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2nd Thai raid ... Ignacio heads for Hawaii ... Former Maryland governor Mandel dead

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 30, 2015 at 11:40 p.m.



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BANGKOK (AP) — Authorities in Thailand say they've discovered bomb-making materials in a raid of a second apartment on the outskirts of the capital. Police have widened their search for suspects behind the Aug. 17 bombing at a shrine that killed 20 people. Police say the second raid was over the weekend near the neighborhood where police on Saturday arrested an unnamed foreigner and seized a trove of bomb-making equipment.

UNDATED (AP) — Hurricane Ignacio is headed to Hawaii's Big Island. Forecasters say the storm is expected to hit the Big Island Monday night, and Maui on Tuesday. The Central Pacific Hurricane Center says Ignacio is weakening and could become a tropical storm by Tuesday.

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks are down Monday after a U.S. Federal Reserve official suggested a September interest rate hike still is possible and Japanese factory activity weakened. Fed vice chairman, Stanley Fisher says there's a "pretty strong case" for raising rates in September. That runs counter to recent market sentiment that China's economic slowdown and global market volatility might prompt the Fed to wait.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Former Maryland Gov. Marvin Mandel is dead at age 95. Mandel died Sunday while spending time with his family. Mandel was once considered one of Maryland's most powerful and effective governors, but his 26-year career in state government ended with a 1977 conviction on political corruption charges.

ORIENT, Maine (AP) — State police in Maine have issued a distracted driving summons to a man they say crashed into a tree while taking a "selfie" with his passengers. State police say Jordan Toner was driving in the town of Orient when he leaned over to get into a cellphone picture with some of his seven passengers on Saturday. He ran off the road and hit a tree. Two women in the front seat sustained the most series injuries.

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