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The Latest: Father of slain reporter talks gun control
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) -- The latest on the on-air killing of two TV station employees in Virginia (all times local):... 8/28/2015 6:49 PM

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

Bush hails school reforms in Katrina anniversary visit
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Former President George W. Bush returned Friday to New Orleans, where he was vilified for his administration's lackluster response to Hurricane Katrina, to praise the city's comeback 10 years after the catastrophic storm.... 8/28/2015 6:08 PM

Former prep school student convicted of sex charges
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- A graduate of an exclusive New England prep school was cleared of forcible rape but convicted of lesser sex offenses Friday against a 15-year-old freshman girl in a case that exposed a campus tradition in which seniors competed to see how many younger students they could sleep with.... 8/28/2015 6:59 PM

Standoff over gay marriage licenses wears on, despite ruling
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) -- A familiar scene repeated itself at a rural Kentucky courthouse: a gay couple marched into the clerk's office, requested a marriage license and insisted that a mounting pile of court orders proves they are entitled to one.... 8/28/2015 9:53 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

Florida keeps eye on Tropical Storm Erika, could hit Monday
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- All of Florida is carefully watching Tropical Storm Erika as the disorganized system makes its way over Hispaniola.... 8/28/2015 6:55 PM

Firefighters in Washington state worry over wind forecast
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is scheduled to participate in a Friday briefing on wildfires burning across the West.... 8/28/2015 4:48 PM

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 cascade 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 3:16 PM

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



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