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Articles from November 14, 2015

4 More Women Join Defamation Suit against Bill Cosby
BOSTON - Four more women joined a federal lawsuit against Bill Cosby Friday, claiming the comedian sexually abused them and later defamed them by letting his representatives publicly label their stories lies. Barbara Bowman, Joan Tarshis, Louisa Moritz...
Agriculture Secretary Visits Cuba to Build Trade Momentum
GUIRA DE MELENA, Cuba - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack spent Friday morning discussing soil management and crop diseases at a cooperative farm in central Cuba, part of an American push to cement detente with the communist island before President...
A GRIZZLY PROBLEM ; Tribes Want Protections to Remain for Sacred Bears
BILLINGS, Mont. - American Indians across the Western U.S. are challenging moves by federal wildlife officials to lift protections for grizzly bears that roam a vast wilderness centered on Yellowstone National Park, citing worries over potential trophy hunting...
Browns Won't Name QB Starter vs. Steelers
BEREA, Ohio - Browns coach Mike Pettine is keeping his starting quarterback a secret - even from the quarterbacks. "Strategic reasons, he said Friday.Pettine wouldn't reveal whether Josh McCown or Johnny Manziel will start on Sunday when the Browns...
Bulletin Board
Finance/Golf CommitteeThe Finance/Golf Committee of the Kanawha County Parks and Recreation Commission will meet at 1 p.m. Monday in the Coonskin Administrative Office, Coonskin Park. International societyDelta Kappa International Society, Beta Chapter...
COLLEGE BASKETBALL - WEST VIRGINIA 107, NORTHERN KENTUCKY 61 ; Mountaineers Win Foul-Filled Opener
MORGANTOWN - The clock said Friday night's season opener at the Coliseum wasn't unbearably long. West Virginia beat Northern Kentucky in a tolerable 2 hours, 12 minutes, and the head coaches were polite enough to leave five timeouts on the scoreboard...
College Football
StandingsBIG 12 CONFERENCEW L PF PA W L PF PAOkla. State 6 0 276 179 9 0 401 214Baylor 5 0 267 131 8 0 459 200TCU 5 1 271 183 8 1 420 245Oklahoma 5 1 293 98 8 1 417 163Texas 3 3 140 150 4 5 229 261Iowa St. 2 4 157 221 3 6 228 289Texas Tech 2 5 289 333...
COLLEGE FOOTBALL; ; Today's Games Have Big Heisman Implications
The Heisman Trophy race gets real now.Those September and October hopefuls can be tenuous as we found out last week, when the two front-runners slipped back into the pack. LSU's Leonard Fournette ran for 31 yards in a loss to Alabama. TCU's Trevone Boykin...
CONFERENCE USA NOTEBOOK ; C-USA Teams Vying for Bowl Eligibility
While division leaders take a siesta, other Conference USA teams continue their scramble for a bowl berth and Southern Mississippi will try to pull into a tie for the West Division lead. Louisiana Tech (7-3, 5-1 C-USA) and Western Kentucky (8-2, 6-0)...
Convicted Spy to Be Freed after 30 Years
WASHINGTON - Jonathan Pollard, the Navy intelligence analyst whose 1985 arrest for selling secrets to Israel set off a sensational spy saga, is scheduled to be released from federal prison next week, marking the end of a three-decade diplomatic burr in...
Demands at Missouri Reflect Those of 1969
COLUMBIA, Mo. - The criticism was blunt: Blacks at the University of Missouri are harassed and threatened, the university has too few African-American faculty members, the administration doesn't seem to care and all of that needs to change. A list of...
DON BLANKENSHIP TRIAL ; Defense Wants Miner Testimony Thrown Out
Lawyers for former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship on Friday urged a federal judge to strike from the record of his criminal trial the testimony of more than a dozen coal miners who recounted for jurors poor working conditions at Massey's Upper Big...
Fight Schedule
TodayAt the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas (SHO), Frank Galarza vs. Jarrett Hurd, 10, junior middleweights; Bermane Stiverne vs. Derric Rossy, 10, heavyweights. Nov. 20At Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas (truTV), Gilberto Ramirez vs. Gevorg Khatchikian,...
Fiu- Marshall Game Capsule
Florida International (5-5, 3-3) at Marshall (8-2, 5-1)3:30 p.m. today, Joan C. Edwards Stadium (38,148, AstroTurf GameDay Grass MTO), Huntington * TV: Fox Sports Net (Root Sports, Channel 29 Suddenlink)* Crew: Aaron Goldsmith play-by-play, Brian Baldinger...
