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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 5:43 AM

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 5:39 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

Goodyear retiring blimps, rolling out new cigar-shaped craft
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The fabled Goodyear Blimp is retiring.... 8/28/2015 6:07 AM

AP EXCLUSIVE: Chairman promises review of unspent charity
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Nearly $10 million in charitable donations by California taxpayers sat unspent in government accounts at the end of last year, The Associated Press has found, and the Senate Governance and Finance Committee chairman said Thursday that he wants a review of state accounts and will hold a hearing to find out why the money hasn't been spent.... 8/27/2015 11:06 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

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

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

Standoff over gay marriage licenses wears on, despite ruling
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) -- A clerk in a rural Kentucky county continued to refuse marriage licenses to same-sex couples Thursday in defiance of a mounting pile of federal court orders that reject her claim that her Christian faith should exempt her from licensing a gay union.... 8/27/2015 10:40 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



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