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Families members escorted by U.S. Forest Service members walk past an honor guard and others saluting as they walk into a memorial service for three firefighters killed in a wildfire, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015

Thousands Mourn Fallen Firefighters in Washington State

Several thousand people gathered Sunday to honor three U.S. Forest Service firefighters killed battling wildfires in Washington state. "They dedicated their lives to protecting our national forests and the people in the communities surrounding them," Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell said in a eulogy. "And for that we should be grateful."...


  • New Mexico Secretary of State Accused of Embezzlement, Money Laundering

    New Mexico's Democratic attorney general has filed a complaint in state district court, accusing Republican Secretary of State Dianna Duran of embezzlement, money laundering and other campaign-finance violations. Attorney General Hector Balderas' office filed the 64-count complaint in Santa Fe late Friday afternoon...

  • Former President George W. Bush laughs with Doris Hicks, CEO/Principal of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Charter School of Science and Technology, and former first lady Laura Bush, left, during a roundtable discussion on education in New Orleans. Bush Returns to New Orleans for 10th Anniversary of Katrina

     Former President George W. Bush returned Friday to New Orleans - the scene of one of his presidency's lowest points - to tout the region's recovery from the nation's costliest natural disaster on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina...
      

  • Ashley Madison CEO Steps Down in Wake of Hacking

    The CEO of adultery website Ashley Madison is stepping down in the wake of the massive breach of the company's computer systems and outing of millions of its members. Avid Life Media Inc., Ashley Madison's parent company, says Noel Biderman's departure is effective immediately and was a mutual decision...
      

  • Two large navigation buoys hit by strong winds and waves, float near the coast, as Tropical Storm Erika moves away from the area in Guayama, Puerto Rico, Friday. State of Emergency Declared in Florida; Tropical Storm Nears

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott said Friday that Tropical Storm Erika poses a "severe threat to the entire state" and declared a state of emergency. The storm could hit the peninsula Monday. Scott made his declaration shortly after forecasters adjusted the trajectory of the storm to show that it's predicted to strike the southern tip of the state and then traverse northward...

  • Student Killed in Shooting at Savannah State University

    Authorities are investigating after a shooting at Savannah State University killed a student and prompted a lockdown at the Georgia school. A statement posted on the university's website identified the deceased as Christopher Starks, a junior from the Atlanta area...

  • Gunman in On-Air Deaths Remembered as 'Professional Victim'

    The man who was news director during Vester Flanagan's rocky tenure at Virginia station WDBJ-TV described him as someone who constantly saw himself being victimized by others...

  • This June 11, 2015, photo shows a dry water ditch next to a corn field in Cordova, Md. A federal judge in North Dakota on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, blocked a new Obama administration, which would have given the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army North Dakota Judge Blocks Obama Administration Regulation on Waterways

    A federal judge in North Dakota blocked a new Obama administration rule that would give the federal government jurisdiction over some state waterways on Thursday. U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson in Fargo issued a temporary injunction against a the rule which would have given the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers authority over some streams, tributaries and wetlands under the Clean Water Act...

  • 1 Arrested in Donut Stunt on Albuquerque Interstate

    Police in Albuquerque, New Mexico, have arrested a man in connection to a gang of trucks that did donuts in the middle of an interstate, temporarily shutting it down Sunday. Hubbard-Owned KOB-TV reports an 18-year-old man has been arrested and is charged with felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon...

  • FDA Issues Warning Letters to "Natural" Tobacco Makers

    The Food and Drug Administration issued warning letters to the makers of Winston, Natural Spirit and Nat Sherman cigarettes about their "additive-free" and "natural" label claims. The agency issued the warnings to ITG Brands LLC, Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company Inc. and Sherman's 1400 Broadway N.Y.C. Ltd...

  • In this June 23, 2015, file photo a lawn is irrigated in Sacramento, Calif. A report is due out Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 on monthly state water conservation figures. Many California cities are conserving well, and officials are turning their attention to t California Cut Water Use by 31 Percent in July Amid Drought

    California cities cut water use by a combined 31 percent in July, exceeding the governor's statewide mandate to conserve, officials said Thursday. The strong water conservation figures show California residents are beginning to understand the dire need to cut back in a fourth year of drought, Felicia Marcus, chair of the State Water Resources Control Board, said...

  • WDBJ-TV7 news morning anchor Kimberly McBroom, center, gets a hug from visiting anchor Steve Grant, left, as meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner reflects after their early morning newscast at the station Thursday in Roanoke, Va. Emotional Newscast after On-Air Shooting that Shocked Millions

    One day after the on-air killings of reporter and a cameraman, the grieving staff at WDBJ-TV came together Thursday for an emotional broadcast of its "Mornin'" show...

  • Grand Jury Indicts Former 49er Ray McDonald on Rape Charge

    A Santa Clara County grand jury has indicted former San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald on one count of rape of an intoxicated person. The announcement came Wednesday, with the indictment stemming from an incident last Dec. 15 at McDonald's home...

     

     

     

  • This undated photograph made available by WDBJ-TV shows reporter Alison Parker, left, and cameraman Adam Ward. Slain TV Reporter, Cameraman in Va. were Budding Young Journalists

    They were two young journalists, eager and hungry for a story, fulfilling their dreams of working in TV news. Reporter Alison Parker, 24, and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, were slain Wednesday doing what they love, gunned down by a disgruntled former reporter they once worked with at WDBJ-TV...

  • The suspected shooter, Vester Flanigan, who is also known as Bryce Williams. In Virginia TV Shooting, a Volatile, Angry Man 'Waiting to go BOOM'

    Long before he filmed himself gunning down a TV reporter and cameraman during a live news broadcast Wednesday, the man identified as the killer followed a twisted and volatile career path that saw him fired from at least two stations for conflicts with co-workers, leaving colleagues with memories of an "off-kilter" loner easily angered by office humor...

  • Judge Formally Sentences James Holmes to Life in Prison

    James Holmes was an angry quitter who gave up on life and turned his hatred into murder and mayhem against innocent victims in a Colorado movie theater, the judge said Wednesday before formally sentencing him to life in prison...










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