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  • GALENA, Ill.— A BNSF Railway freight train loaded with crude oil derailed Thursday near the northern Illinois city of Galena and erupted into flames, authorities said. The train derailed around 1:20 p.m. in a rural area where the Galena River meets the Mississippi, said Jo Daviess County Sheriff's Sgt. Galena City Administrator Mark Moran told the Dubuque...

  • March 5- A California jury on Thursday ordered Johnson& Johnson's Ethicon Inc unit to pay $5.7 million in the first trial over injuries blamed on the TVT Abbrevo, one of numerous transvaginal mesh products that are the subject of thousands of lawsuits. Following more than three days of deliberations in Kern County, California, jurors found Ethicon liable for...

  • RICHMOND, Va.— A federal appeals court on Thursday invalidated a sweeping gag order in the case of a former coal company executive accused of violating safety standards at a West Virginia mine where an explosion killed 29 men. District Judge Irene Berger's order prohibited just about anyone, including victims' relatives, from speaking publicly about former...

  • Late winter snowstorm blankets South, Northeast Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 4:31 AM ET

    Meanwhile, areas farther north, such as Maryland and New Jersey, were already seeing snow early Thursday and federal workers in the Washington area were told to stay home. The federal government says its offices in the Washington area will be closed Thursday because of a new round of winter weather expected in the region. The Office of Personnel Management says...

  • ALBANY, N.Y.— New York Sen. Charles Schumer is asking federal regulators to set a strict standard for the volatility of crude oil shipped by rail to help reduce destruction from accidents like a fiery derailment in West Virginia last month. Schumer says Wednesday he's particularly concerned about oil from the Bakken Shale formation in North Dakota and Montana...

  • Premier Financial posts 4Q profit Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 8:48 AM ET

    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. _ Premier Financial Bancorp Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $3.2 million. The Huntington, West Virginia- based bank said it had earnings of 37 cents per share. For the year, the company reported profit of $13.2 million, or $1.46 per share.

  • Tom Wolf on Tuesday proposed more than $4 billion in higher state taxes on income, sales and natural gas drilling to support new spending on schools and to cut property taxes as part of an overhaul of the way public education is funded. Wolf, a Democrat, is also asking the Republican-controlled Legislature to cut corporate taxes by hundreds of millions of dollars,...

  • RICHMOND, Va.— A lawyer for media organizations says a gag order in the criminal case of the West Virginia coal mine explosion that killed 29 men violates the First Amendment by barring virtually anyone from discussing it publicly. David Schulz told a three-judge panel of the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday that some victims' relatives believe the...

  • RICHMOND, Va.— A gag order in the criminal case of the West Virginia coal mine explosion that killed 29 men violates the First Amendment by barring virtually anyone from discussing it publicly, a lawyer for media organizations said Monday. David Schulz told a three-judge panel of the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals that some victims' relatives believe the...

  • House Roll Call: Approving 1-week DHS funding bill Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 10:25 PM ET

    The 357-60 roll call Friday by which the House approved a bill to fund the Homeland Security Department for one week. The bill goes to President Barack Obama for his signature. Republicans— Aderholt, X; Brooks, N; Byrne, Y; Palmer, N; Roby, Y; Rogers, Y.

  • US rig count decreases 43 to 1,267 Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 2:49 PM ET

    HOUSTON— Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. fell by 43 this week to 1,267 amid depressed oil prices. Of the major oil- and gas-producing states, North Dakota's count fell by 11, Oklahoma lost nine, Louisiana seven, Texas six, New Mexico four, Colorado three and Wyoming two.

  • PHOENIX— Former Arizona Congressman Rick Renzi reported to a federal prison in West Virginia on Friday to begin serving a three-year sentence for corruption, money laundering and other convictions. But the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday that he must report to the minimum security Federal Correctional Institution by Friday.

  • Shenandoah Telecom tops 4Q profit forecasts Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 7:24 AM ET

    EDINBURG, Va. _ Shenandoah Telecommunications Co. on Friday reported fourth-quarter profit of $8.6 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 32 cents per share. The telecommunications service provider in parts of Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia posted revenue of $82.8 million in...

  • West Virginia exports decline 13 percent in 2014 Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 2:16 AM ET

    CHARLESTON, W.Va.— A sharp drop in coal shipments is being blamed for a 34 percent decline overall in West Virginia's exports since their record $11.3 billion peak in 2012, state Commerce Secretary Keith Burdette said Friday. West Virginia, the nation's largest coal exporter, saw its shipments drop from $7.4 billion in 2012 to $3.1 billion in 2014, Burdette said.

  • On Feb. 5, the Transportation Department sent the White House draft rules that would require oil trains to use stronger tank cars and make other safety improvements. The most serious killed 47 people and destroyed the town center of Lac Megantic in Quebec, Canada, just across the border from Maine, in 2013.. But among them are a stronger tank car design that includes...

  • Tracks reopen where oil train derailed in West Virginia Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 6:29 PM ET

    MOUNT CARBON, W.Va.— A rail line has reopened in southern West Virginia where an oil train derailed earlier this month. Cleanup activities continue at the site in Mount Carbon. And about 97,000 gallons of an oil-water mix have been recovered from containment trenches near the Kanawha River.

  • American Public Education posts 4Q profit Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 5:54 PM ET

    CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. _ American Public Education Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $11.8 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 53 cents per share. American Public Education shares have dropped 7 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 25- U.S. senators said on Wednesday they are working on a bipartisan plan to keep the U.S. Export-Import Bank open but the treatment of coal-fired power projects is holding up a final deal. Republican Mark Kirk and Democrat Joe Manchin said they wanted to craft a compromise to satisfy both Democrats who support the bank and Republicans who want...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 24- A CSX Corp rail line in West Virginia remained shut following an explosive oil train derailment on Feb. 16 that damaged the roadbed and tracks, though the type of work required to return the line to service could be completed "in days," a CSX spokeswoman said Tuesday. CSX has rerouted trains carrying oil on the line that runs from North Dakota to an oil...

  • State-by-state breakdown of used cars with open recalls Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 12:18 PM ET

    Carfax, a company that sells vehicle history reports to dealers and car buyers, searched recalls and state registration databases and found that more than 46 million cars are on U.S. roads with recalled parts that have yet to be repaired. Here is a state-by-state breakdown of cars with unfixed recalls in 2014:. Source: Study of 2014 state registration data by...