A West Virginia judge has ruled that shareholders of Massey Energy have succeeded in making a "prima facie" case that company executives and board members failed to adopt court-ordered safety procedures before the deadly explosion last year at Massey's Upper Big Branch coal mine.
Time Warner Cable has agreed to buy New Wave Communication operations in western Kentucky and northwestern Tennessee. The 260 million dollar deal will transfer more than 70,000 customers to Time Warner. Company spokesman Alex Dudley says the only difference customers will notice at first will be sign changes. Dudley says service upgrades could come later, though he says Time Warner is happy with the current quality of the network. Dudley couldn’t comment on future employment shifts. He says none are planned for the short term. Dudley says the deal will close later this year.
A murder trial is underway in the death of a Lexington police officer. Glenn Doneghy,34, is accused of deliberately hitting police officer Bryan Durman in April of Last year. Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Lori Boling delivered an opening statement Tuesday for the prosecution. "After we present all of the evidence to you in this case, you will see that we have proven to you beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant was driving his car the night Officer Durman was struck and killed."
Three agents from the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms marched to Congress on Wednesday to blow the whistle on a risky operation targeting gun traffickers.
They told the House Government Reform Committee that more than 1,000 guns tied to the ATF's investigation of drug cartels are still missing somewhere in the U.S. and Mexico. Lawmakers want to know who approved the operation in the first place.
It would be hard if not difficult to find a president who hasn't favored his biggest campaign donors with access to him or other top officials, administration jobs or other perks.
But when a president vowed as a candidate to break money's raptor grip on Washington, then once in office continued some of the very same practices in which big donors are apparently rewarded, then some voters may smell hypocrisy.
A bipartisan group of 10 lawmakers is asking a judge for an order suspending military operations without congressional approval in Libya.
The AP reports that the lawsuit, helmed by Reps. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) and Walter Jones (R-N.C.), contends that Obama "violated the Constitution in bypassing Congress and using international organizations like the United Nations and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to authorize military force."
A Thompson Reuters Foundation poll that surveyed 213 gender experts from five continents found that Afghanistan is the worst place for women. The Democratic Republic of Congo and Pakistan ranked second and third.