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News Minute: Here is the latest West Virginia news from The Associated Press

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - State Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says he has reached a settlement with three companies involving allegations of antitrust violations such as illegally rigging bids and fixing prices. The companies denied the allegations of wrongdoing as part of the $950,000 deal.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - U.S. Senate hopeful Natalie Tennant has backed West Virginia coal miners in a new TV ad attacking the energy policies of President Barack Obama. Tennant pretends to turn off the lights at the White House in the ad and asks, "Where do they think they get their electricity from?"

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A panel that's seeking to devise a list of animals too dangerous to keep as pets in West Virginia is slimming down the choices from a larger list of suggestions made by others. Reports say the state's Wild and Dangerous Animal Board will meet on Wednesday as it tries to comply with legislation passed earlier this year.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - State regulators have announced more than $54,000 in grants for litter control programs for 23 localities, solid waste authorities and county commissions around West Virginia. Funding for the program is generated through circuit court penalties for littering and the grants rang from $725 up to $3,000 apiece.

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