| Dec 6, 2011
| 11:17 AM
The new owners of the West Virginia coal mine where 29 men were killed in an explosion agreed Tuesday to pay a record $210 million to cover fines, compensate victims' grieving families and improve underground safety.
It is the biggest settlement ever...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 3:43 AM
Geithner says he is encouraged at progress Europe is making in addressing debt crisis
PARIS (AP) -- U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said Wednesday he is very encouraged with the progress Europe is making in coming up with a plan to shore up the...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 12:19 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- The stock market got a big jump on a better year.
Stocks rose sharply Tuesday in the first trading of 2012 as investors returned from the holiday and found encouraging economic reports from the United States and around the world.
| Jan 10, 2012
| 7:48 PM
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) --
A lawyer for the estates of two Upper Big Branch miners says Alpha Natural Resources has settled wrongful death lawsuits with the families of all 29 victims of West Virginia's 2010 disaster.
Virginia-based Alpha didn't...
| Oct 14, 2012
| 4:51 AM
In our Election 2012 coverage, we focus on the 9th Congressional District. It is located in the southwestern portion of the state and it includes Montgomery, Pulaski, Giles, Floyd and Craig Counties and parts of Henry and Roanoke Counties.
| Oct 23, 2012
| 3:25 PM
This week's Election 2012 candidate profile focuses on the 9th District Congressional race.
The 9th district is located in the southwest portion of the state and includes Montgomery, Pulaski, Giles, Floyd, Craig, Carroll, and Grayson Counties, along with...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 7:13 AM
U.S. stocks fell sharply at the open Wednesday, as investors focused on how President Obama plans to avoid the fiscal cliff after he won re-election Tuesday night.
Worries about the European economy also resurfaced, putting more pressure on global...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 7:50 AM
Alpha Natural Resources has completed sealing the West Virginia mine where an explosion killed 29 workers in 2010.
Alpha spokesman Ted Pile tells The Register-Herald that crews put the final concrete seal in place at the Upper Big Branch mine on...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 4:40 AM
Coal producer Alpha Natural Resources says it's eliminating 1,200 jobs companywide, including 400 with the immediate closing of eight mines in Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.
Chief Executive Officer Kevin Crutchfield says the layoffs begin...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 7:39 PM
Local Republican voters and party leaders welcomed the Romney-Ryan campaign bus to Somerset Wednesday. Although the bus wasn't carrying the presidential hopeful, Mitt Romney, it delivered a message that hits close to home for many residents in America's...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 2:12 PM
Two Alpha Natural Resources mines in Virginia have been idled as part of cutbacks announced last fall.
Alpha spokesman Ted Pile tells media outlets that the company idled its Red Onion surface mine near Pound and Bluff Spur underground mine near...