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  • AP News in Brief at 7:58 p.m. EDT

    On-air shooter threatened to make ‘headlines,’ displayed temper in bizarre outbursts ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — On the day he was fired from a Virginia TV station, Vester Flanagan pressed a wooden cross into his boss’…

  • Japan inflation, household spending slow in July, incomes up

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s inflation rate and household spending slowed in July, according to data released Friday that will likely raise pressure on the central bank to up its barrage of monetary stimulus. The inflation…

  • 10 Things to Know for Friday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. MAN WHO KILLED FORMER CO-WORKERS ON LIVE TV HAD TURBULENT PAST Ex-colleagues describe Vester Flanagan as a…

  • Obama to people of New Orleans: You inspire me, and America

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Visiting residents on tidy porch stoops and sampling the fried chicken at a corner restaurant, President Barack Obama held out the people of New Orleans on Thursday as an extraordinary example…

  • Frank E. Petersen Jr., first black Marine aviator, dies

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Frank E. Petersen Jr., the first black aviator and brigadier general in Marine Corps, has died. Frank E. Petersen III said his father died Tuesday at his home in Stevensville, on Maryland’s…

  • Oriol Servia to drive Justin Wilson’s No. 25 Honda in finale

    SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Justin Wilson’s race car will be back on track for the IndyCar season finale. Andretti Autosport announced Thursday that series veteran Oriol Servia will drive Wilson’s No. 25 Honda at Sonoma…

  • Fan at Phils game hurt soon after Manfred talks about safety

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A woman was injured by a foul ball at a Philadelphia Phillies game Thursday night, hours after the Major League Baseball commissioner was at the stadium and spoke about increasing fan safety.…

  • ACLU sues to block sweeping Nevada education funding program

    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada education funding program that’s considered the nation’s broadest school choice initiative attracted its first legal challenge Thursday, with three civil liberties groups saying it violates the state constitution…

  • Ag secretary promises more sage grouse spending across West

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The federal government plans to spend more than $200 million over the next three years on programs to protect greater sage grouse in Western states — regardless of whether the bird…

  • Haren gives up 5 runs in 6 1-3 innings, Cubs lose 9-1 to SF

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Chicago manager Joe Maddon is all about learning lessons and moving on. Get no-hit? Roll up the sleeves and get back to work. Lose a few in a row? Forget about…

  • Lucky-loser entry Tsurenko advances in Connecticut Open

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Lucky-loser entry Lesia Tsurenko of the Ukraine beat fifth-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic 6-2, 6-2 on Thursday in the Connecticut Open quarterfinals. Tsurenko lost in qualifying, but got…

  • Jury wants life sentence for man who killed 5 in Denver bar

    DENVER (AP) — A man convicted of stabbing five people to death at a Denver bar and setting the business on fire will not be executed and instead will serve a lifelong prison sentence, a…

  • MMA heavyweight Wren returns from Africa for a new fight

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Justin Wren re-evaluated his life less than two years ago from a Ugandan hospital bed, where he clung to life with severe cases of malaria and blackwater fever. With his body…

  • Anderson, Johnson, Herbert reach Winston-Salem semis

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Second-seeded Kevin Anderson of South Africa beat eighth-seeded Borna Coric of Croatia 6-2, 7-6 (1) on Thursday night to advance to the semifinals in the Winston-Salem Open. Anderson, ranked 15th, will…

  • Study: Capital Bikeshare easing local traffic woes

    WASHINGTON — The Capital Bikeshare program is easing D.C.’s traffic congestion, a new study suggests. “The introduction of a Capital Bike Share dock reduced traffic congestion by about 2 to 3 percent in its immediate…