GW to Perform Arsenic and Old Lace
This weekend George Washington High Schools Theatre of the Nevertheless will perform its take on Joseph Kesselrings play Arsenic and Old Lace. The dark comedy is about a man by the name of Mortimer Brewster and his killer family. Mortimer, who has decided he...
Hebron Remains Flashpoint as 2 Israelis Die in West Bank
HEBRON, West Bank - A Palestinian gunman killed an Israeli father and son driving through the southern West Bank on Friday, continuing a two-month wave of violence. Israeli police spokeswoman Luba Samri said the two victims were driving with their family...
IHOP Thanks Firefighters before Reopen
Twelve firefighters from the South Charleston Fire Department got to hear two words that aren't said too often Friday at the International House of Pancakes on Corridor G in South Charleston. Thank you."You don't really hear those two words that often,...
'I Was Gambling to Lose' ; Gamblers Retreatment Offers Support, Recovery
As a child, he bet on anything he could - everything from marbles to "which horse would cross the field first." "Everything - anything you could place a bet on, at that point in my life, I did, Thurman said.As an adult, Thurman's game became poker....
'Jihadi John' Horrified Public, Helped Extremists
Mohammed Emwazi's brown eyes peering out from a black mask and his London accent became the first contact many around the world had with the group, though the extremists carried out other mass killings, rapes and enslavements in their march across Iraq...
Judge Reverses Order to Take Baby from Lesbian Couple
SALT LAKE CITY - A Utah judge reversed his decision to take a baby girl from her lesbian foster parents and place her with a heterosexual couple after his ruling caused widespread backlash, but child welfare officials say the change could be temporary....
Kurds Recapture Sinjar from ISIL
SINJAR, Iraq - For the first time in more than a year, Sinjar was free Friday from the Islamic State, whose fighters fled a combined onslaught of American air power and Kurdish ground troops. But hundreds of the city's former residents who rushed to...
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ; Rasmus, Wieters, Anderson Accept Qualifying Offers
NEW YORK - Houston outfielder Colby Rasmus, Baltimore catcher Matt Wieters and Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Brett Anderson became the first three players to accept qualifying offers from their teams rather than remain free agents. The trio, who agreed...
Many Security Guards Get Scant Training, Oversight
WASHINGTON - At an Iowa mall, a security guard allegedly shot and killed a woman who worked at a children's museum there. At a Kentucky distillery, a security guard accepted money from thieves to look the other way while they stole more than $100,000...
MARSHALL FOOTBALL ; Herd Has No Margin for Error Today vs. FIU
FIU at MARSHALLWhen: 3:30 p.m. todayTV: Root Sports Line: Marshall by 11 1/2INSIDE: Game capsule, Conference USA notebook 4BHUNTINGTON - For Marshall, the playoffs have arrived and the quarterfinals are here. It's that simple.For the Thundering Herd,...
Men's Basketball
All times ESTStandingsBig 12 ConferenceW L Pct. W L Pct.Iowa State 0 0 000 1 0 1.00West Virginia 0 0 .000 1 0 1.00Kansas 0 0 .000 1 0 1.00Okla. State 0 0 .000 1 0 1.00Kansas State 0 0 .000 1 0 1.00Baylor 0 0 .000 0 0 .000Oklahoma 0 0 .000 0 0 .000TCU...
MEN'S COLLEGE SOCCER ; UC Opens NCAA Tournament Today with Familiar Opponent
University of Charleston men's soccer coach Chris Grassie doesn't think he's ever faced the same opponent four times in one season. He'll find out what it feels like at 7 p.m. today.The No. 6 Golden Eagles open their NCAA tournament with their fourth...
Mormon Leaders Stand Behind Rules for LGBT, Their Children
SALT LAKE CITY - The Mormon church is standing behind its new rules targeting gay members and their children that generated widespread blowback from members, while providing more explanation about them. The rules issued last week are designed first...
MOUNTAIN EAST CONFERENCE FOOTBALL ; Winning Season on the Line for Jackets
The West Virginia State football team has one more chance at accomplishing a feat it hasn't for the last seven years. When the Yellow Jackets run onto Lakin Field at 1 p.m. today to face West Liberty, they can seal with a win the program's first winning...
