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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.... 8/27/2015 10:16 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

Woman gives birth to conjoined twins in Colorado
AURORA, Colo. (AP) -- A Colorado hospital where a Minnesota woman gave birth to conjoined twins said Thursday that one of the babies died after a complicated five-hour separation procedure.... 8/27/2015 10:16 PM

Judge blocks Obama administration regulation on waterways
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 10:11 PM

Virginia shootings make for tough media decisions
NEW YORK (AP) -- In an era when anyone can go online and find video of terrorist 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.... 8/27/2015 9:17 PM

Slain TV reporter, cameraman were eager young journalists
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) -- Alison Parker seemed destined for the anchor chair. Adam Ward was upbeat, the kind of cameraman everyone wanted to work with in the wee hours of the morning.... 8/27/2015 8:43 PM

Washington governor calls wildfires 'slow-motion disaster'
CHELAN, Wash. (AP) -- Rising temperatures and increased winds Thursday could cause the largest wildfire in Washington state history to grow even bigger.... 8/27/2015 9:28 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

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



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