The owner of the Upper Big Branch coal mine is reportedly ready to pay slightly more than $200 million to settle civil and criminal claims resulting from the explosion that killed 29 people last year. An announcement is expected Tuesday, along with a final report from the Mine Safety and Health Administration on what caused the blast.
Sometimes a topic that seems hot, like Occupy Wall Street, doesn't appear on trending lists, leading some activists to accuse Twitter of censorship. But the secret algorithmic formula prefers stories of the moment to enduring hashtags, so it ignores topics that are popular over a long period of time.
California's radical new law will put a statewide cap on the amount of greenhouse gases coming out of smokestacks and tailpipes. Utility costs will no doubt rise, but advocates of the law say it will also create new businesses and spur development and deployment of green technologies.
The president delivers an economic speech Tuesday in Osawatomie, Kan., where Roosevelt issued a call for a "New Nationalism" 101 years ago. The memorable phrase from Roosevelt's speech is "a square deal," which includes a distribution of wealth that benefits the whole community. Obama is hoping to sound a similar note.
East Millinocket, Maine, used to be a booming paper mill town that offered residents what was basically a guaranteed ticket into the middle class. But today young people are scrambling to find a new path. "It's a little scary because it's going to be tough," says high school senior Jared Lyons.
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