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Suspect identified...Shooting video posted...Stocks gain

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 26, 2015 at 10:01 a.m.

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MONETA, Va. (AP) — Sheriff's officials are identifying the suspect in this morning's fatal on-air shooting of a reporter and cameraman from a TV station in central Virginia. They say the suspect is Vester Flanagan of Roanoke. Virginia's governor had earlier described the suspect as a disgruntled employee of the TV station, WDBJ. He said police were in pursuit of the suspect on an interstate highway. The station employees were killed at a shopping center, where an employee with the local chamber of commerce was being interviewed. The station says that person was injured in the shooting.

MONETA, Va. (AP) — The gunman in this morning's fatal shooting of two TV station employees in Virginia has apparently posted video of the shooting on Twitter and Facebook. The video shows an outstretched arm holding a handgun and firing repeatedly at Alison Parker as she tried to run away.

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks have been recouping some of their losses this morning, after a six-day slump. The Dow opened about 400 points higher this morning, but those gains were cut in half by midday. The market is rebounding from a deep slide that was prompted by worries about a slowing Chinese economy.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is in Iowa rolling out her plan for rural America. It includes more money for programs that help new farmers and increase access to fresh food. Clinton is coming out with the agenda in the leadoff caucus state. In it, Clinton promises to boost rural economic investment, increase agricultural production, promote clean energy and enhance access to health care and education.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A a civil rights activist who was nearly killed while helping lead the 1965 "Bloody Sunday" march has died at the age of 104. Amelia Boynton Robinson pushed for voting rights for blacks, and she was the first black woman to run for Congress in Alabama. Robinson invited Martin Luther King to take part in the voting rights march in Selma in 1965. She was badly beaten and gassed during the march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge. During the 50th anniversary commemorations in March, President Barack Obama pushed her across the bridge in a wheelchair. Her son says she died this morning in Montgomery.

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