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China showcasing military...Obama victory...Manhunt continues

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 2, 2015 at 9:51 p.m.



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BEIJING (AP) — China is flexing its military muscles with a major parade through Beijing featuring more than 12,000 troops and hundreds of pieces of military hardware and aircraft. The event also marks Japan's World War II defeat. President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) is determined to make his country Asia's pre-eminent power.

WASHINGTON (AP) —President Barack Obama has scored a foreign policy victory. Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski announced her support of the Iran nuclear agreement today. That means there are now 34 votes for the accord, meaning the president's expected veto can't be overridden. Mikulski says the deal -- brokered by world powers including the U.S. -- is "the best option available to block Iran from having a nuclear bomb."

MILLIS, Mass. (AP) — Police are looking for a gunman who fired at a police cruiser in a town southwest of Boston, and schools are being closed as a precaution. It happened in Millis. The police car crashed and caught fire. A police spokesman says the suspect -- a white man -- fired at the officer from a pickup truck driving in the opposite direction. The officer was not seriously injured.

FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) — Scores of investigators are collecting and reviewing surveillance video and talking to residents in northern Illinois in an effort to find the three suspects wanted for gunning down a police officer. Following an intensive "grid search" in Fox Lake, the manhunt has been widened out to subdivisions beyond the initial perimeter. The only description of the suspects is three men, two white and one black.

BALTIMORE (AP) — Defense lawyers for the six Baltimore police officers who are charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray have already been dealt a couple of defeats. A judge today refused to dismiss the charges, and also refused to remove the prosecutor in the case. Defense lawyers had claimed misconduct by the prosecutor -- but the judge said that while her public comments about the case were "troubling," they weren't likely to affect a jury. Gray died in custody, after suffering a severe spinal injury.

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