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Reporter, cameraman fatally shot on air...Khobar suspect captured...Stocks surge higher again

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 26, 2015 at 7:41 a.m.



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MONETA, Va. (AP) — A TV reporter and a cameraman at a Virginia TV station have been shot and killed in the middle of a live on-air report. The general manager of WDBJ-TV in Roanoke identifies them as reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward. The shooting happened at a shopping mall in Moneta, about 25 miles southeast of Roanoke. The shooter is reported to still be at large.

MONETA, Va. (AP) — Video shows this morning's fatal shooting of two TV Virginia station employees during a live broadcast. In the video, the reporter is interviewing someone about tourism in the area -- when suddenly at least eight shots are heard. The camera appears to get dropped on the ground, and a woman can be heard screaming. The station then switches back to a shot of an anchor back at the station, who has a shocked expression on her face.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man suspected in a deadly 1996 bombing at a U.S. military base in Saudi Arabia has been captured. Word of the arrest comes from a U.S. official. The suspect (Ahmed al-Mughassil) was once described by the FBI as the head of the military wing of Saudi Hezbollah. He is suspected of leading the attack on the Khobar Towers residence that killed 19 U.S. service personnel and wounded almost 500 people. A Saudi newspaper that first reported the development says he was arrested in Beirut and transferred to the Saudi capital.

NEW YORK (AP) — So far, this morning is a repeat of yesterday morning on Wall Street, where the Dow industrials surged more than 400 points higher in the opening minutes. Yesterday's gains disappeared by the closing bell, and the blue-chip index ended up losing more than 200 points. The market is trying to shake off a six-day losing streak.

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical storm warnings have been issued for Puerto Rico, the U.S. and British Virgin Islands and the Leeward Islands as Tropical Storm Erika approaches. The storm's top winds are near 45 miles an hour, and it's supposed to get stronger over the next two days. Forecasters say it will move near Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands tomorrow.

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