Two television journalists were killed during a live broadcast in Virginia on Wednesday, shot by a suspect who was 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.
Reporter Allison Parker and photographer Adam Ward were killed on-air Wednesday morning in Moneta, Virginia when a former co-worker opened fire. Another victim, the woman they were interviewing, remains in stable condition.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Court officials unsealed a fresh trove of sexually explicit emails Wednesday in response to the Pennsylvania attorney general's effort to show that two former prosecutors cooked up the criminal case against her because she was threatening to reveal their proclivity for pornography.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church announced Wednesday it will maintain its longtime affiliation with the Boy Scouts despite the organization's decision to allow gay troop leaders — preventing what would have been a thundering blow to the national association.
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's top prosecutor received sensitive emails from aides about news coverage of her office on personal accounts, preventing investigators from seeing many of her responses, according to a document obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press
DENVER (AP) — A former Albuquerque, New Mexico, school administrator who faces child sex abuse charges in Colorado has been booked into a Denver jail a day after a judge issued a warrant for his arrest.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The bullet that killed a young San Francisco woman may have ricocheted before striking her in the back while she was sightseeing with her father along the city's popular waterfront, a ballistic expert testified Wednesday.
A Virginia reporter and cameraman were fatally shot Wednesday during a live broadcast. Although journalists covering international conflicts often face significant risks, it's relatively rare for journalists working in the U.S. to be targeted. However, at least 15 other journalists working in the U.S. or Canada have been slain over the past four decades while doing their jobs:
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 in the book" to have sex with her.