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Heavy storms hit Phoenix... Wrong house shooting... Kentucky clerk's dilemma

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 1, 2015 at 3:40 a.m.



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PHOENIX (AP) — No reports of deaths or serious injury after heavy storms hit the Phoenix area last night. High winds, lightning and heavy rain knocked out power to thousands, disrupted air travel, and stranded motorists in flash floods. Fire officials say crews received more than 400 calls for help in a two-hour period — a record number.

ATLANTA (AP) — A shooting involving police in DeKalb County, Georgia, has left an officer critically wounded, a homeowner shot in the leg, and the homeowner's dog dead. Authorities say gunfire broke out after three officers responded to a call of a suspicious person and showed up at the wrong house. It's not clear yet who fired, or whether the homeowner had a gun.

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has spoken, a Kentucky county clerk faces a choice: Whether to issue same-sex marriage licenses, or continue to refuse because of her religious beliefs. Kim Davis of Rowan County appears to have run out of legal options after the high court denied her last-ditch appeal late Monday.

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's prime minister says authorities have arrested a suspect in the bombing at a shrine in central Bangkok two weeks ago that killed 20 people. The man is described as a foreigner, and was arrested near the Cambodian border. The premier calls him the main person in the bombing, but did not directly say the man is suspected of actually planting the bomb.

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Islamic extremists have reportedly overrun an African Union base in southern Somalia after a firefight with troops early today. A Somali military official says the attack started with a suicide car bombing at the base's gate, followed by a firefight which lasted more than an hour. The African Union force in Somalia insists on Twitter that it is still in control of the base.

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