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Race and its role in New Orleans' recovery 10 years later

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 10:14

10 years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, Yahoo News goes back to explore how far the city has come, what remains to be done and whether race has played a part in the recovery.

New Hampshire prep school rape trail lawyers make final cases

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 09:27

Closing arguments in the rape trial of a former student at an elite New Hampshire boarding school focused on whether he coerced a 15-year-old classmate into a sexual encounter or whether she accused him to save her reputation. A county prosecutor on Thursday said defendant Owen Labrie, 19, told a friend had he had used "every trick in the book" to get the victim to have sex with him. "You only need tricks if someone says no," Assistant Merrimack County Attorney Joseph Cherniske said.

TV newsrooms pay tribute to slain journalists

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 07:50

#WeStandWithWDBJ: Television newsrooms are paying tribute online to the pair of journalists who were shot and killed during a live broadcast in Virginia on Wednesday.

Trump on fatal shooting of WDBJ journalists

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 07:30

Donald Trump says the fatal shooting of two journalists on live television should not be seen as another example of America’s problem with gun violence.

Online posts by Virginia shooter show alarming trend: victim's fiance

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 05:06

Social media posts by the man suspected of brazenly shooting two television journalists during a live broadcast in Virginia show a disturbing trend of unashamed exhibition of his crimes on the Internet, the partner of one of the victims said on Thursday. "What we are starting to see is continued boldness from people who want to commit murders in cold blood for notoriety," said Hurst, who was a news anchor at WDBJ7 and was dating one of the slain journalists, Alison Parker. Parker, 24, and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, were shot dead on Wednesday during a live segment for the CBS affiliate in Roanoke, Virginia, at a local recreation site about 200 miles (320 km) southwest of Washington.

Jeb, get ahold of yourself

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 04:41

Grieving station comes together for newscast after deaths

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 03:33

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Just one day after two of its own were killed, the news team at Virginia station WDBJ-TV regrouped, gathered together and leaned on one another for the live broadcast of its "Mornin'" show.

Obama to herald New Orleans' progress ahead of Katrina anniversary

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 02:04

President Barack Obama on Thursday will highlight the "structural inequality" that hurt poor black people in New Orleans before the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, during a visit to celebrate the city's progress 10 years after the storm. On what the White House said was his ninth trip to Louisiana, Obama will meet with people who lived through the storm and recovered, heralding a city reborn. Obama, who as a presidential candidate in 2008 sharply criticized Republican President George W. Bush for his administration's handling of the storm, will touch on that past again, according to excerpts of his remarks released by the White House.

Trump's appeal grows among right-wing fringe

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 01:41

The Republican front-runner's anti-immigration message is attracting support from some unsavory elements.

TV station balances grief, journalism after on-air shooting

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 00:11

Alison Parker and Adam Ward's colleagues at WDBJ-TV saved their tears for off the air.

Obama visiting New Orleans on hurricane's 10th anniversary

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 23:17

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is marking 10 years since Hurricane Katrina by celebrating the revival of New Orleans, which suffered the worst of the ferocious storm's devastation, while again warning all levels of government to start helping communities prepare for the stronger hurricanes, tornadoes and wildfires that climate change will bring.

'I've been a human powder keg for a while'

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 22:41

A man claiming to be the alleged Va. shooter sent a 23-page list of grievances to ABC News.

Ex-San Francisco 49ers player Ray McDonald charged with rape

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 20:04

The felony indictment against McDonald, marking the latest sex abuse scandal to embroil the National Football League, stems from a December 2014 incident at his home, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office. McDonald was arrested on Wednesday and released after posting $100,000 bail.

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

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 18:08

By 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.

Policeman shot, two people stabbed in southwest Louisiana

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 16:23

The suspect, who was not immediately identified, was captured after police fired tear gas into the building about an hour after the violence began in the small town of Sunset, about 70 miles (112 km) west of the state capital, Baton Rouge. The standoff began after the suspect allegedly stabbed and wounded two people inside a home, then shot and wounded a police officer arriving on the scene, the sheriff said. Officers fired volleys of tear gas into the building, then stormed inside to arrest the suspect, who "resisted" before he was subdued and taken into custody, the sheriff said.

US stocks rebound to log best day in 4 years

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 12:42

An afternoon surge Wednesday gave the stock market its best day in close to four years, as stocks rebounded from a six-day slump.

Two Virginia TV journalists killed in on-air shooting, police pursue suspect

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 07:24
The shooting occurred at about 6:45 a.m. EDT during an interview being broadcast live from Bridgewater Plaza, a Smith Mountain Lake recreation site with restaurants, shops, boating and arcades and holiday rentals. The journalists were filming an interview for the morning news show of the WDBJ7 TV station in Roanoke, Virginia. The reporter Alison Parker, 24, and the cameraman, Adam Ward, 27, died in the incident, WDBJ7 said.

Colorado movie gunman to receive 12 life sentences and more

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 06:52

By Keith Coffman CENTENNIAL, Colo. (Reuters) - The judge in the Colorado movie massacre trial will condemn the gunman to 12 life sentences and potentially thousands more years in prison on Wednesday, and is expected to address James Holmes directly as the proceedings conclude. Holmes was found guilty in July of murdering 12 people and wounding 70 when he opened fire inside a packed midnight screening of a Batman film at a multiplex in the Denver suburb of Aurora. After two days of often tearful and sometimes angry testimony from victims of Holmes' July 2012 rampage, the lead prosecutor said on Tuesday the shooter should get every day of the longest possible sentence.

Suspect in 1996 Khobar Towers bombing arrested

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 06:46

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man suspected in the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers residence at a U.S. military base in Saudi Arabia has been captured, a U.S. official said Wednesday.