting gases that are warming...
NEW YORK (AP) — For a time, it felt like the attack that shattered America had also brought it together. After Sept. 11, signs of newfound unity seemed to well up everywhere, from the homes where American flags appeared virtually overnight to the Capitol steps where lawmakers...
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A $90 million investment that runs against the trend of coal bankruptcies and mine closures should enable two new coal mines and related facilities to open in West Virginia and Virginia next year, coal developer Ramaco Development and partners announced...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Progress in reducing the number of people without health insurance in the U.S. appears to be losing momentum this year even as rising premiums and dwindling choice are reviving the political blame game over President Barack Obama's health care law. The future...
NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (AP) — Firefighters have battled a blaze at a multi-million dollar Rhode Island oceanfront estate owned by the family of the co-owner of a minor league baseball team. Crews were dispatched to the five-bedroom, five-bathroom Narragansett house after a fire...