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The Latest on TV shooting: AG joins hundreds for vigil
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) -- The latest on the on-air killing of two TV station employees in Virginia (all times local):... 8/28/2015 1:26 AM

Virginia shootings make for tough media decisions
NEW YORK (AP) -- In an era when anyone can go online and find video of extremist beheadings, police shootings and other carnage, major news organizations applied their own standards to coverage of this week's killing of a TV news crew in Virginia and showed only carefully selected portions of the footage.... 8/28/2015 5:10 AM

Planned Parenthood alleges 'smear' in letter to Congress
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Planned Parenthood Federation of America defended its practices Thursday in a lengthy letter to congressional leaders and included a report by experts it hired who found undercover videos of officials discussing fetal tissue for research were heavily altered by anti-abortion activists.... 8/27/2015 9:39 PM

Teacher describes handling gun-wielding teen hostage taker
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Thirty-year veteran teacher Twila Smith had scarcely started a new school year when a 14-year-old freshman entered her world studies class and drew a gun Tuesday.... 8/27/2015 10:41 PM

Lawyer: Former franchisee alerted Subway ad exec about Fogle
NEW YORK (AP) -- A former franchisee alerted an executive in charge of Subway's advertising in 2008 about her concerns about pitchman Jared Fogle, according to her lawyer.... 8/28/2015 12:20 AM

Judge rules Obama administration water rule should be halted
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- A federal judge in North Dakota on Thursday blocked a new Obama administration rule that would give the federal government jurisdiction over some smaller waterways just hours before it was set to go into effect.... 8/27/2015 11:15 PM

Firefighters holding their own against giant wildfire
CHELAN, Wash. (AP) -- Firefighters were holding their own Thursday against the largest wildfire on record in Washington state, even as rising temperatures and increased winds stoked the flames.... 8/28/2015 5:18 AM

Events mark Emmett Till slaying 60 years later
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Sixty years after a black Chicago teenager was killed for whistling at a white woman in Mississippi, relatives and civil rights activists are holding church services and movie screenings to remember Emmett Till.... 8/28/2015 1:22 AM

Californians cut water without state imposing fines
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- For the second straight month, Californians exceeded hefty water conservation mandates during the relentless drought without the state imposing fines, officials said Thursday.... 8/27/2015 11:47 PM

Deliberations begin in New Hampshire prep school rape trial
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Jurors deliberating the fate of a former prep school senior charged with raping a freshman were left to decide Thursday who was more credible: the defendant, who credited "divine inspiration" with helping him end their escalating sexual encounter, or the accuser, who couldn't recall telling a friend what sex acts she was prepared to perform.... 8/27/2015 8:49 PM



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