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Suspect in deputy's killing in court...Bombing suspect may be in Turkey...Stocks open lower

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 31, 2015 at 7:51 a.m.

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HOUSTON (AP) — The man accused in the shooting death of a suburban Houston sheriff's deputy is being arraigned at this hour on a capital murder charge. The sheriff in Harris County says the attack was "clearly unprovoked" -- and that the assumption is that Darren Goforth was targeted "because he wore a uniform." Sheriff Ron Hickman is linking the attack to the tensions over the treatment of African-Americans by police. The deputy was white and the suspect, Shannon Miles, is black. He has a criminal record going back a decade, but he never spent more than short stints in jail.

BANGKOK (AP) — Police in Thailand say relatives of a woman whose arrest they are seeking in connection with the deadly Aug. 17 bombing at a central Bangkok landmark have told them they believe she is in Turkey. Police today issued an arrest warrant for the woman, who was listed as having rented an apartment where bomb-making materials were found by authorities. Police say they are also seeking an additional suspect, a foreign man whose nationality isn't known.

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — Jurors are set to hear closing arguments today in the case of a white supremacist charged with killing three people at two Jewish sites in Kansas. Deliberations are to begin after closing arguments in the capital murder trial of Frazier Miller. The 74-year-old Missouri man is acting as his own attorney and told jurors Friday that the prosecutor had a "slam dunk." He has pleaded not guilty because he says Jewish people are committing genocide against the white race and it was his duty to stop them. None of the victims was Jewish.

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening modestly lower, led by another decline in energy shares as the price of oil slips. After two weeks of heavy turbulence, the market is on the verge of closing out its worst month in more than three years. The Dow industrials gave up another 100 points in the first few minutes today.

NEW YORK (AP) — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell are expected to be back in a New York courtroom today after failing to settle the "Deflategate" scandal. Both sides are to appear before a federal court judge in Manhattan for a status conference. The dispute centers on the legality of the NFL's four-game suspension of Brady after Goodell concluded he conspired with Patriots ball handlers to deflate footballs at January's AFC championship game.

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