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Company hiring hundreds of laid-off coal miners

Updated: 02/25/2013 - Officials with Professional Contracting in Norton, Virginia, are accepting applications to fill more than 800 coal jobs for mines they are opening in Virginia and Southeastern Kentucky.

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Facebook agrees to remove some Newtown pages

Posted: 02/25/2013 - Echoing complaints already brought by some Sandy Hook families, Blumenthal and fellow Connecticut Democrats U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy and U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty requested the removal of offending pages in a letter to Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg Monday morning.

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Iran scoffs at Oscar-winning 'Argo'

Posted: 02/25/2013 - Iranian officials are dismissing the movie based on the escape of six American hostages from the besieged U.S. Embassy in Tehran in 1979 as anti-Iran.

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Senate panel sets gun bill plans but delay likely

Posted: 02/25/2013 - The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is announcing plans to start writing legislation on Thursday curbing guns, but that session is widely expected to be delayed for a week.

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UK Cardinal skipping papal conclave

Posted: 02/25/2013 - Cardinal Keith O'Brien says he will not participate in the conclave to elect the next pope after being accused of improper conduct with priests.

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Huge explosion rattles Syrian capital

Posted: 02/25/2013 - The blast followed by heavy gunfire caused panic in the capital, where a massive car bombing on Thursday near the ruling Baath party headquarters killed at least 53 people.

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2nd blizzard bearing down on Plains region

Posted: 02/25/2013 - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is telling people, "stay off the road unless it's absolutely critical" when a second major winter storm in less than a week hits the central Plains.

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Pope changes conclave rules, allows earlier start

Posted: 02/25/2013 - Pope Benedict XVI has changed the rules of the conclave that will elect his successor, allowing cardinals to move up the start date if all of them arrive in Rome before the usual 15-day transition between pontificates.

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House getting closer to redistricting proposal

Posted: 02/25/2013 - A Republican state representative from northeastern Kentucky could end up facing one of the state's most powerful Democrats for re-election next year under a legislative redistricting plan that could be unveiled later this week.

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Plan to bring jobs to Lee County, Virginia delayed

Posted: 02/25/2013 - Lee County Industrial Development Authority Director Michael James says leaders are still working diligently to secure GreenUSA. The plant would take in municipal solid waste and recycle it.

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Kentucky native wins Oscar for best actress

Updated: 02/25/2013 - Jennifer Lawrence won the leading actress Oscar for "Silver Linings Playbook." And Daniel Day Lewis won best actor for his portrayal of Abraham Lincoln.

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Man dies after crash

Updated: 02/25/2013 - A man died at UK Hospital after a crash last week in Laurel County.

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