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Gunman was prepared to flee...Iraqi army generals killed...Democrats to address fundraising

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 27, 2015 at 10:01 a.m.



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MONETA, Va. (AP) — The disgruntled former employee who shot and killed a TV reporter and cameraman yesterday in Virginia may have been hoping to stay free with the help of disguises. According to a search warrant for the car Vester Flanagan was driving, police found extra license plates, a wig, sunglasses and a hat. He was also traveling with a Glock pistol with multiple magazines and ammunition. When police tried to pull Flanagan over, he ran off the road and shot himself, dying a short time later at a hospital.

BAGHDAD (AP) — Two Iraqi army generals are dead after a suicide bomb attack in Anbar province west of Baghdad. The Islamic State group is claiming responsibility for the attack, which took place as the generals led Iraqi forces against the group's positions there.

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Democratic officials meet in Minneapolis over the next couple of days, fundraising will be at the forefront of the discussions. The Democratic National Committee barely has more cash than it owes -- and it's being outraised month after month by its Republican counterpart. The DNC has raised about $36 million this year, compared with $63 million for Republicans. The Democrats at the meeting will be hearing from presidential candidates including Hillary Rodham Clinton and Bernie Sanders tomorrow.

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has pleaded not guilty to charges of defrauding investors before he became the state's top lawyer. Paxton appeared in court today in Fort Worth. The Republican is charged with two counts of securities fraud.

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A woman who gave birth to conjoined twins in Colorado has told a TV station that one of her daughters has survived. The Minneapolis station (KARE) says Amber McCullough delivered the twin girls by cesarean section yesterday. She told the station that Hannah is alive but in critical condition. The TV station did not report on the fate of twin Olivia, who was not expected to survive.

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