| Jul 21, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Courtney Love remembers the bad old days when she and Kurt Cobain burned -- yes, literally set fire to -- clothes given to them by Perry Ellis. But that was before someone gave her a Birkin bag and she saw......
| Apr 10, 2010
| 3:50 PM
Crews on Saturday began the bleak task of carrying bodies out of a coal mine shattered by an explosion that left 29 men dead, only hours after families' hopes were crushed when they found out none of the workers survived.
It had been an excruciating week...
| Jun 29, 2010
Robert Carlyle Byrd, the West Virginia Democrat who was often called the conscience of the Senate for his devotion to the system of constitutional checks and balances and the prerogatives of power, died early Monday. He was 92.
Byrd, who served longer...
| Jul 2, 2010
| 11:12 AM
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- President Barack Obama and thousands of ordinary West Virginians honored the late Robert C. Byrd at a memorial service in the late senator's home state Friday.
With the president, Vice President Joe Biden and other dignitaries on...
| Jun 28, 2010
| 3:51 AM
Sen. Robert Byrd of West Virginia, a fiery orator versed in the classics and a hard-charging power broker who steered billions of federal dollars to the state of his Depression-era upbringing, died Monday. He was 92.
A spokesman for the family, Jesse...
| Jul 16, 2010
| 7:36 AM
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Democratic officials say West Virginia
Gov. Joe Manchin has tapped his former chief lawyer to fill the
late U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd's Senate seat.
Three officials familiar with Manchin's decision says he has
| Jul 20, 2010
| 5:13 PM
At the Unemployment Claims Office in Grand Rapids, the talk centered around Congress's battle and the unemployment extension. Many showed up at the center to see if their benefits would be back in place.
The bill to extend unemployment benefits to 2.5...
| Aug 25, 2010
| 3:44 AM
As he schmoozed — few, if any, do it better — at the Virginia High School Coaches' Association clinics this summer in Hampton, I asked Virginia Tech recruiting coordinator Jim Cavanaugh how much longer he thought Frank Beamer would coach the...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 10:30 PM
Few figures in America ever hold serious political power for half a century.
Senators Strom Thurmond and Robert Byrd, as well as Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, are among the few who did. But no one held as much power as J. Edgar Hoover did as...
| Jan 25, 2012
— Ted Kennedy had a brain tumor. Joe Biden had two brain aneurysms. Tim Johnson had a rare brain anomaly that led to strokelike symptoms. Lyndon Baines Johnson had a heart attack.
The lawmakers, all stricken while in public office, were afforded...
| Feb 21, 2012
Black History Month honors the achievements of African Americans throughout history and that is a good thing. Unfortunately, a reliance on family and faith, which allowed many African Americans to survive the horrors of Reconstruction, racial injustice...
| Aug 26, 2008
With Sen. Joe Biden slated to give Wednesday's keynote address at the Democratic National Convention, Barack Obama's vice presidential pick will stay in the national limelight awhile longer. Who among us can contain their excitement?
Not me. I can't wait...