Month: December 2015

Longview donates 30K food items – The DPost

MORGANTOWN — With a net output of 700 megawatts, Longview Power’s Maidsville facility is purposely built to be a source of electrical power. But it’s the generosity of its employees, not the boiler technology in its plant, that will help Scott’s Run Settlement House power through the busy holiday season, and beyond. Shay Petitto, the [Continue]

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Times Square NYE prep under way – The DPost

NEW YORK (AP) — The Waterford crystal ball in Times Square is being worked on in preparation for its glittering entrance into 2016 later this week. Workers are installing 288 new sparkling Waterford crystal triangles. They are being added to more than 2,100 other crystal triangles to create what’s being described as a “Gift of [Continue]

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'Force' fastest movie to $1 billion – The DPost

Last modified:Sunday,December 27 11:40 AM ‘Force’ fastest movie to $1 billion LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” has reached $1 billion at the box office, reaching the milestone with record-setting hyper speed. The Walt Disney Co. said Sunday that “The Force Awakens” crossed the mark over the holiday weekend. The film accomplished [Continue]

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IS puts up heavy fight in Ramadi – The DPost

BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State fighters are putting up a tough fight in the militant-held city of Ramadi, slowing down the advance of Iraqi forces, a senior Iraqi commander said Sunday. Iraq launched the long-awaited operation to retake the Anbar provincial capital, which was captured by IS militants in May, but after an initial push [Continue]

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Drowned baby's mom asks judge to ease sentence – The DPost

Last modified:Friday,December 25 11:04 PM Drowned baby’s mom asks judge to ease sentence Alex Lang TheDPost.com MORGANTOWN — A judge denied one reconsideration request and set a hearing for the other defendant of a couple whose neglect led to their baby’s death. This year, Jordan Kovach and Tiffany Bankhead pleaded guilty to gross neglect of [Continue]

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Jackson's surgery delays tour – The DPost

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Janet Jackson says she is postponing her “Unbreakable” tour to have an unspecified surgical procedure. The 49-year-old singer posted a message on her website and social media sites Thursday announcing that all future tour dates had been postponed until the spring. No new dates were announced. The singer’s statement asked for [Continue]

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AP explains meaning behind Boxing Day – The DPost

LONDON (AP) — In Britain and other countries like Australia and Canada, the day after Christmas is a secular national holiday known as Boxing Day. Here’s a brief look at some theories about how the holiday got its name and how people celebrate it: NO NEED FOR BOXING GLOVES While no one seems to know [Continue]

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Blast in Bangladesh mosque wounds 3 – The DPost

NEW DELHI (AP) — An explosion in a mosque of a minority Muslim sect on Friday killed a suspected bomber and wounded three other people in Bangladesh’s northwest, police said. The blast appeared to be a suicide attack by a young man during Friday’s weekly prayer in the mosque in Bagmara area in Rajshahi district, [Continue]

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Queen on X-mas: 'Light can triumph' – The DPost

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II will use her Christmas broadcast to emphasize that light can triumph over darkness after a difficult year. The queen will note there have been “moments of darkness” in the last year, which has been marked by extremist attacks and a migrant crisis that has overwhelmed Europe, but cites the [Continue]

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