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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 9:40 PM

Judge blocks new federal rule on jurisdiction of 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 state waterways.... 8/27/2015 9:11 PM

Judge blocks new federal rule on jurisdiction of 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 state waterways.... 8/27/2015 9:11 PM

The Latest on TV shooting: Ex-colleague talks about killer
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) -- The latest on the on-air killing of two TV station employees in Virginia (all times local):... 8/27/2015 9:19 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

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 9:40 PM

Standoff over gay marriage licenses wears on, despite ruling
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) -- A familiar scene repeated itself at a rural Kentucky courthouse Thursday morning: an engaged gay couple marched into the clerk's office, asked for a marriage license and insisted that the latest in a string of court orders proves that they are entitled to one.... 8/27/2015 6:58 PM



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