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  • WASHINGTON, Feb 2- The U.S. Congress moved swiftly on Thursday to undo Obama-era rules on the environment, corruption, labor and guns, with the Senate wiping from the books a rule aimed at reducing water pollution. By a vote of 54-45, the Senate approved a resolution already passed in the House of Representatives to kill the rule aimed at keeping pollutants out of...

  • Consol sold its Buchanan Mine in southwestern Virginia and some other metallurgical coal reserves to a privately held company for about $420 million last year. The company, which gets most of its profits from the Marcellus shale in Southwest Pennsylvania and West Virginia and the Utica shale in Ohio, said total revenue from its exploration and production...

  • Jan 19- A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected former Massey Energy Co Chief Executive Officer Donald Blankenship's bid to overturn his conviction and one-year prison sentence related to his role in a 2010 West Virginia mine explosion that killed 29 workers. The decision by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals likely means Blankenship will remain in...

  • Jan 19- A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected former Massey Energy Co Chief Executive Officer Donald Blankenship's bid to overturn his conviction and one-year prison sentence related to his role in a 2010 West Virginia mine explosion that killed 29 workers. The decision by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals likely means Blankenship will remain in...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 19- Rick Perry, President-elect Donald Trump's pick to run the Energy Department, will face questioning by senators on Thursday on creating jobs in the industry and bolstering U.S. energy security- but also about an earlier proposal to abolish the agency. The energy committee senators- many of whom represent fossil fuel-producing states...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 17- U.S. shale production is set to snap a three-month decline in February, the U.S. government said on Tuesday, as energy firms boost drilling activity with crude prices hovering near 18- month highs. In the Permian Basin in West Texas and eastern New Mexico, output is set to rise by 53,000 bpd to 2.180 million bpd, the data showed. U.S. crude futures were...

  • Lone Star Western's Black Pepper Beef Jerky

    A lawsuit claims Lone Star Western Beef's owner 'did little to clean' areas where a worker's blood spurted after he cut his finger.

  • Jan 5- A U.S. jury in Ohio ordered DuPont on Thursday to pay $10.5 million in punitive damages to a man who said he developed testicular cancer from exposure to a toxic chemical leaked from a Dupont plant, the plaintiff's lawyer Robert Bilott said. The federal jury had awarded Kenneth Vigneron $2 million in compensatory damages in December. This is the third and...

  • Jan 5- A U.S. jury in Ohio ordered DuPont on Thursday to pay $10.5 million in punitive damages to a man who said he developed testicular cancer from exposure to a toxic chemical leaked from a Dupont plant, the plaintiff's lawyer Robert Bilott said. The federal jury had awarded Kenneth Vigneron $2 million in compensatory damages in December. This is the third and...

  • Jan 5- A U.S. jury in Ohio ordered DuPont on Thursday to pay $10.5 million in punitive damages to a man who said he developed testicular cancer from exposure to a toxic chemical leaked from a Dupont plant, the plaintiff's lawyer Robert Bilott said. The federal jury had awarded Kenneth Vigneron $2 million in compensatory damages in December. This is the third time...

  • In a series of tweets, Trump, who takes office on Jan. 20, blasted Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer and his fellow Democrats, who have vowed to preserve President Barack Obama's legacy-defining healthcare law even as Republicans move ahead with their long-running bid to scrap it. Representative Tom Price, a Georgia Republican, because of his reported...

  • Jan 4- Big U.S. banks are set on getting Congress this year to loosen or eliminate the Volcker rule against using depositors' funds for speculative bets on the bank's own account, a test case of whether Wall Street can flex its muscle in Washington again. In interviews over the past several weeks, half a dozen industry lobbyists said they began meeting with...

  • Under New Mexico regulations, healthcare facilities must report a suspected outbreak of C. difficile to the state Health Department within 24 hours. But Casa Maria staff did not contact authorities until March 4, 2014, according to the Health Department report on its investigation of the outbreak, a copy of which was obtained by Reuters. When a Health...

  • Dec 21- A U.S. jury in Ohio on Wednesday ordered DuPont to pay $2 million to a man who said he developed testicular cancer from exposure to a toxic chemical leaked from one of the company's plants, according to the plaintiff's lawyer Robert Bilott. It is the third time jurors in Columbus, Ohio federal court have found DuPont liable for injuries linked to...

  • President-elect Donald Trump to kill the centerpiece of President Barack Obama's strategy to combat climate change and shut down coal-fired power plants. The group, headed by West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, suggests Congress take action to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from drafting...

  • Drugs are prepared to shoot intravenously by a user addicted to heroin in St. Johnsbury Vermont. (File photo).

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  • Many government services and operations would have been closed or suspended at midnight, when current funding authority expired, if the Senate had not approved the bill. Obama signed the measure, the White House said in a statement issued about 90 minutes after the Senate passed it. Democrats from coal-producing states, led by West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin,...

  • Many government services and operations would have been closed or suspended starting at midnight, when current funding authority expires, if the Senate had not approved the measure. Democrats from coal-producing states, led by West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin, had delayed the Senate vote on the funding bill in a failed attempt to get a bigger extension of the...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 9- The U.S. Senate was preparing to pass a government spending bill on Friday evening after Democrats from coal states announced they would not risk a government shutdown by continuing to delay the vote. Many government services and operations would have been closed or suspended starting at midnight if the Senate did not pass a series of...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 9- The U.S. Senate sought to wrap up work on a government funding bill on Friday before the current spending authority runs out at midnight, but a Democratic push to add benefits for coal miners risked at least a brief government shutdown. But in the Senate, West Virginia's Joe Manchin and some other Democrats were delaying a vote in hopes of adding a...