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Authorities don't know if shooting suspects are there...Kerry defends Iran deal...Huckabee backs clerk

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 2, 2015 at 1:01 p.m.



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FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) — Even with 100 investigators on the ground for a second day, authorities in northern Illinois acknowledge they have no indication that three suspects who are wanted in the shooting death of an officer are still in the area. They say the slain officer had provided no concrete description of the men he was pursuing on foot before he was shot, except to tell dispatchers that two of them were white and one was black. That has left investigators and members of the public trying to help them with little to go on.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A Texas sheriff says a second video of deputies fatally shooting a man whose hands were raised appears to show him carrying what investigators believe was a knife. Bexar (bayr) County Sheriff Susan Pamerleau says the video has been forwarded to the state crime lab to see if the footage can be blown up and slowed down. She says investigators believe Gilbert Flores was holding a knife, but it's unclear. A motorist captured video that was released publicly and that shows Flores standing motionless with his hands raised in apparent surrender when he was shot. A utility pole obscured one of his arms, though.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In a speech that was broadcast live in Iran, Secretary of State John Kerry has told a Philadelphia audience that a defeat of the nuclear deal with Iran would be a "blow to our nation's credibility and leadership." His speech came shortly after supporters of the deal got the Senate votes they would need to save the agreement from a resolution of disapproval. The 34 votes would uphold a presidential veto. In a letter delivered to Congress today, Kerry offered reassurances about Israel's security -- pointing to the billions of dollars the U.S. has provided to Israel for missile defense and other security assistance.

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee supports a Kentucky clerk's refusal to issue marriage licenses because of her opposition to same-sex marriage. In a statement, Huckabee says he spoke this morning to Kim Davis to offer "prayers and support." Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul also has expressed support for Davis. Among other GOP rivals, Carly Fiorina and Lindsey Graham have said she should comply with the law. Other Republican presidential candidates have steered clear of the matter.

MIAMI (AP) — As he considers a White House bid, Vice President Joe Biden is testing the waters in pivotal Florida. He's in the state today for an education event at Miami Dade College and a fundraiser for Senate Democrats, mingling with the types of donors he'd need to challenge Hillary Rodham Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination.

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