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Mine safety violations down

Posted: 10:50 AM - The Mine Safety and Health Administration says the number has dropped in response to reforms the agency has taken to rein in bad actors. The National Mining Association counters that the industry's own safety program deserves the credit.

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Tropical Storm Simon forms in the Pacific

Posted: 10:38 AM - The storm's maximum sustained winds early Thursday are near 40 mph (65 kph) with some strengthening expected over the next two days.

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Bracken schools try virtual health program

Posted: 10:20 AM - Health department Director Tony Cox says a high definition camera and monitor has been installed in the nurse's office at Taylor Elementary School and Primary Plus health facility near Augusta has a similar set up, allowing a physician to examine a student at the school.

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China visit shows strains with US over Hong Kong

Posted: 4:41 AM - A visit by China's top diplomat, intended to show growing U.S.-China cooperation, has instead highlighted political differences, as Washington is speaking out about democracy protests gripping Hong Kong.

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Ebola in the U.S.: What you need to know now

Posted: 10/01/2014 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Tuesday that a patient in the U.S. has been diagnosed with the Ebola virus. Amid fear that the virus has arrived on our shores, many are asking questions about the disease and how it is transmitted.

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Flu Shots encouraged as season approaches

Updated: 10/01/2014 - Folks in the medical field say flu season is just around the corner. With that in mind, they say now is the perfect time for people to get their flu shots.

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UPDATE: President authorizes federal disaster aid for 4 Kentucky counties

Updated: 10/01/2014 - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the commonwealth of Kentucky to supplement commonwealth and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides during the period of August 18-23, 2014.

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EPA veto upheld for West Virginia mine permit

Updated: 10/01/2014 - Tuesday's ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson in Washington, D.C., says EPA's action was reasonable and supported by the record.

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