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Thai policemen take evidence at an apartment on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. Thai authorities raided an apartment in suburban Bangkok and arrested a foreigner with a fake Turkish passport and bomb-making materials Saturday, the first possible breakthrough in the deadly bombing at a Bangkok shrine nearly two weeks ago. (AP Photo/Sakchi Lalit)

Bangkok bomb case: Thai police arrest foreigner, find passports

- Associated Press

Thai authorities arrested a foreign man Saturday 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.

Strong winds and waves batter the coast as Tropical Storm Erika approaches Santo Domingo, in the Dominican Republic, Friday, August 28, 2015. Tropical Storm Erika began to lose steam Friday over the Dominican Republic, but it left behind a trail of destruction that included several people killed on the small eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, authorities said. (AP Photo/Tatiana Fernandez)

Tropical Storm Erika dissipates after killing at least 20 in Caribbean

- Associated Press

Tropical Storm Erika dissipated early Saturday, even as its remnants began drenching parts of eastern Cuba. But it left devastation in its path, killing at least 20 people and leaving another 31 missing on the small eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, authorities said.

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Mualem, right, meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow's Kremlin, Russia on Monday, June 29, 2015. (Alexei Nikolsky/RIA Novosti, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Russia emerges as key player in new round of Syria diplomacy

- The Washington Times

Moscow is increasingly emerging as a center of diplomacy on Syria’s four-year-old civil war, with the Obama administration sending a key emissary to the Russian capital discuss the conflict on Friday, following recent visits by high-level Saudi, Jordanian and Iranian officials — as well as key members of the Syrian political opposition.

71 migrants suffocated in Austrian truck

Associated Press

Austrian police investigating the deaths of 71 migrants found in truck along a main highway said Friday that they likely suffocated to death.

In this Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, photo, local residents hold a demonstration against illegal immigration after hearing news that a boat carrying hundreds of migrants capsized off the coast, in Zuwara, Libya. (AP Photo/Mohamed Ben Khalifa)

Libya: 200 feared dead in latest migrant disaster off coast

- Associated Press

Libyan authorities were collecting the bodies of migrants who drowned off the coastal city of Zuwara, with some 200 feared dead on Friday in the latest disaster involving desperate people trying to reach Europe.

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FILE - In a Thursday, May 7, 2015 file photo, Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., right, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Merkley on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, became the 31st senator to announce support for the Iran nuclear deal, as momentum builds behind the agreement the Obama administration and other world powers negotiated with Tehran. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Vote tally for Iran nuclear deal rises to 31 in Senate

- Associated Press

Oregon's Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley on Sunday became the 31st senator to announce support for the Iran nuclear deal, as momentum builds behind the agreement the Obama administration and other world powers negotiated with Tehran.

Mali militia agrees to leave occupied northern town

- Associated Press

A government-allied militia has agreed to leave a northern Mali town it occupied earlier this month following clashes with Tuareg separatists, a move praised by the country's United Nations peacekeeping mission as helpful for preserving a fragile peace accord.

GOP Senate candidates slam Obama, "Washington Republicans"

- Associated Press

They railed against the Obama administration's foreign policy. They scolded "Washington Republicans." And they decried the $18 trillion national debt and the dysfunction of a Congress that cannot get anything done.

This July 30, 2014 photo shows Margerie Glacier, one of many glaciers that make up Alaska's Glacier Bay National Park. With melting glaciers and rising seas as his backdrop, President Barack Obama will visit Alaska next week to press for urgent global action to combat climate change, even as he carefully calibrates his message in a state heavily dependent on oil.   (AP Photo/Kathy Matheson)

In Alaska, Obama to walk fine line on climate change, energy

- Associated Press

With melting glaciers and rising seas as his backdrop, President Barack Obama will visit Alaska next week to press for urgent global action to combat climate change, even as he carefully calibrates his message in a state heavily dependent on oil.

FILE - In this Friday, July 16, 2011, file photo, Secretary of State Dianna Duran, right, talks about her office's efforts to ensure the accuracy of the state's voter registration rolls during an interim legislative committee hearing in Albuquerque, N.M. On Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, New Mexicao Attorney General Hector Balderas charged Duran with embezzlement, fraud, money laundering and campaign finance violations, further widening a rift between the two over enforcement of the state's laws governing campaigns. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)

New Mexico secretary of state charged with theft

- Associated Press

New Mexico's Democratic attorney general on Friday charged Republican Secretary of State Dianna Duran with embezzlement, fraud, money laundering and campaign finance violations, further widening a rift between the two over enforcement of the state's laws governing campaigns.

Republican presidential candidate, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, gives a foreign policy speech on the campus of The Citadel, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)

Experts say tough talk on China overlooks economic realities

- Associated Press

If there was ever a week for the 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.

Minnesota news in brief at 7:58 p.m. CDT

Associated Press

St. Paul officials are encouraging people to visit the Minnesota State Fair on Saturday despite a protest planned by Black Lives Matter.

Venezuelan Bolivarian soldiers stand at a checkpoint near Urena, Venezuela, on the border with Colombia, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. While some 5 million Colombians live in Venezuela, a crackdown on undocumented migrants has focused on a few towns near the border where Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro blames migrant gangs for rampant crime and smuggling that has caused widespread shortages. (AP Photo/Eliecer Mantilla)

Venezuelans govt backers rally after Colombian border closed

- Associated Press

A sea of government supporters in red shirts rallied in Caracas on Friday to back a crackdown on migrants, smugglers and paramilitary groups that has triggered an increasingly bitter dispute between Colombia and Venezuela and led the neighboring countries to recall their ambassadors.

Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Republican and presidential hopeful, smiles while speaking during an event hosted by the Foreign Policy Initiative in New York on Aug. 14, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

White House taunts Rubio over China proposal

- The Washington Times

The White House Friday ridiculed Sen. Marco Rubio, a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, for calling on President Obama to downgrade a state visit for the president of China next month.

U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice, left, takes part in talks with Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi, right, at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, Pool)

US national security adviser in China ahead of Xi's US trip

- Associated Press

The U.S. national security adviser met with President Xi Jinping on Friday amid final preparations for the Chinese leader's visit to Washington next month, with both sides expressing optimism despite their differences.