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Coal company, feds reach $441,000 settlement

Posted: 02/21/2014 - An eastern Kentucky coal company and the federal government have reached a $441,000 settlement over unpaid civil penalties accrued over more than three years.

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Ag census shows boom in farm sales

Posted: 02/21/2014 - American agriculture has experienced a boom, with market values of crops, livestock and total agricultural products reaching record highs even as the amount of U.S. farmland declined.

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Accident rates improving for older drivers

Posted: 02/20/2014 - Safety researchers expressed concern a decade ago that traffic accidents would increase as the nation's aging population swelled the number of older drivers on the road. Now, they say they've been proved wrong.

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Ky. high court rejects appeal in oil royalties case

Updated: 02/20/2014 - A decision overturning a $24.7 million jury verdict against Texas-based Atmos Energy will stand after the Kentucky Supreme Court opted not to hear an appeal by landowners who claimed they didn't get their rightful royalties from an oil and gas project.

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Flu season waning; younger adults hit hardest

Posted: 02/20/2014 - As the flu season winds down, health officials say it wasn't as bad as last year and the vaccine worked better. But younger adults were hit harder because of a surge of swine flu.

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NTSB: No problem with controls in fatal UPS crash

Updated: 02/20/2014 - Federal investigators are looking at pilot fatigue, among other issues, as a possible factor in the fatal pre-dawn crash of a UPS cargo jet in Alabama last August.

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Does your smartphone spy on you?

Posted: 02/20/2014 - A growing numbers of retailers are using mobile-based technology to keep tabs on shoppers when they make their way through some malls and stores.

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Lawyer files lawsuit over 'Wolf of Wall Street'

Posted: 02/20/2014 - A lawyer who says he was defamed by his portrayal in "The Wolf of Wall Street" is asking for $25 million in damages and the film removed from theaters.

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Iran nuke talk end, next round March 17

Posted: 02/20/2014 - Iran and six world powers on Thursday announced that they have agreed on a plan meant to produce a comprehensive deal that reduces concerns about Tehran's nuclear ambitions, with officials of both sides describing their plans as "very productive."

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W.Va. chem spill co. paid $6M to related parties

Posted: 02/19/2014 - The company at the center of West Virginia's chemical spill paid about $6 million to executives and associated companies the year before its bankruptcy declaration.

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