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Experts: Clinton took dangerous path with email system

By Andrew Conte
Even if former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had perfect security on her private email system, it could have violated federal information security policies, experts told the Tribune-Review on Thursday. But the bigger problem, they said, is that it would ...

WVU, Va. coal company at odds over research papers

By The Associated Press 3:06 p.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Alpha Natural Resources is seeking thousands of documents related to the research of a former West Virginia University professor who blames mountaintop coal mining for increased health risks. The Virginia-based energy company is arguing before the West Virginia ...

Hillary email controversy reminiscent of 1996 episode

By Andrew Conte
Hillary Clinton, who used a private email account to conduct official business as secretary of State, might look back in history to her husband’s administration to understand the furor over the account. Several days after CIA director John Deutch stepped down ...

Feds weighed national standards but let North Dakota set regulations for oil trains’ safety

By Reuters
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration weighed national standards to control explosive gas in oil trains last year but rejected the move, deciding instead to leave new rules to North Dakota, where much of the fuel originates. Current and former administration ...

Marathon blast survivor testifies to brush with bomber

By The Los Angeles Times
BOSTON — The tall, well-built man, dressed in a hooded sweater and carrying a black backpack, bumped into Jeffrey Bauman among the throngs of spectators at the Boston Marathon finish line. Bauman, who had come to cheer on his girlfriend, immediately ...

Latest winter blast strands airline passengers, motorists

By The Associated Press
A late winter storm zipped across much of the South and blanketed the Northeast on Thursday, leaving thousands of motorists stranded on highways in Kentucky and thousands without power in West Virginia. In only two days, the strong cold front dumped ...

Weapon supply vulnerable to hackers, Pentagon official warns

By Reuters
WASHINGTON — Cyber attacks on American weapon programs and manufacturers constitute a “pervasive” problem that requires greater attention, the top U.S. arms buyer said Thursday, declaring that he would add cybersecurity to the Pentagon’s guidelines for buying weapons. “It’s about the ...

Hung jury to let judge settle Arias sentence in former boyfriend’s slaying

By The Los Angeles Times
PHOENIX — An Arizona jury could not decide whether Jodi Arias should be sentenced to death for fatally shooting and stabbing her former boyfriend in a case that drew national attention. The hung jury announced Thursday means that Judge Sherry Stephens ...

Bullet-ridden dog tied to tracks saved in Florida

By The Associated Press
TAMPA — A dog that was tied to railroad tracks and shot was expected to survive Thursday after being found by police the day before. Tampa police received three calls about 5:23 p.m. Wednesday from people reporting they heard gunshots. When ...

Reports: Actor Ford seriously injured in small-plane crash in L.A.

By The Associated Press
LOS ANGELES — Actor Harrison Ford was seriously injured Thursday in the crash of a small airplane on a Los Angeles golf course, celebrity website ...

Gag order overturned in Upper Big Branch case

By The Associated Press
RICHMOND — A federal appeals court on Thursday invalidated a gag order in the case of a former coal company executive accused of violating safety standards at a West Virginia mine where an explosion killed 29 men. U.S. District Judge Irene ...

World News

Boko Haram attack kills 68, targets children in Nigeria

Wire Reports
Boko Haram terrorists killed 68 people, many of them children, in northeast Nigeria, as extremists began amassing in the strategic town of Gwoza against a ...

Middle East

Houthi rebels in Yemen eye oil-rich province, sparking fears of all-out civil war

By The Washington Post
SANAA, Yemen — The Shiite insurgents who have toppled Yemen’s government are threatening to take over a key oil-producing province to the east of the capital, triggering fears that the country could explode in all-out civil war. The rebels, known as ...

Betsy Hiel

Egypt’s fighter jets attack ISIS in Libya

By Betsy Hiel
CAIRO — Egyptian fighter jets hit ISIS targets in Libya, but analysts say that will not reverse an “extremely worrying trend” across the region. Warplanes struck ...