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On-air shooter threatened to make `headlines,' showed anger
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) -- On the day he was fired from a Virginia TV station, Vester Flanagan pressed a wooden cross into his boss' hand as two police officers walked him to the door. "You'll need this," he said.... 8/28/2015 12:25 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.... 8/27/2015 11:42 PM

The Latest on TV shooting: Memorial set for cameraman
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) -- The latest on the on-air killing of two TV station employees in Virginia (all times local):... 8/27/2015 10:05 PM

Memories, tears mark newscast a day after on-air shootings
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) -- The colleagues of two journalists shot to death on live television returned to their morning show Thursday with memories, tears and a determination to carry on.... 8/27/2015 9:57 PM

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

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

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 blaze
CHELAN, Wash. (AP) -- Officials say firefighters are holding their own against the largest wildfire on record in Washington state, even as rising temperatures and increased winds stoked the flames.... 8/27/2015 11:44 PM



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