• Thai prime minister says bombing suspect arrested at border

    Updated: 42 min ago

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities arrested a man they believe is part of a group responsible for a deadly bombing at a shrine in central Bangkok two weeks ago, the prime minister announced Tuesday. He said the suspect resembles a yellow-shirted man in a surveillance video who police say planted the bomb. "It would be great if he were (the bomber). Then we will know who they are, where they came from, who's behind this," Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha told reporters. He said the man is a foreigner and was detained in eastern Thailand near the Cambodian border, one of several border crossings where authorities set up checkpoints after the Aug. 17 bombing which killed 20 people, many of them foreign tourists, and injured more

  • Rioters rampage against residence law in northeast India

    Updated: 45 min ago

    GAUHATI, India (AP) — Rioters set fire to the homes of seven lawmakers during a rampage to protest new legislation defining who can claim to be from the northeastern Indian state of Manipur, police said Tuesday. One person died while trapped in a burning house on Monday night, and two died when police fired to disperse the arsonists. On Tuesday, hundreds of people angry about the deaths circled the town's police station and protested. The police, outnumbered, opened fire again. Two people were killed and another three were hospitalized with critical injuries. Police imposed a curfew Tuesday night and deployed paramilitary forces amid heavy tension in Churachandpur town 70 kilometers (42 miles) southwest of the state capital

  • Maddie & Tae to perform this morning on 'Today' show

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 49 min ago

    Oklahoma-Texas country duo Maddie & Tae will celebrate the release of their full-length debut album "Start Here" with a performance this morning on "Today." The first national broadcast outlet to book the pair as their breakout smash “Girl In A Country Song” took off, "Today" will feature the 2015 Academy of Country Music Vocal Duo of the Year nominees as part of its Summer Concert Series. The performance marks the duo's second appearance on NBC’s iconic morning show – and it’s part of a "Start Here" street week of activities that’s already packed.

  • Sale of buried Atari cartridges nets over $107,000

    Published: Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    The never-ending saga of the Atari 2600 E.T. cartridges that were famously buried (and later unearthed) in Alamogordo, New Mexico continues to benefit the small town. Last November, a selection of games (including E.T., Asteroids and Missile Command) that were recovered in the excavation were put up for sale on eBay, and now we know just how much cash they generated. According to the Alamogordo News, the game sales totaled $107,930.15, with more than $65,000 going directly to the town. In addition, the Tularosa Basin Historical Society received over $16,000 while more than $26,000 was spent on shipping and other expenses. A total of 881 cartridges covering 60 different titles were sold overall; a copy of E.T. was the highest single sale at $1,535.

  • Bartender finds $20 bill, wins $1 million California lottery with it

    Published: Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    A Bay Area man who found a $20 bill on a street outside San Francisco International Airport used it to play the California lottery and won $1 million, a lottery spokesman said on Monday. Hubert Tang used the lucky bill to buy two scratcher tickets at a store near the airport on Wednesday and won the top prize with one of them, lottery spokesman Greg Parashak said. "I scratched the ticket outside of the store. I told my friend who I was with that I didn't know if it was real but, 'I think I just won a million dollars,'" Tang said, according to Parashak

  • The Morning Brew: #backtohogwarts

    Juliana Keeping | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Good Tuesday morning. On Monday, we launched the Daily Brew, an effort to explain big stories you may have missed and pass along other tid bits of interest as we see fit. The new post required an early-morning schedule adjustment for the author (hi!). That explains why the author (hi!) is slamming coffee and referring to herself as "the author." Let's begin: Goodbye muggles It's time to go #backtohogwarts.  Harry Potter fans know that every year, the train to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry departs Sept 1, 11 a.m. sharp from King's Cross Station Platform 9 3/4. Twitter reports #backtohogwarts is trending. Obviously.

  • Kenya celebrates athletes but more doping probes underway

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Some of Kenya's newly crowned track and field world champions returned home on Tuesday and were ferried to a celebratory breakfast in a convoy of limousines bearing the logo "Hotbed of Champions." Javelin gold medalist Julius Yego, 400-meter hurdles champion Nicholas Bett and steeplechase winner Ezekiel Kemboi were among those met at an airport in Nairobi by Deputy President William Ruto, who danced with them on a red carpet. They will also meet with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday, Ruto said. Kenya surprisingly topped the medal table at the worlds in Beijing ahead of Jamaica and the United States after winning seven golds and 16 medals overall.

  • Is the world's oldest Quran older than Muhammad?

    Herb Scribner, Deseret News | Updated: 15 hr ago

    Fragments of the oldest version of the Quran were found in Birmingham, England, last month inside another Quran from the late seventh century, BBC reported. But it may be older than we think.

  • Why Pope Francis' U.S. visit might be the first of its kind

    Payton Davis, Deseret News | Updated: 15 hr ago

    Religion experts and Catholic archbishops weigh in on what people can expect from the pope's first U.S. visit.

