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October 16, 2017 9:01 AM The Danger of President Pence

Trump’s critics yearn for his exit. But Mike Pence, the corporate right’s inside man, poses his own risks. On September 14th, the right-wing pundit Ann Coulter, who last year published a book titled “In Trump We Trust,” expressed what a growing number of Americans, including conservatives, have been feeling since the 2016 election. The previous day, President 258

October 15, 2017 1:34 AM Pence throws his weight behind Va. GOP gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie

ABINGDON, Va. — Vice President Pence flew to the farthest, reddest corner of Virginia on Saturday to urge coal-country voters who came out in droves for President Trump last year to do the same for Republican gubernatorial contender Ed Gillespie. “The president sent me here to ask the people of Virginia to do everything in your power to elect Ed Gillespie 75

October 14, 2017 1:09 AM Which Was Worse for Puerto Rico, Hurricane Maria or Hurricane Donald?

Maria did the initial damage. But the aftermath is telling us a lot more about our president, and ourselves. "This state is a 450-mile long limestone mistake barely set above two giant bodies of water. It is a strip of grassy muck and bugs meant to be kicked and spun and vacuumed to death between two vast reserves of power, and maybe it was wrong to ever set foot here." As I've written 62

September 16, 2017 5:14 PM Power company maps energy plan for Idaho and Oregon

Power company maps energy plan for Idaho and Oregon Idaho Power wants to retire two coal-fired power plants it says won't be able to produce electricity at competitive prices. The move is part of a 20-year plan to provide energy for Idaho and Oregon that has drawn critics worried about cost, pollution and energy needs. Boise-based memory chipmaker Micron 74

September 12, 2017 4:01 AM Hillary Clinton Is 'Done,' But Not Going Away

Hillary Clinton's final campaign for office ended in a shocking defeat. But she isn't going quietly into the night. "I think the country's at risk, and I'm trying to sound the alarm so more people will at least pay attention," Clinton told NPR. "I'm done. I'm not running for office," Clinton said. But for those, including Democrats, who would like her to just go away? "Well 84

September 9, 2017 10:22 PM UN experts: NKorea exported $270 million illegally recently

UNITED NATIONS – U.N. experts say North Korea illegally exported coal, iron and other commodities worth at least $270 million to China and other countries including India, Malaysia and Sri Lanka during the six-month period ending in August in violation of U.N. sanctions. A report released Saturday by the experts monitoring sanctions says Kim Jong Un's government 37

September 4, 2017 4:53 PM College junior killed while 'train hopping' in Pittsburgh

A Pennsylvania college student has been killed while she was “train hopping” with her boyfriend, according to reports. Lindsey Marie Michaels, 21, hopped a Norfolk Southern coal train in Pittsburgh around 2:30 a.m. Sunday, WTAE-TV reported. She was killed when she fell and was dragged under the train. "The train, moving 130 cars loaded with coal, was traveling 61

September 3, 2017 4:30 AM North Korea Conducted New Nuke Test, Japan Foreign Minister Says

A magnitude-6.3 seismic event was recorded in North Korea on Sunday, and South Korean and Japanese officials said it is suspected to be the isolated the regime's sixth nuclear test. "We have concluded as a government, that North Korea did conduct a nuclear test," Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Kono said in a statement. If confirmed, it would be the sixth 60

August 29, 2017 5:08 PM Federal judge reviews $151 million chemical spill settlement

Federal judge reviews $151 million chemical spill settlement A revised class-action settlement plan is back before a federal judge deciding how to pay victims of a chemical spill that left people without tap water for up to 9 days. The drinking water of about 300,000 people in the greater Charleston area was contaminated in January 2014 when a chemical 57

August 16, 2017 10:51 PM Union Pacific to layoff 750 U.S. employees amid broader cost-cutting

(Reuters) - Union Pacific Corp (UNP.N) said on Wednesday it will cut roughly 500 management jobs and 250 railroad workers by mid-September as the No. 1 U.S. railroad continues broader cost-cutting. The layoffs, which represent about 8 percent of its management force, will largely hit employees in Omaha, Nebraska, where the company is based, but will also affect 56