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Wall Street expected to open higher ... Grief felt at VA TV station ... 10th anniversary of Katrina

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 27, 2015 at 4:30 a.m.

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BEIJING (AP) — Wall Street investors are hoping for another good day today, after the Dow yesterday closed up more than 600 points, ending a six-day string of heavy losses. Dow Jones and S&P futures are up today. China's Shanghai Composite Index also posted its first gain in six days today.

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A grief counselor joined anchors at TV station WDBJ this morning, a day after two of the Virginia station's journalists were shot and killed during a live broadcast. Anchor Kim McBroom says there's been an outpouring of support that's followed the deaths of reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward. McBroom was at the anchor desk yesterday morning when her colleagues were killed by a former reporter at the station who had been fired.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is marking the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina today by meeting with residents who continue to rebuild their lives and communities. He'll also deliver remarks at a newly opened community center in the Lower 9th Ward, a largely African-American neighborhood that was one of the hardest hit by the storm. It's still struggling to recover.

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A fast-moving Tropical Storm Erika is moving closer to Antigua (an-TEE'-guh) and Barbuda (bahr-BYOO'-duh), dumping rain on the eastern Caribbean on a path expected to take it by Puerto Rico later today. Officials across the region have ordered schools closed, as well as airports and casinos. Authorities in Antigua and Barbuda are warning of flash floods given the extremely dry conditions caused by the worst drought to hit the Caribbean in recent years.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Every year when Californians do their taxes, they donate millions for charitable causes. But a review by The Associated Press has found that nearly $10 million of that money sat unspent in government accounts at the end of last year. Some of the funding never reached its intended target. California has the nation's largest voluntary tax contribution program. Tax forms included 36 funds in the last decade.

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