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  • KUWAIT CITY— An analysis of satellite imagery by a U.S.-based nonprofit organization suggests at least 34,000 gallons of oil have leaked out during a spill off the coast of Kuwait. West Virginia- based SkyTruth says satellite photos from the day of the spill off southern Kuwait show it spread over a distance covering 131 square kilometers.

  • Among major oil- and gas-producing states, California and New Mexico each increased by one rig. Texas lost seven rigs and Louisiana decreased by one. Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming were all unchanged.

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump on Thursday named a former aide to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as interim leader of the commission that oversees the U.S. power grid. The appointment came as Trump resumed his taunts of McConnell, the Senate's top Republican, expressing disbelief that McConnell couldn't persuade a GOP majority to pass a health...

  • CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. _ American Public Education Inc. on Tuesday reported second-quarter net income of $3.8 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 23 cents per share. American Public Education shares have fallen 12 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • The volume of banned or restricted pesticides and illegally applied fertilizers in the woods dwarfs estimates by the U.S. Forest Service in 2014, when a top enforcement official testified that the pollution was threatening forest land in California and other states. California accounts for more than 90 percent of illegal U.S. marijuana farming, with much of...

  • Aug 4- Energy Transfer Partners LP said on Friday sabotage or an accident might have caused diesel to get into drilling fluid that spilled into an Ohio wetland during construction of its Rover natural gas pipeline, but opponents of the project disagreed with the sabotage theory. Once complete, the $4.2 billion Rover will carry gas from the Marcellus and Utica...

  • Toyota North America chief Jim Lentz told Reuters in an interview the automaker has not started searching for sites for the plant, expected to employ 4,000 workers, but would locate the factory near Toyota's existing supply chain. Toyota has 10 U.S. plants in eight states in an arc that runs from West Virginia through Kentucky, Indiana, Alabama, Mississippi and...

  • Aug 3- West Virginia's Democratic Governor Jim Justice is expected to announce Thursday night at a rally with U.S. Trump said earlier on Thursday that he would make a "big announcement" tonight in West Virginia. Justice, a billionaire coal and real estate magnate, ran as a conservative Democrat and declined to endorse Hillary Clinton in 2016, the paper reported.

  • But it adds to growing signs of interest in bipartisan cooperation since the collapse of Republican healthcare legislation in the Senate last week. In an Aug 1 letter to President Donald Trump and Republican leaders in the Senate, 45 lawmakers led by Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said a bipartisan effort would raise wages for workers, grow jobs,...

  • July 31- Four years ago, Frances Broaddus-Crutchfield, 74, gave $500 to the campaign of Virginia's Democratic Attorney General Mark Herring. This election cycle, the lifelong Democrat who lives on a farm in Powhatan County, Virginia, upped the ante, donating $6,500 so far to Herring's re-election bid. Now, with Republicans controlling the White House and...

  • The 700- mile Rover pipeline, the biggest natural gas pipeline under construction in the United States, is designed to transport 3.25 billion cubic feet per day of domestically produced natural gas from the Marcellus and Utica Shale production areas to markets across the United States as well as Canada. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commision on May 10...

  • July 31- Four years ago, Frances Broaddus-Crutchfield, 74, gave $500 to the campaign of Virginia's Democratic Attorney General Mark Herring. This election cycle, the lifelong Democrat who lives on a farm in Powhatan County, Virginia, upped the ante, donating $6,500 so far to Herring's re-election bid. Now, with Republicans controlling the White House and...

  • Shareholders Teamsters and state treasurers from Illinois, Pennsylvania and West Virginia urged McKesson to take stringent efforts to combat the opioid epidemic plaguing the country. Hammergren was paid more than $20 million for the year ended March 31, despite a record $150 million settlement that McKesson paid to resolve a U.S. probe into whether it...

  • July 25- U.S. state treasurers from Illinois, Pennsylvania and West Virginia on Tuesday urged drug distributor McKesson Corp to appoint an independent chair and link executive pay with progress in combating opioid epidemic. The letter follows criticism from International Brotherhood of Teamsters, who earlier this month urged shareholders to vote against...

  • July 25- U.S. state treasurers from Illinois, Pennsylvania and West Virginia on Tuesday urged drug distributor McKesson Corp to appoint an independent chair and link executive pay with progress in combating opioid epidemic. The letter follows criticism from International Brotherhood of Teamsters, who earlier this month urged shareholders to vote against...

  • The $4.2 billion pipeline already faces sanctions for violations in Ohio and a federal ban on drilling activity that has delayed the anticipated startup of the project's first phase to the late summer from July. West Virginia's Department of Environmental Protection issued the order to stop activity in certain areas on July 17, which was made public on...

  • President Donald Trump scolded Senate Republicans on Wednesday for failing to reach agreement on repealing or overhauling Obamacare, demanding they not leave Washington for a planned August recess until they can find common ground on healthcare. Trump's call to action on Obamacare, at a White House lunch with 49 senators, was in sharp contrast to his...

  • *President hopes lunch will strengthen Republican resolve. Trump told 49 senators who came to a White House lunch that they should not leave Washington for a planned August recess until they can find common ground on healthcare. We're very close, "Trump said at the start of the lunch meeting, a day after the seven-year Republican quest to repeal and replace...

  • President Donald Trump pushed Senate Republicans on Wednesday to take another stab at repealing or overhauling Obamacare, urging them at a White House meeting to keep their campaign promises and find a new healthcare approach. We're very close, "Trump said at the start of the lunch meeting, a day after the seven-year Republican quest to repeal and replace...

  • WASHINGTON, July 19- President Donald Trump pushed Senate Republicans on Wednesday to take another stab at repealing or overhauling Obamacare, calling all 52 Republican senators to the White House to urge them to keep their campaign promises and find a new healthcare approach. We're very close, "Trump said at the start of the lunch meeting, a day after the...