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TV journalists killed by suspect with ‘powder keg’ of anger

MONETA, Va. — 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.

Colorado movie gunman gets 12 life sentences

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Condemning movie massacre gunman James Holmes to 12 life sentences and the maximum 3,318 years in prison for his rampage in a midnight screening of a Batman film, a Colorado judge said on Wednesday that evil and mental illness are not mutually exclusive.

Wall Street chalks up biggest gain in 4 years

NEW YORK — Wall Street racked up its biggest one-day gain in four years on Wednesday as fears about China’s economy gave way to bargain hunters emboldened by expectations the U.S. Federal Reserve might not raise interest rates next month.

Defendant denied prep school rape, wept

CONCORD, N.H. — A popular former student at an elite New Hampshire boarding school wept when a detective called him to say she wanted to interview him about allegations he raped a younger teenager and denied the charges, the detective testified on Tuesday.

White House aims to boost home renewable energy use

WASHINGTON -- The White House on Monday expanded its push for greater renewable energy adoption, announcing fresh financial incentives for solar panels, smart grid technology and other alternative energies for homeowners and builders.

Victims sob at movie gunman’s sentencing

CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- Sobbing victims told how the Colorado movie massacre gunman wrecked their lives, testifying on Monday as a three-day hearing began at which James Holmes will be formally sentenced to life in prison with no parole.

White supremacist warned after statement on hatred

KANSAS CITY -- A Missouri white supremacist charged with murdering three people outside two Kansas City-area Jewish centers was warned not to focus on his hatred of Jews to defend himself as opening arguments in the case got underway Monday.

Rape defendant was in competition to ‘score’

CONCORD, N.H. — A former student at an elite New Hampshire prep school, who is on trial for allegedly raping a younger student last year, told a friend he was in competition to “score” with the most girls before graduation, the friend testified on Monday.

Louisiana trooper dies after being shot in head

BELL CITY, La. -- A Louisiana trooper has died after being shot in the head by a man who told him, “you are going to die soon,” Louisiana state police said on Monday.

Rikers health intern sues after inmate attack

NEW YORK -- A former mental health intern at New York’s Rikers Island jail system is suing the city after an inmate fractured her face and broke her jaw in an attack, her attorney said on Monday.

Zoo staff keeps eye on panda twin cubs

WASHINGTON, D.C. — National Zoo staff are keeping a close eye on giant panda Mei Xiang’s newborn twins, given the cubs’ fragile state just days after their birth, the zoo’s lead veterinarian said on Monday.

New Orleans’ finances still vulnerable after Katrina

NEW YORK -- A decade after New Orleans was hit by Hurricane Katrina, the costliest storm in U.S. history, the city’s finances have improved but still face several challenges, according to a Moody’s Investors Service report released on Monday.

Sentencing for former pitchman set for Nov. 19

INDIANAPOLIS — Former Subway sandwich chain pitchman Jared Fogle, charged with child pornography and traveling for illicit paid sex with minors, will be sentenced on Nov. 19, federal court records showed.

Medical examiner says black teen was shot in back

ST. LOUIS — A black teenager shot and killed by white St. Louis police officers this week died from a single gunshot that entered his back and struck his heart, a medical examiner said on Friday, which appears to contradict the police account of the shooting.

Judge rules government must release immigrant children

LOS ANGELES — A U.S. federal judge on Friday ordered the government to swiftly release immigrant children held at detention centers, affirming a July ruling that said some minors who crossed the border illegally were being detained in violation of a long-standing settlement.

Carter says cancer has spread to his brain

ATLANTA — Former President Jimmy Carter said on Thursday that his cancer has spread to his brain and he will start radiation treatment for it later in the day, adding that his fate was “in the hands of God.”