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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): Read More

 

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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. More »

 

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. More »

 

10 Things to Know for Friday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: More »

 

Trump proposals risk deepening GOP rift on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump has exposed anew the deep rift inside the Republican Party on immigration, a break between its past and the country's future the party itself has said it must bridge if the GOP ever hopes to win back the White House. More »

 

Obama to people of New Orleans: You inspire me, and America

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Visiting residents on tidy porch stoops and sampling the fried chicken at a corner restaurant, President Barack Obama held out the people of New Orleans on Thursday as an extraordinary example of renewal and resilience 10 years after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. More »

 

Events mark Emmett Till slaying 60 years later

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Sixty years after a black Chicago teenager was killed for whistling at a white woman in Mississippi, relatives and civil rights activists are holding church services and movie screenings to remember Emmett Till. More »

 

Clinton likens GOP's views on women to those of terrorists

CLEVELAND (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday drew parallels between terrorist organizations and the field of Republican candidates for president when it comes to their views on women, telling an Ohio audience her potential GOP rivals were pushing "out-of-date" policies. More »

 

Teacher describes handling gun-wielding teen hostage taker

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Thirty-year veteran teacher Twila Smith had scarcely started a new school year when a 14-year-old freshman entered her world studies class and drew a gun Tuesday. More »

 

AP PHOTOS: Before and after images of areas hit by Katrina

When Hurricane Katrina ripped through the Gulf Coast nearly 10 years ago, it left a mammoth trail of damage in its wake. More »

 

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