West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va | 2-day teacher strike over in West Virginia: School to resume

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Unions for West Virginia teachers ended their two-day strike Wednesday night after lawmakers did not act on a doomed, broad-based education bill. Leaders of three unions representing teachers and school service personnel said at a news conference that classrooms would reopen statewide on Thursday. The House of Delegates made no mention … Continue reading CHARLESTON, W.Va | 2-day teacher strike over in West Virginia: School to resume

CHARLESTON, W.Va | Ex-W.Va. Supreme Court justice gets 2 years for corruption

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former West Virginia Supreme Court justice who had a $32,000 blue suede couch in his office and was at the center of an impeachment and corruption scandal was sentenced to two years in federal prison Wednesday. “I have not seen evidence of remorse,” U.S. District Judge John T. Copenhaver Jr. … Continue reading CHARLESTON, W.Va | Ex-W.Va. Supreme Court justice gets 2 years for corruption

Fans in 3 states legally bet almost $185.5M on Super Bowl

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Football fans in three states legally bet almost $185.5 million on the Super Bowl this year, with sportsbooks ending Sunday with mixed results and Nevada operators seeing the first drop in the total amount wagered on the game since 2015. The game between the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams … Continue reading Fans in 3 states legally bet almost $185.5M on Super Bowl

ORLANDO, Fla | Syracuse tops West Virginia in Camping World Bowl, 34-18

ORLANDO, Fla. — Abdul Adams and Trishton Jackson made their Syracuse debuts memorable, combining to score three touchdowns and helping the 17th-ranked Orange secure their first 10-win season since 2001 by topping No. 15 West Virginia 34-18 in the Camping World Bowl on Friday. Adams rushed for two first-half scores, and Jackson hauled in a … Continue reading ORLANDO, Fla | Syracuse tops West Virginia in Camping World Bowl, 34-18

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J | Lawsuit: Miss America leaders illegally took over pageant

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — A former board member and four states that have had their licenses terminated by the Miss America Organization are suing the group and its top leaders, claiming “an illegal and bad-faith takeover” of the pageant. A lawsuit filed Wednesday in Atlantic City by Jennifer Vaden Barth and pageant organizations from Pennsylvania, … Continue reading ATLANTIC CITY, N.J | Lawsuit: Miss America leaders illegally took over pageant

BILLINGS, Mont | APNewsBreak: US miscalculated benefits of oil train brakes

BILLINGS, Mont.  — The Trump administration miscalculated potential damages from train derailments when it canceled an Obama-era rule requiring the installation of more advanced brakes by railroads hauling explosive fuels, The Associated Press has found. A government analysis used by the administration to justify the cancellation omitted up to $117 million in estimated future damages … Continue reading BILLINGS, Mont | APNewsBreak: US miscalculated benefits of oil train brakes

SYRACUSE, N.Y | No. 14 Buffalo beats Syracuse 71-59 to stay unbeaten

SYRACUSE, N.Y.— CJ Massinburg scored 25 points, Jeremy Harris added 18, and No. 14 Buffalo rallied past Syracuse 71-59 on Tuesday night to remain unbeaten. It was the first win over the Orange since January 1963 for Buffalo (11-0), one of only nine undefeated teams of the 353 that play in Division I. The reigning … Continue reading SYRACUSE, N.Y | No. 14 Buffalo beats Syracuse 71-59 to stay unbeaten

WASHINGTON | Gambling capital: DC votes to legalize sports betting

WASHINGTON— City lawmakers in Washington have voted to legalize sports betting, making the nation’s capital the first U.S. jurisdiction without casinos to authorize sports books. The D.C. Council voted 11-2 on Tuesday to authorize betting on professional sports at the city’s stadiums and arenas, private businesses like restaurants and liquor stores, and within the city … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Gambling capital: DC votes to legalize sports betting