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The seams of coal in some of Eddie Asbury's mines in McDowell County are so thin workers can barely squeeze down them. They enter on carts nearly flat on their backs, the roof of the mine coursing by just a few inches in front of their faces. They don't stand up all day.
The newly-elected mayor of Alaska's capital city has been found dead.
The man accused in the shooting rampage at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic made his first court appearance and learned that he will face first-degree murder charges in the deaths of three people killed in the standoff with police.
California's chief oil regulator announced his resignation after 17 months as head of the embattled agency, including a criticized episode in which he directed state workers to investigate the oil and gas potential of Gov. Jerry Brown's family ranch.
The Supreme Court's lineup of new cases is fit for an election year.