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After TV slaying, reporter's dad finds voice on gun control

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 06:19

Andy and Barbara Parker, of Collinsville, Va. mourn the loss of their daughter, Alison Parker, a journalist for WDBJ, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015 in Roanoke, Va. Reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were killed by a former colleague during a live broadcast Wednesday, while on assignment in Moneta, Va. (Stephanie Klein-Davis/The Roanoke Times via AP) LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; SALEM TIMES REGISTER OUT; FINCASTLE HERALD OUT; CHRISTIANBURG NEWS MESSENGER OUT; RADFORD NEWS JOURNAL OUT; ROANOKE STAR SENTINEL OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT MBICOLLINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Andy Parker's resolve to fight for gun control formed in the hours after his daughter was shot and killed on live television. In his first interviews after the tragedy, he briefly mentioned the issue as he eulogized Alison. By Friday, he was pledging a full-scale fight for tougher gun laws on national TV.


Man who shot Virginia journalists identified with 9/11 attacks: sheriff

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 06:19

Alison Parker and Adam Ward are pictured in this handout photo from TV station WDBJ7The gunman who killed two Virginia television journalists on air carried out a well-planned assault and identified with mass murderers and the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States, authorities said on Friday. The shooter, Vester Flanagan, gave no sign of his destination or next move when he fled after gunning down the journalists from Roanoke station WDBJ7 on Wednesday, the Franklin County Sheriff's Office said in a statement. "It is evident that Wednesday morning's attack was well-planned and premeditated" and Flanagan apparently acted alone, the statement on the shooting investigation said.


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Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 06:18
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico attorney general levels theft, money-laundering charges against secretary of state.

APNewsBreak: 911 calls from fatal fire: 'Send somebody fast'

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 06:15

FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, file photo, Okanogan County Sheriff's deputies guard the entrance to Woods Canyon Road near Twisp, Wash. Three firefighters were killed after their engine rushed up a steep gravel road and crashed down a 40-foot embankment near the mountain town of Twisp. Before they could escape, they were overrun by flames. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)Homeowners frantically asked for help as a swiftly moving wildfire headed toward their houses, 911 audio calls show, and dispatchers tried to clear up confusion over injured firefighters from a blaze in Washington state that ultimately killed three firefighters.


George W. Bush visits disaster zone, 10 years after Katrina

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 06:15

In this Aug. 8, 2008, file photo, President George W. Bush is met by Deuce McAllister, left, and Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints football team as he arrives at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport on the way to events marking the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, in Kenner, La. At far right is New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, second from right is Rep. William Jefferson, D-La. The 10-year anniversary of one of the most devastating hurricanes in U.S. history is a time of reflection for many connected to the Saints, whose return to New Orleans in 2006, following one season of displacement to San Antonio, became one of the ultimate feel-good stories in NFL history. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former President George W. Bush enjoyed sympathetic audiences in New Orleans and Mississippi on Friday as he returned to the region where Hurricane Katrina sank his popularity 10 years ago.


3-year-old boy leaves daycare, walks home across busy street

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 06:11

3-year-old boy leaves daycare, walks home across busy streetA daycare in New Jersey is under investigation after a toddler wandered off without anyone noticing.


Lottery winners don't get largesse, but get left out

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 06:04
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Big-time Illinois Lottery winners aren't getting the largesse. They're getting left out.

Stunt plane crashes ahead of NY air show, killing pilot

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 06:01

This image taken from video and provided by WABC/abc7NY.com, shows the wreckage of a stunt plane from the air of WABC TV’s NewsCopter7 as it flies near Stuart Air Force Base in New Windsor, N.Y., Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. A pilot was killed after his propeller-driven stunt plane crashed while he was practicing tricks for a weekend air show in New York's Hudson Valley, state police said Friday. (WABC/abc7NY.com via AP)NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. (AP) — A pilot died when his propeller-driven stunt plane crashed while he was practicing tricks for a weekend air show in New York's Hudson Valley, state police said Friday.


Disciplinary Board trying to get Kathleen Kane's law license suspended

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 06:00

Disciplinary Board trying to get Kathleen Kane's law license suspendedAction News has learned that the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania is trying to force Attorney General Kathleen Kane to abandon her job.


Montgomery Co. pushes for Nat'l Guard troops during papal visit

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 05:55

Montgomery Co. pushes for Nat'l Guard troops during papal visitOfficials in Montgomery County are pushing for more security when Pope Francis visits Philadelphia next month.


Firearms instructor who killed Pennsylvania trooper gets 2 weeks in jail

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 05:52

Firearms instructor who killed Pennsylvania trooper gets 2 weeks in jailA former Pennsylvania State Police firearms instructor will spend two weeks in jail for accidentally shooting and killing a colleague.


UN warns South Sudan of sanctions if peace deal isn't kept

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 05:41
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council warned South Sudan's feuding president and ex-vice president that it is ready to impose an arms embargo and sanctions if they don't immediately stop fighting and implement a new peace agreement.

The Latest: Tropical Storm Erica expected to be downgraded

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 05:32
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The latest on storm preparations for Erika (all times local):

Authorities investigating shooting by Dover police officer

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 05:29

Authorities investigating shooting by Dover police officerAuthorities are investigating a shooting involving a police officer in downtown Dover that left a man hospitalized with undetermined injuries.


Ex-deputy treasurer who fled to Pakistan heads to US prison

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 05:28
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio deputy treasurer who fled to Pakistan in the face of a 15-year prison sentence for a kickback scheme delivered a public apology before a federal judge on Friday and was sent to begin his time in U.S. prison.

SUV lands on top of overturned SUV in Bustleton crash

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 05:19

SUV lands on top of overturned SUV in Bustleton crashAn SUV landed on top of an overturned SUV after a crash on Friday morning in the Bustleton neighborhood.


Pentagon funding new high-tech venture

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 05:18
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Friday that the Pentagon is funding a new venture to develop cutting-edge electronics and sensors that can flex and stretch and could be built into clothing or the skins of ships and aircraft.

Appeals court reverses ruling that found NSA program illegal

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 05:13
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday ruled in favor of the Obama administration in a dispute over the National Security Agency's bulk collection of telephone data on hundreds of millions of Americans.

TSA officer accused of molesting passenger at airport, fired

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 05:12
NEW YORK (AP) — A Transportation Security Administration officer has been accused of luring a passenger into a bathroom at New York's LaGuardia Airport and molesting her.

The Latest: Defense says ex-senior's boasts were 'damning'

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 05:03

Owen Labrie weeps in court as his verdict is read at Merrimack County Superior Court on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015 in Concord, N.H. Labrie was cleared of felony rape but convicted of misdemeanor sex offenses Friday against a 15-year-old girl in a case that exposed a campus tradition in which the oldest students competed to see how many younger students they could have sex with. Each count carries up to a year behind bars. Labrie could get as much as 11 years in prison at sentencing Oct. 29. He will also have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. (Geoff Forester/The Concord Monitor via AP) MANDATORY CREDITCONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The latest on the trial of a former student at an elite prep school accused of raping a freshman as part of a tradition called Senior Salute (all times local):