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ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The woman who survived an on-air shooting that killed two TV journalists has been released from the hospital. A hospital spokesman in Roanoke says Vicki Gardner was released this morning. Gardner, a local Chamber of Commerce official, was answering questions about the community on live TV when gunfire erupted on Aug. 26. The gunman, Vester Flanagan, ambushed WDBJ-TV cameraman Adam Ward and reporter Alison Parker during the interview. Parker and Ward died of gunshot wounds to the head and body. Flanagan fatally shot himself after a police chase.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is heading to a Kentucky jail to support the county clerk who's in jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. A spokeswoman says the Texas senator will meet with Rowan (ROW'-uhn) County Clerk Kim Davis this afternoon. Another Republican presidential hopeful, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, had previously announced plans to meet with Davis today. The spokeswoman says Cruz won't attend an afternoon rally with Huckabee and other Davis supporters outside the Carter County Detention Center where Davis is being held.
BERLIN (AP) — Austria's chancellor says countries that are opposed to taking in refugees under a European Union quota system should suffer financial penalties. His comments appear to be aimed at countries like Slovakia, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Poland, which oppose accepting refugees under a quota system. The European Commission is expected tomorrow to announce suggested numbers per country for its controversial plan to distribute an additional 120,000 migrants across the 28-nation EU. Spain today says it will accept the recommended number. Germany's chancellor says the refugees should be "fairly distributed."
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says it is "actively considering" ways to be more responsive to the global migrant crisis, including refugee resettlement. A spokesman for the National Security Council says the U.S. is in contact with countries in the Middle East and Europe grappling with the influx of more than 340,000 people from the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Many are fleeing the civil war in Syria and areas in Iraq under the control of Islamic State militants. The spokesman didn't elaborate on specific measures, but said they included "refugee resettlement."
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening solidly higher as traders come back from the Labor Day holiday. The Dow gained more than 300 points in early trading. That made up for Friday's losses. Markets also rose today in Europe and China.
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