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Fired reporter kills 2 former co-workers on live TV

August 27, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

  MONETA, Va. (AP) — He planned it all so carefully — a choreographed execution of two former colleagues, broadcast live to a horrified television audience. Hours later, he shared his own recording of the killing worldwide on social media. Vester Lee Flanagan’s video shows him approaching WDBJ reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward,...

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TV station balances grief, journalism after on-air shooting

August 27, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

  Alison Parker and Adam Ward’s colleagues at TV station WDBJ saved their tears for off the air. The news became personal for the CBS affiliate in Virginia when reporter Parker and cameraman Ward were fatally shot during a live broadcast Wednesday,...

Fire crews battle smoky conditions, flames in Washington

August 27, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

  SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Smoke from big wildfires burning east of the Cascade Range hurt air quality Wednesday and hampered efforts by crews battling the flames in Washington state. Smoky conditions grounded helicopters and airplanes that had been...

Rape suspect wrote he used ‘every trick’ for sex with girl

August 27, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A former student charged with raping a freshman girl two days before he graduated from an elite New Hampshire prep school acknowledged Wednesday that he deleted a Facebook message to a friend in which he wrote he used “every trick...

Police: Student with gun who took school hostages in custody

August 25, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

PHILIPPI, W.Va. (AP) — A 14-year-old boy held 29 students and a teacher at gunpoint in a West Virginia high school classroom Tuesday afternoon before he released them after negotiations and surrendered, authorities said. No injuries were reported. The...

American who helped stop France terror attack returns to US

August 25, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

  SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — One of the three Americans who helped stop a terror attack on a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris returned home to California on Tuesday. A relaxed Anthony Sadler, 23, walked off a commercial plane at...

Man accused of shooting trooper had long criminal past

August 25, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

  BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The man accused of gunning down a Louisiana state trooper who stopped to offer him roadside assistance spent much of the past two decades in and out of prison, including a stint for setting his mother’s house on fire....

2 men held without bail for alleged threats to Pokemon event

August 25, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

  BOSTON (AP) — Two men from Iowa made online threats against Pokemon competitors — referring to the Boston Marathon bombings and the Columbine High School massacre — then drove 25 hours to Boston, where they were stopped as they tried to register...

AP Exclusive: Man who tackled shooting suspect: I’m no hero

August 25, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

  LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — It was a frightening and dangerous scene: A Louisiana state trooper lay bleeding on the ground as a man rifled through his pockets and tried to take the immobile officer’s handgun from his holster. Some distant...

It’s panda-monium! National Zoo says Mei Xiang has twins

August 23, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s double trouble for the National Zoo after its adult female panda gave birth to twins. The cubs arrived about five hours apart Saturday. Panda mom Mei Xiang (may-SHONG) gave birth to the first cub at 5:35 p.m. and a second at...