Mylan's $26B Bid for Rival Drug Firm Rejected
Shareholders of the drugmaker Perrigo shut the door on a $26- billion hostile takeover bid from Mylan. Mylan acknowledged that its cash-and-stock offer failed to garner enough interest from Perrigo shareholders by a Friday deadline. About 40 percent...
NASCAR SPRINT CUP ; Kenseth Has No Regrets over Wrecking Logano
His deliberate wrecking of Logano drew a two-race suspension from NASCAR, and Kenseth said Friday he would have handled the payback differently had he known he'd draw such an unprecedented penalty. But in a telephone interview with The Associated Press,...
National Guard Replaces Marshall Memorial Flag
National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Brian Thomsen saw the tattered flag and knew something had to be done. It was a Saturday morning, and Thomsen was leading a routine drill near the site of the 1970 plane crash that took the lives of 75 Marshall University...
Never Forget the 1970 Thundering Herd ; Loss of the Marshall Football Team Stays with the Community
Like many kids who lived anywhere other than south-central West Virginia or the Tri-State area around Huntington, I was oblivious to Marshall University and its Thundering Herd football team on Nov. 14, 1970. I dont know what I was doing that afternoon,...
NFL
AMERICAN CONFERENCEEastW L T Pct PF PANew England 8 0 0 1.000 276 143Buffalo 5 4 0 .556 231 207N.Y. Jets 5 4 0 .556 217 184Miami 3 5 0 .375 171 206SouthW L T Pct PF PAIndianapolis 4 5 0 .444 200 227Houston 3 5 0 .375 174 205Jacksonville 2 6 0 .250 170...
NFL - THURSDAY'S GAME ; Ryan Gets Last Laugh as Bills Squeak out 22-17 Win over Jets
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - With a sweet victory in hand in front of the crowd that used to cheer him, Rex Ryan absolutely let loose. The Buffalo Bills coach jumped up and down, pumped his fists, slapped his players on their backs and lost his headset in...
Note to CFP Committee: Please Stop
The College Football Playoff rankings and shows are good for me.The reason: I'm a sports columnist. My job is to bring interesting and sometimes controversial topics and opinions to your eyes and brains. I'm here to inform, but - let's face it - also entertain....
Obituaries ; Obit
Obituaries TodayAbbott, Herman Aliff, Henry Jenkins, Emogene Barrickman, Mildred Cox, Sandra Davenport, Mary Dean, Clara Dills, Becky Dunlap, Patrick L. Harris, Jeanne Howie, Mildred S. Jeffers, Glenna Kapp, Joan Linville, Theron Malay, Loren Maxwell,...
Old Laws Collide with Digital Reality in Teen Sexting Cases
CANON CITY, Colo. - Educators in a small Colorado town say they had no choice but to alert police when they discovered that many high-schoolers were using a cellphone app to collect and hide hundreds of naked photos of themselves. The law in Colorado...
On the Town
Goodwill Prosperity CenterThe Goodwill Prosperity Center on Charlestons West Side held a ribbon cutting ceremony Oct. 6 to open its newly refurbished center which will provide expanded employment, education and training opportunities for area residents....
OUTBREAK PREVENTION ; New Produce Safety Rules Aim to Reduce Foodborne Illness
WASHINGTON - New produce safety rules from the government Friday are intended to help prevent the kind of large-scale outbreaks of foodborne illness that occurred over the past decade linked to fresh spinach, cantaloupes, cucumbers and other foods. ...
Paris Death Toll Tops 120 ; Explosions, Shootings in Several Locations across City; Hostages Taken; France Shuts Down Borders
PARIS - A series of attacks targeting young concert-goers, soccer fans and Parisians enjoying a Friday night out at popular nightspots killed at least 120 people in the deadliest violence to strike France since World War II. President Francois Hollande...
Prep Football
Playoff glancePairings for the first round of the playoffs. Friday games are at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday games are at 1:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted: CLASS AAAFirst roundFridayCabell Midland 55, Princeton 7Point Pleasant 54, Musselman 14Martinsburg...
PREP FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS - FIRST ROUND ; Buffalo Comeback Falls Short vs. St. Marys
Class ASt. Marys 23 Buffalo 21BUFFALO - Throughout the years, countless memories have been formed on the natural grass playing surface of Buffalo High's Bison Field. Unfortunately for the Bison faithful, Friday night was the last night of memories,...
