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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 6:21 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

Scientists, tribe study shrinking Washington state glacier
MOUNT BAKER, Wash. (AP) -- Mauri Pelto digs his crampons into the steep icy slope on Mount Baker in Washington state and watches as streams of water cascades off the thick mass of bare, bluish ice. Every 20 yards, the water carves vertical channels in the face of the glacier as it rushes downstream.... 8/28/2015 6:13 AM

Jurors to resume deliberations in prep school rape case
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Jurors will resume weighing the credibility of two teens and other evidence in a case in which prosecutors say an 18-year-old senior raped a freshman as part of a culture of sexual conquest at an elite New Hampshire prep school.... 8/28/2015 5:48 AM

Q&A: Questions, answers in Planned Parenthood controversy
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Planned Parenthood Federation of America is defending its abortion practices and its donation of fetal tissue for medical research.... 8/28/2015 6:14 AM

Horse riding program teaches sport of kings to at-risk youth
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Carmen Sharpe doesn't let her children play outside their home in a dangerous, gritty section of Philadelphia she refers to as "The Badlands."... 8/28/2015 5:24 AM

Firefighters holding their own against giant wildfire
CHELAN, Wash. (AP) -- Firefighters were holding their own against the largest wildfire on record in Washington state, even as rising temperatures and increased winds stoked the flames.... 8/28/2015 7:51 AM

Goodyear retiring blimps, rolling out new cigar-shaped craft
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The fabled Goodyear Blimp is retiring.... 8/28/2015 6:11 AM

Things to know: EPA water rules take effect in some states
WASHINGTON (AP) -- New federal rules to protect smaller streams, tributaries and wetlands took effect on Friday - but only in some states.... 8/28/2015 7:19 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



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