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This image released by the Royal Thai Police on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, shows Emrah Davutoglu from Turkey, who police said faces "charges of conspiracy to possess unauthorized war materials". Thai police have issued an arrest warrant for a Turkish man who is the husband of a Thai suspect already being sought for possible links to Bangkok’s Erawan Shrine bombing. (Royal Thai Police via AP)

Thai police question suspect arrested in bomb attack

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police said Wednesday a prime suspect in Bangkok’s deadly bombing has admitted to being near the shrine where the attack took place but denied placing the bomb, as other clues increasingly linked the blast to Thailand’s forced repatriation of members of a minority ethnic group to China. Thai authorities said the suspect’s fingerprints also matched those …

Obama has votes to seal Iran deal

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

WASHINGTON — Overcoming ferocious opposition, President Barack Obama secured a legacy-defining foreign policy victory Wednesday as Senate Democrats clinched the necessary votes to ensure the Iran nuclear agreement survives in Congress. The decisive 34th commitment came from Maryland Democrat Barbara Mikulski, who is retiring next year after three decades in the Senate. In …

Hunt for 3 suspects widens after Ill. officer’s death

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

FOX LAKE, Ill. — Authorities broadened the hunt Wednesday for three suspects wanted in the fatal shooting of a popular Illinois police officer, even as they acknowledged that they had no indication the men were still in the area where the slaying happened. After an intensive 14-hour “grid search” of homes, railroad tracks …

Police probe ambush of Houston-area deputy

Sunday, August 30, 2015

HOUSTON — The man charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of a uniformed suburban Houston sheriff’s deputy had a lengthy criminal record going back a decade, but never spent more than short stints in jail. Shannon …

Nations press for EU action on migrants

Monday, August 31, 2015

BERLIN — Germany, France and Britain pressed Sunday for better processing of migrants arriving in southern Europe and for a European Union-wide list of countries considered safe, and a special meeting of EU interior and justice ministers was …

Europe’s migrant crisis brings new death by land and sea

Saturday, August 29, 2015

VIENNA — Death and desperation mounted in Europe’s migrant crisis Friday as Austrian police said 71 people appeared to have suffocated in the back of an abandoned truck, while an estimated 200 people were feared drowned off Libya …

Gunman in TV killings remembered as ‘professional victim’

Saturday, August 29, 2015

ROANOKE, Va. — Vester Flanagan constantly saw himself as the target in his conflicts with WDBJ-TV colleagues, leading his former boss to describe him as a “professional victim.” When the station tried to persuade Flanagan to get along …

Obama expects better US-Israel ties after Iran deal in place

Saturday, August 29, 2015

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Friday compared tensions between the U.S. and Israel over the Iranian nuclear deal to a family feud and said he expects quick improvements in ties between the longtime allies once the accord …

Tuning in to crickets and katydids calling out on an August night

Friday, August 28, 2015

Caution: Reading this article will change your life. I love the August night sounds. Those still, hot and humid nights can be oppressive, but there’s a way to escape into a different world, the soundscape of crickets and …

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Friday, August 28, 2015

Bush returns to New Orleans for 10th anniversary of Katrina

Friday, August 28, 2015

NEW ORLEANS — Former President George W. Bush returned Friday to New Orleans — the scene of one of his presidency’s lowest points — to tout the region’s recovery from the nation’s costliest natural disaster on the 10th …

TV station grapples with loss

Thursday, August 27, 2015

As the cameras rolled Thursday morning, WDBJ-TV morning anchor Kimberly McBroom reached out to hold her colleagues’ hands. It was 6:45 a.m., and McBroom told her viewers in southwest Virginia that the staffers at the Roanoke TV station …

On Katrina anniversary, Obama salutes people of New Orleans

Thursday, August 27, 2015

NEW ORLEANS — 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 of renewal and resilience …