• This screen shot shows the Twitter page of Bryce Williams, whose real name is Vester Lee Flanagan II, shortly after he fatally shot WDBJ-TV cameraman Adam Ward and reporter Alison Parker during a live broadcast in Moneta, Va., early Wednesday morning, Aug. 26, 2015. The station said Flanagan was also an employee at WDBJ and appeared on air as Bryce Williams. (Twitter via AP)

    In TV shooting, a volatile, angry man ‘waiting to go BOOM’

    Long before he filmed himself gunning down a TV reporter and cameraman during a live broadcast Wednesday, the man identified as the killer traced a twisted and volatile career path that saw him fired from at least two stations for conflicts with co-workers, leaving memories of an “off-kilter” loner easily angered by office humor.

  • In this Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015 photo, a firefighter with Fire Department of New York Engine 69/Ladder 28, the "Harlem Hilton", rushes to the firetruck after receiving a call during an FDNY block party in the Harlem neighborhood of New York. At 150 years old, the nation’s largest fire department is undergoing a massive shift in hiring and recruitment after a court ordered changes to diversity the almost all-white, all-male  department.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    At 150, FDNY is increasing diversity, with some hurdles

    NEW YORK (AP) — With a ladder truck, a rescue demonstration and a chance for children to spray a fire hose, a Harlem block party this month honored the 150-year history of the nation’s largest fire department. But the recruitment table was there to help shape a changing future.

  • This July 29, 2015 aerial photo shows empty lots and mostly new buildings in the Lower 9th Ward section of New Orleans, foreground. Ten years after Katrina, New Orleans remains a work in progress, aiming to reverse historic racial and economic injustices. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    New Orleans rises decade after Katrina _ but gaps remain

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As people search for words to describe New Orleans’ recovery a decade after Hurricane Katrina, they sometimes use words verging on the Biblical – an economic and cultural resurrection, a rising from the ashes.

  • Correction: Police Officer-Fatal Shooting-The Latest story

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — In stories from Aug. 11 to Aug. 20 about the trial of a white police officer charged in the killing of an unarmed black man, The Associated Press reported erroneously the name of the judge overseeing the case. The judge’s name is Robert Ervin, not Richard Ervin.

  • In this Jan. 5, 2011, file photo, Tyrell Coley, 21, holds his iPhone displaying his Twitter account in the Queens borough of New York. A new poll finds African American millennials are just as engaged in getting news online as their white counterparts, further debunking a long-held belief that people of color are at risk of being left behind technologically. The AP-NORC study found no evidence to suggest that African Americans and Hispanics lag behind in terms of technology use with nearly all millennials across racial and ethnic groups using a smartphone, and half using a tablet.  (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

    AP Poll: No lag on tech use by black, Hispanic millennials

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A new poll finds African-American and Hispanic millennials are just as technologically connected and likely to get news through social media as regularly as their white counterparts, further narrowing the risk of people of color being left behind technologically.

  • Friday, August 21, 2015

    The Latest on Koreas: South Korea and North Korea hold high-level talks at border village