PREP FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS - FIRST ROUND ; Capital Embraces Underdog Role, Begins Title Defense Today
This wasn't how 2015 was supposed to go, in Jon Carpenter's eyes."It's probably my fault. Sometimes I think I can't make my mind up whether I want to be a social activist or a football coach, Carpenter said in preparation for No. 4 seed and defending...
PREP FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS - FIRST ROUND ; Friday's State Playoff Scores
Class AAABrooke 27, Morgantown 14Cabell Midland 55, Princeton 7Huntington 25, George Washington 7Martinsburg 47, Greenbrier East 28Point Pleasant 54, Musselman 14Class AABridgeport 41, Independence 7Fairmont Senior 28, Lincoln 14Herbert Hoover 55, James...
PREP FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS - FIRST ROUND ; Hoover Wins Shootout over James Monroe
Class AAHerbertHoover 55 JamesMonroe 40LINDSIDE - Herbert Hoover stood up through trading punches throughout a wild second quarter at James Monroe on Friday night, and Huskies quarterback Triston Hager proved to be the difference in leading his team...
PREP FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS - FIRST ROUND ; Huntington Defense Shuts Down GW
Class AAAHuntington 25 GeorgeWashington 7HUNTINGTON - For the last few seasons, Billy Seals and his staff have prided themselves in maintaining one of the strongest defensive units in Class AAA on a consistent basis. Friday night's 25-7 triumph over...
PREP FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS - FIRST ROUND ; Mitchell Leads Big Blacks over Musselman
Class AAAPointPleasant 54 Musselman 14POINT PLEASANT - Seldom has a team with so much success had so much to prove.Point Pleasant embarked on what it hopes is a long, prosperous playoff run Friday night, erasing No. 15 seed Musselman 54-14 at chilly...
PREP FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS - FIRST ROUND ; No. 1 Midland Rolls Past Princeton
Class AAACabellMidland 55 Princeton 7ONA - To say the least, Ripley's claim to fame as far as ultimate playoff underdogs are concerned is safe for another year. Princeton was vying to join the Vikings as the only No. 16 seed to ever upset a No. 1...
PREP FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS - FIRST ROUND ; Playmakers Take Center Stage for SC, Jefferson
South Charleston took a No. 6 seed and ran all the way to the Class AAA state championship game in 2014, the first time a seed that low had reached the Super Six since No. 8 Brooke got the state supreme court to hand it a berth in 2010. This year, SC's...
PREP FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS - FIRST ROUND ; PLAYOFF ROUNDUP Brooke Bounces Morgantown; No. 1 Bridgeport Cruises
Brooke scored the game's final 27 points to knock out No. 8 Morgantown 27-14 in the first round of the Class AAA playoffs Friday night in Morgantown. The win sends the No. 9 Bruins on the road again in the second round, this time to top-ranked and undefeated Cabell...
Pro Golf
PGA Tour-OHL Classic at MayakobaFriday's resultsAt El Camaleon Golf ClubPlaya del Carmen, MexicoSecond rounda-amateurGraeme McDowell 67-63130 -12Derek Fathauer 65-66131 -11Si Woo Kim 68-64132 -10Harold Varner III 70-62132 -10Patrick Rodgers 67-66133...
Readers' Forum
Gees influence not helpful for MontgomeryEditor:I was both delighted and disgusted as I read Friday's article about the future of Charleston's West Side. Of course, I want the very best for everyone who lives in the city's West Side, and I was pleased...
READERS' Vent
Shouldn't they play "Send In The Clowns" at the next Republican debate?If your readers think for one minute that Hillary Clinton will provide financial aid and support for our miners, I have a bridge to China I'll sell you. Our state has been owned by...
Ruling Returns Sandusky's Penn State Pension
HARRISBURG, Pa. - The state must restore the $4,900-a-month pension of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky that was taken away three years ago when he was sentenced to decades in prison on child molestation convictions, a court...
Short Takes
Marshall University students last week were given an opportunity to spend some time with mans best friend while helping a good cause. As reported in the Huntington Herald-Dispatch, students participated in the Rent-A-Puppy event, paying $1 to cuddle...
Smiles and Scowls
To CEO Greg Burton and Brickstreet Insurance, which added another $1.75 million to the Brickstreet scholarship fund at West Virginia State University. To the memory of Norman Walter, who left 25 acres of Putnam County forest as a hiking and picnicking...
