Shooting survivor released

The woman who was injured as two television journalists were shot and killed while on the air last month has been released from the hospital. Vicki Gardner, the executive director of the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce, was being interviewed by Alison Parker, a reporter at WDBJ in Roanoke, and Adam Ward, a cameraman, on Aug. 26 when Vester Lee Flanagan II, 41, fatally shot the two journalists. Gardner was struck in her back by gunfire. Flanagan died after shooting himself, authorities said.


Washington, D.C.

Clinton ‘sorry’ about e-mail

Hillary Rodham Clinton said that her use of a private e-mail account was a “mistake” and added that she is “sorry” and takes responsibility for the decision. Clinton offered the apology in an interview with ABC News on Tuesday. She had previously declined to apologize for using a private e-mail address and a private server located in her suburban New York home. The Democratic presidential candidate told ABC that her e-mail setup “was a mistake. I’m sorry about that. I take responsibility and I’m trying to be as transparent as I possibly can.” Clinton’s campaign has struggled against scrutiny and criticism of her use of a private e-mail system.


Jet engine catches fire at LAS

An engine on a London-bound British Airways jet caught fire Tuesday while the plane was preparing to take off from Las Vegas, shooting flames from the side of the jet and forcing passengers to escape on emergency slides. All 159 passengers and 13 crew members aboard Flight 2276 were able to get off the plane. Fire officials said 14 people were taken to a hospital for minor injuries, most the result of sliding down the inflatable chutes.


South Korea

First reunions in 2 years set

North and South Korea agreed to hold the first reunions of families divided by civil war in nearly two years as they continued to ratchet down tensions. Each side will send 100 people to a North Korean resort in October. About 66,000 South Koreans are on waiting lists for reunions.


Future drone attacks possible

Undeterred by criticism of an Aug. 21 lethal drone strike that killed three terrorism suspects in Syria, the British defense secretary said that his country would not hesitate to carry out future raids. Lawmakers rejected a motion to allow air attacks in Syria two years ago, and the airstrike prompted concerns that the country’s leadership had disregarded the vote and was adopting a more aggressive policy.



Polio’s return confirmed

Mali will start its first polio vaccination campaign this week after the first confirmed case in four years was detected. The campaign will cover the capital, Bamako, and its outskirts. Authorities first detected a paralysis case in a 19-month-old child from neighboring Guinea.

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