Friday, August 28th, 2015
  • Reporting Hurricane Katrina: How covering the story swept journalists into the drama

    Journalists are observers. We are trained to help others by reporting stories, not by becoming part of them. Hurricane Katrina, however, tested those boundaries for many of us. […]

  • TV gunman plotted to 'hurt a lot more': state governor

    The embittered gunman who shot dead two young American journalists on live TV was seemingly hell-bent on committing more violence before he took his own life, Virginia's governor said Friday. Terry McAuliffe visited the studios of WDBJ television in Roanoke two days after Vester Flanagan killed reporter Alison Parker, 24, and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, as they were conducting an interview. […]

  • Dominica prime minister says Erika leaves 20 dead

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — A weakening Tropical Storm Erika drenched Haiti and the Dominican Republic on Friday after leaving a trail of destruction that killed at least 20 people and left another 31 missing on the small eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, authorities said. […]

  • Former prep school student convicted of sex charges

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A graduate of an exclusive New England prep school was cleared of felony rape but convicted of misdemeanor sex offenses Friday against a 15-year-old freshman girl in a case that exposed a campus tradition in which seniors competed to see how many younger students they could have sex with. […]

  • Former New Hampshire prep school student not guilty of rape

    Owen Labrie, 19, was found not guilty of three felony counts of sexually assaulting a fellow student at St. Paul's School in Concord. Labrie closed his eyes and began to sob as the first verdict, finding him guilty of computer-related seduction, was read but regained his composure as the jury forewoman read out the three not guilty verdicts. […]

  • Houston sheriff's deputy fatally shot at gas station

    A search was under way for the officer's killer, who was described as a male dressed in a white t-shirt, driving a red truck, the Harris County Sheriff's office said. The deputy was in uniform and filling up his car with gas when the gunman approached from behind and fired several shots, sheriff's office spokesman Deputy Thomas Gilliland told reporters. Live video from the scene in northwest […]

  • Hurricane Ignacio marches across Pacific toward Hawaii

    (Reuters) - Hurricane Ignacio was churning across the Pacific on Friday on a path that could take it past Hawaii in coming days, the National Hurricane Center said. A coastal storm watch could be issued for the Hawaiian islands early on Saturday, the center said. Hawaii officials urged residents to prepare in the event the storm hits the island early next week. […]