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IS says it carried out Cairo blast ... 1 body recovered in AK landslide ... 7 parachutists dead, 15 missing when 2 planes collide

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 20, 2015 at 5:50 a.m.



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CAIRO (AP) — The Islamic State group is claiming responsibility for a massive car bomb in Cairo that wounded at least 29 people and blew the facades off nearby buildings. The blast early this morning demolished a national security building, smashing its structure and leaving gaping holes exposing its offices. Of those hurt, 11 were police and soldiers.

BANGKOK (AP) — Military officials in Thailand say this week's bombing that killed 20 people at a Bangkok shrine "unlikely" was carried out by international terrorists, but it hasn't been ruled out. Police say they suspect the plot involved at least 10 people. No one has claimed responsibility for Monday's blast and police are still looking for the man seen on video placing a backpack at the shrine just minutes before the explosion.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Crews have recovered one body and are working to stabilize a landslide area to aid the search for two more men believed killed when an avalanche of logs and mud swept over a construction site in southeast Alaska. Part of a mountain gave way Tuesday, and tree-tangled muck poured into the Sitka area, engulfing a home under construction. Emergency management officials tell the Alaska Dispatch News that the body recovered has not yet been identified.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis resident Dex Dockett says, "Another youth down by the hands of police." Police say a black 18-year-old officers shot and killed yesterday had pulled a gun on them as he fled a house where a search warrant was being served. The shooting prompted protests, and police arrested at least nine people after firing tear gas at demonstrators who threw glass bottles and bricks.

PRAGUE (AP) — An aviation official in Slovakia says at least seven parachutists are dead and another 15 are missing after two planes carrying them collided. The government official says there were a total of about 40 people on the two planes today, and that some of the parachutists survived by jumping out of the planes before the collision.

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