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BC-WV--West Virginia News Coverage Advisory 9:30 am, WV

December 20, 2018

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in West Virginia. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the Charleston bureau at 304-346-0897 or chwpr@ap.org. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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BILLINGS, Mont. _ The Trump administration miscalculated potential damages from train derailments when it canceled an Obama-era rule requiring the installation of more advanced brakes by railroads hauling explosive fuels, The Associated Press has found. A government analysis used by the administration to justify the cancellation omitted up to $117 million in estimated future damages that could be avoided by using electronic brakes, and the error could stoke renewed criticism from supporters of the rule who say the analysis was biased. By Matthew Brown.

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HISTORY APP, from HUNTINGTON, W.Va. _ The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded over $81,000 to Marshall University Research Corp. to upgrade a website and mobile app that provide information on nearby historical and cultural landmarks.

DISABLED VETERANS, from CHARLESTON, W.Va. _ West Virginia is resuming a partnership with a nonprofit to drive disabled veterans to VA Hospital medical appointments.

EXPLOSION-PENNSYLVANIA ENERGY FACILITY, from CHARTIERS TOWNSHIP, Pa. _ A West Virginia man who was injured in an explosion at a MarkWest energy facility in Pennsylvania last week has died.


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