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Long before he filmed himself shooting and killing a TV reporter and cameraman during a live news broadcast Wednesday, the man identified as the suspect followed a twisted and volatile career path that saw him fired from at least two stations for conflicts with co-workers,...
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. high schools haven't shown much improvement in the past four years when it comes to preparing college-ready graduates, according to the Iowa-based nonprofit group that administers the ACT college entrance exam. The group says only about 40 percent of...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church announced Wednesday that it will maintain its longtime affiliation with Boy Scouts despite the decision to allow gay troop leaders — preventing what would have been a thundering blow to the national organization. The decision from senior...
The television reporter and cameraman who were killed Wednesday while they were doing a live shot for the morning show were a young team at the beginning of their careers. The reporter, Alison Parker, was chasing her dream in TV news. The cameraman, Adam Ward, had been with WDBJ...
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Amelia Boynton Robinson, a civil rights activist who nearly died while helping lead the "Bloody Sunday" civil rights march in 1965, championed voting rights for blacks and was the first black woman to run for Congress in Alabama, died early Wednesday at...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sweeping into office in 2009, President Barack Obama captured near rock-star status around the world among millions who saw him as the embodiment of a new sense of social purpose. Now, that baton has largely been passed to Pope Francis, whose visit to the White...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church — the nation's largest sponsor of Boy Scout units — is keeping its longtime affiliation with the organization despite its decision to allow gay troop leaders. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the decision Wednesday...
Officials say man suspected in shooting TV reporter and cameraman during live report is dead. Woman who was being interviewed is in surgery. Previously: A television reporter and cameraman were shot to death on live television Wednesday in Virginia by a gunman described as a...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The first four of the female enlisted sailors selected for the Navy's "silent service" began training this week at submarine school in Groton, the latest milestone in the elimination of one of the U.S. military's few remaining gender barriers. The barracks...