Wednesday, September 2
UPDATE: Police hunt for 3 suspects after officer killed
FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) —A small community in northern Illinois is mourning a popular veteran police officer who was shot to death during a foot chase Tuesday.
Now police in Fox Lake are looking for three men who are accused of killing Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz (GLIHN'-us-wihtz), who was 52 years old.
Federal agencies, SWAT teams and 48 police dogs are helping in the search and residents are being told to stay home.
NEW: Fingerprint evidence in Thai bombing case
BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities say they have fingerprint evidence in the investigation into last month's bombing at a Bangkok shrine that killed 20 people.
Authorities say the fingerprints found on a bottle seized in a weekend raid match the fingerprints of a foreign man who was arrested at the Thai-Cambodian border on Tuesday.
Authorities say the bottle contained bomb-making material.
NEW: 6 Turkish workers kidnapped in Baghdad
BAGHDAD (AP) — Security officials in Iraq say masked men in military uniforms have kidnapped 16 Turkish workers and engineers in Baghdad.
They say the 16 work for a Turkish construction company contracted to build a sports complex in the eastern Baghdad district of Sadr City.
Officials say the kidnappers stormed the construction site at dawn today, where the workers were sleeping in caravans.
UPDATE: Obama locking up votes in Senate for Iran nuclear deal
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is now just one Senate vote shy of being able to declare success on the Iran nuclear deal.
Democrats Bob Casey of Pennsylvania and Chris Coons of Delaware say they now support the deal, which means Obama has 33 votes in the Senate.
Once supporters reach 34 votes, they'll be able to uphold Obama's expected veto of GOP legislation aimed at blocking the Iran deal.
The disapproval resolution is set for a vote later this month.
Kerry to outline US assurances to Israel, Gulf to lawmakers
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry will send a letter to all members of Congress today, outlining U.S. security commitments to Israel and the Gulf Arab states in light of the Iran nuclear deal.
State Department officials said Tuesday the letter would be sent shortly before Kerry delivers what is being billed as a major policy speech on the Iran agreement in Philadelphia. The officials said the speech, a week before Congress returns to work, will focus on how the deal makes the U.S. and its allies safer.
Kerry will also attack what the officials said is a "mythology" of false claims about what the deal will do. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to preview the speech by name.
UPDATE: Watching world stocks
HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks are swinging between gains and losses.
The Shanghai market has been volatile today, the last day of trading ahead of a two-day holiday.
Hong Kong's Hang Seng has been slipping, but South Korea's Kospi is edging up. Japan's Nikkei is also climbing.
NEW: Blaze in Paris apartment building leaves 8 dead
PARIS (AP) — French officials say eight people have died in an apartment fire in Paris and police are investigating whether the blaze was started intentionally.
An Interior Ministry spokesman tells French TV BFM that the dead include two children.
There also were four survivors who are in the hospital.
Officials say firefighters were called to the apartment and put out a small paper fire.
Two hours later, a new fire began in a ground floor stairwell and quickly engulfed the building's upper stories.
NEW: Hungary railway station remains closed to migrants
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Some 3,000 migrants are stuck at the main international railway in Budapest.
Hungarian authorities are sticking to European Union rules and preventing them from leaving for Germany and other countries west.
Many of the migrants are sleeping outside the railway station's main entrance, and police and citizen patrols have been guarding.
Volunteer groups are providing food, clothing and medical assistance.
More than 150,000 migrants have reached Hungary this year.
SAVING A HAND
NEW: Unusual surgery
UNDATED (AP) — An 87-year-old Texas man has undergone an unusual surgery to save a hand that was badly burned in an accident.
Doctors sewed his hand to his belly and left it under a pocket of tissue for three weeks to give it time to heal and form a new blood supply.
Frank Reyes had a second operation Thursday at Houston Methodist Hospital to remove his hand, and doctors are hopeful he'll regain the ability to do most everyday tasks.
ALABAMA POLICE CONFRONTATION
Trial begins for officer charged with abusing Indian man
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A jury is being selected in Huntsville, Alabama in the trial of a police officer accused of using excessive force on a man who's now partially paralyzed.
Fifty-eight-year-old Sureshbhai Patel (suh-RESH'-beye pah-TEL') from India, was visiting his son in February and was walking in a suburban Huntsville neighborhood when police approached him after getting a report of a suspicious person.
Police video shows officers frustrated because of language differences, and one officer slammed Patel to the ground face-first.
NEW: Missouri executes man for girl's 1989 killing
BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — Missouri has executed a man who spent nearly 25 years on death row for kidnapping, raping and stabbing to death a 15-year-old girl in 1989.
Roderick Nunley was put to death Tuesday night, becoming Missouri's sixth inmate to be executed this year.
A co-defendant was executed last year.
HONG KONG-STUDENT LEADER TRIAL
Hong Kong teen faces trial over pro-democracy protest
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong teenage student leader Joshua Wong will face trial on charges relating to his role in storming government headquarters nearly a year ago in a protest that sparked monthslong pro-democracy street occupations.
Wong pleaded not guilty to charges of inciting and participating in an illegal assembly at a magistrates court on Wednesday.
The 18-year-old helped spearhead last year's protest movement against Beijing's plan to restrict elections for top leader of the semiautonomous Chinese city.
Students and other activists occupied streets in busy neighborhoods across the Asian financial hub for 79 days but the protest movement, which captured world headlines, fizzled out as authorities refused to budge.
Wong's trial is set for Oct. 30. Two other student leaders also pleaded not guilty at the same hearing to similar charges.
UPDATE: Soyuz carrying 3-man crew blasts off for orbiting station
BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — A Soyuz space craft carrying a Russian, a Dane and a Kazakh has blasted off for the International Space Station.
The rocket lifted off from a Russian launch facility in Kazakhstan on schedule this morning.
The new three-man crew will arrive at the orbiting outpost on Friday, bringing the number on board to nine for the first time since November 2013.