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The Knox Coal Mine Disaster: A Story of Corruption and Greed

Carol A Miele | Posted 01.18.2016 | Impact
Carol A Miele

Like the song made famous by country music legend, Loretta Lynn, I was a Coal Miner's Daughter. My Dad, Angelo Bruno, worked in the deep, dark, damp coal mines of Northeastern Pennsylvania from the time he was 15 years old.

Valuable Life Lessons From Kathie Lee Gifford, Joe Biden and Sheryl Sandberg

David Kessler | Posted 01.04.2016 | Healthy Living
David Kessler

I hope you will turn to your loved ones right now and acknowledge all that they have dealt with in loss. Notice their courage, their authenticity and witness their grief. They too have modeled for us so that we can all live to the fullest in 2016.

110 Are Dying... Every Day!

Carol A Miele | Posted 07.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Carol A Miele

What are you thinking after reading this title? Does it bring about visions of people dying from the Ebola virus in Africa? Does it conjure up thought...

Harris Wittels Wasn't Scared to Laugh

Celeste Yim | Posted 04.24.2015 | Comedy
Celeste Yim

Things happen all the time that we can't control. People let us down. Things don't turn out the way we want them to. And, sometimes -- almost always -- all you can do is laugh, and feel better than you did before. Thank you Harris Wittels, not only for laughing, but for not being scared to. I hope it's okay if we laugh too.

Reading the Obituaries as You Age

Martha Rosenberg | Posted 03.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Martha Rosenberg


Spain's Duchess Of Alba Dies

AP | CIARAN GILES and HAROLD HECKLE | Posted 11.20.2014 | Style

MADRID (AP) — The Duchess of Alba, one of Spain's wealthiest and most colorful aristocrats and recognized as the world's most titled noble, has died...

After World's Media Depart, Turkey's Mine Victims Still In Need

David Tereshchuk | Posted 09.15.2014 | World
David Tereshchuk

The unassuming town of Soma, in Turkey's western Aegean region, was suddenly catapulted into the world's media in May, with a shocking mining disaster.

Iraq Replaces Vietnam As Metaphor For Tragedy

Andrew Lam | Posted 08.24.2014 | Politics
Andrew Lam

In another generation, when a future U.S. president sends troops to occupy some intransigent country on a dubious objective, American pundits will most likely ask this familiar question made new: "Will it be another Iraq?"

Sit. Stay. Stay Away from Dog Treats from China!

Carol Muske-Dukes | Posted 08.03.2014 | Business
Carol Muske-Dukes

Large pet retail companies have announced that they've pulled the treats from their shelves, but products with "Made in China" buried in lines of small print (or in one case) hidden on the bottom of a "pocket" package are still available in supermarkets and large drugstore chains across the U.S.

Time to Go: VA's Leadership Cannot Stand

Jim Moore | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics
Jim Moore

Having retired from VA last September, after 12 years there as a speechwriter for four secretaries, and another 20 years in other lanes of federal service, I look at the scene from a distance through the strong field glasses of professional experience with many of the players.

Ghastly State of Affairs in Tharparkar

Mariam Khan | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics
Mariam Khan

Tharparkar, a desert region in Pakistan is yet again suffering from one of the worst famines in its history. Did the Pakistan government not learn from the preceding famines that have repeatedly targeted the area in the past?

Is Authority Permission?

Jim Moore | Posted 11.02.2013 | Politics
Jim Moore

By a limited definition of Article II, the president can act on the spot in an emergency to protect American interests. That authority is still not, in my opinion, a blanket permission to act unilaterally in Syria.

3-Time MLB All-Star Dies

Associated Press | Posted 07.30.2013 | Sports

GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) — George "Boomer" Scott, a three-time All-Star first baseman during the 1960s and 1970s who slugged 271 career homers, has di...

Reggae Musician Dies At 70

AP | Posted 05.06.2013 | Entertainment

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Cedric Brooks, a Jamaican saxophone player and influential roots reggae musician, has died. He was 70. One of Brooks' sisters, P...

Two Years on, Remembering The Fukushima Disaster

Andrew Lam | Posted 05.09.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Andrew Lam

Two years ago the Tohoku earthquake and resulting tsunami devastated the region, seriously damaged the Fukushima nuclear power plant, sending radiated...

Remembering Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans: The Unofficial First Lady of N.C.

Steven Petrow | Posted 04.03.2012 | Impact
Steven Petrow

I'd like to recall the Mary Semans who was known for her humility, her courage, and, yes, her emotional intelligence -- attributes you might not normally associate with an "heiress."

Cold Blamed For Record Manatee Deaths In Florida In 2011

Posted 01.06.2012 | Miami

Although some sea cows managed to find warmer waters near Florida power plants, others did not fend so well during Florida's cold snaps. The Florida F...

Kim Jong Il Dead

RAFAEL WOBER | Posted 02.17.2012 | World

North Korean television announced in a "special broadcast" that its leader, Kim Jong Il, is dead. News of Kim's death was made public on Monday, w...

PHOTOS: YSL Muse Dies At 63

Posted 01.05.2012 | Style

Renaissance woman and famous inspiration for designer Yves St Laurent's iconic women's tuxedo Loulou de la Falaise has died at age 63 after a battle w...

Medicis' CEO's 6-Year-Old DIes In Mansion, Two Days Before Girlfriend Found Hanging Nude

AP | Posted 09.16.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN DIEGO — The 6-year-old son of a pharmaceutical company executive died Sunday, almost a week after falling down the stairs at his father's hi...

Distraught Mother Told Her Kids 'You're Going To Die With Me'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.14.2011 | New York

NEWBURGH, N.Y. – Angela Gilliam called the police at 7:43 p.m. Tuesday. She was worried about her niece's well-being and said there was a domestic t...

An Opportunity to Help a Grieving Family

Anthony Citrano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Anthony Citrano

Overnight, seven of her young cousins had perished in a house fire.

Legendary Jazz Pianist Dead At 91

AP | JAKE COYLE and CHARLES J. GANS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — George Shearing, the ebullient jazz pianist who wrote the standard "Lullaby of Birdland" and had a string of hits both with and witho...

R.I.P., Fulton Fish Annie | DAN BARRY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The fish men see her still, their Annie, in the hide-and-seek shadows of South Street. She's telling her dirty jokes and doing anything for a buck: hu...

Afghan War Casualties: U.S. Military Deaths Hit 1,260

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As of Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010, at least 1,260 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in l...