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Virginia TV news crew shooting suspect sent manifesto to ABC

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 11:02

Virginia TV news crew shooting suspect sent manifesto to ABCAfter a former Bay Area resident allegedly shot and killed his former TV news crew colleagues in Virginia, he sent a 23-page manifesto to ABC News explaining why he did it.


Colorado theater gunman's sentencing caps grueling trial

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 11:02

Colorado theater shooter James Holmes appears in court, with his attorney Daniel King, to be formally sentenced, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015 in Centennial, Colo. Holmes was sentenced to life in prison without parole by Judge Carlos Samour Jr. Holmes killed 12 people and injured 70 others in the July 20, 2012 ambush. (RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via AP, Pool)CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Belittled by the judge and jeered by spectators, James Holmes was sent to prison for the rest of his life Wednesday, while the survivors of his murderous attack on a Colorado movie theater wondered aloud how they would spend the rest of their days.


The Latest: Sheriff: 1 stabbing victim critical, 1 stable

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 11:01
SUNSET, La. (AP) — The latest on a police officer being shot and three people being stabbed in Sunset, La. (all times are local).

Mayor thanks US student who helped thwart France attack

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 10:59

Anthony Sadler, one of the three Americans that helped stop an alleged terrorist shooting aboard a Paris bound train, displays a Sacramento Kings jersey with his name and number presented to him by Mayor Kevin Johnson at a news conference Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, in Sacramento,Calif. Salder spoke briefly saying it has been a "crazy last few days."(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — An American student who helped stop a terror attack on a Paris-bound high-speed train said Wednesday it's been a "crazy few days" and he is happy to be home.


The Latest: Obama calls TV shooting heartbreaking

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 10:57

This screenshot from WDBJ-TV7, in Roanoke, Va., shows reporter Alison Parker and photographer Adam Ward. Parker and Ward were killed, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, when a gunman opened fire during a live on-air interview in Moneta, Va. (Courtesy of WDBJ-TV7 via AP)MONETA, Va. (AP) — The latest on the on-air killing of two TV station employees in Virginia (all times local):


Slain TV reporter, cameraman were budding young journalists

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 10:55

This screenshot from WDBJ-TV7, in Roanoke, Va., shows reporter Alison Parker and photographer Adam Ward. Parker and Ward were killed, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, when a gunman opened fire during a live on-air interview in Moneta, Va. (Courtesy of WDBJ-TV7 via AP)ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — They were two young journalists, eager and hungry for a story, fulfilling their dreams of working in TV news.


Man, 21, dead in Nicetown-Tioga shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 10:54

Man, 21, dead in Nicetown-Tioga shootingA shooting has the claimed the life of a man in the Nicetown-Tioga section of Philadelphia.


Judge upholds Tennessee lethal injection method

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 10:52
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee judge on Wednesday upheld the state's lethal injection process for executing inmates.

Washington Monument elevator stops working again

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 10:32
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Monument will open as scheduled at 9 a.m. on Thursday. Elevator technicians have completed their work and cleared the elevator for service. Ticket distribution for Thursday visits will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Washington Monument Lodge (15th Street between Madison and Jefferson drives).

Sheriff: Officer shot and 1 stabbing victim have both died

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 10:31
SUNSET, La. (AP) — A police officer was shot and killed Wednesday when he responded to a call from a house where three women had been stabbed, one of them fatally, in a town about 60 miles west of Baton Rouge, said the sheriff of rural St. Landry Parish.

Vallejo residents say Virginia shooting suspect was polite, educated

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 10:27

Neighbors say Virginia shooting suspect was polite, educatedResidents in Vallejo are left stunned after learning that their former neighbor allegedly shot and killed a TV reporter and a photographer in Virginia during a live report.


TV station balances grief, journalism after on-air shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 10:22

This undated photo provided by WDBJ-TV, in Roanoke, Va., shows station reporter Alison Parker, left, and cameraman Adam Ward. Ward and Parker were fatally shot on-air Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, by a former staffer in Moneta, Va. (WDBJ-TV via AP)Alison Parker and Adam Ward's colleagues at TV station WDBJ saved their tears for off the air.


Virginia TV journalists killed by suspect with 'powder keg' of anger

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 10:08

Flowers are seen at a memorial outside of the offices of WDBJ7 in Roanoke, VirginiaBy Gary Robertson MONETA, Va. (Reuters) - Two television journalists were shot to death during a live broadcast in Virginia on Wednesday, slain by a former employee of the TV station and who called himself a "powder keg" of anger over what he saw as racial discrimination at work and elsewhere in the United States. The suspect, 41-year-old Vester Flanagan, shot himself as police pursued him on a Virginia highway hours after the shooting. Flanagan, who was African-American, died later at a hospital, police said.


U.S. court approves Corinthian Colleges' liquidation plan: WSJ

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 10:07
The liquidating plan sets aside more than $4 million as debt relief to help former students pursue discharges for student loans incurred at Corinthian schools, the Journal said. Corinthian was not immediately available for comment. Late last year, Corinthian sold off more than half its campuses after it was subject to multiple federal and state probes into matters as whether it misled investors and students about its finances and job placement rates.

Boy struck by vehicle in Germantown in critical condition

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 09:56

Boy struck by vehicle in Germantown in critical conditionA boy is in critical condition after being struck by a vehicle in the Germantown section of Philadelphia.


Man dead in Nicetown-Tioga shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 09:55

Man, 21, dead in Nicetown-Tioga shootingA shooting has the claimed the life of a man in the Nicetown-Tioga section of Philadelphia.


Dead whale found beneath dock at Oakland Estuary

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 09:54

Dead whale found beneath dock at Oakland EstuaryResearchers are working to determine how a whale died after it was spotted floating beneath a doc in Alameda Wednesday morning.


Neighbors say Virginia shooting suspect was polite, educated

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 09:40

Neighbors say Virginia shooting suspect was polite, educatedResidents in Vallejo, California are left stunned after learning that their former neighbor allegedly shot and killed a TV reporter and a photographer in Virginia during a live report.


Sheriff: Louisiana officer shot responding to domestic dispute and 1 stabbing victim have died

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 09:34
SUNSET, La. (AP) — Sheriff: Louisiana officer shot responding to domestic dispute and 1 stabbing victim have died.

'We're all right,' train hero tells Dad. 'But something has happened'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 09:27

French President Hollande poses with British businessman Chris Norman, US student Anthony Sadler, US Airman First Class Spencer Stone and US National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos during a ceremony at the Elysee Palace in ParisThe Rev. Tony Sadler, whose son Anthony was one of three Sacramento friends who subdued a gunman on a high-speed train bound for Paris, was sitting in a Sacramento barber's chair last Friday when his phone buzzed from an unfamiliar number. Anthony Sadler, 22, Spencer Stone, a 23-year-old U.S. airman, and National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos, 22, were touring Europe, partly to celebrate Skarlatos' return from a tour of duty in Afghanistan. Traveling to Paris on the bullet train on Friday, they saw the man, who was armed with a box cutter, a pistol and a Kalashnikov AK-47 assault rifle.