Thai police seek 2 new suspects in Bangkok bombing probe BANGKOK (AP) - Thai police said Monday they were seeking two new suspects - a Thai woman and a foreign man of unknown nationality - in the widening investigation into Bangkok's deadly bombing two weeks ago. In a televised statement, police released a photograph of the woman's Thai identification card - showing a young woman in a black headscarf - and a sketch of the man whose nationality was unknown.
White House renames Mount McKinley as Denali on eve of trip WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration will change the name of North America's tallest mountain peak from Mount McKinley to Denali, the White House said Sunday, a major symbolic gesture to Alaska Natives on the eve of President Barack Obama's historic visit to Alaska. By renaming the peak Denali, an Athabascan word meaning "the high one," Obama waded into a sensitive and decades-old conflict between residents of Alaska and Ohio. Alaskans have informally called the mountain Denali for years, but the federal government recognizes its name invoking the 25th president, William McKinley, who was born in Ohio and assassinated early in his second term.
Afghan airfields built for war seen as economic hubs KANDAHAR AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (AP) - It is a striking vision for a country torn to pieces by war and jihadi insurrection: a series of airports, built by NATO to fight the Taliban, are being handed over to the Afghan government in a civil aviation upgrade that optimists hope will fuel not only regional trade but even tourism. The eight airfields, worth an estimated $2 billion, are scattered around a landlocked and mountainous land whose lack of rail transport or decent roads makes almost every intercity journey a perilous adventure - even without factoring in attacks from Taliban militants.
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Horror master Wes Craven dies at 76 LOS ANGELES (AP) - Wes Craven, the prolific writer-director who startled audiences with iconic suburban slashers like "Nightmare on Elm Street" and "Scream," has died. He was 76. In a statement, Craven's family said that he died in his Los Angeles home Sunday, surrounded by family, after battling brain cancer.
China gives little credit, or help, to Nationalist WWII vets BEIJING (AP) - Chinese veteran Sun Yibai doesn't have much time for the Communist Party's claim to have led China to victory against Japan in World War II. "The Communist Party didn't fight Japan," said the sprightly 97-year-old, who once served as a translator with the storied Flying Tigers aviation brigade. "They made up a whole bunch of stories afterward, but it was all fabricated."
When the wells run dry: California families cope in drought TULARE, Calif. (AP) - Looking for water to flush his toilet, Tino Lozano pointed a garden hose at some buckets in the bare dirt of his yard. It's his daily ritual now in a community built by refugees from Oklahoma's Dust Bowl. But only a trickle came out; then a drip, then nothing more. "There it goes," said Lozano, a 40-year-old disabled vet, masking his desperation with a smile. "That's how we do it in Okieville now."
Germany, France, Britain press for EU action on migrants BERLIN (AP) - 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 called for Sept. 14. Interior ministers Thomas de Maiziere of Germany, Bernard Cazeneuve of France and Theresa May of Britain stressed the need to set up "hot spots" in Greece and Italy by the year's end to ensure migrants are fingerprinted and registered, allowing authorities to identify quickly those in need of protection.
Kanye rants at VMAs, Miley Cyrus flashes breast Taylor Swift won video of the year, Miley Cyrus briefly flashed one of her breasts and Kanye West ranted at the MTV Video Music Awards. After Swift won the top prize for "Bad Blood," Cyrus was backstage speaking and hiding behind a curtain, but one of her breasts appeared onscreen before the camera cut away. MTV said the clip will be removed from all future broadcasts.
Asian stocks fall after Fed suggests Sept rate hike possible BEIJING (AP) - Asian stocks fell Monday after a U.S. Federal Reserve official suggested a September interest rate hike still was possible and Japanese factory activity weakened. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index fell 2.6 percent to 3,148.08 and Tokyo's Nikkei 225 retreated 1.7 percent to 18,815.24. Sydney's S&P/ASX 200 lost 1.6 percent to 5,179.50 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng was off 0.8 percent at 21,446.44. India's Sensex fell 0.3 percent to 26,312.63 and Seoul's Kospi declined 0.2 percent to 1,933.41. Taiwan, Bangkok and Jakarta rose while New Zealand and Singapore fell.
Arrieta pitches no-hitter for Cubs in 2-0 win over Dodgers LOS ANGELES (AP) - Even after pitching his first career no-hitter, Jake Arrieta wasn't too big to wear his PJs. He threw the second no-hitter against the Los Angeles Dodgers in 10 days, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 2-0 victory Sunday night.