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Pats on the Back

- To Moundsville native Robin Capehart, who has been named president of Bluefield State College. Capehart previously served as president of West Liberty University. - To city and state officials for moving quickly on needed repairs at the Washington Avenue Bridge in Wheeling. The state ...

Trump Support Likely To End as Tenure Nears

Early last Monday morning, Donald Trump tweeted: “94% Approval Rating in the Republican Party, a record. Thank you!” Where the president got this specific number remains a mystery. Recent polls by YouGov put his GOP approval roughly 10 points lower, and Gallup, which has tracked ...

Sanford Disqualified Self As Presidential Candidate

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Once upon a time, Mark Sanford might have been a contender, but there’s too much water under the bridges that stretch from this city of steeples to his erstwhile home on Sullivan’s Island. The disgraced former South Carolina governor and congressman announced that ...

Asking Immigration Questions

These are the rules of the militant open borders media: If you are a self-declared Donald Trump-hating “activist journalist” who works for an ethnic separatist TV network that unapologetically elevates illegal immigrants over American citizens, you get to be a “moderator” at the ...

Thinking About What It Means To Be American

It was a wonderful birthday dinner, the kind we friends have come to expect whenever we arrive to celebrate the person who is about to blow out the candles. We leave feeling lucky to be alive, every last one of us. This dinner, however, took an interesting turn after the guest of honor broke ...

Living the ‘Green Deal’ Life

With Democrats pushing to implement the radical Green New Deal to allegedly “save the planet” from extinction, Americans should demand that every politician who backs it sign a pledge to dramatically reduce their own carbon footprint and live by the same rules and standards they want ...

America’s New Drug Lords

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The pills arrived in thousands of mailboxes across the country, round and blue, with the markings of pharmaceutical-grade oxycodone stamped into the surface. Prosecutors would later call them “poison” — counterfeits containing fentanyl, a potent synthetic opioid ...

Drug Company Attorneys Seek to Disqualify Federal Judge

CLEVELAND (AP) — Attorneys for eight drug distributors, pharmacies and retailers facing trial next month for their roles in the opioid crisis want to disqualify the federal judge overseeing their cases, saying he has shown bias in his effort to obtain a multibillion-dollar global ...

Following the Money in America’s Opioid Crisis

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The opioid crisis has hit virtually every pocket of the U.S., from rural towns in deeply conservative states to big cities in liberal-leaning ones. But a curious divide has opened up. The nation’s Republican state attorneys general have, for the most part, lined up in ...

N.Y. Finds $1Billion In Hidden Transfers

NEW YORK (AP) — The family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma used Swiss and other hidden accounts to transfer $1 billion to themselves, New York’s attorney general contends in court papers filed Friday. New York — asking a judge to enforce subpoenas of companies, banks and ...

Works of Art or Monuments To Ego? Rock-Stacking Stirs Debate

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — To some along the north shoreline of Lake Superior in Minnesota, building stacks of rocks, or cairns, is akin to making sand castles and can even be meditative. To others, these manmade rock formations despoil nature’s beauty and stand as monuments to the human ...

Collection of Premier Proverb Scholar Opens at UVM

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — From “Strike while the iron is hot” to “Been there, done that,” proverbs have been developed around the world for centuries, spread by word of mouth, writings, and nowadays social media. University of Vermont Professor Wolfgang Mieder, thought to be the ...

New Laws Crack Down On Jailhouse Informants

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A movement to put jailhouse informants under a more powerful microscope before they testify is gaining traction around the country, a byproduct of new DNA testing technology that has exonerated dozens of people wrongly locked up based on informants’ lies. Several ...

Trump Backs Netanyahu Priority Ahead of Election

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump gave a boost Saturday to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu days before he faces his fiercest political test in more than a decade. Trump publicly expressed support in a tweet for moving forward with discussions on a U.S.-Israel mutual defense ...

Bin Laden Son Killed in U.S. Operation

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House announced Saturday that Hamza bin Laden , the son of the late al-Qaida leader who had become an increasingly prominent figure in the terrorist organization, was killed in a U.S. counterterrorism operation in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region. A statement ...

Warmbier’s Parents To Have Dinner With Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump planned to have dinner Saturday with the parents of an American college student who died in 2017 shortly after being freed from captivity in North Korea. An administration official said Trump was to host the parents of Otto Warmbier, who was ...

Saudi Arabia: Drone Attacks Knocked Out Half Its Oil Supply

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Yemen’s Houthi rebels launched drone attacks on the world’s largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia and a major oil field Saturday, sparking huge fires and halting about half of the supplies from the world’s largest exporter of oil. The ...

Bahamas Hit by Another Tropical Storm

FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) — Tropical Storm Humberto moved away from the Bahamas on Saturday after dumping rain on parts of the archipelago’s northwest region that were already hammered by Hurricane Dorian two weeks ago. Humberto dropped rain on the islands as U.N. Secretary-General Antonio ...

Lawmakers Ask Four Big Tech Companies for Documents in Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers investigating the market dominance of Big Tech on Friday asked Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple for a broad range of documents, marking a step forward in Congress’ bipartisan probe of the companies. Letters went out to the four companies from the leaders of ...

Eddie Money Dies at 70

Eddie Money, who left behind a career as a New York police officer to become one of the top-selling rock stars of the 1970s and ‘80s, with hits like “Two Tickets to Paradise” and “Take Me Home Tonight,” has died. He was 70. Publicist Cindy Ronzoni provided a statement from the ...