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KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaiians are getting ready for the arrival of Hurricane Ignacio. The storm is expected to pass about 200 miles northeast of the Big Island on Monday and near Maui on Tuesday. Maui's mayor and Hawaii's governor have signed emergency proclamations as the islands get ready for high winds, heavy rain and ocean swells. Ignacio is expected to weaken to a tropical storm by Tuesday.
BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police say they are looking for two new suspects — a Thai woman and a foreign man of unknown nationality — in the widening investigation into Bangkok's deadly bombing two weeks ago. Police have released a photo of the woman's Thai identification card and a sketch of the man in a televised announcement Monday. The Aug. 17 bombing at a shrine in central Bangkok left 20 people dead and more than 120 wounded.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry says scientists are "overwhelmingly unified" in concluding that humans are contributing to global climate change. Kerry spoke in Alaska Sunday night, a day before he and President Barack Obama address the State Department's Conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic. Kerry says, "The president believes this is one of the most important issues we face." Kerry says, "It is a national security problem."
HOUSTON (AP) — The man charged with shooting to death a suburban Houston sheriff's deputy is scheduled to be arraigned Monday. Shannon Miles is charged with capital murder in the death of Darren Goforth, a 10-year veteran of the Harris County Sheriff's Office. Goforth was shot while filling up his gas tank in Cypress, Texas. Authorities call the shooting "clearly unprovoked."
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal appeals court in California will consider Monday whether years of unpredictable delays in the execution process have resulted in a system that violates the Constitution's prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment. More prisoners have died of natural causes on death row in California than have been executed. More than 900 killers have been sentenced to death since 1978, but only 13 have been put to death.
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