  • World markets drop after bleak Chinese industry report

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    TOKYO (AP) — Global stock markets fell sharply Tuesday and Wall Street was set to open lower as gloomy economic data from China and Japan augured further uncertainty for investors after a brutal August. KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE 100 dropped 2.2 percent to 6,110.61 and Germany's DAX sagged 2.5 percent to 10,003.60. France's CAC 40 lost 2 percent to 4,558.76. U.S. markets also looked set to start on a weak footing, with Dow futures down 1.9 percent and S&P futures 2 percent lower. CHINA MANUFACTURING: An official index of Chinese manufacturing fell to a three-year low last month in another sign of slower-than expected growth in the world's No. 2 economy. The manufacturing index based on a survey of factory purchasing mana

  • 2 Maryland law enforcement dogs die of heat exhaustion inside car

    Published: Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    Two Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services K-9 dogs died from heat exhaustion last week when a vehicle's air conditioner failed at the Baltimore City Detention Center. A bloodhound, Kojack, and Dingo, a Dutch Shepherd, were taking part in operations Tuesday to transfer prisoners from the facility ordered closed by Gov. Larry Hogan. "The dogs were in a car where the air-conditioning system malfunctioned," said department spokesman Gerard Shields, adding that one dog died at the scene; the other died the next day. Both died from heat exhaustion, he said.

  • Yahoo chief Mayer says she's pregnant with twins

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer says she's pregnant with identical twins. Mayer says on a posting on her blog that she and her husband are expecting the twin girls in December. "I have some exciting news to share - I'm pregnant!" she says on her Tumblr posting Monday night. She says that she will take some limited time away but work during the pregnancy as she did with her son's birth three years ago. Mayer says that she's informed Yahoo executives of her pregnancy. Three years ago, Mayer announced she was pregnant with her son on her social networking accounts just a few hours after Yahoo hired her as its third full-time CEO in less than a year.

  • Somali militants overrun base for African Union forces

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Al-Shabab' overran an African Union base in southern Somalia early Tuesday, a Somali military official said, in the latest display of the Islamic extremists' capacity to hit back amid a prolonged offensive against them. The attack in the small farming town of Janale started with a suicide car bombing at the base's gate, followed by a firefight which lasted more than an hour, said Col. Ahmed Hassan. The African Union force in Somalia, known by its acronym as AMISOM, insisted on Twitter that it is still in control of the base. However, Hassan told The Associated Press by phone that the militants overran the base after bombing a nearby bridge to prevent troops from escaping.

  • Two separate shootings reported in northwest Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    Police are investigating two shootings in northwest Oklahoma City Tuesday. One man was shot near NW 50 and May Avenue.

  • Appeals court sends oil lease dispute back to Montana judge

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal appeals court has revived a bid by environmentalists to block drilling on some public lands in Montana until the government looks more closely at climate change impacts. The case had been dismissed two years ago by a judge who said the environmentalists could not demonstrate drilling activities would cause them harm. But a three-judge panel from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals disagreed in a Monday ruling. That sends the case back to U.S. District Judge Sam Haddon for reconsideration. The environmentalists want the government to force reductions in methane emitted from oil and gas fields. Methane is a far more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide.

  • Man says he shot and killed burglar in southwest Oklahoma City Tuesday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    A man in southwest Oklahoma City has told police he shot and killed a burglar Tuesday. The shooting was reported in the 2800 block of SW 59.

  • Funeral set for slain TV cameraman in Virginia hometown

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A funeral is set for a 27-year-old television cameraman who was fatally shot along with a station reporter. Adam Ward's funeral will be held Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Roanoke, Virginia, a few miles from where he worked. Ward and WDBJ morning reporter Alison Parker were gunned down by a former co-worker on live television during an interview Aug. 26. On Monday, Ward was remembered at a reception at his high school for his infectious personality, youthful enthusiasm and rabid love for alma mater Virginia Tech. In his open casket at the Salem High School auditorium, Ward's body was dressed in a Hokies cap and white shirt. Well over 1,000 mourners attended the reception.

  • Missouri man dies in Ottawa County crash Monday, Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 3 hr ago

    A man from Missouri died in a tractor-trailer crash Monday. The crash was in Ottawa County, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports.

  • Trial set for officer charged with abusing Indian man

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama police officer is going on trial Tuesday on a federal charge of using excessive force against an Indian man who was thrown down and partially paralyzed during a confrontation with the officer. Madison police officer Eric Sloan Parker is charged with violating the civil rights of 57-year-old Sureshbhai Patel (suh-RESH'-beye pah-TEL') in February. Patel was staying with his son in Madison and was walking in the neighborhood when police received a call about a suspicious person in the area. Police video shows an officer talking with the man before slamming him to the ground. Patel is still recovering from injuries.

  • The war room, the street: 2 responses to Baltimore violence

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    BALTIMORE (AP) — It has been a bloody summer in cities across the country. Milwaukee surpassed its 2014 homicide total by mid-July. The nation's capital reached that milestone last week. And in nearby Baltimore — where the spike in killing has combined with unrest over a national spate of deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police — an especially daunting challenge has emerged, and produced two different responses. Community leaders such as Ericka Alston are mobilizing on the ground, with grassroots efforts to instill lessons of nonviolence. Across town, in a high-rise conference room downtown, Baltimore police are working on a very different message.