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Missing hiker found alive after 9 days lost in Sierra Nevada

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Fresno, Aug 30 (AP) - A woman who was stranded in the rugged Sierra Nevada for nine days while suffering from some broken bones survived by using a water filter to drink from a creek, authorities said.

Miyuki Harwood, 62, was found Saturday morning in a remote area of the Sierra National Forest after she used a whistle to get the attention of a search and rescue team who were looking for her, Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims said at a news conference.

Harwood was airlifted to a hospital...
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Police arrest foreigner, find passports in Bangkok bomb case

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Bangkok, Aug 30 (AP) - Thai authorities arrested a foreign man they said had been holed up in a suburban apartment with bomb-making equipment and stacks of passports, the first possible breakthrough in the deadly bombing at a Bangkok shrine nearly two weeks ago.

Police and soldiers on Saturday...
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Ignacio strengthens into Category 4 hurricane near Hawaii

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Honolulu, Aug 30 (AP) - The Big Island of Hawaii is bracing for high winds, heavy rain and ocean swells of up to 20 feet (6 meters) as strengthening Hurricane Ignacio approaches the state.

Ignacio has grown to a Category 4 storm, with sustained winds of up to 135 mph (217 kph). Forecasters at...
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Police arrest foreigner in Bangkok shrine bombing case

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Bangkok, Aug 29 (AP) - Thai police arrested a foreign suspect and seized bomb-making materials Saturday in the investigation of the bombing of a shrine in central Bangkok that killed 20 people, officials said.

"It is most likely he is related to the bombing at Rajaprasong," deputy police chief...
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Experts say tough talk on China overlooks economic realities

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Charleston, Aug 29 (AP) - If there was ever a week for the 2016 Republican presidential candidates to talk tough on China, this was it. Spurred by the stock market's wild ride, they lashed out at the world's most populous nation.

Scott Walker demanded that President Barack Obama cancel an...
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