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Man arrested in deputy's death... Europe upgrades train security...Hurricane gains strength in the Pacific

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 29, 2015 at 10:51 p.m.



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HOUSTON (AP) — Texas authorities say a man has been arrested in the killing of a uniformed sheriff's deputy at a suburban Houston gas station. Prosecutors say Shannon Miles gunned down Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth on Friday night as he was putting gas in his police cruiser. Officials describe the act as "senseless and cowardly." Miles has been charged with capital murder.

PARIS (AP) — France's interior minister says European countries will increase ID checks and baggage checks on trains. He spoke after an emergency meeting Saturday in Paris with top security and transport officials from nine countries and the European Union in the wake of last week's attempted attack on a train. It was thwarted by three Americans who subdued the armed suspect.

HONOLULU (AP) — Hurricane Ignacio is bearing down on the Big Island of Hawaii. Residents there are bracing for high winds, heavy rain and ocean swells of up to 20 feet. Ignacio is now a Category 4, with sustained winds of up to 135 mph. The storm is about 550 miles east-southeast of Hilo, and 760 miles from Honolulu. It's expected to pass north of Hawaii in the coming week.

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 central bank's target level have likely begun to fade. His remarks came in a highly anticipated speech on Saturday at an annual conference of Fed officials in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Donald Trump says he's going to make a decision "very soon" about whether he'll mount a third party bid if he loses the Republican nomination for president. After a speech at the National Federation of Republican Assemblies in Nashville today, he told reporters he thinks the decision will make a lot of people "very happy."

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