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Search on for deputy's killer...Hurricane approaches Hawaii...Fed official won't rule out September rate hike

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 29, 2015 at 1:51 p.m.

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HOUSTON (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says "heinous and deliberate crimes against law enforcement will not be tolerated in the state of Texas." He says law enforcement "will work tirelessly" to apprehend the killer of Deputy Darren Goforth, who was gunned down last night while pumping gas in a Houston suburb.

HONOLULU (AP) — A tropical storm watch has been issued for the Big Island of Hawaii as a strengthening hurricane approaches. The Central Pacific Hurricane Center says other islands may be added to the tropical storm watch later today. Hurricane Ignacio is expected to pass north of the islands in the coming week but warn that there is still uncertainty about the path. It's a Category 3 hurricane with winds near 115 mph.

ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) — Tropical Storm Erika has dissipated after wreaking havoc on the small eastern Caribbean island of Dominica (doh-MIN'-ih-kuh). It's blamed for at least 20 deaths on the island, where nearly 50 others are reported missing. Five deaths on Haiti are also attributed to the storm. Its remnants are passing over Cuba and are expected to move into the southeastern Gulf of Mexico tomorrow. Florida is among the places that could get rain from the system.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer is leaving the door open for a rate increase in September. He says the factors that have been keeping inflation below the Fed's target rate have likely begun to fade. Fischer spoke today at an annual conference of Fed officials in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

UNDATED (AP) — Michelin is recalling around 104,000 BF Goodrich tires because the sidewalls can rupture under severe use. Michelin North America says the recall involves several types of commercial and rugged-terrain tires made in 2014 and 2015 and sold in the United States. The tires are used on commercial trucks, heavy-duty vans, small RVs and some one-ton pickup trucks.

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