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Moment of silence at VA TV station ... Weekly unemployment numbers out today ... At least 20 migrants found dead in Austria

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 27, 2015 at 5:41 a.m.



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ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — WDBJ-TV in Roanoke, Virginia has observed a moment of silence on air for its two journalists who were killed in a shooting during a live interview. Yesterday at 6:45 a.m. was the time when reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were killed by a former employee who had been fired. Gunman Vester Lee Flanagan, who went by Bryce Williams on the air, then killed himself.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Labor Department reports this morning on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits last week. Economists surveyed by the data firm FactSet predict that 2,000 fewer people applied for unemployment last week than the week before, to a seasonally adjusted 275,000.

BEIJING (AP) — Wall Street investors are hoping for another good day. Yesterday, the Dow closed up more than 600 points, and Dow Jones and S&P futures are up. China's main stock index surged 5.3 percent Thursday, its biggest gain in eight weeks.

UNDATED (AP) — Migrants are continuing to flow into parts of Europe at record numbers. Police in Hungary say they detained more than 3,200 migrants yesterday, 700 more than the day before, and the highest number so far. Many are from Syria. Britain says it gained almost 330,000 people through migration during the 12 months ending March 31. It's Britain's highest figure on record.

VIENNA (AP) — Police in Austria say at least 20 migrants have been found dead in a truck on a highway leading from the Hungarian border. Police say the bodies were discovered a day earlier in the truck, which was parked on the shoulder of the highway.

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