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Study Finds Hundreds of Black Lung Cases in Appalachia

A new research letter published in a medical journal details hundreds of cases of black lung disease in the Central Appalachian coalfields. Three clinics in southwestern Virginia identified 416 coal miners with the disease from January 2013 to February 2017, …

South Carolina Proposal Would Fine Railroads That Don’t Use PTC

A South Carolina lawmaker wants to fine rail companies that don’t implement a safety system investigators say could have prevented a deadly weekend crash, complaining that delays and extensions have dragged on for a decade. A bill proposed Wednesday by …

Kentucky Bill Aimed at Revamping Medical Malpractice System Advances

Kentucky lawmakers are considering a bill that would alter the medical malpractice system even more. Last year, lawmakers revised the malpractice system by creating panels of medical providers to review claims before cases go to court. That legislation created a …

Engineer Killed in S.C. Train Crash Rattled by Prior Wreck

The engineer killed in a train crash in South Carolina visited a counselor to help him cope after being rattled in a previous wreck less than a year before, his mother said. Michael Kempf’s train hit a vehicle at a …

Tennessee State Fire Marshal Says Manufactured Housing Fires Deadliest in State

Manufactured houses are the scenes of relatively few fires every year in Tennessee, but those fires are among the deadliest, causing a disproportionate number of fire-related deaths and prompting the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office to remind consumers that fire …

South Carolina Train Crash Injures 70, Kills 2

A crash between an Amtrak passenger train and a CSX freight train in South Carolina on Sunday killed two people and injured about 70 others, authorities said. The Amtrak train was heading from New York to Miami with about 139 …

Lawsuits Accuse Guardrail Manufacturer of Negligence

A guardrail manufacturer created a product whose design flaws led to one woman’s death and another’s permanent disfigurement, according to two lawsuits filed Wednesday. The lawsuits filed in South Carolina and Tennessee accuse the Omaha, Nebraska-based Lindsay Corporation of negligence …

Many Storm Victims From Puerto Rico Remain in Hotels After Hurricane Maria

After they lost their home in Puerto Rico to flooding during Hurricane Maria, Enghie Melendez fled with her family to the U.S. mainland with three suitcases and the hope it wouldn’t take long to rebuild their lives. It hasn’t worked …

Neighbors Need Not Waive all Legal Claims Linked to Duke Energy Coal Ash Pits

Neighbors of Duke Energy Corp.’s unlined coal ash pits in North Carolina went to court after the company said their $5,000 “goodwill” payments required them to give up future health claims linked to contaminated well water, but now they’re ending …

Florida Hotel Valet Gave $300,000 Ferrari to Wrong Person

The owner of a $300,000 Ferrari is suing Marriott International, saying a hotel valet gave his keys to a young man who was trying to impress a woman he just met. The Tampa Bay Times reports that 73-year-old attorney James …

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