President Obama addressed the families of 29 West Virginia coal miners who died in a mine explosion earlier this month. Miners say they hope he will honor his pledge of better safety, but many are skeptical.
The Obamas headed out for a short weekend break from Washington. Word has it they'll be staying at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, N.C. Maybe a little golf?
Soldiers fire a 155mm Howitzer at night from Forward Operating Base Ramrod in Kandahar on April 13.
Mine rescue chambers have been required since 2006, even though federal authorities could have required them as far back as 1969. But it's still unclear whether miners in this week's explosion in West Virginia could have reached the chambers.
Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell’s controversial proclamation of Confederate History Month should help us remember the South’s rebellion for what it really was.
State Police in Montcoal, W.Va., monitor the entrance to the Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch mine where rescue and recovery efforts have been delayed again on April 9. Twenty-five miners are known to be dead and four remain missing from the explosion at the mine on Monday.
The West Virginia coal mine explosion should compel us to work for a 21st-century energy strategy that doesn’t depend on costly and dangerous fossil fuels.
The rescue team in the West Virginia coal mine disaster was called back Thursday morning – and hasn't yet reentered – because lingering gases 'have the potential to blow up in a heartbeat.'
Mining companies have been slow to adopt new safety requirements. Critics say the West Virginia disaster shows that Congress needs to step in. The industry says it needs clearer guidance.
The Upper Big Branch mine, where the West Virginia mine explosion occurred Monday, had about 500 violations issued against it last year. The mine is owned by Massey Energy.