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By John R. Bolton
The president fiddles at his domestic altar while the world burns
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Massey Energy Co.
The West Virginia coal mine blast that killed 29 men has yielded a wide-ranging and historic $210 million settlement proposal to compensate victims' families, pay fines and improve underground safety in response to the worst U.S. coal mining disaster in decades, an attorney with knowledge of the settlement told the Associated Press on Tuesday.
Later this month, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is expected to release the findings of its investigation into the deadly explosion at the Upper Big Branch coal mine in West Virginia. But who, if anyone, will investigate the way the MSHA conducted that investigation?
Google Inc. revealed Wednesday that unknown hackers likely originating from central China tried to hack into the Gmail accounts of hundreds of users, including senior U.S. government officials, Chinese activists and journalists.
A Southern California school district has spent $105 million on a new state-of-the-art high school but now doesn't have the money to operate it.
Massey Energy Co. recklessly ignored safety and allowed dangerous conditions to build inside a West Virginia mine until a blast last year killed 29 men in the deadliest U.S. coal accident since 1970, according to an independent report released Thursday.
There is no fool-proof way to prevent a repetition of the May 6, 2010, "flash crash," but measures being implemented by federal regulators should help insolate the markets from volatile price swings, the chief U.S. securities regulator said Wednesday.
The first episode of a reality show filmed in a southern West Virginia coal mine had real-world results: Federal inspectors who watched the Spike TV series have cited Cobalt Coal Corp. for activities they say endangered the miners.
Dozens of mines across three states were idled Tuesday as West Virginia honored 29 coal miners who died in an explosion a year ago.
More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in February, but sales were uneven across the country and not enough to signal a rebound in the housing market.
Faced with a small methane gas fire that couldn't be extinguished in a highly volatile underground mine, at least two victims of the nation's deadliest coal mine explosion in decades spent their final moments on a harrowing dash for safety.
Activists trying to stop mountaintop removal coal mining in Appalachia are furious over a Nike Inc. promotional ad for a new West Virginia football uniform designed in tribute to the 29 victims of the Upper Big Branch mine explosion.
After angry environmentalists objected to a Nike promotional ad for a new West Virginia University football uniform, the athletic apparel giant said Thursday it will modify a graphic depicting a mountaintop removal mine.