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Samsung profit falls as smartphone sales slow

| |Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014

Samsung Electronics Co. reported a bigger-than-expected fall in second quarter profit on Thursday and said it was uncertain if earnings from its handset business would improve in the current quarter.

Century-old pipe break points to national problem

| |Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014

The rupture of a nearly century-old water main that ripped a 15-foot hole through Sunset Boulevard and turned a swath of the University of California, Los Angeles, into a mucky mess points to the risks and expense many cities face with miles of water lines installed generations ago.

Processing issue delays bar exam submissions

| |Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014

Law school graduates sweated their way through the second and final day of their bar exams Wednesday, some relieved to see paper and pencil after running into a technical glitch that kept test takers in several states from uploading the first day's answers from their computers.

Portland OKs Airbnb-type short-term rentals

| |Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014

The Portland City Council voted Wednesday to legalize short-term rentals in single-family homes, giving added legitimacy to rental websites such as Airbnb.

Tri-state coal interests rally before hearings

| |Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014

More than 2,000 union workers and others organized by the coal industry in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia joined top state elected officials Wednesday to rally against proposed stricter federal pollution regulations for coal-burning power plants.

Review: 3Doodler is fun but quirky '3-D pen'

| |Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014

3-D printing is all the rage. You can hit a button on your computer, which sends a file to a printer, which produces a small 3-D object out of plastic. It's a cool technology, but it's not exactly a hands-on way to make things.

A look at the EU's new sanctions against Russia

| |Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014

The European Union's sanctions against Russia are bound to inflict pain on the country's ailing economy. While still narrowly targeted, they come as a warning shot to convince Moscow to change its Ukraine policies or face even tougher penalties.

Ex-IRS official called conservatives 'crazies

| |Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014

A former IRS official at the center of the agency's tea party controversy referred to some right-wing Republicans as "crazies" and more in emails released Wednesday. A key GOP lawmaker says the remarks show that Lois Lerner was biased against conservative groups and targeted them for extra scrutiny.

Teens love vacation selfies; adults, not so much

| |Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014

Jacquie Whitt's trip to the Galapagos with a group of teenagers was memorable not just for the scenery and wildlife, but also for the way the kids preserved their memories. It was, said Whitt, a "selfie fest."

West Virginia editorial roundup

|Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014

Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers:

Former IRS official called GOP 'crazies' in email

| |Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014

A former IRS official at the heart of the agency's tea party controversy called Republicans "crazies" and more in newly released emails.

Researchers aim to find new uses for shrimp shells

| |Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014

University of Alabama chemist Robin Rogers imagines a future where shrimp shells could become more than a smelly seafood byproduct.

2 tabloid journalists charged with phone hacking

|Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014

British police have charged two former senior journalists at the now-defunct News of the World tabloid with conspiring to hack phones.

Lafayette chief seeks funds for cameras, pay

|Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014

The Lafayette Police Department wants to install crime cameras in troubled neighborhoods throughout the city, allowing officers to monitor activity from headquarters and on their laptop computers.

Sanctions will damage Russia if not lifted quickly

| |Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014

U.S. and European sanctions against Russia's energy and finance sectors are strong enough to cause deep, long-lasting damage within months unless Moscow persuades the West to repeal them by withdrawing support for Ukrainian insurgents.

What's a group selfie? Usie (pronounced uss-ee)

| |Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014

What do you call a group selfie? An usie, of course!

Gadgets: Weather station offers accurate forecasts

| |Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014

The Oregon Scientific Weather@Home (model BAR218HG) is one of those gadgets, which you don't think you need until you need it.

Pierpont, WVU-Parkersburg enter transfer agreement

|Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014

West Virginia University at Parkersburg has signed a transfer agreement with Pierpont Community and Technical College.

$2M Brookings technology center preparing to open

|Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014

Officials are preparing to open a $2 million technology center in Brookings in a few weeks.

Britain to test driverless cars next year

|Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014

British officials says driverless cars will be tested on roads in as many as three cities in a trial program to begin in January