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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.


Arizona severs ties with prison operator over violent uprisings

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 09:09
Arizona will fire the private operator running a state prison after three major uprisings that caused extensive damage and forced more than 1,200 inmates to be relocated, Governor Doug Ducey said on Wednesday.     The state has already begun the process of canceling its contract with Utah-based Management and Training Corp in the wake of riots and violence inside two units at the Kingman prison last month, Ducey said.     “What happened at Kingman was frightening, disturbing and completely unacceptable,” Ducey told reporters at a news conference.

Boy struck by vehicle in Germantown

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

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


Supporters seek to put Nebraska death penalty to voters in 2016

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 08:52
Nebraska in May became the first Republican-dominated state in more than 40 years to abolish capital punishment when state legislators overrode Governor Pete Ricketts' veto. The death penalty repeal is scheduled to take effect on Aug. 30. Ricketts, a Republican, has called capital punishment a deterrent and supports the referendum effort.

New Hampshire prep school rape suspect wrote he used 'every trick' for sex with girl

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 08:52

New Hampshire prep school rape suspect wrote he used 'every trick' for sex with girlA 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 in the book" to have sex with her.


Justin Bieber look-alike found dead at Los Angeles motel

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 08:23

Justin Bieber look-alike found dead at Los Angeles motelReality star and self-proclaimed Justin Bieber look-alike Tobias Strebel was found dead in a Los Angeles motel room, sister station KABC reports.