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Pamela Cook, of Roanoke, Va., delivers flowers to WDBJ's Digital Broadcast Center after hearing news of a shooting involving two of the news team members, in Roanoke, Va., Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. A WDBJ- TV reporter and cameraman were shot to death during a live television interview Wednesday by a gunman who recorded himself carrying out the killings and posted the video on social media after fleeing the scene. (Heather Rousseau/The Roanoke Times via AP) LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; SALEM TIMES REGISTER OUT; FINCASTLE HERALD OUT;  CHRISTIANBURG NEWS MESSENGER OUT; RADFORD NEWS JOURNAL OUT; ROANOKE STAR SENTINEL OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

On-air shooter threatened to make 'headlines,' showed anger

On the day he was fired from a Virginia TV station, Vester Flanagan pressed a wooden cross into his boss' hand as two police officers walked him to the door. "You'll need this," he said. More than two years later, Flanagan — fulfilling a threat to put his conflict with ...

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump pulls his hair back to show that it is not a toupee while speaking during a rally at the TD Convention Center, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, in Greenville, S.C. Trump says his trademark hairdo is for real. He told 1,800 people in South Carolina Thursday: "It's my hair ... I swear."

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Fetty Wap performs live during the 2015 Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater on Aug. 23, 2015, in Wantagh, New York.

Nervous Fetty Wap greeted with cheers at hometown concert

Popular rap artist Fetty Wap was greeted with wild cheers Thursday as he put on a concert for a crowd of high school students in his New Jersey hometown of Paterson. Wap, who was born Willie Maxwell, has had a lot of success without releasing an album, selling 2.2 million ...

WDBJ-TV7 news morning anchor Kimberly McBroom, left, hugs meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner after their early morning newscast at the station, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, in Roanoke, Va. Reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were killed during a live broadcast Wednesday, while on assignment in Moneta. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Memories, tears mark newscast a day after on-air shootings

The colleagues of two journalists shot to death on live television returned to their morning show Thursday with memories, tears and a determination to carry on. WDBJ-TV's "Mornin'" show opened with images of reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward, with the words "In Memory." "We come to you with ...

This Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2015 photos shows British author EL James' "Fifty Shades of Grey" and its two companion novels on a book shelf in Chicago. A Texas judge on Wednesday told lawyers for an Australian woman and her publishing company to set aside $10 million for a former business partner who says she was defrauded out of her rightful share from the sale of the best-selling trilogy. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Texas judge wants $10M set aside in 'Fifty Shades' case

A Texas judge has told lawyers for an Australian woman and her publishing company to set aside $10 million for a former business partner who says she was defrauded out of her rightful share from the sale of the erotic best-seller "Fifty Shades of Grey" and two companion novels. State ...

In this image made from video and provided by WDBJ-TV7 news, Kimberly McBroom, the station’s morning anchor in Roanoke, Va., reacts to a live broadcast during which reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were fatally shot, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. McBroom tried to reassure viewers immediately after the attack, carried out by Vester Lee Flanagan II, a former WDBJ-TV reporter known to viewers by his on-air name Bryce Williams. (WDBJ-TV7 news via AP)

Anchor's shock at live TV slayings shifts to poise, strength

The wide-eyed, open-mouthed look of shock on the face of WDBJ-TV anchor Kim McBroom was seen worldwide after her two co-workers were fatally shot on live television. But as her grieving newsroom went back to work, and she showed poise and strength Thursday as the on-camera leader of a team ...

FILE - In this June 7, 2014 file photo, Wesley Tippetts, left, and Daniel Clark of Brigham Young University address the audience after winning the Gold Medal in the Animation Category for their film "Owned" at the 41st Student Academy Awards at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles. Fifteen aspiring filmmakers have already caught the attention of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The film academy has announced the winners of its Student Academy Awards, and says the student filmmakers will spend a week in Los Angeles as its guests before accepting their awards at a ceremony on Sept. 17, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Student Academy Award winners to spend a week in Hollywood

Fifteen aspiring filmmakers have already caught the attention of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The academy has announced the winners of its Student Academy Awards, and says the student filmmakers will spend a week in Los Angeles as its guests before accepting their awards at a ceremony ...

FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2015 file photo, writer-director Spike Lee poses for a portrait to promote the film, "Da Sweet Blood of Jesus", at the Eddie Bauer Adventure House during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.  The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 that Lee, actress Debbie Reynolds and actress Gena Rowlands will receive honorary Academy Awards this fall at the annual Governors Awards ceremony. The seventh annual Governors Awards will be presented on Nov. 14.(Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP, File)

Lee, Rowlands, Reynolds to receive honorary Academy Awards

Spike Lee, Gena Rowlands and Debbie Reynolds are the season's first Oscar winners. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Thursday that the filmmaker and two actresses will receive honorary Academy Awards Nov. 14 at its annual Governors Awards ceremony in Hollywood. Academy members discuss potential honorees throughout ...

FEBRUARY: "Sister Wives" star Kody Brown announced he is ending his legal marriage to wife Meri to legally marry Robyn, though he will maintain relationships with Robyn and Meri Brown as well as Christine and Janelle.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

'Sister Wives' cite gay marriage ruling in polygamy case

A polygamous family says the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage shows that laws restricting consensual adult relationships are outdated, even if certain unions are unpopular. Kody Brown and his four wives argue in court documents that their reality TV show "Sister Wives" shows polygamous marriages can be ...

FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2015 file photo, Max Joseph, director and co-screenwriter of "We Are Your Friends," poses at the premiere of the film in Los Angeles. Joseph, who co-hosts the "Catfish" series, made his film directorial debut with "We Are Your Friends." (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)

'We Are Your Friends' director schooled by MTV's 'Catfish'

Fans of MTV's "Catfish: The TV Show" may notice something familiar in the new film "We Are Your Friends." The movie, out Friday, is the feature directorial debut of Max Joseph, best known for co-hosting the "Catfish" series, which unmasks people who use fake online identities to deceive someone else, ...

Republican presidential candidate, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, speaks at the Pensacola Bay Center in Pensacola, Fla., Wednesday August 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)

Bush campaign raffling off ticket to Colbert debut

Jeb Bush isn't just going to be a guest on Stephen Colbert's late-night debut on CBS. He's turned it into a fundraising opportunity. Bush has sent a letter to potential supporters, offering a "VIP ticket" to the taping of Colbert's first show on Sept. 8, in a renovated Ed Sullivan ...

FILE - In this May 24, 2009, file photo, David Letterman, left, and Bobby Rahal, car owners for driver Oriol Servia, of Spain, talk before the 93rd running of the Indianapolis 500 auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. Letterman expressed his grief in a telephone interview with The Associated Press from his Montana ranch. He spoke just two days after IndyCar driver Justin Wilson died from a head injury suffered Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015,  when he was struck by a piece of debris at Pocono Raceway.  (AP Photo/AJ Mast, File)

AP Exclusive: David Letterman struggling with love of racing

This kind of list makes David Letterman sick to his stomach and question his love of auto racing. The retired late-night comedian and IndyCar team co-owner rattled off a number racing deaths — Justin Wilson, Dan Wheldon, Paul Dana, Dale Earnhardt, Ayrton Senna, sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr. — ...

FILE - This is a Aug. 23, 2002  file photo of Zac Monro, London, as he performs at the 7th Air Guitar World Championships in Oulu, north Finland. A record 30 pretend guitarists from a dozen countries are jamming on a small stage in northern Finland for the title of being best at playing an instrument no one can see. Without sounding a single chord at the 20th Air Guitar World Championships, the "dark horses" hope to mime their way into the top eight who will join seven national champions in the Friday Aug. 28, 2015 final.  Zac Monro, the 2002 champion, is back after 13 years, hoping to impress the crowd for a place in the final to re-find that "special flame that breaks the mundane."(AP Photo/LEHTIKUVA/Jarmo Kontiainen) FINLAND OUT

Air guitarists duke it out at Finland world championships

Who can play wildest on an instrument no one can see? A record 30 air guitarists from a dozen countries are jamming on a stage in northern Finland to answer just that question. The 20th Air Guitar World Championships kicked off Thursday with 30 "dark horses" hoping to be among ...

Davidson teenager to appear on ABC’s ‘Dancing with the Stars’

A 15-year-old rising social media star from Davidson will be featured on ABC’s "Dancing with the Stars" for the new season. "Dancing with the Stars" returns to ABC for its 21st season at 8 p.m. Sept. 14. Hayes Grier will join the cast. Grier has more than 3.5 million followers ...

Epic duet: Taylor Swift and Phoebe Buffay sing 'Smelly Cat'

Taylor Swift has been having a few special guests joining her on stage during her "1989" tour. But Wednesday night's Friend hit it out of the arena. >> Read more trending stories   Lisa Kudrow showed up in the spotlight as her "Friends" character Phoebe Buffay and sang her famous ...

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