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Gunman: "Powder Keg"...Officer slain...Green bean recall

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 26, 2015 at 8:02 p.m.



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MONETA, Va. (AP) — Federal authorities say the gun used by a disgruntled former reporter who killed a television reporter and a cameraman while they were on the air was legally purchased. The handgun can be seen in a video of the shooting that Vester Lee Flanagan posted on social media. Flanagan later died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He faxed a lengthy manifesto to ABC News that praises mass killers. He also referred to himself as a "powder keg."

SUNSET, La. (AP) — A sheriff in southwest Louisiana says a Louisiana police officer who was shot responding to domestic dispute has died. So has a stabbing victim. It happened in the town of Sunset. Authorities say the suspect drove from the house where the officer was shot and ran his car into a store where he barricaded himself. He was arrested.

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling ordering a Kentucky county clerk to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis objects to same-sex marriage for religious reasons. She stopped issuing marriage licenses the day after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned state bans on same-sex marriage.

NEW YORK (AP) — Al Sharpton is losing his daily show on MSNBC, with the network saying he'll be downshifted to the weekend. Sharpton's "Politics Nation" has aired at 6 p.m. EDT on weeknights for the past four years at the ratings-challenged news network. MSNBC says starting Oct. 4, Sharpton's "Politics Nation" will air at 8 a.m. Sundays. His daily show ends Sept. 4.

NEW YORK (AP) — General Mills is recalling about 60,000 packages of its Cascadian Farm frozen green beans after one package tested positive for listeria. The Cascadian Farm recall is for 10-ounce bags of the green beans with "Better If Used By" dates between April 10, 2016 and April 11, 2016. Listeria can cause fever, muscle aches, gastrointestinal symptoms and even death. No injuries have been reported.

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