April 2016: Former CEO Convicted in West Virginia Mine Explosion
Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Here's a slideshow depicting the major U.S. news events of April 2016.
1. Supreme Court Rules: One Person, One Vote 2. Villanova: NCAA Champions 3. Mississippi: Religious Freedom Bill 4. UCONN Women Win NCAA Championship 5. Cruz, Sanders Win in Wisconsin 6. Don Blankenship Sentenced 7. American Idol: Final Performance 8. Edward Lin Charged with Spying 9. Goldman Sachs Fined 10. N.C. Governor Pat McCrory: Transgender Law 11. Warriors Set NBA Win Record 12. Microsoft Sues Government 13. Harriet Tubman on the $20 14. Singer Prince Dies 15. Dennis Hastert Sentenced
- Former CEO Convicted in West Virginia Mine Explosion
- A memorial to 29 miners killed in an April 2010 explosion is shown Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, at the entrance to the Upper Big Branch mine in Montcoal, West Virginia. Don Blankenship, former CEO of Massey Energy, was convicted of conspiring to willfully violate mine safety and health standards on Thursday in federal court in Charleston.
- Photo source: AP Photo/John Raby