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Suspected deputy shooter's mental history...Slain journalist honored...Supremacist convicted

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 31, 2015 at 4:01 p.m.



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HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas prosecutor says the man charged with gunning down a deputy sheriff in suburban Houston spent time in a mental hospital following a 2012 arrest. Shannon Miles is charged with capital murder in the death of Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Darren Goforth. A prosecutor in Austin says Miles was found to be mentally incompetent in October 2012 after being charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He was sent to a state hospital.

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The community has paid its respect to the Virginia cameraman who was shot dead along with a reporter last week. Adam Ward's father, Buddy, exchanged long hugs with people in a slow-moving line at a Roanoke high school today. They filed past Ward's open casket. Ward's family asked visitors to wear colors of his favorite teams, Virginia Tech and Salem High, where he played football for the Spartans on two state championship teams. His funeral is set for tomorrow.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says people who attack Jews who support the Iran nuclear deal are like African-Americans who differ with him on policy and then conclude he's "not black enough." Obama made the comment in the Jewish newspaper Forward. He was asked in an interview whether it hurt him personally when people say he's anti-Semitic. Obama says the accusation hurts and that there isn't a smidgeon of evidence to support the charge.

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A jury has convicted a white supremacist of killing three people at Kansas City-area Jewish sites last year. It wasn't a tough decision. Frazier Glenn Miller Jr., admitted that he killed the three in April 2014, but argued that he was compelled to do it because Jewish people are trying to wipe out the white race. None of the victims was Jewish.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has more time to argue that he shouldn't be forced to report to prison immediately for his public corruption conviction. The U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether to hear McDonnell's appeal. McDonnell was sentenced to two years, his wife one year, for doing favors for a businessman in exchange for thousands in gifts and loans.

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