| Feb 18, 2013
| 6:59 AM
MIAMI (AP) — A byzantine maze of maritime rules and regulations, fragmented oversight and a patchwork quilt of nations that do business with cruise lines make it tough for consumers to assess the health and safety record of the ship they're about to...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 1:05 AM
WASHINGTON - The confirmation hearing Thursday of John Brennan to be CIA director reopened scrutiny of a wide range of controversies that have dogged the country for more than a decade, ranging from the Obama administration's embrace of targeted...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 6:57 PM
Patricia Greenlee never thought she would be a victim of domestic violence.
She never witnessed a domestic violence in her life. Her parents had been married for 52 years, and she and her four siblings all were college educated.
| Jan 23, 2013
| 6:28 PM
Former Del. Larry V. Faircloth, R-Berkeley, announced Wednesday that he will run next year for the congressional seat held by U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito.
Faircloth, 64, of Inwood, W.Va., said in a news release that he has been encouraged by...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 6:05 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Union membership plummeted last year to the lowest level since the 1930s as cash-strapped state and local governments shed workers and unions had difficulty organizing new members in the private sector despite signs of an improving...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 9:32 PM
"Even victors are by victories undone."
— John Dryden
WASHINGTON — Democrats not allergic to arithmetic must know the cost of their "fiscal cliff" victory. When they flinched from allowing all of George W. Bush’s tax rates,...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 1:58 PM
“I see the top tax rate has now climbed to 39.5 percent. The 1913 federal tax rate (adjusted for inflation) was 1 percent for citizens earning zero to $453,000. The top rate was 7 percent for those making over $11 million. Of course, this was when...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 4:43 PM
The Rockefeller name has opened doors and carried considerable influence in West Virginia politics for years, Eastern Panhandle leaders said Friday.
With Sen. Jay Rockefeller’s announcement Friday that he will leave the U.S. Senate in 2014, that...
| Jan 5, 2013
West Virginians and people across our country are frustrated with Washington. Understandably so.
Because as the fiscal cliff has shown us, there are serious implications for our nation when partisan politics outweigh problem solving.
I share the...
| Dec 20, 2012
The film "Casablanca" has many famous lines, but none more immortal than Capt. Renault's order after seeing a Nazi officer shot by Humphrey Bogart's character, Rick Blaine: "Round up the usual suspects." He issues that command to give the impression he'...
| Dec 22, 2012
| 3:00 AM
A bill that U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller twice introduced to create a World War I memorial in Washington, D.C., no longer bears the name of the late Frank Buckles, the West Virginia veteran who pushed for it.
Nor does the version the Senate was considering...