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  • A man dies after falling out of the upper deck of Turner Field during the seventh inning of a New York Yankees-Atlanta Braves game Saturday  night. (Photo: CNN)

    Fan dies after falling from upper deck at Braves-Yankees game

    ATLANTA (CNN) — A man who fell from the upper deck of Atlanta’s Turner Field during a Braves-Yankees game has died, the Atlanta Braves said. Gregory Murrey, 60, of Alpharetta, Georgia, tumbled out of the stands during the seventh inning of the game Saturday night as the New York Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez was walking to home plate. “The Atlanta Braves offer their deepest condolences to the family,” the team said in a statement. “At this time, all inquiries will be […]

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    Death toll rises to 12 for TS Erika, Florida governor issues State of Emergency

    (CNN) — Heavy rain from Tropical Storm Erika has caused devastation on the Caribbean island of Dominica, leaving at least 12 people dead and more than 20 missing, authorities said. Florida Gov. Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency as Erika heads toward his state. The storm’s center is expected to hit Florida early Monday morning, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center. Erika is expected to remain a tropical storm as it approaches South Florida. However, the U.S. […]

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    How a 15-year-old changed his life, lost 165 pounds in one year

    Adam Park considers himself lucky.  He weighed 315 pounds at 15, but didn’t run into trouble with bullies or pressure from family and friends. But he knew that he was not living the life of most teenagers. He didn’t go swimming or sleep at friends’ houses. He wouldn’t get on rides at the fair, feeling self-conscious and afraid that he wouldn’t fit. On his own, he knew he had to make a change. “I educated myself on the healthy choices […]

  • WDBJ General Manager Jeff Marks addresses reporters during a news conference Thursday, August 27. (Image: CNN)

    Va. news team stands in solidarity one day after 2 colleagues killed during live broadcast; new details released about gunman

    ROANOKE, Va. – One day after a reporter and photojournalist were killed during a live morning broadcast, the news team of WDBJ7, the CBS affiliate in Roanoke, Virginia stood strong outside their building in front of news cameras.  Station management spoke of the team’s strength and answered questions about a former employee accused of killing Adam Ward and Alison Parker. WDBJ7 General Manager Jeff Marks answered questions about Vester Flanagan’s employment and termination two and a half years ago. Flanagan […]

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    Instagram to allow users to post portrait and landscape photos

    SAN FRANCISCO (CNNMoney) — After five years of square-shaped tyranny, Instagram will finally allow users to post portrait and landscape photos and videos. The Facebook-owned photo-sharing tool announced the change Thursday morning. To start posting photos in their original shapes, users must update their iOS and Android Instagram apps to version 7.5. When you select an image or video, a new button will appear in the bottom left corner. Tap to toggle between square and not-square. For some Instagram photographers, […]

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    Apple expected to reveal new iPhone at Sept. 9 event

    NEW YORK — The invitations have arrived.  Apple will hold a press event in San Francisco on Wednesday, September 9, at which it is widely expected to debut its new generation of iPhones. The new iPhone 6S (or whatever it will be called) is expected to feature several enhancements including a “force touch” display that will reveal extra menu settings when you press down hard enough on the screen. That feature first debuted on the Apple Watch. Apple is also […]

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    In Katrina commemoration, Obama to cite inequities ‘brewing for decades’

    (CNN) — President Barack Obama returns to an outwardly thriving New Orleans Thursday to mark strides 10 years after Hurricane Katrina. But underneath the visible recovery lie persistent racial and economic inequities that haven’t receded a decade since the storm. Tens of thousands of African-Americans fled New Orleans after Katrina hit, never to return. The city’s poverty rate has remained near 30%. And according to one analysis, African-American households in the city earn more than 50% less than their white […]

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    Civil Rights leader Amelia Boynton Robinson dead at 104

    (CNN) — Amelia Boynton Robinson, a matriarch of the civil rights movement immortalized in a photograph taken on Bloody Sunday, has died. She turned 104 on August 18, though some in her closest circles insist she was 110. Boynton Robinson suffered a stroke last month and had been hospitalized in Montgomery, Alabama. She died early Wednesday, relatives said. Her remarkable life was reintroduced to America this year with the movie “Selma,” which portrayed the 1965 demonstrations that led to the […]

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    Stocks rebound — Dow makes third biggest gain ever

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Greed made a comeback on Wall Street. The Dow raced 619 points higher on Wednesday, its most emphatic point gain since the 2008 financial crisis. The huge rally represents a rebound following six days of dramatic selling that was driven by serious concerns about how China’s slowing economy will impact the rest of the world. The S&P 500 soared 3.9% on Wednesday, its biggest one-day percentage gain since 2011. The Nasdaq surged 4.2% higher. The Dow’s […]

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    Police: Former TV news reporter dies at hospital after shooting 2 former colleagues on the air

    (CNN) — Vester L. Flanagan II, the suspect in the slayings of two WDBJ-TV journalists, died at a hospital Wednesday afternoon of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Franklin County, Virginia, Sheriff Bill Overton told reporters. Flanagan, a former WDBJ reporter, killed two of the Roanoke TV station’s employees live on air before fleeing in a gray 2009 Ford Mustang to Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport. There, he ditched the Mustang and drove away in a Chevrolet Sonic that he had rented earlier in […]

  • Alison Parker and Adam Ward, killed in a shooting during morning live report.

    UPDATE: Man suspected of shooting Virginia news crew dies at hospital

    MONETA, Va. – Authorities say the man who shot a television news reporter and photographer Wednesday morning has died at a hospital.  Vester Flanagan died about 1:30 p.m. Vester Flanagan died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Franklin County Sheriff Bill Overton said. Flanagan, known as Bryce Williams for his on-air name, reportedly shot himself when authorities caught up with him on Interstate 66 in Virginia. According to a former WDBJ employee, Flanagan worked at WDBJ as a reporter about a […]

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    Man suspected of shooting Virginia news crew was former employee of the station

    (CNN) — The man suspected of killing a reporter and photographer during a live television newscast Wednesday morning has shot himself, officials tell CNN. Law enforcement confronted Vester Flanagan on Interstate 66 and Flanagan shot himself, officials said.  He was critically injured, but is still alive. Breaking. Police on scene of person who just shot himself on I 66 eastbound. http://t.co/BTKVfi9K0b— Paul Wagner (@Fox5Wagner) August 26, 2015 ABC News reported that it has received a fax containing a 23-page manifesto […]


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