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IL community in mourning ... Fingerprint evidence ... Iraq officials: 16 Turkish workers kidnapped in Baghdad

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 2, 2015 at 3:20 a.m.

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FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) — A small community in northern Illinois is mourning a popular veteran police officer who was shot to death during a foot chase Tuesday. Now police in Fox Lake are looking for three men who are accused of killing Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz (GLIHN'-uh-wihtz), who was 52 years old. Federal agencies, SWAT teams and 48 police dogs are helping in the search and residents are being told to stay home.

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities say they have fingerprint evidence in the investigation into last month's bombing at a Bangkok shrine that killed 20 people. Authorities say the fingerprints found on a bottle seized in a weekend raid match the fingerprints of a foreign man who was arrested at the Thai-Cambodian border on Tuesday. Authorities say the bottle contained bomb-making material.

BAGHDAD (AP) — Security officials in Iraq say masked men in military uniforms have kidnapped 16 Turkish workers and engineers in Baghdad. They say the 16 work for a Turkish construction company contracted to build a sports complex in the eastern Baghdad district of Sadr City. Officials say the kidnappers stormed the construction site at dawn today, where the workers were sleeping in caravans.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is now just one Senate vote shy of being able to declare success on the Iran nuclear deal. Democrats Bob Casey of Pennsylvania and Chris Coons of Delaware say they now support the deal, which means Obama has 33 votes in the Senate. Once supporters reach 34 votes, they'll be able to uphold Obama's expected veto of GOP legislation aimed at blocking the Iran deal. The disapproval resolution is set for a vote later this month.

PARIS (AP) — French officials say eight people have died in an apartment fire in Paris and police are investigating whether the blaze was started intentionally. An Interior Ministry spokesman tells French TV BFM that the dead include two children. There also were four survivors who are in the hospital. Officials say firefighters were called to the apartment and put out a small paper fire. Two hours later, a new fire began in a ground floor stairwell and quickly engulfed the building's upper stories.

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