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Ceremony for Bangkok victims ... NKorean leader tells troops to prepare for battle ... Caitlyn Jenner could face a vehicular manslaughter charge

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 20, 2015 at 11:51 p.m.

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BANGKOK (AP) — Somber horns have sounded at the site of Bangkok's deadly bomb blast as officials on Friday joined a multi-religious ceremony for victims of this week's attack. After the Hindu ceremony at the shrine, officials held rites for the victims in a multi-religious prayer ceremony. Meanwhile, police continue searching for the prime suspect seen on video removing a backpack and placing it on a bench in the crowded shrine shortly before the blast.

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says his frontline troops are in a "quasi-state of war." Kim is ordering his troops to prepare for battle a day after South Korea fired dozens of artillery rounds across the rivals' border in response to what the South said were several rounds of North Korean artillery launched at the South.

TIANJIN, China (AP) — More than a week after a massive warehouse explosion killed at least 114 in Tianjin (tyan-jihn), China technicians have detected levels of cyanide as much as 356 times the national safe level within the evacuated area. Workers in protective suits have already started clearing wreckage, including charred vehicles and crumpled shipping containers, from the site of a chemical warehouse that exploded.

PORT ST. JOHN, Fla. (AP) — A sheriff's deputy who was serving a search warrant in a prostitution investigation is in critical condition after a shootout. Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey says a group of deputies went to a home in Port St. John to serve the warrant and take a woman into custody. But as the deputies approached the home, a man inside opened fire. The deputies returned fire, wounding the shooter.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Caitlyn Jenner could face a vehicular manslaughter charge following a February vehicle accident in which a woman was killed. Sheriff's investigators have found Jenner was driving at a speed "unsafe for the prevailing road conditions" when she caused a chain-reaction on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu. The crash happened months before Caitlyn Jenner's transition. She was formerly known as Bruce Jenner, the 1976 Olympic decathlon champion.

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