SPORTS Briefs
Missouri's Pinkel to resign at end of seasonCOLUMBIA, Mo. - Missouri coach Gary Pinkel will step down at the end of the season because of health reasons. Pinkel and the Tigers announced the decision Friday afternoon and noted Pinkel had been diagnosed...
Sports on TV/radio
TELEVISIONCNBC 11 a.m. - Formula One, Brazilian Grand Prix qualifying8 11:30 a.m. - 1st and 10 with Mark MartinNBCSN 11:30 a.m. - NASCAR Sprint Cup, Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 practice 8 noon..- college football, Ohio State at Illinois13 noon..-...
STATE Briefs
BrickStreet donates $1M to Fairmont State UFAIRMONT - An insurance company's charitable foundation has donated $1 million for scholarships at Fairmont State University. Greg Burton, CEO of BrickStreet Mutual Insurance Company, presented the gift to...
State Men Open with Win over Chowan ; ROUNDUP
West Virginia State's Robert Fomby made a 3-pointer with 6:15 left in the first half to give the Yellow Jackets the lead for good as the men's basketball team held on for a 75-71 win over Chowan Friday in the Earl Lloyd Conference Challenge at the Walker Convocation...
STATE VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT ; GW Reaches AAA Title Game
At least one local team was guaranteed a spot in the high school volleyball state tournament championship game. A pair of Kanawha Valley teams, Winfield and George Washington, faced off in the Class AAA semifinals Friday night at the Charleston Civic...
Students around US Complain of Everyday Racism
BOSTON -It's not always the slurs and the other out-and-out acts of racism. It's the casual, everyday slights and insensitivities. Sheryce Holloway is tired of white people at Virginia Commonwealth University asking if they can touch her hair or if...
The Hidden and Deadly Bias of Class
WASHINGTON - White working-class voters have been a key building block of the Republican coalition since the rise of the Reagan Democrats 35 years ago. You would think that the party's presidential candidates would want to respond to the heartbreaking crisis...
The Most Revealing GOP Debate Yet ; Candidates Shift from Entertainment to Substance in Most Recent Debate
WASHINGTON The Republican debate on CNBC was riveting, the way a train wreck is riveting you cant take your eyes off it. The Fox Business Network debate was merely satisfying. A serious political discussion requires a bit more work, but it repays...
The Week Ahead
Holiday sales preview?Wal-Mart Stores latest results should provide insight into how demand is shaping up heading into the holiday season. The retail giant, due to report third-quarter earnings on Tuesday, is hoping to turn its fortunes around after...
TOP 25 BASKETBALL ; Niang Leads No. 7 Iowa State over Colorado
Georges Niang scored 17 points, and No. 7 Iowa State held off Colorado 68-62 on Friday in coach Steve Prohm's debut in Sioux Falls, N.D. Abdel Nader had 14 points and Naz Mitrou-Long scored 13 for the Cyclones, who held the Buffaloes to just 36.5 percent shooting.Niang,...
Underage Sexting Scandal Latest Embarrassment for Secret Service
DOVER, Del. - In a case marking the latest embarrassment for the agency that protects the president and his family, a uniformed Secret Service officer has posted bail on state charges of trying to solicit a teenage girl for sex, but he's still being...
Veterans Day a Memorial Spanning Generations
An Ode to Our VeteransThey served our country,Served it well.They soon found out that "War is hell."Forsaking family,Home and friendsThey shipped overseasThe U. S. to defend.They saw bloodshed,Death and woe.Some survived,Others, No.By God's grace,Some...
WOMEN'S COLLEGE SOCCER ; UC Falls on PKs in NCAA Tournament
ERIE, Pa. - The University of Charleston women's soccer team fought as hard as it could to extend its season, and took its first NCAA tournament match as far as it could go. However, the Golden Eagles' history-making campaign ended on penalty kicks (3-1)...
W.Va. School Board Moves to Replace Common Core
The West Virginia Board of Education Friday moved forward with a repeal of the state's current Common Core-based K-12 math and English language arts standards, in order to replace them with a version the state schools superintendent says isn't based...
WVU FOOTBALL ; WVU, Texas Approach QB Situations in Different Ways
TEXAS at WVUWhen: Noon todayTV: ESPNULine: West Virginia by 8 1/2MORGANTOWN - Texas needed all of one game to change quarterbacks, and Jerrod Heard required but three plays of his first start to take control with a 35-yard run that proved he'd supply...
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