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Tragedy hits Virginia TV station...Police officer shot dead in Louisiana... Investors remain on edge

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 26, 2015 at 8:51 p.m.



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UNDATED (AP) — Alison Parker and Adam Ward's colleagues at WDBJ-TV are saving their tears for off the air. The news became personal for the Roanoke, Virginia, station this morning when reporter Parker and cameraman Ward were shot to death during a live broadcast, forcing co-workers to balance the tragedy with professionalism. The gunman, a former station reporter, later shot himself.

SUNSET, La. (AP) — A sheriff in southwest Louisiana says two people are dead, including a police officer responding to a domestic dispute. The St. Landry Parish sheriff says the suspect, who allegedly stabbed three women including his wife at a home in Sunset, was apprehended after he barricaded himself in a nearby store. The suspect has an extensive criminal record.

UNDATED (AP) — Wall Street professionals are warning that more rough days lie ahead for the stock market, in part because of weakness in China, where signs of an economic slowdown triggered the sell-off that has shaken global markets over the past week. There was some relief today after the Dow rocketed more than 600 points, snapping a six-day losing streak.

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — There are tropical storm warnings issued for Puerto Rico, the U.S. and British Virgin Islands and the Leeward Islands as Erika approaches. The storm is located about 155 miles from Antigua. A tropical storm watch is in effect for the northern Dominican Republic, the Turks & Caicos Islands and southeastern Bahamas. Erika is expected to be near South Florida by Monday.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A grand jury in Santa Clara County, California, has indicted former San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald for rape of an intoxicated person. It stems from an incident Dec. 15 at McDonald's home. Also, the D.A. has charged current 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks with misdemeanor sexual battery for an alleged assault the same day involving the same victim.

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