Appalachia grasps for hope as coal loses its grip


WELCH, W.Va. (AP) — The seams of coal in some of Eddie Asbury's mines in McDowell County are so thin workers can barely squeeze down them. They enter on carts nearly flat on their backs, the roof of the mine coursing by just a few inches in front of their faces. They don't stand up all day.

  • Written by JONATHAN FAHEY, AP Energy Writer

Chicago mayor fires police chief in wake of video release

CHICAGO (AP) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel fired the city's police superintendent Tuesday, a week after the release of a dash-cam video that showed a white Chicago officer fatally shooting a black teenager 16 times.

  • Written by DON BABWIN, Associated Press

Mexico experts: passageway may lead to Aztec ruler's tomb

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican archaeologist said his team has found a tunnel-like passageway that apparently leads to two sealed chambers, the latest chapter in the search for the as-yet undiscovered tomb of an Aztec ruler.

  • Written by MARK STEVENSON, Associated Press

Police investigate death of Alaska's capital city mayor

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The newly elected mayor of Alaska's capital city was found dead at his Juneau home, and police are investigating a range of possible causes.

  • Written by Police investigate death of Alaska's capital city mayor