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Voters in California contemplate forming new state

Last Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 05:45

Residents of California`s largely agrarian and politically conservative far northern counties, feeling out of sync with their counterparts in major urban areas, are contemplating breaking away to become America`s 51st state.

2 killed at West Virginia coal mine: US official

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 23:16

US officials said that two workers who were trapped when the ground failed at a West Virginia mine with a history of safety violations have died.

Three die in cell towers collapse: US Police

Last Updated: Sunday, February 02, 2014, 08:10

Police say three people have died when two cellphone towers collapsed in the US.

Company blamed for West Virginia spill seeks bankruptcy

Last Updated: Saturday, January 18, 2014, 08:31

The company blamed for a chemical spill that left 300,000 West Virginians without safe drinking water has filed for bankruptcy.

After five days, West Virginia water crisis nears end

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 03:20

Officials partially lifted a ban on tap water that was tainted by a chemical spill, while some in West Virginia had to wash, cook and brush their teeth with bottled water for a fifth straight day.

300,000 told not to use water in US chemical spill

Last Updated: Friday, January 10, 2014, 22:18

The White House has issued a federal disaster declaration in West Virginia, where a chemical spill that may have contaminated tap water has led officials to tell at least 300,000 people not to bathe, brush their teeth or wash their clothes.

US: 6 kids, 2 adults killed in house fire

Last Updated: Sunday, March 25, 2012, 00:27

A West Virginia mayor says no smoke detector was working when a fire erupted inside a home, killing six children and two adults.

US: 13 dead, millions without power after storm

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 01, 2011, 12:06

Devastation from a rare and deadly October snowstorm lingered in the Northeast where 1.6 million homes were still without power till Monday.

Obama demands `accountability` for deadly US mine disaster

Last Updated: Sunday, April 11, 2010, 09:44

President Barack Obama demanded "accountability" on Saturday over the worst US mining disaster in 40 years, which killed 29 coal workers this week in West Virginia.

Four missing US miners found dead

Last Updated: Saturday, April 10, 2010, 12:37

Four US miners missing after a deadly blast at a West Virginia coal mine have been found dead, a discovery that brought to a tragic conclusion a nearly week-long search for survivors, local officials announced early Saturday.

Smoke, fear of fire push rescuers from West Virginia mine

Last Updated: Friday, April 09, 2010, 18:53

Rescue teams trekking through a ruined coal mine encountered smoke and had to retreat early Friday for fear of fire and another explosion.

25 dead in worst mine blast since 1984 in W Virginia

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 06, 2010, 13:20

An explosion at a coal mine with a history of safety problems killed 25 workers and at least four others were missing early Tuesday more than a thousand feet underground in the worst U.S. mine disaster since 1984.