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  • Cruise passengers recount horror stories to Senate Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 8:14 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Laurie Dishman told senators through tears Wednesday that she was choked and raped on a Royal Caribbean cruise by one of the line's employees, using her experience to shed light on the dangers that passengers might face on cruises.

  • WASHINGTON, July 8- The head of Delphi Automotive Plc, maker of ignition switches linked to at least 16 fatal car crashes, is expected to face intensive questioning next week from a U.S. Senate panel investigating General Motors Co' handling of the issue.

  • WASHINGTON, June 18- U.S. senators heavily criticized the marketing practices of e-cigarette companies on Wednesday, saying their use of glamorous models, celebrities and cartoon characters attracts children and risks creating a new generation of nicotine addicts at a time when traditional smoking rates are declining.

  • WASHINGTON, May 27- Companies known as data brokers collect and sell information about "nearly all" U.S. consumers, drawing potentially harmful conclusions about them largely without their knowledge, U.S. regulators said on Tuesday.

  • WASHINGTON, April 15- U.S. lawmakers probing how General Motors used faulty ignition switches in many vehicles are turning their scrutiny to the supplier of the part, Delphi Automotive.

  • DETROIT/ WASHINGTON, March 29- When General Motors Co Chief Executive Mary Barra faces Congress next week she will have to explain how the top brass at the biggest U.S. automaker can say they knew nothing for more than a decade about a faulty ignition switch linked to crashes and at least 12 deaths.

  • WASHINGTON/ SAN FRANCISCO, March 26- Snapchat is known for an app that enables users to send photo messages that can vanish within seconds of being viewed.

  • NEW YORK, March 13- General Motors Co is facing increasing pressure to compensate victims for an ignition defect that prompted the recall of 1.6 million vehicles, even if some would-be plaintiffs are barred from suing the auto maker under the terms of its emergence from bankruptcy in 2009..

  • Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx on Thursday promised an "aggressive investigation" into whether General Motors was slow to report to the federal government problems with ignition switches in its autos, which have led to 12 deaths.

  • WASHINGTON, March 11- Deborah Hersman, who headed the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board during high-profile investigations into plane crashes and other transit mishaps, said on Tuesday she would leave the agency in April.

  • MORGANTOWN, West Va., Feb 26- As the Obama administration readies rules to force all U.S. power plants to lower the rate at which they produce greenhouse gases, Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia, a major coal state, is trying to steer a bill through the Senate that he said would hold off the Environmental Protection Agency.

  • FACTBOX-Members of U.S. Congress who are leaving office Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 1:47 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Feb 13- Forty-two U.S. representatives and senators have announced plans to leave their seats in Congress in advance of mid-term elections in November, including 24 Republicans and 18 Democrats. The latest to announce his departure was Representative Doc Hastings, a 10- term Republican from Washington state.

  • West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant asked lawmakers at a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing to support a 10- year study into the effects of the Jan. 9 spill into the Elk River near Charleston, the state capital.

  • West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant said she would be asking senators for a 10- year study into the effects of the Jan. 9 spill into the Elk River near Charleston, the state capital.

  • "We will be looking at policies on IT training, vendor access and vendor due diligence, and what information you have on any vendors," she added, in a presentation to a group of compliance professionals at SEC headquarters in Washington, D.C..

  • BOSTON/ WASHINGTON, Jan 29- Target Corp said on Wednesday that the theft of a vendor's credentials helped cyber criminals pull off a massive theft of customer data during the holiday shopping season in late 2013..

  • The intervention by intelligence chiefs came as Attorney General Eric Holder confirmed that the Justice Department was investigating the massive hacking of consumer data from No. 3 U.S. retailer Target Corp during the holiday shopping season late last year.

  • 'War on coal' label obscures battlefield realities Saturday, 20 Oct 2012 | 10:15 AM ET

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va.-- Drive through the coalfields of Central Appalachia, and signs of the siege are everywhere. Only a few generations ago, coal miners were literally at war with their employers, spilling and shedding blood on West Virginia's Blair Mountain in a historic battle for union representation and fair treatment.

  • WVU receives funding for health training program Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 9:48 AM ET

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va.-- West Virginia University is getting more than $476,000 in federal funding for a mental and behavioral health training program.

  • Mingo opens air park on reclaimed Alpha strip mine Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 1:14 PM ET

    WILLIAMSON, W.Va.-- The Mingo County Airport Authority celebrated the opening of a 7,000- foot runway and its new Air Transportation Park on a reclaimed mine site Friday.