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  • Trial of Coal King Don Blankenship Begins

    Trial of Coal King Don Blankenship Begins

    (CHARLESTON, W.Va.) — The trial of embattled coal boss Don Blankenship is scheduled to begin Thursday in Charleston, West Virginia, less than 40 miles from the site of the Upper Big Branch mining disaster that cost 29 men their lives five years ago. Blankenship has pleaded not guilty to a raft of charges related to the disaster and told ABC News last year he “does the right thing.” “You know, you can’t just take the side of the government. The government’s people too,” he said in an April 2014 interview, before he was indicted. “They have their own failings and […]

  • Hurricane Joaquin Strengthens as It Approaches Bahamas, US East Coast

    Hurricane Joaquin Strengthens as It Approaches Bahamas, US East Coast

    (NEW YORK) — Hurricane Joaquin is strengthening as it approaches the Bahamas, with an eye on the United States East Coast. The storm was upgraded to Category 3 with maximum sustained winds of 120 miles per hour, according to the National Hurricane Center. Early Thursday morning, the storm was located about 80 miles east-southeast of San Salvador, Bahamas, moving southwest at six mph. Hurricane warnings have been posted for the central and northwestern Bahamas, and a hurricane watch was issued for Bimini and Andros Island. The central and southeastern Bahamas are expected to see a storm surge raising water levels […]

  • Minnesota Woman Says She Was Billed by Bride for Missing Wedding

    Minnesota Woman Says She Was Billed by Bride for Missing Wedding

    (ANDOVER, Minn.) — A Minnesota mother of two who missed a relative’s wedding because she and her husband could not find child care says she was “shocked” when she opened the mailbox this week and found a $75 bill from the bride and groom. The total bill, a precise $75.90, came to the cost of two $30 “Herb Crusted Walleye” entrees plus a “Service & Tax Charge.” “I just was shocked,” Jessica Baker said of receiving the bill, which included a note that, “This cost reflects the amount paid by the bride and groom for meals that were RSVPed for, […]

  • Amid Controversy, Johns Hopkins Quietly Drops Black Lung Program

    Amid Controversy, Johns Hopkins Quietly Drops Black Lung Program

    (BALTIMORE) — The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine revealed on Wednesday that it has quietly but permanently shut down its controversial black lung unit and is no longer employing the unit’s head doctor, two years after an ABC News investigation into allegations the hospital’s readings for black lung favored coal companies over ailing miners. Johns Hopkins first suspended its black lung unit and announced an internal review in 2013, two days after the broadcast of a joint investigation by ABC News and the Center for Public Integrity that found that the doctors at the renowned hospital who had for […]